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  • 2013 Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc de Tablas – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (11/8/2020)
    WIML92

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

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, kumquat and apricot. Flavors of lemon, butterscotch, peach and apricot. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2016 Sine Qua Non Deux Grenouilles – USA, California, Central Coast (7/17/2020)
    WIML94

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

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, yellow pears and brown spices. Flavors of apricot core and quince. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Dacalier Cote Du Soleil – USA, California, Central Valley, Clarksburg (6/19/2020)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, perfume and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of vanilla, creme fraiche and yellow pears. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 2011 Sine Qua Non The Moment – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (6/3/2020)
    WIML94

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

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of orange rind, persimmon, nutmeg and wet stones. Flavors of tangerine, lemon, cherry and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (94 points)

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  • 2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (3/5/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, white pepper and Brandy soaked pears. Flavors of honey, apricot and yellow pears. Medium acidity, 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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  • 2013 Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc de Tablas – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (3/29/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, pear, persimmon and a hint of peach. Flavors of peach, quince, apricot and minerals. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2012 Sine Qua Non In the Abstract – USA, California, Central Coast (11/13/2019)
    WIML94

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

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, nutmeg, Graham Crackers and spice box. Flavors of yellow pears, creme brûlée, yellow apples and candied lemons. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2017 Domaine de la Presidente Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Grands Classiques – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (9/15/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sea spray, lime, lychee and wet stones. Flavors of apricot core, mango and a bit of an earthy finish. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink or hold. (89 points)

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  • 2015 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc De L’Orée – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (10/19/2019)
    WIML94

    Madison offline.

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3-4 hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Graham crackers, nutmeg and soaked pears. Flavors of lemon curd, creme brulee and s’mores. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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