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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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  • 1991 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/18/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout with a slight meniscus at the rim. Nose of tobacco, herbs du Provence and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and black raspberries. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (94 points)

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  • 1988 Château Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (10/18/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout with a slight, tiny meniscus at the rim. Nose of tobacco, herbs du Provence and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and raspberries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean toward drink. (93 points)

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  • 1982 Joseph Phelps Insignia – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/18/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of dried herbs, dishwater, anise and a mix of red fruit. Flavors of red berries, plums and minerals. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2003 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (11/30/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, currants and plums. Flavors of cassis, black cherries, black licorice and black raspberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (9/15/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, white pepper, plums and boysenberries. Flavors of red cherries, red berries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. No rush. (93 points)

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