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  • 2015 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (11/29/2020)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet color, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, plum, boysenberry and pepper. Flavors of boysenberries balsamic, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now or hold. (91 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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  • 2014 Quivira Sangiovese – Montepulciano – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (11/6/2020)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of citrus, berries and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, boysenberries and grapefruit. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County – USA, California, Sonoma County (8/2/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 60 minutes before putting screw cap back on to try the next day.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, loganberry, black pepper and dark plum. Rich and chewy flavors of black currants, dark plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (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 Monte Rosso Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (7/1/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black pepper, aspirin, melted black licorice and Ricola cough drops. Flavors of black berries, plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, 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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  • 2015 Quivira Roussanne-Viognier – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (3/5/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Windex, white peaches, apricots and flowers. Flavors of yellow pear, peach pit and apricot. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2018 Carlisle Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain (4/28/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, quince, apricot and a bit of tangerine. Flavors of tangerine, cherry wasser and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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