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  • 2016 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay – South Africa, Cape South Coast, Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (10/12/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon verbena, yellow pears and sea breeze. Flavors of lemon, lime, yellow pears, yellow apples and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2010 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (10/10/2018)
    WIML94

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of asphalt, potpourri, currant, plum and soapstone. Flavors of currants, raspberries, black cherries and some black pepper on the long finish. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to open it up or continue to hold. I’d lean towards drinking over the next 3-4 years. (94 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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  • 2001 Château Rabaud-Promis – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (10/6/2018)
    WIML95

    Served from 375 ml format.

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

    Dark yellow to light gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, honey, creme brulee and lemon curd. Flavors on honey, grilled pineapple, soaked pears and mixed tropical fruit cup. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    I must say, this bottle was stunning. Drinking well over pay grade. (95 points)

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  • 2012 Flying Goat Cellars Pinot Noir Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (10/5/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about one hour.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Briar patch, black berries, black cherries and black raspberries. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 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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  • 2004 Dom Perignon Champagne – France, Champagne (10/1/2018)
    WIML93

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of ash, lime, kumquat and sea spray. Flavors of lemon rind, apricot and lime. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold.

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