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  • 2018 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (7/12/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of apricot, tangerine and a hint of bubble hum. Flavors of raspberries, strawberries and red cherries. medium to bright acidity, Medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (6/25/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark grnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, melted black licorice, black pepper and rose petals. Flavors of plums, currants and cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Saxum Broken Stones – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (5/14/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, black pepper, roasted meat and plums. Flavors of plums, black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2013 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (5/13/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, currants, black berries and plums. Flavors of currants, plums, black berries and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. Might help to give it a little air opening now. (94 points)

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  • 2016 MAHA Backlit – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Adelaida District (5/5/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black currants, plums and black raspberries. Flavors of black raspberries, plums and black boysenberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. I’d lean towards holding. Seems a little too young right now. (91 points)

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  • 2015 Caliza Winery Azimuth – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (5/4/2021)
    WIML93

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, smoke, roasted meat and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and a little bit of Bing cherries on the finish. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Saxum Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (4/3/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black berries, black pepper and black currants. Flavors of black currants, black berries and dried plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2018 Bodegas Morca Campo de Borja Flor de Goda – Spain, Aragón, Campo de Borja (1/25/2021)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black berries, cherries, raspberries, plums and pepper. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and red berries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 2016 Wind Gap Wines Grenache Old Vine Sceales Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County (1/19/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of dust, black pepper, black berries and anise. Flavors of cranberries, red tangy berries and red raspberries. Seems a little hot on the finish. Tart acidity, drying tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term.

    Smells a looks like it might be an older wine.

    My guess was Nebbiolo (0), Piedmont (0), Italy (0), Vintage (0). Missed that one by a country mile! (90 points)

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  • 2013 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/20/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of kirsch, black pepper, soapstone and florals. Rich and juicy flavors of plums, berries and cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. The pretty firm tannin caught me a little off guard. Thought they’d be more resolved by now. (93 points)

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