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  • 2007 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/12/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, smoke, pepper, cherries and a hint of dust. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and black boysenberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

    Showing much better than the last bottle I had. Maybe another point or more upside potential as well. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Bressler Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (6/8/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, currants, black pepper, violets and plums. Flavors of currants, plums, raspberries and loganberries. Tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Lewelling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (5/9/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

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

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  • 2005 O’Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder – USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder (3/20/2021)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, soapstone, a hint of leather, black pepper, plum and cassis. Flavors of raspberries, boysenberries and black cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with a little air or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/7/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, white pepper, plums and a hint of currants. Flavors of black boysenberries, black cherries and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/23/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black currants, dried plums, black pepper, sandalwood and a hint of violets. Flavors of boysenberries, currants, plums and a hint of cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lead towards drink. (93 points)

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  • 2012 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/3/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Big nose of Kirsch, menthol, currants and dried plums. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and dried plums. Medium acidity, drying to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air.

    My guess was Cabernet Sauvignon (0), Napa (1), USA (1), 2016 (1). (92 points)

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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/31/2021)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet to perhaps dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, leather, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries, currants and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air or can be held if desired. (93 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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  • 2013 Bressler Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (1/21/2021)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, dark plums, black pepper, black currants and a hint of soapstone towards the finish. Flavors of black cherries, black boysenberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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