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  • 2008 Cayuse Flying Pig – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (10/7/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, white pepper, currants and cocoa powder. Flavors of currants, plums and raspberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to blow off some bottle funk or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot – USA, California, Napa Valley (8/14/2018)
    WIML91

    Served from half bottle. Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over one hour.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, potpourri and dark cocoa powder. Flavors of chocolate covered cherries, black berries and a hint of raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to open. (91 points)

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  • 2010 Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (12/9/2017)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberry, plum, flowers and dark chocolate. Flavors of plums, chocolate covered cherries and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink ove the next couple of years. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (5/10/2016)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, plums, berries and cherries. Flavors of plums, berries, raspberries and cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Shafer Merlot – USA, California, Napa Valley (5/3/2016)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cassis, plum and black pepper. Flavors of plum,, black berries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next few years. (91 points)

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  • 2006 Paloma Merlot – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (4/11/2016)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of berries, plums and flowers. Flavors of berries, plums and cassis. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (8/3/2015)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, raspberries, cranberries and blueberries. Flavors of raspberries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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