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(WT072617-01) 15 MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE SELECTION VIEILLES VIGNES CHATEAU DE LA RAGOTIERE, LES FRERES COUILLARD  $14.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12%. Good and mossy the way I like ‘em./ Yes, spot on style and balance. Good if not great textural interest. Bitter trace at end. 16.2.
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(WT072617-02) 12 MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE CUVEE DES CEPS CENTENAIRES, COMTE LELOUP DU CHATEAU DE CHASSELOIR  $18.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12%. Good, rich delivery of sur lie and bottle bouquet complexes. Full bodied product of old vines intensity./ Yes, this carries its lees and bottle aging well. But is it worth a premium? 16.3.
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(WT072617-03) 09 MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE LE CLOS DU CHATEAU L'OISELINIERE, BERNARD CHEREAU  $26.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12.5%. Clear and ventilating. Totally fresh./ Again, lots of fullness and vigor to the delivery. Special; unique. A hallmark example of the ageworthiness of muscadet. 17.1.
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(WT072617-04) 16 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO MAR DE FRADES RAMON BILBAO  $14.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 12.5%; est. 1924. Good, full extract. Light stone fruit scent. Good overall./ Mild texture. Accurate flavor set. Negoc safe. 16.1.
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(WT072617-05) 16 RIAS BAIXAS ALBARINO, BODEGAS LA CANA  $15.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 13.5%. Fresh scented. More adventuresome. Trace of banana ferment residual still./ Sweet and smooth and suave, with good acid support. Well balanced. Just a little previous yet. 16.3+.
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(WT072617-06) 16 SANCERRE L'AUTHENTIQUE, DOMAINE THOMAS LABAILLE  $21.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 13%. Modest intensity. Tender fruit./ Mild overall. Much prefer the Mont Damnes cuvee. 16.0.
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(WT072617-07) 16 BARKER'S MARQUE THE LOOP MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC  $11.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (NEW ZEALAND) 12.5%. A little reserved to start, though clearly juicier and more citric than the Sancerre. Builds in aromatic intensity as it airs./ Yes, juicy and citric, with tangerine emphasis. Carries on the tradition. 16.4.
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(WT072617-08) 16 COTES DE PROVENCE ROSE CIBONNE TENTATIONS, CHATEAU CIBONNE  $16.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 13%. Banana still./ Some bitter ferment residual too. Totally premature. 15.0++.
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(WT072617-10) 15 CHIANTI, QUERCETO  $9.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12.5%. For 12.5%, it's a really big and powerful nose-ful. Dry and voluminous. Not at all 2015 sweet. Dried cherry and orange peel./ Yes, sangiovese glycerol and dried fruit. Medium bodied. Good value. Versatile at the table. 16.1.
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(WT072617-11) 15 CHATEAU L'ORANGERIE, BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR  $12.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13%; 85% merlot, 15% cab sauv. Sharp and clarety for 2015. Euro style./ Too lean and tart for my tastes. The Europhiles will love it. 14.3+.
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(WT072617-12) 13 DONATI FAMILY VINEYARD PAICINES CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $119.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 13.8%. Yeah, the size and power of 2013 and its inland origin. I love these 2013 California cabernets./ Yes, full, oaky, smoky. Steakhouse cabernet for sure. 16.6+.
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(WT072617-14) 15 CASORZO MALVASIA NAUFRAGAR, AGRICOLA SULIN  $15.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 5%. Oh, boy, such an intense display of berries and spices. Exotic potpourri aromatic set. Consummate. The best of its genre I've tasted./ Yes, such a stimulating, unrelenting malvasia performance. Highly spicy and vigorous. 17.6.
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(WT072617-15) ATTICA RETSINA, CAVINO  $6.99
07/26/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GREECE) 11.5%. Not very resinous. Good base wine; good product. But playing it safe./ More menthol than pine. I'm still looking for an old fashioned, sappy retsina. 15.3.
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