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  • 2003 Château Léoville Barton – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (7/16/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, potpourri, berries, plums and currants. Flavors of berries, plums, currants and a hint of red cherries. medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (5/22/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of cocoa powder, cherries and plums. Flavors of plums, cherries and berries. Medium acidity, full resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (4/24/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, pepper, black berries, smoke and roasted meat. Rich flavorsof black berries, plums and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Lancaster Estate Nicole’s Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (4/21/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, Kirsch and dried plums. Flavors of Kirsch, currants and red berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Meerlust Rubicon – South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch (4/16/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, plums, berries and boysenberries. Flavors of tangy raspberries, black berries and black boysenberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (90 points)

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  • 2016 Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (4/6/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of tobacco, black pepper, plums and a hint of camphor. Flavors of currants, dried plums and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2017 Kuhlman Cellars Marl – USA, Texas, Texas High Plains (1/30/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Birch, red hills dust, black berries and black cherries. Light flavors of red berries, cherries and cranberries. Bright acidity, firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with air or can be held for the short term.

    My guess was Pinot Noir (0), Oregon (0), USA (1), 2017 (1).

    NOTE: wine is a blend of 90% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah from the Texas High Plains. (91 points)

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  • 2016 Nickel & Nickel Merlot Suscol Ranch – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/23/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dishwater, pepper and a bit of currants. Flavors of raspberries, cherries and berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now or continue to hold.

    My guess was Merlot (2), California (1), USA (1), 2014 vintage (0). (91 points)

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  • 2006 Ca’ Marcanda (Gaja) Magari – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (12/19/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, talc, coffee, plums and black berries. Flavors of black berries, plums and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • NV Bluff Dale Vineyards Paragon – USA, Texas, Texas Hill Country (12/17/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind at the winery. Since NV I’m guessing this is roughly and primarily the 2018 harvest with perhaps a little juice from previous harvests blended in.

    Merlot blend.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Fragrant nose of flowers, Briar patch, plums and black cherries. Earthy flavors of Bing cherries, plums and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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