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  • 2005 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (7/14/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dark rich fruits, dark chocolate and a bit of port like nose. Flavors of Bing cherry, plum and boysenberries. Medium acidity, enamel penetrating tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/23/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, red berries and red cherries. Flavors of red berries, red cherries and red plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. Note: decent amount of sediment. (93 points)

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  • 2016 Chappellet Chenin Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/7/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, sea foam and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of orange foam, lime and apricot. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was Old World, France, Loire, Chenin Blanc. 1/4. (91 points)

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  • 2002 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/4/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Graham crackers, aspirin, plum and black cherry. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and plum. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2009 Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/3/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, pepper, plum and black cherry. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2012 Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered – USA, California, Napa Valley (4/5/2017)
    WIML90

    Tasted blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose is slightly dirty smelling up front like an earthiness followed by some mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of light notes of vanilla, creme and Anjou pear. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now.

    My guess was this is New World, California Chardonnay, Sonoma or Central Coast, 2014 Kosta Browne or Sea Smoke. (90 points)

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  • 2008 School House Mescolanza Zinfandel – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (3/6/2017)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of briar patch, black currants, white pepper and plums. Flavors of plums, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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