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  • 2005 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Baconbrook – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (1/25/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Lovely nose of lavender, Kirsch and plum. Flavors of berries, plums and a bit of red raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now.

    This was the last bottle of Match in my cellar. End of an era for me. Thanks to Randy for the ride. (93 points)

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  • 2010 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (6/1/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of melted black licorice, a hint of vanilla, thistle and black cherries. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with some air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Baconbrook – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (4/30/2016)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, cranberries and cherries. Flavors of red berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drinking over the next 1-2 years. (93 points)

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  • 2004 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Baconbrook – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (8/2/2014)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and glass decanted 90 minutes before serving. Followed over another 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thistle, boysenberry, plum, pepper, sandalwood and currant. Flavors of berries, cherries, boysenberries and a bit of plum on the medium finish. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Drink over the next 3-5 years. Decanting is optional. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Baconbrook – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (11/8/2012)
    WIMLNR

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, soft spices, berries and plums. Flavors of tart berries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannins, full bodied. I’ll say drink or hold but this particular bottle was a little tight or closed on the palate so I’m thinking of holding. No rating at this time.

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  • 2007 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (12/8/2011)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of plums, soapstone and black berries. Flavors of plums, black berries and black currants. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Drink or hold. No rush. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (5/26/2011)
    WIML92

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

    Garnet to perhaps dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, plums and berries. Flavors of berries, plums and a bit of cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannins. full bodied. Drink over the next 3-4 years with a little air time up front. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Baconbrook – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (5/12/2011)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and glass decanted 1 hour before serving.

    Garnet to perhaps dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, rose petals, berries, cherries and plums. Flavors of berries, plums and currants. Medium acidity, medium tannins, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next 3-4 years plus or minus. (92 points)

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  • 2003 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (3/31/2011)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and glass decanted 30 minutes before serving. Followed over the next 2 hours.

    Garnet to perhaps dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, soapstone, currants, plums and lavender. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannins, full bodied. Drink over the next few years. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (2/10/2011)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass. clear looking throughout. Lovely nose of cedar, florals, berries and cherries. Flavors of plums, currants, berries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Drink or hold over let’s say the next 4-5 years. Seems to be in a really good place right now. (92 points)

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