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  • 2009 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/31/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and decanted for about 1 hour before serving. Followed over about 2 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Spicy nose of potpourri, pepper and boysenberry. Flavors of boysenberry, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (11/23/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currant, licorice, plum and a hint of smoke. Flavors of plums, berries and currants. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2012 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (10/27/2018)
    WIMLNR (forgot)

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied.

    My guess was this is a 2015 Paso Robles Red Blend. Perhaps a Saxum?

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  • 2014 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (10/19/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glas, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, berries and cherries. Flavors of red raspberries, cherries and berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Saxum Paderewski Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (6/8/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, saddle leather, currants and plums. Flavors of raspberries and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (5/31/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Light note of aspirin followed by white pepper and roasted meat. Flavors of plums, cherries, juicy berries and an earthy finish. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I drink over the short term with a little air time before serving. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Villa Creek Avenger – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (5/31/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, roast meat, sandalwood and pepper. Flavors of currants, plums and tart berries. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. Seriously. (92 points)

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