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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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  • 2013 Chappellet Chenin Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/19/2016)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw to light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, apricot core and a hint of cinnamon. Flavors of peach, strawberries and lemon. Medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Keplinger Eldorado – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/16/2016)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, yellow pear and apricot. Flavors of kumquat, apricot core and a hint of lingonberry. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2006 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (10/19/2015)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, tobacco, black pepper and cardamon. Rich flavors of berries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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