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(WT071217-01) 15 RIBEIRO TREIXADURA, SENDA VERDE  $12.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 11.5%. Lightly rusty and sulphurous. No strong varietal presence./ Low key. Good acid. 14.8.
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(WT071217-02) 15 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, SENDA VERDE  $12.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 12.5%. Brighter, fresher. More varietal character and less rust. More padding./ Yes, good honeysuckle character and great acidity. Long and etched finish. 16.4.
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(WT071217-03) 15 BIERZO GODELLO, SENDA VERDE  $12.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 12.5%. Larger proportioned, nuttier. Plentiful stone fruit and honeysuckle. Delivers./ Yes, nutty and full textured. Seems fuller than 12.5%. Good body and presence for food accompaniment. 16.3.
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(WT071217-04) 15 BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY, THIERRY MATROT  $22.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 12.5%. Clear, cool climate appley chardonnay. Not much in the way of barrel and lees embellishments. Distinctly Burgundy if primary./ Good acid, texture, body. Some oak makes its presence known on the palate. I preferred the 2014. 16.3.
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(WT071217-05) 15 LUCAS & LEWELLEN ESTATE SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY  $14.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.1%; Los Alamos Ranch & Goodchild Vyds; 12% seasoned barrels, 88% stainless. Warm and ripe for Santa Barbara. Too fruity and sweet smelling to my liking./ Yes, too much malo influence; too smooth for my tastes. 15.6.
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(WT071217-06) 16 CARNUNTUM ROSE, GERHARD MARKOWITSCH  $12.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ROSE) 12.5%; 70% zweigelt, 20% blaufrankisch, 10% cab sauv. Clear, and cool, fruity and ripe. Accomplished./ Yes, great sweet-acid balance. All fruit, no fermentation leftovers. Perfect harmony for food. 16.8.
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(WT071217-07) 16 FRANCAIS GAMAY RAISINS GAULOIS, MARCEL LAPIERRE  $15.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 12.5%; from young vines in and about Morgon. Rich as Morgon if not as powerful and dense. Great vintage of this./ Sweet and flowing. Great acid and balance. Asimov is right; it's gulpable. And delish. 16.5.
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(WT071217-08) 16 CHINON RIVE GAUCHE CHATEAU DE LA BONNELIERE, M. PLOUZEAU  $14.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12.5%. Wow. Surprisingly sweet nose./ Again. The ripest and most immediately appealing in quite awhile. This works hard. 16.5+.
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(WT071217-09) 14 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO BACO NOIR  $9.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (CANADA) 12.5%. Clean, cool, fruity, spot on baco. Oak patina? Or is it baco's smokiness? Regardless, this is special./ Cool, flowing, crisp, and ideal varietal character. A cool climate soul mate of the Chinon above. 16.8.
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(WT071217-10) 16 HERAULT CARIGNAN VIEILLES VIGNES, MONT GRAVET  $8.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 12.5%. Oh, ripe, sweet, precise, fruity. Best vintage yet? Big old vines concentration./ Fabulous acid and flavor assault. Sooo refreshing and food-worthy. Complete. 16.9.
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(WT071217-11) 15 BIERZO MENCIA, SENDA VERDE  $12.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 13.5%. Very bright, charming, clear, cool, pure. None of the usual young mencia reduction./ Shines on the palate too. Smooth, polished, and ideal take on mencia. Ready to serve. 16.7.
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(WT071217-12) 15 VAL DU CHARRON APHAEA CELLARMASTER'S RESERVE WESTERN CAPE RED  $9.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SOUTH AFRICA) 14%. Cool, black, sweet, spicy, broad, vigorous./ Yes, sweet and spicy. Well crafted. After the fine 2013, this scores again. 16.9.
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(WT071217-13) 13 LUCAS & LEWELLEN ESTATE SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR  $15.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.5%. Sweet yet cool, black Santa Barbara pinot with ideal measure of oak seasoning. Well crafted./ One flavorful pinot of place with nice oak zest and good Santa Barbara acidity. 16.8.+.
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(WT071217-14) 15 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR ZINFANDEL  $17.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.5%. Large, sweet, singed Amador zin classic. Wow!/ Yeah, roasted raspberry and peppercorn, with power, smoothness, and balance. Total Amador zinfandel. 17.2+.
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(WT071217-15) 14 BRAZIN OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL  $14.99
07/12/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.5%. Lodi's inherent fruit sweetness balanced by oak and power. Real Lodi fruit; doesn't seem Mega Purple enhanced. Ideal. Sooo fruity and deep./ Yes, creme de framboise. Fabulous power, balance, fullness. 17.2+.
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