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  • 2014 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cépages – USA, California, Sonoma County (1/31/2019)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, cassis and plums. Flavors of Kirsch, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond – South Africa, Coastal Region (1/29/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violet, cassis, plums and boysenberries. Flavors of boysenberries, black cherries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    NOTE: I purchased this bottle at the winery and flew it home with me as checked baggage so the provenance is impeccable for this bottle. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arise – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (11/25/2018)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, violets, white pepper, plums and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, plums, currants and black raspberries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air to help open it a bit first or continue to hold and drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond – South Africa, Coastal Region (11/17/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, chocolate, plum and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and boysenberries. Medium to slightly tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2006 Tokara Director’s Reserve – South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch (11/4/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thistle, boysenberry, violets and pepper. Flavors of cassis, boysenberry and plum. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    Bottled under screw cap. 12 years old. Hasn’t suffered at all due to the screw cap in my opinion. (93 points)

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  • 2007 Harlan Estate The Maiden – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/6/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and decanted before serving.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dark cocoa powder, melted black licorice, spice box and plum. Flavors of black currants, plums and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Soos Creek Ciel du Cheval Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (10/26/2018)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of spearmint, light notes of herbs du Provence, white pepper and some mixed red fruit. Flavors of red berries, plums and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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