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  • 2009 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (2/13/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Attractive nose that draws you in deeper with firm enticing aromas of Birch, florals, black boysenberries and black cherries. Flavors of plums, boysenberry, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, fully resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (94 points)

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  • 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (2/2/2020)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cocoa powder, blueberries, flowers and plums. Flavors of red raspberries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir 4 Barrel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (12/21/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, birch, black berry and black cherry. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2015 J. Rochioli Chardonnay Estate Reserve – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (12/21/2019)
    WIML92

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, yellow pear, vanilla and yellow apple. Flavors of yellow pear, yellow apple and cherry wasser. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2008 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir 4 Barrel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (12/12/2019)
    WIML94

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thatch, black berries and black raspberries. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Edward James Estate – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/7/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Spicy nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, camphor and brandy soaked pears. Flavors of lemon, yellow pears, hazelnuts and yellow apples. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Martaella Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (9/15/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, black cherries and a hint of smoke. Flavors of black cherries, black raspberries and boysenberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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