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  • 2017 Neal Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (9/27/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Drank over about one hour.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of fresh cut grass, talc, spice and a hint of lime. Flavors of lime, kumquat and a bit of peach pit Medium acidity, light body. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2012 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (12/12/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, aspirin, black cherry and dark plum. Flavors of boysenberry, plum and black cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 O’Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain – USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (5/24/2014)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind with dinner. Opened and served about an hour later.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, soapstone, plums, boysenberry and currants. Flavors of berries, cherries, raspberries, currants and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with at least an hour decant, maybe longer or continue to hold. I see no rush here to drink this wine. Might improve with more time in bottle. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Neal Family Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (8/30/2012)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and decanted about an hour before serving.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, currants and black berries. Flavors of currants, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannins, full bodied. Drink over the next few years. Ready to go. (92 points)

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