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July 2018

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66  /  the tasting panel  /  july 2018 DOMESTIC 92 Sangiacomo Family Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($55) Juicy with mineral notes and ripe pear ; elegant and balanced; long, fresh, and stylish with finesse and nuance; the first wine from the family farming this world- famous vineyard. 92 Tablas Creek Vineyard 2016 Côtes de Tablas, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($35) Raspberry hue; spicy, smooth, and exuberant with lush and tangy fruit; dense and well-balanced with a lengthy finish. VINEYARD BRANDS In each issue, Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dias Blue selects a wide range of the best wines and spirits from among the more than 500 he samples over the course of a month. The reviews are subjective editorial evaluations, made without regard to advertising, and products are scored on a 100-point scale: 85-89: VERY GOOD 90-94: OUTSTANDING 95-100: CLASSIC Once products are selected for publication, producers and importers will be offered the option of having their review accompanied by an image (bottle photo or label art) for a nominal fee. There is no obligation to add an image, nor does the decision affect the review or score in any way. The "twisty" icon indicates wines sealed with a screwcap closure. For additional Blue Reviews, go to Prices are for 750 ml. bottles unless otherwise noted. Anthony Dias BLUE REVIEWS Presented by

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