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(WT032917-1) 15 MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE LES GRAS MOUTONS, LA PEPIERE  $16.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12%. Fresh, full, fragrant. What more could I want of a Muscadet?/ Yes, full of botanicals, plus juicy acid and savory extract. Positively fills the mouth. Very popular with the group. 16.9.
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(WT032917-10) 15 CHATEAU DE CAMARSAC, BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR  $11.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; proprietor Thierry Lurton; 95% merlot, 5% cabernet franc. Ripest vintage of this yet. Still dark fruited but also sweet. Measured, not sloppy. Gateway to 2015 claret./ Tighter, with less padding. Still, there's a sweet cherry merlot core. Fine tannin. Balanced. Will age gracefully. 16.2+.
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(WT032917-11) 13 OLELO PASO ROBLES MERLOT  $14.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 13.5%. Sweet and standard Paso merlot all around./ Both ripe and green cherries. Pleasing enough. 14.8.
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(WT032917-12) 15 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE 50TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $15.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 13.5%; 14 months in French & American oak, 1/3 new. Sweet fruit and oak. A marker vintage for this series./ Soft and oaky. Fruit and nut and wood cremes. Tannin and alcohol not fully assimilated yet. 16.0+.
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(WT032917-14) 14 COTES DU RHONE, DOMAINE LES APHILLANTHES  $14.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 13.5%. Oh, totally racy, peppery, garrigue laden. And cool in 14. Plenty ripe enough. No reduction. Sweet enough too. Goes with the flow in 2014./ Yes, sweet and ripe and viscous, with a balance of tangy acid. All. Long, spicy aftertaste and lightly tannic finale. 16.9.
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(WT032917-15) 07 CHEVALIER DU PASTEL, SAUTERNES HALF BOTTLE  $14.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13%; special attendee price: $8.99. Sweet, deep, open, mature, honeyed 07. Nut, pineapple, citrus. Depth, balance. Nice now./ Yes, all, plus good acid. Botrytis almond. A value. 16.9.
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(WT032917-2) 15 CHABLIS VIEILLES VIGNES SELECTION MASSALE, DOMAINE SERVIN  $24.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 12.5%; vines propagated by burying canes. Full and calcaire-laden. Rich and stony, almost grainy./ Again, massive extract. More terroir than fruit. Large scaled, full textured. 17.0+.
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(WT032917-3) 14 PAVIA CHARDONNAY CAMARA, TENUTA MAZZOLINO  $11.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12.5%. Aging gracefully. Apple and citrus./ Vinous and savory. Balanced and fine with food now. 16.3.
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(WT032917-5) 16 VINHO VERDE ROSE ARCA NOVA, QUINTA DAS ARCOS  $8.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (PORTUGAL ROSE) 11.5%. Light fizz./ Wisp of bubble gum yet, plus lots of raspberry and strawberry perfumes./ Yes, fizz and gaiety. Nice tender core. Juicy, berry filled finish. Coming on nicely. 16.4+.
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(WT032917-6) 15 RIBEIRA SACRA MENCIA VINA DO BURATO, D. VENTURA  $16.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 12.5%. The usual mencia reduction issues./ Again. Plus the usual brett. Some carbonic maceration signs. Not my cup of tea. 14.5+.
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(WT032917-7) 15 DOGLIANI DOLCETTO SAN LUIGI, AZ. AGR. PECCHENINO  $17.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13.5%. Still sharp edged, surprising for warm, sunny 2015./ More sweet fruit on the palate. More extroverted. Aeration and a few months' aging will reap benefits. Very popular with the group. 16.1++.
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(WT032917-8) 13 OLTREPO PAVESE BONARDA MAZZOLINO, TENUTA MAZZOLINO  $14.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13%; aka croatina. Suave and sweet cherry, orange, earth. Sweetens further with aeration. Deepens too./ Very nice openness and good ripeness here. Well textured too. Good example of this grape variety. 16.5+.
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(WT032917-9) 16 SAN PEDRO GATO NEGRO VALLE CENTRAL CARMENERE  $4.99
03/29/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (CHILE) 13%; est. 1865. Good, cool, gummy fruit. Jujubes. Clear headed, not earthy./ Well, a little moist earth on the palate. High yield, modest ripeness. Not bad for a cheap carmenere. 15.2.
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