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(WT020817-10) 15 BODEGAS MAINQUE TRES EXILIOS MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $8.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ARGENTINA) 13.2%. Young, sweet, neat, convincing. Cabernet sweet berry./ Yes, ripe berries and light cremes. Enough acid. Balanced and likeable bargain. 16.0.
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(WT020817-11) 12 MERCER CANYONS COLUMBIA VALLEY RED  $9.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 13.9%; merlot, syrah, cab sauv, malbec, petit verdot, meunier, cinsault. Fine blackberry aroma plus suavity of bottle age. Nice bottle bouquet development./ Suavity, easy, fruit sweetness, and hint of oak. Balanced and delicious now. 16.3.
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(WT020817-13) 14 ALSACE GEWURZTRAMINER THE FURST, VIGNERONS DE. KIENTZHEIM- KAYSERSBERG  $14.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE ALSACE) 13.5%. Tonic, rose, barbershop. Balanced. Light reduction./ Harmonioius, medium full and viscous. Good acid foil. Right body and strength. 16.5.
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(WT020817-14) 13 ALSACE GEWURZTRAMINER, DOMAINE ZINCK  $18.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE ALSACE) 13.5%; 4/8 dry/sweet scale. A sweeter take, with rose and ginger./ Sweet and right. Plenty of oomph and stamina.16.9.
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(WT020817-15) 15 MOSCATO D'ASTI SORI GRAMELLA, AZ. AGR. ELVIO TINTERO  $14.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 5.5%. Very, very bright, lifted, even soaring./ Sweet and fresh. At a nice stage, yet a few more weeks in bottle will augment its aromatic profile. 16.9+.
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(WT020817-2) 13 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE CHARDONNAY  $28.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.5%; 30+ yr old vines at 1800'; aged in French oak. Young. Well built. Shows barrel aging and subtle oakiness. Burgundy notions. Composed, confident./ Yes, subtle, well married oak and chardonnay character. Light reduction. Big sized. To keep. 17.0+.
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(WT020817-3) 15 AIRFIELD ESTATES LONE BIRCH YAKIMA VALLEY ROSE  $8.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 13.2%. Fresh, with full fruit, presence, fortitude. All the while, joyous./ Sweet fruit. Great acid etch. Totally fresh and mealworthy. Very popular with the group. 16.6.
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(WT020817-4) 15 BOURGUEIL CUVEE ALOUETTES, DOMAINE DE LA CHANTELEUSERIE  $14.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12%. Sweet on the approach, followed by peels, reduction. Dark and deep and sour./ Yes, tart and reductive. For what's supposed to be a fun cuvee and fruity vintage, this is no fun at all. 15.8+.
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(WT020817-5) 15 BARDOLINO CLASSICO, LENOTTI  $9.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) Sweet, spicy, delicate cherry aroma. Not 15 soft./ Low flavor profile at present. Little oomph and fruit. Better served cool. 15.4+.
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(WT020817-6) 15 VAUCLUSE LE PIGEOULET, FAMILLE BRUNIER  $17.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 14%; owners of CdP estate Vieux Telegraphe; 80% grenache, 10% syrah, 5% ea cinsault, carignan. Large and expressive. Well extracted. Full aroma depth and range. Fruit, peppercorn, garrigue. Big, powerful presence./ Yes, plenty of oomph and range here. Certainly portrays 2015's lushness after a series of less-ripe years. Good vintage for this cuvee. 16.6.
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(WT020817-7) 15 COTES DU RHONE, DOMAINE DU JONCIER  $14.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 14.5%; at Tavel. Racy, tart, dark, crisp Gard 15. Depth and force./ The palate is sweeter and also a little reductive. Red and black currant flavors of Gard. High acid for 2015. 16.1+.
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(WT020817-8) 14 RIDGE THREE VALLEYS SONOMA RED  $28.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14.5%; 65% zinfandel, 17% petite sirah, 14% carignane, 4% grenache. Ripe, large, rangy, peppery. 14 darkness, depth, restraint./ Rich but also 14 racy. Not over the top. Young and characteristic of the vintage's North Coast reds. Good acid. 16.7+.
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(WT020817-9) 14 CAHORS, CLOS LA COUTALE  $14.99
02/08/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; 80% malbec, 20% merlot. Good vintage of this. Precise cherry, licorice, tar. Well drawn and focused. 14 clarity. Plus plenty of sweet fruit./ Racy, peppery, spicy. Licorice. Some herbaceous qualities on the aftertaste. Good overall. 16.3+.
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