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  • 2008 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (6/5/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of spice, pepper, violets and Ricola. Rich flavors of black berries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Ridge Monte Bello – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (6/1/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from Magnum.

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

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  • 2005 The Winemakers’ Collection Michel Rolland Cuvée No. 1 Château d’Arsac – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (6/29/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, violet, cassis and plum. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries, cherries and plums. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Château Corbin St. Émilion Grand Cru – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (6/4/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, soapstone, violet and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, berries and a hint of tart cherry. Tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2002 Joseph Phelps Insignia – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/5/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, black pepper, currant and a hint of leather. Flavors of currants, plums and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2010 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (3/6/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, black pepper black berries and sandalwood. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries, black cherries and dark plums. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (3/6/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri and black berries. Flavors of red berries and red raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. No rush here. (93 points)

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