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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Wines for the Feast
November 7, 2018



2016 Francois Villard Condrieu Deponcins; Aroma: mineral earthy rather dense, fruity acidity, firm, firm; Mouth: clean bright lemon-limey, firm, juicy acidity, good tension and mouth clinging richness firmExcellent 69; Mixed Case, 62.1; Case, 58.65

2015 Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten 'Fischerei' G G Riesling; Aroma: Clean very dense rich red slate, deep; Mouth: Fine rather rich, Fine mineral, edgy, bright, a very nice tension between mineral and fruit, open and rich with ages to go; Excellent - Outstanding 45; Mixed Case, 40.5; Case, 38.25



2015 Rafael et Fils Pinot Noir Lauren's Cuvee- Organic; Color: cloudy; Aroma: fresh very pretty, rather firm, fragrant, fleshy; Mouth: very pretty very nice, clean, elegant very nicely textured, classic Anderson mulled plum, finely texturedVery Good - Excellent 45; Mixed Case, 40.5; Case, 38.25

2016 Ridge Geyserville; Color: heady very rich, laden, very dense; Aroma: another dimension, deep, ineffable; Mouth: smooth rather rich very thick texture, smooth, deep , dark notes, clean fine acidity, long, deep finish; Very Good - Excellent 51; Mixed Case, 45.9; Case, 43.35

2016 Domaine Pignan Chateauneuf du Pape; Color: medium light clean; Aroma: very fine pretty fine acid, clean firm, rather firm; Mouth: bright finely textured, firm, sweet fruit, nicely dense, firm, clean, sweet & precise with an assertive pointed drive; Very Good - Excellent 40; Mixed Case, 36; Case, 34

2015 Dievole Chianti Classico Vigna Sessina Gran Selezione: Bright ruby. Windy aromas of orchard flower and violet, deep cherry and tobacco and black pepper. Rich complex Sangiovese flavors with note of herb and game. Long complex finish. Excellent 68; Mixed Case, 61.20; Case, 57.80


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