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  • 2015 Carlisle Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain (11/13/2017)
    WIML91

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of kumquat, apricot and lychee. Flavors of lychee, peach and apricot. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink or hold. Drinking really well right now. (91 points)

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  • 2011 Hanzell Chardonnay – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (10/27/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Visited several times over 24 hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon curd, pineapple and wet stones. Flavors of lemon zest and mixed yellow citrus fruits. Bit of vanilla after significant air. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the medium term, let’s say 3-5 years. (92 points)

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  • 2011 B Kosuge Chardonnay Sonoma Coast – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (5/16/2016)
    WIML91

    Tasted blind in a Chardonnay tasting.

    Light yellow to maybe yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of grass, lemon, vanilla, florals. Flavors of lemon, lime, mixed yellow, minerals. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. My guess was this is a 2011 White Burgundy. I only missed that by the width of an ocean and continent. (91 points)

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  • 2010 Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (5/9/2014)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind at a wine tasting.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, berries, cherries. Nice aromatics. Flavors of rich berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Peay Vineyards Syrah La Bruma – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (9/1/2013)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dried herbs, currants, plums and spice. Flavors of berries, plums, raspberries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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