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  • 2016 Château d’Or et de Gueules Costières-de-Nîmes Les Cimels Rosé – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Costières-de-Nîmes (4/3/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of strawberries, apricots and red berries. Flavors of cherries, strawberries and raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2009 Vignobles Mayard Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau de ma Mère – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/23/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, berries and raspberries. Rich flavors of jam made with mixed berries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 2015 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/10/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/10/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, black berries and plums. Flavors of cassis, berries and raspberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/10/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, black berries and earth. Flavors of Bing cherries, berries and minerals. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Alain Jaume & Fils Lirac Domaine du Clos de Sixte – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Lirac (2/10/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lilacs, plums and berries. Flavors of plums, berries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2014 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Bernardine – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1/19/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, petrol, yellow pears and nutmeg. Flavors of peach wasser, light lemon notes and some stony minerality. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (90 points)

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