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2001 ARCHIPEL Red Table Wine, Sonoma County
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A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc. Vibrant black fruit with floral and spice notes. Rich, round, and full bodied. About $40

2003 ANDREW MURRAY Enchante, Central Coast, California
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Viognier (80%), Roussanne (10%), Marsanne (10%)
The wine has a great apricot/peach character with a fresh flower and mineral spice. Honey and nutty notes and subtle toasty creaminess add to the spicy finish. About $22

JEST RED NV, Sonoma County, California
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From Belvedere a red blend of Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit syrah and others.
Aromas of ripe cherries, blueberries, with spice & floral notes. The flavors explode on the palate with ripe black fruit, blueberries, cherries and black currant Great structure with a long finish. An excellent value. About $10

JEST WHITE NV California
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Like the red, it's a unique blend of 8 different grapes - it starts with Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, with a little Gewrztraminer and Muscadelle, a couple others. It is soft on the palate, with generous fruit flavors accented by a subtle, perfumed sweetness. Chilled it's a perfect summer laying around the pool white. About $10

2002 CONSILIENCE Syrah, Central Coast, California
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Blackberry aromas and flavors with hints of dark cherry, mocha, and a touch of spice. A nice long finish with chocolaty notes. About $20

2002 RED DIAMOND Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, Washington
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Ripe tropical fruit flavors like pineapple, as well as pear and apple. Subtle creamy oak adds complexity to the mouthfeel. About $11

2003 KRIS Pinot Grigio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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Pale yellow in color with soft green reflections. Floral aromas with nutty overtones. Clean and refreshing on the palate with hints of honey. About $12

2001 FELSINA Berardenga Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
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Lots of cherry and light spice with hints of flowers, fresh herbs and chocolate. Full-bodied, with a fresh palate, well-integrated tannins and a balanced finish. About $22

2002 COUSINO MACUL Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay, Chile
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The big honeyed and smoky nose is followed by a rich and creamy-texture with hints of bananas and buttery fruits. The wine is full bodied with a moderate amount of oak. A nice acidity with tropical fruits on a good, lengthy finish. About $20

2002 AZURE BAY South Eastern Australia Shiraz
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This wine is brambly and jammy, with smooth layers of deep berry flavors. A nice finish with notes of pepper and spice. About $10

2003 RED BICYCLETTE Merlot, France
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From Gallo this wines grapes are sourced from vineyards in Limoux, Minervois and Cabards, France. It is well-balanced with flavors of dark berries, a soft texture and nice finish with vanilla and spice notes. About $8


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