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  • 2014 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (5/24/2020)
    WIML92

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

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brandied pears, nutmeg and lemon zest. Flavors of lemon zest, pears and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Frank Family Vineyards Rouge Carneros – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (11/29/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Red raspberry color, clear with tiny, steady beading. Nose of strawberries, red raspberries and potpourri. Flavors of red raspberries, cherries and strawberries. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2011 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (12/14/2019)
    WIML91

    Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butterscotch, hazelnut, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of yellow pear, yellow apple and a bit of apricot pit. Light to medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2016 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (9/8/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, just a little cloudy looking. Nose of hazelnut, creme, vanilla and yellow apple. Flavors of yellow apple, lemon zest and a bit of peach pit on the finish. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (11/22/2018)
    WIML94

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

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of lemon, creme and stony minerals of a grand cru Chablis. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2001 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Original Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (12/24/2016)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Lovely nose of Kirsch, violets, plums and mixed berries. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and juicy dark plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2006 Axios Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley (4/4/2016)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, leather, plums, berries and plums. Flavors of cherries, raspberries and cranberries. Medium to tart acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (90 points)

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