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(WT083017-01) 15 MUSCADET SEVRE & MAINE SUR LIE, DOMAINE DE LA QUILLA  $12.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12%. Dry and austere. Tight and young./ Same. Good with food for sure. More aromatic and textural pleasures to come. 16.0++.
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(WT083017-02) 16 VENETO PINOT GRIGIO, CANTINA COLLI EUGANEI  $8.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12.5%. Deep and full of green fruits. Best vintage of this yet. Thoroughly three dimensional./ Juicy grteen apple and lime. Nicely balanced and accessible. Come hither. One glass invites another. 16.3.
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(WT083017-03) 16 CHATEAU L'ORANGERIE, BORDEAUX BLANC  $12.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 12%; 80% sauvignon blanc, 20% semillon. Deep and rich semillon with a racy sauvignon edge. Spot on interchange of the two./ Yes, rich sauvignon tropical fruits–guava and citrus–with semillon plush basis. Racy overall. A winner once again. 16.7.
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(WT083017-04) 16 SANCERRE, DOMAINE ETIENNE DAULNY  $19.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12.5%. Tingly edge. 'Newer' than I usually encounter a vintage of this. Brisk and penetrating./ Crisp and round both. Well balanced. Best in years. 17.0.
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(WT083017-05) 16 RUEDA BLANCO BASA, TELMO RODRIGUEZ  $14.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 13%; 90% verdejo, 10% viura. Very penetrating, incisive fruit acidity. This is not sulphur etch./ Medium acid on entry, but it builds and becomes very juicy. Medium flavor intensity that will grow with a few weeks' more bottle age. For food. 16.4+.
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(WT083017-06) 16 VOUVRAY, DOMAINE CHAMPALOU  $18.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12.5% Dry and tingly. Always dry these days./ Sec tendre in a reach, but surely near dry, with great acid background as alwasy and plenty of chenin fruit display; quince, lime, apple. 17.1.
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(WT083017-07) 06 ALSACE RIESLING RESERVE, PIERRE SPARR  $26.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE ALSACE) 12.5%. Rich, tingly, spot-on mature riesling without petrol. Seems to have been stored well. Ideal state of bottle bouquet development./ Yes, well proportioned. Great acidity has preserved it and rendered it most serviceable at the table. 16.8.
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(WT083017-08) 16 MARSANNAY ROSE, DOMAINE CHARLES AUDOIN  $28.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ROSE) 12.5%. Full presence for only 12.5%. Good pinot strawberry. Cool vintage race. Acid-glycerol tete-a-tete./ Full body and flavor impact. Big time rose. 16.9.
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(WT083017-09) 16 CHINON ROSE RENE COULY, COULY-DUTHEIL  $16.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ROSE) 13%. Full color./ Full bodied; red wine rich. Not a delicate Loire rose. Deep berry, apple, and a wisp of banana fermentation residual./ Again, berry and banana. Can't believe some of these 2016 roses are still showing fermentation remains. And not just the screwcap ones. 16.5+.
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(WT083017-10) 15 CHINON LES MORINIERES, JOSEPH MELLOT  $15.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12.5%; on clay and limestone. 15 sweet fruit pulp with tarry peels stuff too. Mellot clarity. Deep and persistent./ Juicy cherry and raspberry taste. Mouthful of flavors that expand on the palate. Great acid. For the table or the cellar. 16.6+.
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(WT083017-11) 15 ERATH OREGON PINOT NOIR  $17.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 13.5%; est. 1967. Very high toned. Violets and other flowers. Cherry and cherry blossom./ Balanced composition of acid and fruit sweetness. Oregon freshness, vintage ripeness. Long, even aftertaste. 16.7.
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(WT083017-12) 16 BODEGAS CALLIA ALTA VALLE DE TULUM MALBEC  $10.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ARGENTINA) 13.5%. San Juan rich, high altitude bright. Steady as she goes, vintage after vintage./ Black fruit cremes. A really rich vintage. Some oak and tannin. Thorough. 16.6.
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(WT083017-13) 16 BELASCO DE BAQUEDANO ESTATE LLAMA OLD VINE ALTO AGRELO VALLEY MALBEC  $14.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ARGENTINA) 14%; vines nearly 100 years old; 6 months in French oak barrels. The usual old vines fruit intensity and fine oak augmentation here. Thoroughly rich and complex nose./ Yes, rich fruit filling contained by fine structure. Lots of material here. Long, peacock's tail finish 16.9+.
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(WT083017-14) 15 COTES DU RHONE CUVEE ROMAINE, DOMAINE LA GARRIGUE  $14.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 14.5%. 65% grenache, 25% mourvedre and 10% syrah that spends 10-12 months in concrete prior to bottling. A custom cuvee made by importer Eric Solomon and consultant Philippe Cambie, it comes from 60- to 90-year-old vines and is basically a declassified Vacqueyras (at a Cotes du Rhone price). Oh, this is so 2015 rich and La Garrigue powerful and deep. Great vintage here./ Yes, full power and presence, structure and potential. Classic. 16.8+.
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(WT083017-15) 16 WYNCROFT MARLAND LATE HARVEST LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RIESLING  $19.99
08/30/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. MICHIGAN) 3.5% RS. Oh, very racy and full of extract. No softness on the nose, no baby fat that many of the 2016 Michigan rieslings have shown in youth. Built to last./ Yes, loaded with material. On the palate, soft centered in youth still. No problem. 17.0+.
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