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  • 2010 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Old Vine Block Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga (11/29/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of roasted meat, currants, cassis and dark cherries. Rich flavors of plums, dark cherries and cassis. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2007 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (11/17/2019)
    WIML92

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

    Purple to inky black color in the glass, clear as best as I can tell. Nose of roasted meat, currants, dark chocolate and light floral notes. Flavors of golden raisins, plums and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Rector Creek Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (9/28/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, dark chocolate, cinnamon and plum. Flavors of blueberries, Bing cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (92 points)

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  • 2012 Robert Foley Claret – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/29/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, smoke, pepper and cherries. Big palate full of cassis, dried plum, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 1979 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (10/19/2019)
    WIML93

    Madison offline

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3-4 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, rose petals, smoke, dried green herbs and cassis. Rich flavors of black berries, cherries and plums. Tangy acidity, drying tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 1997 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (9/11/2019)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of forest floor, herbs du Provence and light mixed fruit. Flavors of tea, berries and herbs. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink now.

    Not rated. Seems a little off. Likely a provenance issue?

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  • 2009 J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon Jack & Jamie’s Block – USA, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain (9/11/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dust, black pepper, black cherries and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, boysenberry, rhubarb and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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