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  • 2015 Quivira Zinfandel Anderson Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (7/19/2021)
    WIMl92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, black pepper, talc and black berries. Flavors of black berries, raspberries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term with a little air prior to serving. (92 points)

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  • 2013 Ridge Geyserville – USA, California, Sonoma County (7/15/2021)
    WIML92

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, plum and black berries. Rich flavors of currants, plums and berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/26/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, currants, dried plums and a bit of black pepper. Flavors of red currants, red berries and red cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. Ready to go. (93 points)

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  • 2013 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (6/2/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, black berries, black cherries and plums. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (93 points)

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  • 2012 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (5/31/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Grape Aid, berries, plums and cherries. Flavors of raspberries, berries and cherries. Medium to tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/7/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, white pepper, plums and a hint of currants. Flavors of black boysenberries, black cherries and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2018 Carlisle Zinfandel Dupratt Vineyard – USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino Ridge (3/6/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, talc, currants, plums, berries and a hint of white pepper. Tangy flavors of raspberries, cherries and boysenberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (2/6/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black cherries, black berries and black raspberries. Flavors of black raspberries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Saxum Paderewski Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/25/2020)
    WIML94

    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 Kirsch, plum, black pepper, dark cocoa and black currants. Flavors of black currants, black raspberries, black berries, dark plums and black sweet cherries. Medium acidity, medium to slightly firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. I’d drink over the next 2-3 years myself. (94 points)

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  • 2013 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/20/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of kirsch, black pepper, soapstone and florals. Rich and juicy flavors of plums, berries and cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. The pretty firm tannin caught me a little off guard. Thought they’d be more resolved by now. (93 points)

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