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  • 2002 Harlan Estate The Maiden – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/21/2020)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Opened and glass decanted about 45 minutes before serving. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Primary nose of Kirsch, lavender and white pepper. Secondary aromas of soapstone, plums and rose petals. Rich flavors of black cherries, dried plums and chewy black currants. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Fully resolved and nicely integrated for a seamless experience. Drink now with in 2020 with a smidge of air to kick start. Performing above pay grade at this moment. Bravo. (95 points)

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  • 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (5/28/2020)
    WIML91

    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 lilac, smoke and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, plums and cherries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (91 points)

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  • 2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/12/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cocoa powder, black cherries, black berries, plums and white pepper. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2008 Château Guadet – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (2/12/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of plum, smoke, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and plums. Bright acidity, drying tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air. (91 points)

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  • 2000 Château Pape Clément – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (1/15/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Beautiful nose of violets, plums, cassis and mixed flowers. Flavors of cassis, plums, black berries and boysenberries. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond – South Africa, Coastal Region (1/15/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of tobacco, roasted plum and cassis. Flavors of tart raspberries, cherries and dried plums. Tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. Maybe the short term. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Meerlust Rubicon – South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch (3/26/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, white pepper, plums and cassis. Flavors of cassis, plum and boysenberry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2006 Château Bonnin Pichon Grande Réserve – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Lussac-St. Émilion (3/16/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, white pepper and red plum. Flavors of red berries, red cherries and red raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2011 Cayuse Flying Pig – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (2/12/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of barnyard, white pepper, tobacco and mixed berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries, blueberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 1992 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/18/2019)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in glass, clear looking throughout. Beautiful nose of rose petals, cigar box, black cherries and black berries. Rich flavors of black berries, black cherries, plums and boysenberry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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