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  • 2003 Pax Syrah Castelli-Knight Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (9/5/2018)
    WIML92

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberry, roasted meat and black pepper. Flavors of raspberries, berries and a hint of cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Saitone Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (9/3/2018)
    WIML90

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Soft nose of mixed red berries. Simple flavors of red berries, raspberries and maybe a hint of strawberry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2011 Benovia Pinot Noir La Pommeraie – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (5/2/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, spice box and black berries. Flavors of black raspberries and black berries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2013 J. Rochioli Chardonnay Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (4/5/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of toast, hazelnut and vanilla. Rich flavors of vanilla, soaked pears and creme. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term.

    My guess was this is New World, California, 2012 Kistler Les Noisetiers. (92 points)

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  • 2013 DuMOL Chardonnay Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (4/7/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Big nose of pepper, vanilla and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of creme, yellow pears and a splash of brandy. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next 3-4 years.

    My guess was this is New World, California, Chardonnay, 2012 Ramey Russian River Valley. (92 points)

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  • 2006 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (1/27/2017)
    WIML92

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

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

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  • 2010 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (12/12/2014)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brown spices, yellow pears and yellow apples. Flavors of yellow pears, yellow apples, lemon spritz and a hint of creme. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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