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  • 2001 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (4/14/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of leather, spice, berries and wet stones. Flavors of berries, cranberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2002 Neal Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley (4/14/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Decanted for sediment and a crumbling cork. Served from MAGNUM.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowerss, leather, cassis, Kirsch and plum. Flavors of cassis, plum and raspberries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Gary Farrell Chardonnay Westside Farms Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (4/12/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, vanilla, spices and yellow pear. Flavors of red apples, lemon spritz and a hint of cherry. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2012 Domaine de Montesquiou Jurançon Grappe d’Or – France, Southwest France, Jurançon (2/23/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Amber color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dried herbs, apricot and sickly sweet honeysuckle flowers on the vine. Flavors of lemon curd, honey and raw macadamia nuts on the finish. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. We’ll call it WIML93 but I could easily go another point. Expressive wine. (93 points)

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  • 1996 Château Les Trois Croix – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac (4/8/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dirt, plum and berries. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 2009 Vignobles Mayard Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau de ma Mère – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/23/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, berries and raspberries. Rich flavors of jam made with mixed berries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 2012 E. Guigal St. Joseph Vignes de L’Hospice – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (2/23/2019)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throuhgout. Nose of leather, roasted meat and berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and boysenberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now. No rating this time. Wasn’t as expressive as I was anticipating.

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