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  • 2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arise – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (11/25/2018)
    WIML92

    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 soapstone, violets, white pepper, plums and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, plums, currants and black raspberries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air to help open it a bit first or continue to hold and drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2009 Argyle Pinot Noir Spirithouse – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (11/23/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light garnet to garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dust, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Olivet Lane Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/23/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, camphor and ash. Flavors of tangerine, yellow apples and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Dukes Family Vineyards Chardonnay Pearl – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola – Amity Hills (11/23/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Light nose of herbs, yellow fruit and wet stones. Delicate flavors of yellow pears, lemon rind and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Couly-Dutheil Chinon Les Chanteaux – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (11/23/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, persimmon and wet stones. Flavors of kumquat, fresh orange slices and stony minerals. Medium to bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term. Tasty. (91 points)

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  • 2015 J. Rochioli Chardonnay South River Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/23/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, vanilla and waxy pears. Flavors of lemon, vanilla notes and yellow pears. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2001 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (11/23/2018)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear throughout. Nose seemed a bit oxidized. Aromas of iron, baby diaper, white pepper, bit of dark fruit. Flavors of black berries and boysenberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. No rating.

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