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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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  • 2011 Sine Qua Non The Moment – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (12/31/2017)
    WIML94

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, apricot, peach and sea foam. Flavors of apricot core, Golden Crisp apple and lemon curd. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next 2-3 years. (94 points)

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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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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non On The Lam – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (12/6/2017)
    WIML93

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

    Yellow color in he glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ocean spray, graham crackers and waxy pears. Flavors of grapefruit rind, apricot and lemon curd. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. Next couple of years. (93 points)

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  • 2003 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (11/18/2017)
    WIML91

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

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of saddle leather, tobacco, brown spices and mixed berries. Flavors of tangy raspberries, sweet berries and sweet cherries. Medium to bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with a little air or hold. I’d lean towards drink now. I have a feeling this one won’t really improve with more time in bottle. (91 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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  • 2009 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (11/18/2017)
    WIML91

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

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ginger, lemon curd and wet stones. Flavors of apricots, peach wasser and minerals. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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