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  • 2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (12/11/2019)
    WIML95

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, thistle, black cherry and black berry. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2004 E. Fuligni (Cottimelli) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (11/8/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of fertilizer, white pepper, black berries and a bit of black cherries. Flavors of raspberries dominate up front with additional notes of red berries and a hint of red cherries on the finish. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (9/28/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, tobacco, spice box and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of currants, black cherries and earth. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 1999 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (8/26/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of barnyard, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of red berries, red cherries and red raspberries. Bright acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with a little air in the bottle. Don’t decant. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Antinori Chianti Classico Marchese Antinori Riserva Tenuta Tignanello – Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (2/15/2019)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, lavender, plum and black berry. Flavors of Plums, black berry and raspberry. Bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2013 Quivira Sangiovese – Montepulciano – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (10/10/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of earth, leather, aspirin, plum and red berries. Flavors of berries, raspberries and red cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Unti Vineyards Montepulciano – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (10/10/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, roasted meat, white pepper and mixed red fruit. Flavors of Bing cherries and red berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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