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  • 2013 Cavatappi Winery San Pietro – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (10/10/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, cocoa powder and black berries. Flavors of blueberries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2014 Soos Creek Ciel du Cheval Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (10/26/2018)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of spearmint, light notes of herbs du Provence, white pepper and some mixed red fruit. Flavors of red berries, plums and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 2005 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (10/20/2018)
    WIML93

    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 violets, cassis, plum and a hint of white pepper. Flavors of cassis, plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I lean towards drink. In a really good place right now. (93 points)

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  • 2008 Cayuse Flying Pig – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (10/7/2018)
    WIML93

    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 violets, white pepper, currants and cocoa powder. Flavors of currants, plums and raspberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to blow off some bottle funk or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (9/15/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick followed by notes of lychee and other exotic fruits. Flavors of lemon and grapefruit rind. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2006 Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley (9/5/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of herbs du Provence and white pepper. Flavors of raspberries lined with a pinch of dried herbs. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2016 K Vintners Viognier Art Den Hoed Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley (8/18/2018)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, apricot and lemon. Flavors of orange, yellow pear, yellow apple and a bit of lemon zest. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (89 points)

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