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(WT091917-03) 16 ALSACE RIESLING, THE FURST  $1199.00
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE ALSACE) 12.5%; dry. Yes, dry and accurate, if not effusive./ Correct. Down the middle. Versatile food wine. This brand has a different source now. One of the Dopff negociants? Was the fine Kientzheim-Kaysersberg cooperative. The jury is still out. 16.1.
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(WT091917-04) 15 PFALZ ESTATE RIESLING DRY, DR. BURKLIN-WOLF  $15.99
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 12.5%. Incisive. Crystal clear. Deep. Noble reduction. Pure. Wet stone; fruit pit./ Plenty of cut and tensile acidity to balance 2015 richness. Very long, precise, focused fruit finish. Surpasses the fine 2014. 17.3.
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(WT091917-05) 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO, SOC. AGR. SAN FELICE  $19.99
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12.5%; 80% sangiovese, 10% ea colorino, pugnitello. Wood, dried fruit, licorice. Slight greenness. Well framed and firm cored./ Yeah, there's something green and earthy and funky. What? Tannic. Mixed messages. The group like it though. 14.9.
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(WT091917-06) 14 TOSCANA BORGONERO, BORGO SCOPETO  $18.99
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13%; 40% sangiovese, 20% ea syrah, cab sauv, merlot. Deep. Darkness of 14 and the French grapes. Peel, snap, tannin./ Senses of herb, wood, vinosity. Preferred the 2013. 15.8+.
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(WT091917-07) 10 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO RESERVA 5 ANOS ANCIANO, BODEGAS NAVALON  $10.99
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 13%; 1+ yrs in barrel; 4+ yrs in bottle before release. Nice combo of sweet, southern tempranillo fruit and oak spices. One of the best vintages of this. Runs deep./ Oh, lovely fruit cremes and pastilles. Super southern tempranillo augmented by barrel aging. 16.7.
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(WT091917-08) 13 ECHEVERRIA GRAN RESERVA CURICO VALLEY CARMENERE  $9.99
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (CHILE) 13.5%; est. 1930. Very ripe and sweet sensations. Also bell pepper./ Dry and medium bodied. Vinous. Not bad. 15.4.
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(WT091917-09) 15 BIERZO MENCIA VIERNES, BODEGAS GODELIA  $12.99
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 14%. Fresh, and in the style intended. No mencia reduction. Just forward, black fruit unencumbered by either barrel or hermetic influences./ Great acid. Really racy for ripe 2015. Fruit emphasis realized. Balanced and meal-worthy. 16.3.
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(WT091917-10) 14 FAMILIA ZUCCARDI SERIE A VALLE DE UCO CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $14.99
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ARGENTINO) 14%. Black and firm framed cabernet. Lightly sweet core. Light oak in tune with the fruit./ Dry and close 2014 palate. Needs more bottle age. 15.8+.
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(WT091917-11) 15 BOUZA ESTATE RESERVA MONTEVIDEO TANNAT  $21.99
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (URUGUAY) 15%; all tannat; La Violetas & Melilla Vyds; 13 mo. in French & US oak barrels. Inky tannat appearance./ Deep, full black fruit and fine oak melange. No tannat severity. A complex aromatic set./ Closer to the vest, but not obstreperously tannic. One class tannat wine. 17.0+.
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(WT091917-12) 14 NIERSTEINER HIPPING RIESLING SPATLESE, WEINGUT GEORGE ALBRECHT SCHNEIDER  $16.99
09/19/17 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 8%; est. 1806. Fully sweet Hessia riesling spatlese. Fine, deep Hipping nectarine aroma. Classic. Plenty of 14 extract./ Even at a warm service temperature, it comes across well balanced. This will age famously. Another fine one from Schneider, with extract and acid etch on the finish. 17.0+.
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