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Gypsy Canyon NV Ancient Vine Angelica Marcelina’s Vineyard Mission (Sta. Rita Hills)

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The multiple discoveries (the forgotten vines, the monks’ secret recipe) behind Deborah Hall’s project are fascinating enough, yet the golden orange wine is also utterly delicious. Old Fashioned cocktail-like aromas of maraschino cherry and orange rind mix with roasted nuts and a touch of brandy on the nose. Flavors of simmered honey, buttery whiskey and pear…

 — M.K.  (8/1/2015)
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Roederer Estate 2005 L’Ermitage Brut Sparkling (Anderson Valley)

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This impressive bubbly has apple, caramel and toffee aromas, melt-in-the-mouth Bosc pear and spice rack flavors, a rich but firm texture, and long finish. It possesses amazing liveliness, body and depth, and seems to reveal more nuances and freshness with each sip. While terrific to drink now, it can be cellared through at least 2020.

 — J.G.  (8/1/2015)
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Bergström 2013 Sigrid Chardonnay (Willamette Valley)

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The Sigrid never fails to deliver lush fruit and hedonistic barrel flavors. However in cooler years, when the alcohol falls below 14%, it has something extra when details of skin and flower emerge as well. This is a wine of power and finesse, with juicy pear and peach, supple acids, brioche and toasted biscuit, underscored with refreshing minerality. Drink now…

 — P.G.  (8/1/2015)
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Domdechant Werner 2013 Hochheimer Kirchenstück Beerenauslese Riesling (Rheingau)

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Wet slate and chalk penetrate through silken layers of honey, fig and dried apricot in this decadent beerenauslese. It’s intensely concentrated in fruit, but also racy and taut, finishing with a flair of rose petals and pink grapefruit. Stunning now, but structured enough to develop beautifully for decades.

 — A.I.  (8/1/2015)
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Robert Weil 2013 Kiedrich Gräfenberg Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling (Rheingau)

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Dusty earth and mineral tones lend contrast to sweet, sunny tangerine and caramel in this feather-light TBA. The palate is persistent and pristine, awash in stone fruit flavors that pierce with laser-like brilliance. Delectable now for it’s youth and fruitiness, but likely to develop mineral complexities for decades to come.

 — A.I.  (8/1/2015)
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Schloss Johannisberger 2013 Rosalack No. 398 Auslese Riesling (Rheingau)

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A standout amidst a stellar lineup of 2013 Rheingau auslese, this deeply concentrated, complex Riesling is a kaleidescope of sensory offerings. Pretty white floral notes perfume swathes of marmalade and crushed minerals. It’s unctuous yet spine tingling, lithe yet endlessly penetrating on the finish.

 — A.I.  (8/1/2015)
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Domaine Cauhapé 2012 Noblesse du Temps Petit Manseng (Jurançon)

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This is a rich wine that still retains intense freshness. Botrytised grapes were harvested in early December, giving rich honey and spice flavors. White peach and spiced pears give freshness as well as rich texture to this young wine. Drink as its opulence comes into its own, from 2019.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
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Domaine Cauhapé 2012 Symphonie de Novembre Petit Manseng (Jurançon)

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Pure Petit Manseng harvested in November has given the essence of Jurançon. Superbly ripe, botrytised fruit is perfectly balanced with layers of freshness, apricot juice and a crisp, nervy texture. It’s a young wine and really should not be drunk before 2018.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
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