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99 VIE
2012 L' Intruse Mourvedre
Santa Barbara County $39
(tasted 5/23/15)

98 HAHN
2012 GSM
Central Coast $14

98 VIE
NV Melange Maison II
Old Vines - California $29

98 VINA ROBLES
2012 Red 4
Paso Robles $17

97 SOL ROUGE
2011 Gypsy Rouge
Red Hills - Lake County $28

97 VIE
2011 L' Intruse Mourvedre
North Coast $39

96 MICHEL-SCHLUMBERGER
2013 GSM
Vin Ruisseau - Dry Creek Valley $30
Inviting blackberry, cherry, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry aromas complemented by toffee/coffee, pepper spice, burnt chocolate and oak. The palate has a nice, spicy character, the mouthfeel is smooth and everything you’d expect from a GSM, with a finish with burnt chocolate and oak that’s slightly distracting. Albeit, a really pretty wine. (tasted 3/28/15)

96 SOL ROUGE
2011 Mourvedre
Red Hills - Lake County $29

95 FLYING NYMPH
2009 Red Wine
Paso Robles $13
A rich, well-balanced, superb Rhone-style red wine, with beautiful red, black and blue fruit flavors, splashes of pepper spice, and a nice, long lingering finish. Buy this by the case!

95 NOBLE TREE
2010 The Noble Blend
North Coast $15

95 VIE
2009 L'Imaginaire Grenache
Santa Barbara County $39
Pretty aromas of blackberry, blueberry and strawberry, with dashes of black pepper, floral elements and light traces of minerals. This is a wonderful mouthful of fruit and spice, ending in a well-balanced long, lingering spicy finish.

91 SOL ROUGE
2012 Mourvedre
Red Hills - Lake County $29