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(WT011817-1) JOSEP MASACHS LA PASION ROSE BRUT CAVA  $11.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPARKLING) 11.5%; 36% parellada, 34% xarello, 30% macabeo. Oh, good fruit and bottle bouquet both. Pink fruit./ Full and good fruit again. No earth. Clear and simple charms. 16.2.
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(WT011817-10) 14 DAO SELECAO DO ENOLOGO, PEDRA CANCELA  $11.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (PORTUGAL) 13.5%; 40% touriga nacional, 30% each alfrocheiro, tinta roriz. Great oak in tune with touriga nacional size and Dao granite basis. The other varieties full it out./ Sweet fruit and oak complement one another. Fine tannin. Great length and clarity. Wow. 17.3.
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(WT011817-13) 12 OATLEY FAMILY ESTATE WILD OATS CENTRAL RANGES SHIRAZ  $12.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (AUSTRALIA) 13.5%. Plenty of Aussie ripeness plus high altitude race. Quality fruit of 2012. Syrah peppercorn, raspberry and seeds./ Smooth and spicy. Balance, elegance, clarity. Fine winemaking here. 16.5.
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(WT011817-14) 14 FORCE OF NATURE PASO ROBLES RED  $15.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.5%. Good balance of fruit and oak. Complementary varieties, mostly merlot, with petite sirah, syrah, and cabernet. Works./ Suave, balanced, well composed, and useful now. Paso Robles at its best. Appreciated by the group. 16.7.
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(WT011817-15) 15 SEGHESIO FAMILY SONOMA ZINFANDEL  $23.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.8%; est. 1895; from Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. The usual sweet, powerful, woody presentation. A large charge./ Yes, powerful, sweet fruited, and oaky. Balanced. Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys offer plenty of warmth, ripeness, and alcohol potential. Long finish. 17.4.
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(WT011817-2) 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE  $12.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. MICHIGAN) 100% auxerrois. Fermentation aromas of apple blossom, bubble gum. Premature./ Same flavor set. Sweetish. The basis is laid. Needs weeks, if not months for fulfillment. 16.2+.
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(WT011817-3) 15 CHABLIS LES PARGUES, DOMAINE SERVIN  $22.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 12.5%. Good and full. Not as chiseled as in cooler years. Deep and rich./ Fabulous up-front Chablis chardonnay fruit fulfillment. There's calcaire and texture in the back. This will broaden and deepen as the months pass. 16.7+.
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(WT011817-4) 15 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY  $8.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14%; est. 1967; 100% vinifera rootstock. Light oak and good, crisp WA fruit in balance. One of the best years./ Sweet, enticing wood-nut cremes. Good acid and power in tune with the rest. Well crafted for wide appeal and wide use. 16.7.
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(WT011817-5) 05 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO GRAN RESERVA ANCIANO 10 ANOS. BODEGAS NAVALON  $12.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 13%; 2 yrs in barrel, 8 yrs in bottle at the bodega. Plenty of fine oak and fine, fresh fruit too. Balanced to perfection./ Chocolate covered fruit cremes taste. Seductive. And balanced by very fine tannin. Very popular with the group. 17.0.
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(WT011817-6) 15 FORCE OF NATURE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES TEMPRANILLO  $22.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.1%. Ripe fruited and forceful, with good, sweet, spicy oak. No varietal aromatic ID./ Good wood and rich Paso fruit. Ripe, powerful appeal, with wood succulence. Wine of place and winemaker, with tempranillo the medium. 16.8.
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(WT011817-7) 15 VERONA CORVINA, MARCHESI BISCARDO  $16.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 14%. Very fine fruit qualities of 2015. Corvina on steroids. Perfect form./ Sweet and lush for a Veneto red. The fruit is fresh, not dried as in ripasso and amarone. Total corvina. Gives 110%. 17.1.
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(WT011817-8) 12 VERONA CAMPOFIORIN, MASI  $18.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13%; the original ripasso, first made in 1964. Oh, deep, black, and totally new. Richness of ripasso without the singe. Perfect./ Yes, perfect ripasso composition by the master of this style for 50 years. Textbook. 17.4.
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(WT011817-9) 14 BODEGA TAMARI RESERVA MENDOZA MALBEC  $12.99
01/18/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ARGENTINA) 14%. Well, as always both deep and classy. Rich black cherry and oak seasonings. Spicy, creamy, elegant./ Smooth and sweet while elegant. This producer has it down. 16.7.
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