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  • 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir 4 Barrel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (3/28/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Birch, boysenberries, raspberries and a hint of grapefruit spritz. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries, cherries and a hint of grapefruit zest. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Carlisle Two Acres – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (2/13/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, smoke, plum, currants and a hint of aspirin. Flavors of raspberries, simple red berries and a hint of cranberry. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. I’d lean towards the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir 4 Barrel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (1/9/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over an hour.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, lavender, black pepper, Kirsch, black berries and a hint of leather. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries, plums and boysenberries. Medium to slightly tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short the medium term. I’d lean more toward now. Seems to be firing on all cylinders right now. (94 points)

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  • 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/18/2020)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of monkey glue, currants, plums and black berries. Flavors of black raspberries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2015 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Sweetwater Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (7/24/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 J. Rochioli Chardonnay River Block – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (7/13/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, vanilla, hazelnut and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon, creme fraiche and yellow apple. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Limerick Lane Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (5/22/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of perfume, cranberries and red berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, red raspberries and red plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Georganne – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (4/12/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Birch, dust, black cherries and black berries. Flavors or raspberries, boysenberries and plums. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Calegari Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (4/5/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Birch, dust, black cherries and black berries. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (3/22/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, black berries and black raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, cherries and strawberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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