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May 2018

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70  /  the tasting panel  /  may 2018 DOMESTIC 91 Domaine Anderson 2013 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley ($40) Ripe cherry nose; bright and racy with cherry notes and some earthy elements; savory, balanced, and long from Roederer Estate. MAISONS MARQUES & DOMAINES 93 Gamba Vineyards and Winery 2015 Family Ranches Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley ($45) Deep ruby color ; lush and spicy with blackberry fruit; beautifully structured and complex; rich and balanced with a lengthy finish. 95 Guarachi Family Wines 2013 Beckstoffer Las Piedras Heritage Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($250) Opulent and dense with luscious texture and bright fruit; juicy, intense, and ripe; a complex, deep wine from one of Napa's most celebrated vineyards. GUARACHI WINE PARTNERS 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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