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October 2015

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october 2015  /  the tasting panel  /  67 IMPORTS 88 Domaine Cherrier et Fils 2014 Sancerre, France ($25) Silky and lush with green notes and juicy style; tangy and bright, silky and minerally with racy acidity and a long finish. VINEYARD BRANDS 90 Pierre Sparr 2013 Pinot Gris, Alsace, France ($19) Smooth and off-dry with spicy fruit and tangy acidity; fresh and clean, seamless and balanced, long and lovely. WILSON DANIELS 91 Inama 2013 Vigneti di Foscarino, Soave Classico, Italy ($20) Rich and toasty with smooth vanilla and tangy acidity; lush, mellow and deep; long and elegant. Garganega. DALLA TERRA 90 Ruffino 2012 Modus, Toscana, Italy ($24) Smooth, juicy and dense with lush blackberry and plum; mellow, rich and long. 50% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. CONSTELLATION WINE U.S. 91 Boekenhoutskloof 2013 The Chocolate Block, Franschhoek, South Africa ($48) Balanced spice and earthy black fruits; rich and bright, harmonious and deep. 71% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 1% Viognier. VINEYARD BRANDS 90 Clau de Nell 2013 Cabernet Franc, Anjou, France ($50) From the Loire estate of the late Anne- Claude Leflaive, who passed away in April at age 59; silky and juicy with bright, lively raspberry and spice. Biodynamic. WILSON DANIELS 93 Cesari 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella, Italy ($55) Dark, intense and rich with concentrated blackberry and spice; lush and deep with clean, powerful flavors; ripe, lovely and huge; an excellent Amarone at a remarkable price. OPICI IMPORTS 92 Domaine Laroche 2013 Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaillons Vielles Vignes, France ($53) The definitive Chablis house; lush and juicy with tangy acidity and crisp minerals; bright, lively and balanced with a long finish. WILSON DANIELS W W W. C A M O M I . C O M

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