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  • 2014 Antinori Chianti Classico Marchese Antinori Riserva Tenuta Tignanello – Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (2/15/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, lavender, plum and black berry. Flavors of Plums, black berry and raspberry. Bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/17/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Nice nose of soapstone, cassis, plum and a hint of leather. Flavors of boysenberries, cherries and plums. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2010 Bodegas Salentein Numina Gran Corte Spirit Vineyard – Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco (2/14/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberries, lilacs, smoke, leather and plum. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to help open it up. (93 points)

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  • 2006 J. K. Carriere Pinot Noir Antoinette – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola – Amity Hills (2/12/2019)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Floral nose of fresh cut flowers, perfume, thistle and a mix of dark fruits. Silky smooth palate of black raspberries, black berries and a hint of black cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. Last bottle and easily the best bottle. Drinking really well. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas (2/10/2019)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 4 1/2 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, tar and plum. Flavors of black cherries, berries and minerals. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. No rating. Seemed a bit over the hill or simply not performing as well as expected so withholding a rating.

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  • 2003 Château Coutet – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac (2/10/2019)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 4 1/2 hours.

    Dark yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout other than a small amount of tartrate crystals floating along he bottom after standing. Nose of honeycomb, lychee and brandy soaked pears. Flavors of honey, sweet ripe pears, almonds and some sweet lemon curd. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2015 Tardieu-Laurent Hermitage Blanc – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (1/19/2019)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, flowers, clove and perfume. Flavors of mixed yellow fruits, lychee and minerals. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink with a little air or continue to hold. (95 points)

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