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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Sonoma County Claret 2014
August 01, 2017 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

This old-school blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon shows ample body and flavor in its unfussy approach to succulent red fruit and subdued tannin. Moderate in build, it has dusty acidity and a soft finish that will please a wide range of palates.

— Virginie Boone

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg 2015
August 01, 2017 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

A bright dash of lemon is colored with a hint of yeast and flint. The palate, which brims with ripe Amalfi lemon notes, also has that slight flinty stony touch. But it is the lemon that characterizes the compact, precise and dry body. It is the zestiness that brightens and enlivens. Very refreshing, with wonderful balance and tension.

— Anne Krebiehl MW

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Calcaire 2015
August 01, 2017 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Yeasty funk still dominates the nose and only lets a touch of lemon zest through. The palate continues with the zesty background against which flashes of riper fruit appear: juicy pear and luscious tangerine. The fruit expression is ripe but utterly fresh. The taut dry palate is anchored in something cool and fresh, something that expands as texture and fills not only the palate but also the mind. This is fresh and luminous, elegant and fine boned.

— Anne Krebiehl MW

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling 2015
August 01, 2017 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Grapefruit and quince make for an exciting opening amidst some yeasty notes. On the palate, aromatic quince and plum notes reflect the generosity of the vintage while remaining dry and light-bodied. There is an ease here, of drinking and thinking, of sipping and being refreshed. This goes down far too easily on deceptively light feet. The finish is of refreshing lemon zest.

— Anne Krebiehl MW

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August 01, 2017 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

A hint of flinty reduction still plays on the nose, barely letting any of the pure fruit notes escape but both ripe and crisp pear appear. The palate still shows some yeasty funk but convinces with purity, sheer power and concentration. This feels urgent and direct, strong and stony, boisterous with sheer force and drive.

— Anne Krebiehl MW

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Calcaire 2015
August 01, 2017 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

A touch of funkiness hovers over fresh pear notes. The palate then offers fresh-faced, tart and ripe pear notes, etched with citrus freshness for extra precision and purity. This is so inviting and disarming, it is a joy to savor. Despite the generously ripe fruit, a coolness runs through this, anchoring the flavors in freshness and drive.

— Anne Krebiehl MW

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August 01, 2017 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

The palate comes in with a concentrated richness that is as much sustained by residual sweetness as it is by sheer force of fruit: candied lemon and orange, juicy pear, ripe mirabelle and yellow peach. There also is a zesty spicy pithiness on the midpalate that frames and guides the wine alongside invigorating lemon freshness that lets this finish off dry despite the richness.

— Anne Krebiehl MW

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewürztraminer Calcaire 2015
August 01, 2017 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

The nose is subdued. Even the palate only gives up its secrets slowly. Right now, there is a creamy richness informed by peach and mirabelle plum. It is framed by zesty lemon freshness that counters the palpable warmth. The body is concentrated and lip smacking, harmonious and moreish with an earthy, clean, textured and off-dry finish.

— Anne Krebiehl MW

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewürztraminer 2015
August 01, 2017 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

The nose hints at richly golden fruit: ripe peach and glowing mirabelle. A floral tone of honeysuckle hovers. The palate comes in with clean, earthy and lemon-concentrated force, leaving the palate tingling with lemon zest and pith. The finish is just about dry but utterly cleancut. All of this is more about texture than aroma.

— Anne Krebiehl MW

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Tenute Silvio Nardi Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2015
July 31, 2017 90 Points Wine Spectator

Black pepper, plum, leather and earth aromas and flavors mark this vibrant red. Built to age over the short term, with a long, loamy finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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July 01, 2017 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Ripe grapy aromas are more chunky than mammoth. Saturated and muscular on the palate, this tastes of roasted salty blackberry, while the finish is full and meaty in both flavor and texture.

— Michael Schachner

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July 01, 2017 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

Rich and robust with berry and currant fruit, this wine is rounded and fullbodied, with tannic weight and spicy layers of toasted oak.

— Virginie Boone

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July 01, 2017 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a medium-bodied red, supple and immediately approachable, filled with cherries, plums and vanilla and graced with a subtle floral note.

— Joe Czerwinski

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June 30, 2017 88 Points Wine Spectator

Forward in feel, with warmed blackberry and boysenberry jam flavors laced with singed vanilla bean and mulling spice hints. Delivers a good shot of tobacco at the end.

— James Molesworth

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June 30, 2017 89 Points Wine Spectator

A light singed alder accent frames a fleshy core of blackberry and blueberry reduction flavors, followed by baker's chocolate and black licorice notes on the finish.

— James Molesworth

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June 30, 2017 88 Points Wine Spectator

Fun, forward and brimming with blueberry and blackberry cobbler notes, laced with a hint of bramble that keeps this fresh enough, ending with a hint of Black Forest cake.

— James Molesworth

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