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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/17/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Nice nose of soapstone, cassis, plum and a hint of leather. Flavors of boysenberries, cherries and plums. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (12/22/2018)
    WIML94

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, potpourri, Kirsch, boysenberry and plum. Flavors of plum, boysenberry and black cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. NOTE: throwing a decent amount of sediment so be sure and stand for a few days before opening. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (12/12/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of melted black licorice, pepper and black cherries. Flavors of boysenberries, Bing cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. (93 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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  • 1999 David Arthur Chardonnay Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford (12/12/2018)
    WIML91? 92?

    Tasted non blind.

    Gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butterscotch,nuts and cookie dough. Flavors of almonds, hazelnuts and Brandy soaked pears. Light to medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now and quickly. Might fade fast once opened depending on provenance. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arise – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (11/25/2018)
    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 soapstone, violets, white pepper, plums and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, plums, currants and black raspberries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air to help open it a bit first or continue to hold and drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/27/2018)
    WIMLNR (forgot)

    Tasted double blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberries, pepper and Kirsch. Flavors of boysenberries, red cherries and red berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

    My guess was this is a 2009 California Cabernet Sauvignon. Unknown producer.

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