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(WT103118-01) 17 HAUT POITOU SAUVIGNON BLANC LE BOIS DE LA TOUR, VIGNERONS DE HAUT POITOU  $10.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12.5%. Bright, delicate, discreet take on sauvignon blanc. Opposite of the NZ style. Attractive sauvignon citrus./ Yes, that lovely, lilting, 'luncheon' sauvignon style of Haut Poitou. Well balanced. In form. 16.5.
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(WT103118-03) 17 LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA SECCO VECCHIA MODENA, CLETO CHIARLI  $19.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 11%. Rose color./ Very pretty strawberry and raspberry aromas. Sweet smelling./ Aromas echo on the palate. Add in a wonderful cranberry tartness. Perfect pitch. 16.8.
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(WT103118-04) 17 BARDOLINO CLASSICO, CANTINE LENOTTI  $9.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12%; 50% corvina, 35% rondinella, 10% molinara. Very fresh and bright and upbeat. Sweet plum aroma./ Yes, smooth and fruity, with a light viscosity even, which coats the acid. No tannin, so serve cool for further refreshment. Perfectly crafted Bardolino. 16.8.
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(WT103118-05) 16 CHATEAU PUYBARBE, COTES DE BOURG  $12.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%. Yes, sweet fruited, complete Bourg package like the 2012 but with a pleasing 2016 burnish of its own./ Indeed, Bourg generous, 16 silk texture. Mild tannin. 16.6.
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(WT103118-06) 14 CHATEAU CITRAN, CRU BOURGEOIS, HAUT MEDOC  $21.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13%; at Avensan; 49% merlot, 43% cab sauv, 8% cab franc. Large and barrel aged. 14 framed. This has power and presence and barrel extras. In tune with the usual Citran styling./ Meaty. Oak and country pate flavors. Real substance here. 16.8+.
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(WT103118-07) 15 SAINT CHINIAN LES TRAVERS DE MARCEAU, DOMAINE RIMBERT  $17.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 12.5%. Fresh and uplifting style of this domaine. Reads Midi varietals. Ideal./ Yes, spicy, peppery, fresh fruited. Cool and snappy. Very much its own thing. 16.8.
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(WT103118-08) 16 COTES DU RHONE VIEILLES VIGNES, DOMAINE DE L'ESPIGOUETTE  $14.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 14%. Bright, racy, cool, burnished 16 style. With depth and fabulous cool reduction typical of this cuvee in youth./ Even cooler and more reduced to the point of astringency. That's OK at this stage. Reads 2016 and Espigouette. 16.7+.
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(WT103118-09) 15 VACQUEYRAS CUVEE CLASSIQUE, DOMAINE LE COUROULU  $19.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 13.5%; 60% grenache, 30% syrah, 10% mourvedre. Deep, cool, dry, very spicy and variegated classic. Full Couroulu Vacqueyras character. A perfectly ripe 2015./ Oh, boy, this spreads out all over the palate. All over the place. Peacock's tail! 17.1+.
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(WT103118-10) 15 CAMPANIA AGLIANICO, ROCCA DEL DRAGONE  $14.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13.5%. Cool, ventilating, penetrating airs of licorice and menthol./ Rich, with good acid to balance. Multi purpose thanks to this combination. 16.3+.
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(WT103118-11) 14 PENINSULA DE SETUBAL PERIQUITA, JOSE MARIA DA FONSECA  $11.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FORTIFIED) 13%; 46% castelao (aka periquita), 40% trincadeira, 14% aragonez (aka tempranillo). Large. Full of quality fruit range. Deep, sappy castelao. Persistent./ Sweet fruit. Well textured. Showing traditional generosity and rusticity. In form. 16.4.
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(WT103118-12) 13 PENINSULA DE SETUBAL RESERVA PERIQUITA, JOSE MARIA DA FONSECA  $18.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FORTIFIED) 13%; 52% castelao, 33% touriga nacional, 15% touriga francesa; 8 months in French oak. Developed already, almost to the point of decay. Sweet, mature, earthy./ Raisin and funk. Seems passe. 14.6-.
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(WT103118-13) 07 VALDEPENAS TEMPRANILLO GRAN RESERVA ANCIANO 10 ANOS, BODEGAS NAVALON  $12.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (PORTUGAL) 13%; 2 years in barrel, 8 years in bottle. Mellow barrel and bottle development. All hangs together so well./ Yes, oak vanillin and sweet fruit persist through the years, and the overall smoothness of good aging makes for an accomplished wine for current service. 17.0.
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(WT103118-14) 11 RIBERA DEL DUERO CONDE DE SAN CRISTOBAL, MARQUES DE VARGAS  $24.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 14.5%; 80% tinta fina (tempranillo), 10% ea cab sauv, merlot; 12 mo. in French, American, & Russian oak barrels. The proper stage of maturity for a 2011 RDD, with more good things to come. Wow./ Yes, this has developed evenly, with fruit, bottle bouquet, barrel and bottle age all in harmony, achieving a spreading complexity of flavors and textures. Great acidity too, for food. 17.1.
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(WT103118-15) 17 CRAMELES RECAS WEREWOLF TRANSYLVANIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON  $7.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ROMANIA) 13%; 'A bloody good cabernet' - Hugh Johnson. Fresh, innocent, spicy, wholesome, good./ Again, sweet and spicy, easy drinkin'. No tannin here to bite your throat. 15.4.
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(WT103118-16) LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI CASTELVETRO AMABILE, CLETO CHIARLI  $11.99
10/31/18 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 8%. Sweet and classic. Spicy blueberry, raspberry, and briar. Yes. 16.5.
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