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Baker Lane Estate Vineyard Syrah 2009
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    Villa Ponciago Fleurie La Reserve 2011
    $23.00 $19.99
    Save $3.01 (13%)
    Pair with: Highly seasoned lamb, Curries
    Tasted May 2015. Intense color, medium body, leggy. Nose is medium-sized and sort of nondescript-Gamay-vinous at first; with air the general vinous tone subsides and a smallish floral nose emerges. One expects Fleurie to be fragrant, this falls a little short. The flavors are good, tart and bright with fruit to balance. Tthere's enough tannin to suggest two or three years ageing will be rewarded. The composite cork is of good quality and length so I'd target 2017 to 2019 to drink this up. It is nicely priced at $20 and at the upper end of three star wines.
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    Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbes 2011
    Pair with: Ham, Chinese food, Indian food, Spicy food
    It is well corked - better than needed for the number of years that it will drink well. The color is light, brassy yellow and it is medium bodied and leggy. A lovely, generous nose even when chilled: Apricots, a touch of nutmeg. The balance is lightly sweet but still suitable for some entrees. Mouth-filling with enough acid to carry the residual sugar and a pleasant hint of a bitter note. Long finish. Drink by 2020. it is a good buy at $20.
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    Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Sold Out $8.99
    2013 vintage available for $11.99
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    Pair with: Big party buffets
    Tasted in April 2015: On strict quality terms this is a solid three-star wine but at $9.00 it is a stunning value, thus the fourth star. As usual, Bogle has made a well balanced Cab with pretty good concentration and varietal character; it also has a bit of persistence in the finish. The nose is smallish at first but with some air it comes up a bit. My experience with these wines suggests that this can hold a few years and will even benefit from one or two years age.
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