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(WT101018-01) 17 CHABLIS CHAMPS ROYAUX, WILLIAM FEVRE  $22.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 12.5%; own 125 acres of Chablis vyds, half in 1er and Grand Cru. Full and well composed. A perfect picture of 2017 Chablis./ Yes, super vintage fruit quality and defining calcaire. Well balanced in all respects. Yes. 17.0.
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(WT101018-02) 17 CHABLIS, SIMONNET-FEBVRE  $25.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 12.5%; est. 1840. Full, and earthier than the Fevre. Contrasting house styles. This is fine too. Tingles the nostrils./ Yes, tingly. Terroir driven; chalky. Has depth. Fine again. 17.0.
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(WT101018-03) 16 KARTHAUSERHOF RIESLING TROCKEN,, KARTHAUSERHOF  $24.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 12%; est. 1223. Fresh, Ruwer riesling delicacy, Crisp, etched. Right./ Yeah, full etch and extract textural aspects. Yow! A jaw breaker! Even more extract than the fine 2015. Huge. 18.0.
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(WT101018-04) 17 MORGON GRAND CRU, MARCEL LAPIERRE  $34.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 13.5%. Oh, full Morgon cherry. Really full, with 2017 sweet fruit. Statuesque build too. Complex and concentrated. And come hither to boot./ Full fruit and fruit peel concentration and tannin. Grand scaled. Both current appeal and cellar potential. 17.4+.
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(WT101018-05) 17 ILLAHE ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR  $21.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 13.5%; Chinook for 'earth'. Wild yeasts. Oregon sleekness, vintage richness. Ideal 2017 Oregon pinot noir. With aeration, it comes on big time./ Yes, full and broad. Balanced, fruity, deep, tasty. 16.9+.
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(WT101018-06) 12 CALDER MEYER VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY CHARBONO  $23.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 12.6%; 276-case production. Rich, round 2012 fruit, with oak and varietal distinction. Complex and complete./ Yes, 2012 varietal clarity and intensity with complexing oak savors. Has it all. 16.9.
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(WT101018-07) 16 CROZES HERMITAGE LES LAUNES, DELAS  $23.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 13%. Deep, purple, poised, reductive. 2016 tailoring and flow. Yes. Fine future./ Palate still closed up by sulphur. No problem. Air it well; decant well ahead of service, or cellar. 16.6+.
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(WT101018-08) 15 CHATEAU LE THIL COMTE CLARY, PESSAC-LEOGNAN  $34.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; owned by the Cathiards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Black, close, woody. Pessac Leognan black fruit. Wants aeration and aging./ Yes, a surprisingly firm vintage of this, especially considering the nature of 2015 clarets. I'm not getting the elegance and sophistication of the previously experienced vintage, which I tasted when it had more time in bottle. See it out. 16.2++.
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(WT101018-09) 14 FABRE MONTMAYOU GRAN RESERVA LUJAN DE CUYO MALBEC  $21.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ARGENTINA) 14.5%. Fine balance of oak and fruit. Nothing to excess. Wears its power well. Graceful and sophisticated./ Yes, body, fruit, oak, texture, size, power, sweetness, length. Complete package. 17.2+.
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(WT101018-10) 15 BANDOL, DOMAINE LA BASTIDE BLANCHE  $26.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 14.5%; unfiltered. Richest and ripest vintage of this I've tasted, and rightfully so in 2015. Grand scaled, spicy, barrel aged mourvedre. Wow! Great grand and complex./ 15 ripe and powerful, sweet and forward. Yes. 17.4+.
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(WT101018-11) 05 RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, MARQUES DE RISCAL  $39.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 14%; Tim Atkin MW 95/100. Deep ruby color. No sign of age./ Yes, best Riscal ever, and I've tasted some really old vintages. Wood, fruit, Alavesa elegance. Well proportioned. Fabulous Rioja oak and long barrel aging./ Yes, great form, acid, barrel duration. A wow Riscal. Rewards of cellaring. 18.6.
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(WT101018-12) 09 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO BELCARO, SAN FELICE HALF BOTTLE  $24.99
10/10/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 14.5%; all trebbiano. Sweet, strong, woody, fruity. Palo cortado sherry like./ Sweet and tawny, like a 10 year old white port. Large, powerful, sweet. At the same time rangy, complex, brightly acidic. Persistent fruit and texture. Everlasting.
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