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  • 2017 Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford (11/12/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Nose of gooseberries, wet grass, lime and peach. Flavors of lime, grapefruit and peach wasser. Medium to tangy acidity, medium bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2007 Bond Pluribus – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/13/2020)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sandalwood, rose petals, maple and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of dark plums, currants, chocolate and cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 1977 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/13/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet color in the glass, a little dusty looking. Nose of licorice, cocoa powder and tobacco. Flavors of tart red berries, cherries and cranberries. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 1997 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/5/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 2-3 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cigar box, talc, dust, black berries and dark plums. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. Ready to go. I’d drink. (93 points)

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  • 2012 Bressler Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (9/26/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Glass decanted about 1 hour before serving.

    Dark garnet, almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, soapstone, black currants and dark plums. Flavors of black raspberries, boysenberries, dark plums and a dash of black cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air time or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Lewelling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Wight – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (9/11/2020)
    WIML95

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

    Beautiful nose of lavender, thistle, mixed spices and dried plums. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and dark, juicy plums. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (9/6/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, lavender, black pepper and black berries. Flavors of Kirsch, black berries, black currants and dried plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (93 points)

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  • 2007 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (8/20/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 2-3 hours.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dark chocolate, black pepper, potpourri and dried plum. Chewy flavors of black currants, dried plums and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (8/7/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sandalwood, light brown sugar, potpourri, Kirsch and black pepper. Flavors of boysenberries, loganberries, plums and black cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (8/1/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black currants, dried plums and black cherries. Flavors of dried plums, black currants and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (93 points)

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