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  • 2003 Delas Frères Gigondas Les Reinages – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas (1/3/2018)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet color in the glass, little dusty looking. Nose was maderized in nature and a bit vegetal to boot. Some flavors of berries and cherries on the palate (yes, I actually tasted it). Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium body. Drink now if not yesterday. I suspect a provenance problem here as well as being too long in the tooth for this particular bottling. Therefore not rating. (NR/flawed)

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  • 2007 Villa Creek Avenger – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/31/2017)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 24 hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, leather, smoke and cardamon. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries, plums and a touch of white pepper. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2003 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (11/18/2017)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over a couple of hours.

    Garnet color in the glass with slight brown twinges around the edges, fairly clear otherwise. Nose of dirty diaper, pepper and plums. Flavors of plums and berries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink yesterday. Seemed over the hill slightly or perhaps poorly stored (which I doubt) so no rating. NOTE: Others thought they got TCA, VA or Brett but I got none of that myself.

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  • 2007 Carlisle Two Acres – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/8/2017)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 2-3 hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and dark plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next year or so. (91 points)

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  • 2007 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (3/20/2017)
    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 Kirsch, soapstone, pepper and berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Saxum Broken Stones – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (3/14/2017)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, talc, meat and black fruits. Rich flavors of black cherries, plums and currants. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Saxum Broken Stones – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (3/5/2017)
    WIML95

    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 boysenberry, camphor, plum and Kirsch. Flavors of dried plums, boysenberries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (95 points)

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