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(WT011117-1) 15 MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE LES HOUX, DOMAINE JO LANDRON  $16.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12%. Just a succulent form of muscadet in 2015. I mean, it's not soft and sloppy; it's just ample, cushioned, loaded./ Yeah, it has big time form and filling, power and presence. How does it give all this at 12%?! All the while, maintaining its cool. 16.5.
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(WT011117-10) 12 DOURO DOU ROSA, QUINTA DE LA ROSA  $14.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (PORTUGAL) 14%; 35% ea touriga nacional, touriga franca, 30% tinta roriz. Oh, this is full, powerful, all encompassing. Massive, singed, loaded Douro tinta./ Yes, power and density, extract, everything one could want. The complete Douro table wine picture. 17.0.
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(WT011117-11) 10 ALENQUER QUINTA DAS SETENCOSTAS, CASA SANTOS LIMA  $12.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (PORTUGAL) 13.5%; 50% castelao, 20% camarate, 15% ea tinta miuda, preto martinho. Clearly older than the 2013. Less fruity, more vinous. Drier. Sweet core of fruit though./ Sweet and well balanced. Again, clearly more mature. In a nice position now and with additional bouquet to come. Lacks the spontaneity of the 2013. May just be stage. 16.3.
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(WT011117-12) 14 MASSAYA LE COLOMBIER MOUNT LEBANON - BEQAA VALLEY RED  $14.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (LEBANON) 14.5%; 35% ea cinsault, grenache, 15% ea syrah, tempranillo; Ghosn, Brunier, Hebrard owners. OMG! Massive concentration and power. Full Beqaa ripeness, first class winegrowing, barrel aging extras. How do these coax this much from cinsault? Nonpareil./ Huge, sweet, full bodied. Good acid and tannin to boot. Wow. 17.4+.
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(WT011117-13) 15 EITELSBACHER KARTHAUSERHOFBERG RIESLING TROCKEN, KARTHAUSERHOF  $24.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 12%. Soo Ruwer gossamer, precise, and focused, while Grosses Gewachs loaded with extract. This is in the league with dry rieslings costing 2-3 times more./ Yes, yes, yes. Total extraction without losing its innate delicacy. Hallmark. Endless finish. 18.0.
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(WT011117-14) 15 MOSEL RIESLING KARTHAUSERHOF, KARTHAUSERHOF  $23.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 10%. Sweeter, appley. Regional sourcing? Delicate but not as precise./ Sweet, of course. Great riesling elegance. Good acid and extract, and balance. Very well balanced indeed, and works well in its own vernacular. Just blown away by the trocken though. Why priced so close? 16.9.
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(WT011117-15) CANTINE FLORIO FINE AMBRA SECCO MARSALA  $14.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FORTIFIED) 18%; est. 1833. Good, genuine dried and baked fruit nose. While sweet smelling, this has an aura of sophistication about it too./ Pretty dry next to other so called seccos, but, or course, there's a bit of sweetness here too. And it's balanced by good power and acidity. A value. 16.7.
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(WT011117-2) 14 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC  $16.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. MICHIGAN) Smashing success in yet another successive vintage. Full apple, melon, and pear scents, vast and penetrating. Material, padding, grip./ Suave, with pleasing flavor intensity. Mild acid of the variety leads to a lightly sweet conclusion. 16.4.
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(WT011117-3) 14 CHABLIS, DOMAINE GILBERT PICQ  $23.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 12.5%. A full apple aromatic range right from the peel down to the core. Calcaire, hazelnut. Huge 2014 extract./ Rich and full of dry matter and grip. Well burnished. Wow! There were comments about sulphur. I found no objectional level on either early or late encounters. 17.0.
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(WT011117-4) 15 VAL DE LOIRE PINOT NOIR ROSE DESTINEA, JOSEPH MELLOT  $14.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 13%. Snappy and well extracted, especially for Loire pinot noir. Full material. This could be a Sancerre rose./ Peels astringency gives a degree of coarseness in a non-mealtime setting. Needs food. 16.1.
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(WT011117-5) 13 SEA RIDGE CALIFORNIA SYRAH  $4.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 12.5%. Rich and convincingly accurate. Sweet red fruit intensity. Syrah inferences indeed./ Good richness and ripeness. Tender and easy on the approach, with good acid and grip in the back to keep it honest. Deal. 15.5.
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(WT011117-6) 11 ALBIGER HUNDSKOPF SPATBURGUNDER SELECTION, WEINGUT KOSTER-WOLF  $19.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 13.5%; im barrique gereift; Gold Kammerpreis - Pfalz. Deep, tart, black fruit nose. Not as much oak showing as when it was younger./ Suave pinot flavor and texture. Some pinot gaminess. Well managed acidity. No signs of age yet. Will reward additional cellaring. 15.9+.
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(WT011117-7) 11 CHATEAU LYONNAT, LUSSAC SAINT EMILION  $23.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; 85% merlot, 11% cab sauv, 4% cab franc. Sweet fruit. No ripeness issues. Good 11 forward, easy to appreciate styling. Oak and barrel time both evident. Class and importance for vintage and AC./ Youthful framing. Tannin yet. Its fruit center is developing bottle bouquet. Unresolved, adolescent stage of development. Keep longer. 16.1+.
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(WT011117-8) 11 LACRIMA DI MORRO D'ALBA, ACCATTOLI  $19.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12.5%. Rich, sweet, well developed lacrima balaton cherry bouquet. Deep and lush./ Medium bodied. Good acid balance. Like the spatburgunder, in something of a trough between the crests of earlier aroma and later bottle bouquet. Good potential. 16.4+.
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(WT011117-9) 13 ALENTEJANO CHAMINE, CORTES DE CIMA  $16.99
01/11/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (PORTUGAL) 13.5%. Oh, a deep, rich, complete picture of Alentejano. What a great deal this is, sweet fruited and loaded./ Neat, sweet, and oh so complete. All the positives of the warm zone, while not a bit overdone. Well balanced. Just great now. 16.9.
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