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(WT090518-01) 17 MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE DOMAINE DE LA GRENAUDIERE, OLLIVIER PERE  $10.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12%. Bright, mossy, large, right./ Delicious acid savor and classic tender center. Hallmark. Bargain priced. 16.6.
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(WT090518-02) 17 BLUSTONE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC  $23.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. MICHIGAN) 12.5%; winery only. Bright, brisk, and full classic full of 2017 expression already. Generous./ Full of flavor, body. Some stone fruit even. Another super NW MI pinot blanc. 16.9.
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(WT090518-03) 16 COTES DU ROUSSILLON BLANC CUVEE CENTENAIRE, DOMAINE LAFAGE  $14.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 13%; grenache blanc, grenache gris, roussanne; 100 yr old vines; 30% aged 4 months in new barrels. A tad rusty and orange rind evolved already./ Again. Go to 2017. 15.7-.
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(WT090518-04) 16 CAROL SHELTON WILD THING SONOMA CHARDONNAY  $18.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 13.5%. Sweet nose. Mellow malo, with bright acid too. Well crafted./ Yes, round malo, light oak treacle, and acid to make it meal-worthy. Well crafted. 16.5.
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(WT090518-05) 15 ROERO ARNEIS, ARBETA  $9.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13.5%. OK still, with sweet, lemony fruit. Yes, like last week's Gavi, it still has brightness./ Well, a bit rusty on the palate. 16.0/15.1-.
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(WT090518-06) 14 ROERO ARNEIS, ARBETA  $8.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13%. Plenty of vital signs, though it is rustier than the 15./ Clear 14 acid, form. Actually younger in structure. 15.9.
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(WT090518-07) 17 ROVE ESTATE RAGAIRE LEELANAU PENINSULA ROSE  $21.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. MICHIGAN) 12%; 60% cab franc, 40% merlot; winery only. Sweet enough, but has the claret varieties structure I don't prefer./ Again, too much tannin and too little flavor. 15.3.
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(WT090518-08) 17 PELEE ISLAND WINERY ONTARIO CABERNET FRANC  $9.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (CANADA) 12.5%. Oh, sweet and crisp both, and full of spontaneity and spunk. Ideal cool climate cabernet franc red raspberry aroma./ Yes, both sweet and tart, and full of fruit. Great price. 16.9.
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(WT090518-09) 17 ZORZAL TERROIR UNICO TUPUNGATO VALLEY MALBEC  $14.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ARGENTINA) 13%. Oh, full, bright, young, upbeat black cherry malbec nose. Sweet fruit./ Great acid and form. Some tannin yet. Fine future. 16.6+.
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(WT090518-10) 16 ROOT 1 MAIPO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $10.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (CHILE) 13%; from ungrafted vines. Rich, bright, sweet, black and convincing Maipo cabernet sauvignon with aromas of blackberry and dusty black currant. Fine showing for this steady bargain./ Yes, clear and juicy black currant Maipo and varietal character, with an alluring creme coating. 16.7+,
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(WT090518-11) 15 CHATEAU DE BON AMI, BORDEAUX  $9.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13%; Famille Regaud at Le Puy. Good 15 richness. Berry and cherry. This works./ Great acid and tannin textures. Both flavor and texture working hard to please the palate. 16.2.
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(WT090518-12) 15 CHATEAU PEYROLAN, COTES DE BOURG  $11.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; Gold Medal - Macon. Very bright fruit, and seemingly some oak. Bourg size and give. Complex./ Yes, some oak tannin and taste, with full fruit presence. All around fine flavor and texture. 16.5.
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(WT090518-13) 15 CHATEAU LE TEMPLE, CRU BOURGEOIS, MEDOC  $18.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13%; Denis Bergey at Valeyrac; mostly cab sauv, with merlot, petit verdot; 12 months in barrels. More significant, with cabernet sauvignon presence and definite oak. Big time qualities./ A little hesitant on the palate for now. Good oak. This will fill up and out with bottle age. 16.8+.
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(WT090518-14) 15 LES TOURS DE CHATEAU BEAUMONT, HAUT MEDOC  $14.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; at Cussac; second wine; 60% cab sauv, 40%. Wow, lots of cabernet sauvignon black currant and a surprising measure of oak in a cru bourgeois second wine./ Fruit surge and fruit depth. Awesome value. 16.9+
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(WT090518-15) 15 JOHANNISBERGER ERNTEBRINGER RIESLING KABINETT, WEINGUT KRAYER  $12.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 10%; est. 1866. Some advanced terpene evidence./ Again. On the small side. 15.8.
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(WT090518-16) 17 THIRSTY OWL FINGER LAKES DIAMOND  $8.99
09/05/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. NEW YORK) 11.5%; Double Gold Medal - Tasters Guild; legend on back label; not in MI distribution. Yes, the ultimate diamond character. Intense and unique./ Yes, acid etch, extract, character, all. 16.8.
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