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(WT091218-01) 17 ALTO ADIGE PINOT BIANCO TRADITION, CANTINA TERLAN  $18.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13%. Full of personality, thrust, richness. Apple and quince./ Just as forthcoming on the palate. Ample, dry, vinous, meal-worthy. 16.9.
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(WT091218-02) 17 CAMPANIA FIANO, LA CAPRANERA  $14.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13%. Pure, hallmark, young. With aeration, gathering peach, apricot, honey, and flowers./ Tender on the palate. The acid is enveloped with youthful fruit richness. This will all come into harmony after a few more weeks in bottle. 16.6/16.2+.
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(WT091218-03) 17 VENTOUX ROSE CUVEE DES 3 MESSES BASSES, VIGNERONS DU MONT VENTOUX  $11.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ROSE) 13.5%; 60% grenache, 20% each cinsault, carignan; $29.99 3 liter bag in box. Fulfillment achieved. Months back, it was asking for more bottle age. Nose enveloped with aromas of berries and flowers./ Less expressive on the palate, it may reward even more bottle age. Some astringency to shed too. 16.3/15.8+.
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(WT091218-04) 16 CHATEAU DU PIN, BORDEAUX  $8.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; at Saint Martial (Entre deux Mers). Sweet and fulfilled already. As rich as a 2015, with 2016 silky texture. Ideal./ Dry, and still a little tart, but well managed, well textured, and well composed overall. Good stuff. Will appreciate a few more months in bottle. 16.2+.
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(WT091218-05) 16 CHATEAU LA CROIX DU DUC, BORDEAUX  $9.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; next to Lussac Saint Emilion; 80% merlot, 10% each cab sauv, cab franc. Sweet and spicy, smoky, almost jammy. Surely ripe and empyreumatic. And ideal also./ Yes, texture, spice, fruit vigor. Ripe and large. 16.4+.
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(WT091218-06) 15 CHATEAU BLOUIN, BORDEAUX  $11.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; at Arveyres (Graves de Vayres); 80% merlot, 20% cab franc. Ripe, black, and smoky. Suggests creosote. Intense./ Less rich but just as black fruited. Needs bottle age to develop more depth and roundness. 16.3/15.9+.
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(WT091218-07) 15 CHATEAU LA HASE, BORDEAUX  $12.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; at St. Michel de Fronsac; 60% merlot, 20% cab sauv, 20% cab franc. Deep and smoky. Seems barrel aged./ Large. Dry and astute. Full and cellar-worthy. 16.5+.
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(WT091218-08) 15 CHATEAU PETIT FREYLON CUVEE SARAH, BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR  $11.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; at Saint du Bois (Entre deux Mers); 75% cab sauv, 25% merlot; Gold Medal - CIV. Excellent. Ambitious. Shows cabernet sauvignon and oak./ Cabernet tight and tannic. Again, the barrel element. Will certainly reward cellaring. 16.6+.
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(WT091218-09) 15 RESERVE DU CHATEAU CROIX MOUTON, BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR  $15.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; at Lugon, west of Fronsac; second wine; 90% merlot; 10% cab franc. Yes, barrel aged like the Grand Vin. Intense, dark, and sweet 2015 fruit soaks up the oak nicely. Really thrives on its barrel influences./ Full, sweet fruited, oaky, balanced. A keeper. 16.7+
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(WT091218-10) 15 CHATEAU MONT PERAT, BORDEAUX  $19.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; at Capian (1eres Cotes de Bordeaux); 80% merlot, 10% cab sauv, 10% cab franc. Seriously barrel aged. Very large./ Large, sweet, ambitious, suave and harmonious. Has it all. Really well crafted. Surely worth the premium. 16.9+.
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(WT091218-11) 14 CHATEAU DE FONTENILLE, BORDEAUX  $11.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13.5%; at La Sauve (Entre deux Mers); 80% merlot, 20% cab sauv. More mature than the 15s and 16s. Smoky; seems to show barrel influence. Wow, quite a value./ Berries, and smoky, barrel like notions. Intense. What a pleasant surprise and deal. 16.6.
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(WT091218-12) 14 BROADSIDE PRINTERS ALLEY PASO ROBLES RED  $14.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14%; 60% merlot, 35% cab sauv, 5% petit verdot. Rich and rightfully sweet fruited Paso red. Oak framing contains it nicely. This works./ Yes, sweet, spicy, oaky, and Paso lavish. Kudos to the winemaker. 16.7.
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(WT091218-13) 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, CASTELLO DI GABBIANO  $24.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13.5%. Oaky, long in barrel suave, and spot on for a five year old riserva./ All over again. Rich and right. 16.8.
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(WT091218-14) 14 WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING SPATLESE, DR. PAULY BERGWEILER  $34.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 9%. Spatlese sweet nose, 2014 well extracted, Wehlener floral. This is rich and right./ A fine balance of sweetness, acidity, and extract. Sweetness still a little to the fore. A champion with cellar potential. 17.3+.
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(WT091218-15) ST. JULIAN ON THE TOWN LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SWEET WHITE  $7.99
09/12/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. MICHIGAN) 10%; traminette, riesling, vidal; Double Gold Medal - 2018 Michigan Wine Competition. Sweet and spicy. Talks all three of the varietals./ Yes, sweet and traminette spicy. Riesling peach, vidal pear. My compliments to the winemaker. 16.6.
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