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Jump to new posts TN: Monterustico Langhe Bianco '19...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 09:04

The new '19 vintage showed up at WholeFoods so tried: 1. MonteRustico DOC: Langhe Bianco Dogliani (13%; 90% Arneis/10% SauvBlanc; PacificHwyWines&Spirits/AmericanCanyon) G.D.Vajra 2019: Med.light gold color; very fragrant floral/Arneis/gardenias/carn
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Tried these two over the last few days: 1. Radio-Coteau Zin vonWeidlichVnyd/RRV (15.2%; 272 cs; U/U) Sebastapol 2007: Dark color w/ some bricking; rather pencilly/cedary/cigar box/old Zin/bit tired some dusty/OV some blackberry/boysenberry/Zin/spicy
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Forlorn-Hope Whites...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-15-2020 14:16:50

Had these two over the last few days: 1. Forlorn-Hope Verdelho Rhu RorickHeritageVnyd/CalaverasCnty/SierraFoothills (13.60%) 2017: Med.dark gold color; strong herbal/Verdelho/bit floral very slight resiny/skin-contact slight earthy bit undistinguishe
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Jump to new posts TN: Four Carlisle Syrahs '07....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-15-2020 07:32:20

Had these 4 over the last few days: 1. Carlisle Syrah PelkanRanch/Knight'sVlly (14.9%; 260 cs) 2007: Very dark color w/ slight bricking; strong blackberry/Syrah/boysenberry/ripe light toasty/pencilly/Fr.oak/smokey some peppery/spicy somewhat complex
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Jump to new posts TN: Three More Carlisle '07's....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-14-2020 11:28:45

Tried these thre Carlisles over the last week: 1. Carlisle TwoAcres RRV RW (13.7%; Mourv/PS/Syrah/Carignane/AlicanteBouchet; Plntd: 1910; 295 cs) 2007: Drk color w/ some bricking; strong fragrant plummy/earthy/blackberry/black cherry cola some toasty
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Had these three over the last few days: 1. Carlisle PetiteSirah DryCreekVlly (14.8%; 85 cs) 2007: Black color w/ some bricking; strong blackberry/PS slight earthy/peppery some toasty/oak fairly classic clunky/oafish/PS nose; soft bit hot/alcoholic st
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Jump to new posts TN: Alsace GWT/Languedoc Rose...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-12-2020 14:57:42

Tried these two last night: 1. Haut Vol Vin de France Rose (12.5%; www.ScopertaImports.com; Grenache/Carignan) Vignobles Foncalieu/Arzens/Languedoc 2019: Pale copper/salmon color; pleasant strawberry/cranberry/watermelon lightly spicy rather pretty n
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Old Forlorn-Hopes...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-12-2020 12:51:53

Tried these two last night: 1. Forlorn-Hope Nacre Semillon YountMillVnyd/Yountville (11%; 77 cs) Calistoga 2008: Deep yellow color; strong figgy/fig newton/graham cracker/Semillon rather nutty/bit oxidative slight herbal/boiled peanuts rather interes
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Jump to new posts TN: 2006 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir "Botella" by Charlie Chadwick @ 09-12-2020 10:37:24

2006 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir "Botella" Bright red in color with the slightest fading at the edges. A lovely, fragrant cherry liqueur nose. On the palate the fruit is intense and focused, black cherries, strawberry. Round, polished tannins, nice acidity
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Jump to new posts TN: Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grezeaux 1995 by fraser @ 09-12-2020 08:30:23

Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grezeaux 1995 12.5% Imported by Pivotal, CA This was very smooth, savory, correct, classic and was gone very quickly. This was resolved and mature - will last for many years but I don't think it will improve. Very nice wit
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