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(WT120419-01) 18 CAMPANIA FIANO LA CAPRANERA, SAN SALVATORE  $11.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12%. Nobly discreet; gently pungent. Full feel./ Lightly fruity and honeyed in the varietal context. Well textured. Fiano waxiness and good grip to counter. 16.3+.
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(WT120419-02) 18 CAMPANIA FALANGHINA LA CAPRANERA, SAN SALVATORE  $11.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12.5%. More open, giving, pungent. Nectar, flowers, citrus./ Aromatics still forming, advancing to fulfillment. Great grip again. 16.3+.
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(WT120419-03) 18 COLLI APRUTINI PINOT GRIGIO RONDINETO, FATTORIA SAVINI  $10.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 12.5%. Lovely, lithe pinot grigio of cool, northern demeanor despite its Abruzzo origin. Perfect pitch./ Suave, lightly fruity. Good acidity. Well balanced and superbly flexible at the table. 16.2.
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(WT120419-04) 18 COTES DE GASCOGNE GROS MANSENG - SAUVIGNON, VIGNOBLES BRUMONT  $10.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 12.5%. That enduring balance of gros manseng plumpness and sauvignon blanc cut. Well tuned./ Juicy sauvignon white grapefruit meets manseng's peachy padding. Great taste succulence and texture. 16.5.
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(WT120419-05) 19 BARKER'S MARQUE THREE BROOMS SINGLE VINEYARD MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC  $15.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (NEW ZEALAND) 13%. Both deep and brisk. Real persistence. One of the best vintages of this./ Yes, while racy, this is plumper than usual, with fine tangerine back taste. 16.8.
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(WT120419-06) 19 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU ROSE, ANTONIN RODET  $9.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 11-14%. Fulfilled already. Lithe gamay form of rose scores marks./ Still a little fermentation residual in the form of lipstick. That will pass.. 15.9+.
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(WT120419-07) 19 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU, ANTONIN RODET  $9.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 11-14%. This is it. The consistent, dark fruited Rodet nouveau style year after year. And the superb tailoring. Accomplished now./ Compact and controlled as always. Some fermentation residual on the palate. Just weeks from total fulfillment. 16.2+.
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(WT120419-08) 18 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU, ANTONIN RODET  $9.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 11-14%. Suaver for the extra year's aging. Showing more maturity in a positive sense. Still amazingly fresh. Continues to work in our behalf./ Great texture, taste, state of readiness. 16.4.
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(WT120419-09) 19 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU, ALBERT BICHOT  $9.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 13%. Very nouveau whole bunch character as always Heart on sleeve./ Again, fully nouveau-ish, pungent, eager to please. Full bubble-gum fermentation display in a positive sense. 15.9+.
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(WT120419-10) 19 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU, GEORGES DUBOEUF  $10.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 13%. House style vinosity. Dependable./ Still fermentation taste dominated. Relatively sweet and padded. 15.7+.
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(WT120419-11) 19 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES NOUVEAU, ALBERT BICHOT  $11.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 13.5%. Intense banana and bubble gum display of Bichot nouveau. More body than the Beaujolais./ Fermentation dominated still. Astringent. Keep. 15.2+.
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(WT120419-12) 19 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES NOUVEAU, GEORGES DUBOEUF  $12.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 13%. Definitely more body than the Beaujolais. Good heft./ Tannin to balance the sweetness and fermentation flair.. Better than the Beaujolais. 15.9+.
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(WT120419-13) 19 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES NOUVEAU, DOMAINE ROCHETTE  $12.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BURGUNDY) 13%. Body, intensity, accomplishment. Yes!/ All ready to go. Villages extra material, richness. Fulfilled and exciting. Yes. 16.7+.
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(WT120419-14) 17 MAN FAMILY BOSSTOK COASTAL REGION PINOTAGE  $11.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SOUTH AFRICA) 14%. Odd. Stalk, marl, green coffee, celery./ Both grip and sweetness. No pinotage positives. Mixed up for now. 14.0+, hopefully.
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(WT120419-15) 16 RIBERA DEL DUERO TINTO FINO PROTOS, BODEGA RIBERA DUERO DE PENAFIEL  $19.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 14%; 12 months in French & American oak barrels. Opulent texture but little aroma formation yet. Some oak and barrel age signs./ Palate more revealing. More fruit, oak, barrel and bottle bouquets. Fruit sweetness on the lips. Real density. Palate has it all. 16.0
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(WT120419-16) 16 PRIORAT ONA, CELLER CECILIO  $18.99
12/04/19 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 14%; 40% each garnatxa, syrah; 20% carinyena. Strong and direct. Deep;, sweet raspberry interests./ Palate sweet fruited and well balanced. A pleasing measure of maturity at age three, thanks to barrel time. More goodness to come. 16.7+.
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(WT12119-01) 18 WAGRAM GRUNER VELTLINER, PAUL DIREDER LITER  $14.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (AUSTRIA) 13%. I like this. It's full, frank, and bountiful. With good form. It's doesn't gush apple and legume aromas though. It's under control and bound for the table./ Yes, this has grip and firm figure. Generous texture and taste. 16.6+.
