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  • 2005 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (9/28/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, tobacco, spice box and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of currants, black cherries and earth. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2000 Château Clerc Milon – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (9/4/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, violet, boysenberry and a hint of camphor. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and a hint of black cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (93 points)

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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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