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Viader Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-California-1998-$48.00-A nose of tobacco and some dark fruit, a bit muted, medium brick amber in color.  A smooth, dry, full bodied blend.  I wanted to try an aged wine for an experiment, was a bit of a disappointment, you could guess that this was much better a few years younger when there was more fruit there.  Still an elegant wine with some tar, tobacco, some spice,  limited finish due to the lack of tannins and fruit.               RP-88                  WS-95 (WS #3 Top 100 for 2001)                    CR-87                     Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

 

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Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 205-Syrah-Santa Ynez Valley-Santa Barbara County-California-2009-$10.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.    A smooth, medium bodied Syrah, with blackberries, plum, licorice and spice, a easy drinking good mid week wine, very good QPR.          NR                  QR-87                    Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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