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Turley - Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Ridge
This seems just a bit past its prime but is still quite enjoyable. Blueberry and blackberry fruit. Rhubarb flavor adds pleasant tartness. Hints of white pepper and licorice. Good concentration with decent finish.
Ferrari-Carano - Cabernet Sauvignon Tremonte
Drinking very nicely. Ripe dark berry and blackberry liqueur. Notes of tobacco, licorice and cedar with slight chalkiness. Good length and flavor to the finish.
Spottswoode - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
This is delicious. Ripe red berry fruit with creme de cassis. Baking spices, sweet tobacco and new leather saddle add complexity. Well-balanced, restrained on the more elegant side. Wonderful, pleasing finish with great length.
Reverie - Cabernet Sauvignon
Ripe grape and blueberry fruit. Framed by chalkiness. Fairly straight-forward but still enjoyable. Still some grip to the tannins but integrating nicely. Good, flavorful finish.
Bernard Moreau - Chassagne-Montrachet Grandes Ruchottes 1er Cru
Good, round, full-bodied mouthfeel. Core of candied citrus fruit with a slight creaminess. Balanced by nice acidity. Lengthy, refreshing finish.