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(WT091317-01) 15 TRARBACHER DEVON RIESLING, WEINGUT RICHARD BOCKING  $9.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 11%. More character, depth, fruit. Peach and citrus. Penetrating. Full./ Sweeter. Walnut husk tone of slate grown riesling. Acid, extract, all. Well worth the premium. 16.6+.
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(WT091317-03) 15 LUGANA SAN BENEDETTO, ZENATO  $14.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13%. Taking on a round and golden demeanor at age two. Pleases./ Yes, nicely fulfilled at this stage. Good clarity and coolness to boot. 15.9.
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(WT091317-04) 15 ALSACE RIESLING, DOMAINE ZINCK  $17.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE ALSACE) 13.5%; 1/8 on the dry/sweet scale. Cool, clear, steely, stony./ Race, clarity, purity. Textural etch. Fine dinner riesling. 16.5+.
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(WT091317-05) 16 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE DRY TRAMINETTE  $10.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. MICHIGAN) 12%. Full varietal character. Still some reduction./ Expresses the varietal nature well. Not as forceful as a gewurztraminer. Emphasizes rose and peony. Still filling out, as many of these 2016 Michigan whites are. 16.2+.
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(WT091317-06) 16 COSTIERES DE NIMES ROSE FLEUR D'EGLANTINE, CHAT. MOURGUES DU GRES  $11.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 13.5%. Rather full, with plenty of peels extract. Not as dainty as its name suggests. Has full fruit vigor./ Flavorful and well proportioned 15.9.
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(WT091317-07) 14 PUGLIA SANGIOVESE, CORTENOVA  $10.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12.5%. Sleek, smooth, southern sangiovese./ A pleasing take, with sweet and dried cherry fruit. Versatile dinner wine. 15.0.
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(WT091317-08) 14 CHATEAU PICAU PERNA, SAINT EMILION  $18.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 12.5%. Warmth and sweetness suggest chaptalization. Dark fruited a really quite heavy for a 2014./ Dry, dense, and unresolved at this stage. 15.8+.
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(WT091317-09) 14 CHATEAU COTE DE BALEAU, GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT EMILION  $28.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13%. Oh, boy, Grand Cru Classe ripe fruit selection and fine new oak. Pure, lifted, romantic perfumes./ Still 2014 close on the palate, with drying tannins. No problem. Fine future here. 17.2/16.4+.
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(WT091317-10) 13 BODEGA DEL RIO ELORZA VERUM ALTO VALLE DEL RIO NEGRO MALBEC  $17.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ARGENTINA) 14%. Ripeness, power, and oak. Upper Patagonia dark fruit. A heavy hitter./ Flavor-wise, it's between aroma and bouquet at age four plus. Plenty of power and command. Definite steak house wine. 16.4+.
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(WT091317-11) 16 COTES DU RHONE GRENACHE CUVEE BASTIEN, DOMAINE DE CHATEAUMAR  $14.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEA) 14.5%; single parcel; 45 year old vines. Power, warmth, roti, size. Chateauneuf ambitions./ Surging, forceful, insistent. The opposite of elegant. Made for hearty fare. 16.5+.
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(WT091317-12) 15 COTES DU RHONE SYRAH CUVEE VINCENT, DOMAINE DE CHATEAUMAR  $14.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 13%; 45+ year old vines; 2 parcels next to Chateauneuf. More ease and sweet fruit. Less power plus an additional year in bottle, and a ripe vintage. Signs of syrah: raspberry, white pepper. The ripeness of 15 and southern syrah./ Obdurate; syrah tannin. Less padding than the nose suggests. I expect it will improve with time.16.3+.
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(WT091317-13) 14 DOMAINE TERLATO & CHAPOUTIER VICTORIA SHIRAZ-VIOGNIER  $19.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (AUSTRALIA) 14%; 95-5. Lift and give. Cool by Victoria standards? High altitude? Good oak and power./ Clarity and coolness. The viognier supplies a leavening. 16.2.
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(WT091317-14) 14 HOOPES HOOPLA THE MUTT NAPA VALLEY RED  $22.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.5%. Very ripe. Sur maturite. From up valley? Calistoga?./ A very forceful red for Napa Valley. High alcohol and tannin. 15.6+.
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(WT091317-15) BULLY HILL SWEET WALTER NEW YORK STATE RED  $8.99
09/13/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. NEW YORK) 11%; from labrusca varieties. Sweet and legit labrusca aromas with more subtlety than concord. This is a class labrusca wine./ Yes, a proud achievement. Sweetness plus fresh, balancing acidity. Up to date. 16.7.
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