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Our game generator randomly picks four wines from our database and mixes them up. Can you match each tasting note to the wine it describes? Test your knowledge and play again and again...

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  • Dense and rustic, with dried herb, cedary oak and a core of dried berry. Chewy and well-built, this offers a touch of melted chocolate at the center. Best to cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2024. 5,900 cases made.

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  • Features light herb and watermelon rind notes, with a hint of cherry pit on the finish. Drink now. 500 cases imported.

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  • A note of fresh fennel adds a pretty detail to the crisp lemon, lime and grapefruit flavors, with a peppery, juicy finish. Drink now. 1,120 cases made.

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  • This red is finely meshed, with bright and bouncy acidity enlivening the dark flavors of smoky seared mushroom, brambly blackberry and black olive. Ends with a grippy, herb-tinged finish. Drink now through 2021. 2,900 cases made.

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1.- Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cépages Sonoma County 2009

2.- Longboard Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2012

3.- Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga 2008

4.- Kanonkop Pinotage Stellenbosch Kadette Rosé 2012

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