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(WT101619-01) 18 UMBRIA VIOGNIER, CANTINA CARDETO  $9.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12%. Reticent at first (it just arrived). Opens after aeration to display a dashing, vigorous portrayal of viognier rivaling the 2017's./ Opens further as it warms in the mouth. Bountiful varietal character. Lightly talc-y fermentation residual that will fade to zero over the coming weeks. 16.4+.
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(WT101619-03) 18 CHATEAU L'ORANGERIE, BORDEAUX BLANC  $14.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 12%; 80% sauvignon blanc; 20% semillon. Good Bordeaux Blanc sauvignon citrus without the tropical extravaganza of many a Marlborough take./ Cut, balance, good acidity. Fits the pattern here. Very bright. 16.4.
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(WT101619-04) 18 CHATEAU TREBIAC, GRAVES BLANC  $16.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 13%; at Portets; Arnaud de Butler, proprietor; 80% semillon, 20% sauvignon blanc. Good body of Graves Blanc and its semillon foundation. Lemon custard and lemon peel./ Semillon in command again, complemented nicely by sauvignon tropical fruit streaks. Yes. Long, juicy aftertaste. 16.7+.
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(WT101619-05) 18 MACON LUGNY LES CRAYS, JOSEPH DROUHIN  $15.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 13%. Young, compact, quiet. Just arrived, I imagine./ Nice lees touch. Overall, travel shocked, it seems. Not much feel or flavor on display yet. See you again in a few weeks. 16.2+.
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(WT101619-06) 18 ROBERT MONDAVI PRIVATE SELECTION BOURBON BARREL AGED MONTEREY CHARDONNAY  $15.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.5%. The bourbon barrel charry influence is surely there. Crisp Monterey style chardonnay is its correct complement./ Oh, boy, even more barrel char and bourbon leachings. The barrel influence speaks even louder in this chardonnay than in the cabernet sauvignon and 'red blend' versions. Yes! 16.5.
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(WT101619-08) 17 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE PINOT NOIR  $16.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. MICHIGAN) Oh, such sweet, silky, romantic manifestations of pinot noir. Perfectly ripe MI pinot noir with light oak sheen./ Again, all about pinot noir silkiness. Northern grown fruit character plus barrel sophistication, texture, and taste. Delish. 17.0.
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(WT101619-09) 17 CHINON, CHATEAU DE RIVIERE  $15.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 12.5%. Cherry and tar darkness, density, and depth. Airs well to a more user friendly presentation./ Nice flow. True and stylish. Balanced and even. Good now, with some cellaring prospects too. 16.4+.
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(WT101619-10) 16 CAMPANIA AGLIANICO, ROCCA DEL DRAGONE  $14.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13.5%. Firm, stingy, tart, and tannic 16. Some vintages are like this here./ Sweet enough taste. But vinous more than fruity. Keep. 15.8++.
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(WT101619-11) 15 CHIANTI CASA LA FORNACE, TENUTA DI STICCIANO  $14.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13.5%. Rich, peppery, oaky, racy, super. Deep dried fruits and barrel spices./ Full tannin, acid, texture, fruit, glycerol. Delivers full flavor and texture. 16.6+.
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(WT101619-12) 17 SOBON ESTATE OLD VINE AMADOR ZINFANDEL  $12.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.5%; est. 1856. Best yet in this series. Sweet, peppery, bright, and vigorous. Really surges forth, spicy and penetrating./ Sweet and spicy raspberry, bramble, briar. Everything about zinfandel in spades. 16.8.
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(WT101619-13) 18 ESPANA GARNACHA DE FUEGO, BODEGAS BRECA  $9.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 15.5%; vineyards at over 3000 feet elevation. Sweet, powerful, black, true. A bargain in old vines garnacha. What delivery! Huge! Yow!/ Yes, big and broad, sweet and full. Best vintage of this I've tasted. 16.7.
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(WT101619-14) 16 ESPANA GARNACHA BRECA, BODEGAS BRECA  $15.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 15.5%; vines up to 115 years old at 3300 feet elevation. Inky concentration. Seems younger than three years. Full bodied and forceful./ Big, with sweet feeling alcohol and glycerol. More material here. But more backward. Not tannic though, just packed in. 16.8+.
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(WT101619-15) MUMM NAPA CUVEE M METHODE CHAMPENOISE NAPA DEMI-SEC  $21.99
10/16/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPARKLING) 12.5%. Pleasant, off dry nose featuring light bottle bouquet of dough and frosting./ Nicely aromatic palate that doesn't go overboard. Well conceived, well crafted. I can see the popularity. 16.3.
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