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  • 2015 Caliza Winery Azimuth – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (5/4/2021)
    WIML93

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, smoke, roasted meat and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and a little bit of Bing cherries on the finish. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Saxum Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (4/3/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black berries, black pepper and black currants. Flavors of black currants, black berries and dried plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2016 Château du Mourre du Tendre Châteauneuf-du-Pape Très Vieilles Vignes – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (4/1/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, white pepper and mixed berries. Flavors of red berries, red raspberries and red cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2014 Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Adelaida District (3/18/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, a hint of Kirsch and florals that remind me of the gardens around the Tablas Creek property. Soft and silky flavors of berries and cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Clos Saint-Michel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/14/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, leather, black currants, black pepper and black berries. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and tangy dried plums. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2013 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/20/2020)
    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, black pepper, soapstone and florals. Rich and juicy flavors of plums, berries and cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. The pretty firm tannin caught me a little off guard. Thought they’d be more resolved by now. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Sine Qua Non Grenache Dark Blossom – USA, California, Central Coast (8/23/2020)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, black pepper, dried plum and black boysenberry. Rich flavors of black berries, raspberries, boysenberries and a hint of cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2014 Cellers Can Blau Montsant Mas de Can Blau – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (5/14/2020)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Earth, camphor, berries and cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Austin Hope Mourvedre – Syrah – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Templeton Gap District (3/5/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cassis, white pepper, plum and a hint of tobacco. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2016 Domaine les Hauts de Mercurol Crozes-Hermitage – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage (3/5/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, plums, balsamic and black berries. Flavors of black berries, Bing cherries and raspberries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (90 points)

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