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  • 2006 J. K. Carriere Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (8/21/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sandalwood, black berries and black raspberries. Flavors of black raspberries and black cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (8/19/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, hazelnut, lemon curd and brown spices. Flavors of lemon, creme fraîche and yellow pears. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Bodegas Ateca Calatayud Atteca Old Vines – Spain, Aragón, Calatayud (8/15/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blue fruit, pepper and a hint of balsamic. Flavors of raspberries and berries and hint of cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term.

    My guess was a Spanish Garnacha from the 2015 vintage. Ranked 2 out of 4 in this flight. Nailed it. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Bodegas Roda Rioja Roda Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (8/13/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, leather, a little roasted meat, a little black pepper and some berries. Flavors of black berries, a little blueberries and a little black raspberries. Medium acidity, drying tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term.

    My guess was a Spanish Tempranillo from the 2011 vintage. Ranked 3 out of 4 in this flight. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Bodegas Morca Garnacha – Spain, Aragón, Campo de Borja (8/9/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of leather, bacon, roasted meat. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and plums. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term.

    My guess was a Spanish Tempranillo from the 2001 vintage. Ranked 1 out of 4 in this flight. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Veraton – Spain, Aragón, Campo de Borja (8/8/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of blueberries up front followed by some fertilizer and secondary black raspberries. Flavors of red berries and red raspberries. Tangy to bright acidity, drying tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term.

    My guess was a Spanish Tempranillo from the 2008 vintage. Ranked 4 out of 4 in this flight. (90 points)

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  • 2006 J. K. Carriere Pinot Noir Anderson Family – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (8/3/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of leather, Bing cherries and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, cherries and strawberries. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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