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James Laube called it “simply delicious.” I’d have to agree. Dark ink in the glass with a fruit nose of plums, berries and moderate alcohol. The plums are evident on the tongue with a mouthful of fruity, peppery flavor that simply coats the mouth with a velvety paintbrush. Sweet, structured tannins promise that this wine is going to get even better. Great now... in 3-5 years... Wow! I’d give it even one better than WS and call it a 94.

NV Domaine Ste. Michelle Sparkling Wine Extra Dry
A pleasant sparkler of fresh baked bread with lemon jam. Bold enough to be great with appetizers of cheeses, roasted peppers with pesto, and olives. NR.
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Babnik, I drank two bottles of this at Plumpjack last Friday night. WOW. Easily the wine of the evening, beating out the 2000 Pride Cab Franc and the 2000 D'arenburg Dead Arm Shiraz.

Beautifully sweet tannins, simply gorgeous.

This wine is easily deserving of 93-94 points--now try to find it.

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This thread brings back fond memories as I had this for the first time at a restaurant in Santa Barbara last fall with my wife and I'm not sure if it was the romance that enhanced this wine but I remember tasting it and thinking 'Wow'! A great 93 point wine with good aging potential. I only wish I had a bottle stashed away, but thanks for the memories.

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