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(WT12119-02) 18 TILIA SALTA TORRONTES  $9.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ARGENTINA) 13.5%. Oh, lovely citrus, rose, ginger, and stone fruit aromas. Salta's the spot for torrontes, and it doesn't get any better than this no matter how much you pay./ The same wide aromatic spectrum on the palate. In great intensity. Some torrontes wines lean toward muscat, others gewurztraminer. This has it all. And a proper amount of glycerol for smoothness. Bargain. 17.4.
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(WT12119-03) 16 LORING SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY  $14.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.3%. This really fills the bill. SLH and Loring heft. Good oak augmentation, well managed./ Whoa, this is a Loring mouthful, power, body, and all. Well balanced too. A whopper. Very useful at age three and no doubt capable of waxing even larger with another year or two of aging. 16.9+.
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(WT12119-05) 18 COTEAUX VAROIS EN PROVENCE ROSE DIAMARINE, LE CERCLE DES VIGNERONS DE SAINT LOUIS  $14.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ROSE) 12.5%. Elegant, dainty Varois styling. With aeration, a sneaky degree of richness builds up./ There's still some fermentation BBG (banana-bubble gum) and accompanying astringency. Too bad. Wait it out. 16.4/15.4.
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(WT12119-06) 18 SAUMUR ROUGE BREZE CLOS MAZURIQUE MONOPOLE, DOMAINE ARNAUD LAMBERT  $17.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE LOIRE) 13%. On very rich and ample Loire cabernet franc. Wow. So far, Loire's reds speak well for the 2018 vintage./ Full bodied, and spicy too. Delivers ripeness, depth, and range. And it's fully formed. Wow again. 17.0.
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(WT12119-07) 18 ALTO ADIGE SCHIAVA, ELENA WALCH  $15.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 13%. Medium dark, which is correct./ VERY rich and spicy for the variety, and Alto Adige red wine in general. Yes, a perfect combo of schiava litheness and Walch amplitude./ The palate shows less flair and give at this point. A young red with flavors and textures still in formation. 16.8/16.2+.
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(WT12119-08) 17 RIOJA TEMPRANILLO COSECHA SELECCION PRIVADA CEPAS ANTIGUAS, BODEGAS MARTINEZ CORTA  $14.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (SPAIN) 13.5%; from 40+ yr old Rioja Alta estate vineyards. Fabulously intense, strong, dark, dense old vines summation./ Equally voluminous on the palate. Plus there's some barrel aging complexity to boot. What a generous Rioja thing this is! 16.8.
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(WT12119-09) 17 MAREMMA RISERVA DEL CANAPONE 642, TENUTA LA BADIOLA  $15.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (ITALY) 14%; from six grape varieties grown on the 42nd Parallel. Warm, ripe, clear, and spicy. All the varietals seem to pitch in to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. Plus a riserva aura of barrel aging./ Yes, indeed, the palate is equally impressive for its range and amplitude. This fills and thrills. 17.0.
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(WT12119-10) 17 PEDRONCELLI FRIENDS SONOMA RED  $14.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (U.S. WEST COAST) 14.5%; merlot, zinfandel, syrah. Rich, well padded, generous, and easy flowing. Exactly as intended. Full varietal range of sensations./ Sweetly fruity, spicy, and wholly engaging. 16.6.
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(WT12119-11) 16 CHATEAU VIEUX MANOIR, BORDEAUX  $11.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE BORDEAUX) 14%; at Targon, Entre deux Mers.; 60% merlot, 35% cab sauv, 5% cab franc. Ripe like the 2015, but not as ripe. Fine 16 lines, proportions./ Tarter than the 2015. And more tannic. Makes sense. Will appeal to Euro palates. And will improve with more bottle age. 16.3/15.8+.
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(WT12119-12) 18 COTES DU RHONE GRENACHE CUVEE BASTIEN, DOMAINE DE CHATEAUMAR  $17.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 13.9%; single parcel; 45 year old vines. Up front and eager to please, ready to enjoy. 2018, old vines, and grenache combine to give the ultimate in young red wine generosity./ Strawberry, raspberry, and brambly spices. Plenty of body and flavor. Tannin to shed still. 16.5+.
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(WT12119-13) 16 COTES DU RHONE, E. GUIGAL  $16.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (FRANCE MEDITERRANEAN) 14.5%. This has advanced nicely since tasted at an October trade show. It's still 2016 structured versus the plumper 2015, but it's making strides. In tune with vintage contrasts and a sure bet to satisfy over the coming months. 16.3+.
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(WT12119-14) 16 BERNKASTELER KURFURSTLAY RIESLING AUSLESE, J. & H. SELBACH  $16.99
12/11/9 Wednesday Group Tasting Notes
- (GERMANY) 8%. Shows the great extract of 2016. One of the best in the series./ Yes, this has it all: sweetness, fruit, and flavor matched by acid, extract, grip, and full texture. 17.2+.
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