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68  /  the tasting panel  /  june 2015 DOMESTIC 90 Jordan 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($53) Smooth and fruited with bright plum, keen acidity and soft herbs; elegant, balanced and long. 91 Stoller Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Dundee Hills ($25) Focused and crisp with juicy acidity and racy citrus notes; minerals and silky texture; lifted and bracing. 93 Robert Talbott Vineyards 2013 Audrey Chardonnay, Diamond T Vineyard, Monterey ($75) Deep golden color ; lush new oak, spice and juicy style; rich and balanced, long and tangy. 90 Toad Hollow Vineyards 2012 The Counselor Cabernet Sauvignon, River Pass Vineyard, Alexander Valley ($35) Ripe and juicy with bright blackberry and spice; lush and dense with soft tannins and a long finish. V2 WINE GROUP 91 E16 Wines 2013 The West End Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley ($55) Lush black cherry, black raspberry and keen spice; polished and deep; juicy and balanced on the finish. 93 Morgan Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, Double L Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($58) Dense and polished with rich cherry, raspberry and spice; full, deep and intense; meaty, complex and juicy. 90 Masút 2013 Two Barrel Pinot Noir, Eagle Peak, Mendocino County ($60) Silky and elegant with juicy acidity and bright red cherry fruit; lively and fresh with depth and good balance. 93 Coup de Foudre 2012 37.2 Cuvée, Napa Valley ($75) Luscious, rich plum, intense black raspberry and notes of mocha, espresso and spice; racy and lifted with soft, sweet oak and a long finish. 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. IMPORTS 91 Yalumba 2013 Roussanne, Eden Valley, Australia ($20) Rich, creamy and dense with minerals, brioche and ripe floral and citrus notes; dense, balanced and long. NEGOCIANTS USA 90 Buglioni 2008 Il Recioto della Valpolicella Classico, Italy ($45/375 ml.) Sweet ripe blackberry on smooth texture; rich, long and balanced. 60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 10% Croatina. WILSON DANIELS 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 BLUE REVIEWS The West End Pinot Lush black cherry, black

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