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Last night at Bridges Restaurant I ordered a 2003 Caves de Tain Hermitage, which was a wonderful surprise, exceeding my expectations. Big expansive berry and herbal nose, ripe berry, anise, mineral notes, silky and sweet, long finish, very tasty.

Tonight left over from my wife's novel club was 2011 Thornhaven Gew├╝rztraminer, an Okanagan white that delivers near-Alsatian quality, fairly dry but with big fruit, delicious. Also 2009 Vincent Girardin Moulin a Vent La Tour du Bief, Clos de la Tour, seems to be softening since last tasting, berries, banana and sage flavours, long finish with fine tannins at the end, still evolving but already delicious now. I have more, but will still get yet more if I find them; very versatile and tasty food wine.
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