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by Tim Heaton
November 21st, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Proprietà Sperino Uvaggio
Replies: 2
Views: 201

TN: 2016 Proprietà Sperino Uvaggio

list][*] 2016 Proprietà Sperino Uvaggio - Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Coste della Sesia (11/18/2020) Stunning. This PnP shows a medium garnet> ruby core; it's clear, and bright. Initial aromas offer a bold display of red/dark red berries, an equal amount of cherries, and lovely forest scents...
by Tim Heaton
November 17th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Xmas offer!
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Xmas offer!

I haven't bought a six pack of anything from California in a dozen years. California is currently 1.8% of my cellar. So why am I buying? It's clear that Adam has the passion, and from what I've seen on WB, he's got a good, positive attitude, as well. I'm happy to support, and genuinely look forward ...
by Tim Heaton
November 17th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 21
Views: 1691

Re: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

Opened number 7 from an original case. 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (11/16/2020) PnP. Immediately decanted for sediment (modest, mostly fine), and returned to bottle after 45 minutes of air; a few tasting sips al...
by Tim Heaton
November 17th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: TN: 2013 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

The '15 is available at various Costco locations in Dallas and Plano, Tx, for $34.99/bottle. That is a terrific price! I cannot find anywhere that will ship to NYS. the '15 is superb. Having had it beginning the day before Anteprima Toscana began, and about a dozen times since, I'd recommend loadin...
by Tim Heaton
November 16th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
Replies: 3
Views: 332

TN: 2013 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

2013 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Gran Selezione - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (11/15/2020) Picked this up during a visit to the farm/cellar in March 2017; been resting at 57F ever since. Upon removing the cork, the first aromas are of sweet oak, ripe red/dark red berries and the l...
by Tim Heaton
November 2nd, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10859

Re: Wine for election night?

Pat Martin wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 6:13 pm
2002 Piper Hiedseick Rare

— OR —

Several strong vodka martinis
playing that mutually exclusive game again, huh [tease.gif]

Well, it is a school night, after all, so I excuse you. Or... you can rally and have fun in your spinning bed. 🤪
by Tim Heaton
November 2nd, 2020, 1:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one country...
Replies: 103
Views: 3376

Re: If only one country...

That's easy, Austria. Germany is an easy second choice.
by Tim Heaton
October 23rd, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Can Rosso di Montalcino age?
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: TN: Can Rosso di Montalcino age?

I wonder what the problem is with Montalcino? It's a beautiful location, but why can't the wines age well? Too much oak slather, too much sitting around in casks... Wow, three hand grenades (blanket statements) in one tiny post, well done champagne.gif neener There is no problem with Montalcino. No...
by Tim Heaton
October 22nd, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Benanti Etna Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 1
Views: 213

TN: 2014 Benanti Etna Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

2014 Benanti Etna Rosso - Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC (10/22/2020) Four years on, and here's my experience with my final bottle. Very good, but not until day three. I don't think I need to bore you with what I smelled and tasted, each of observes these features differently. This should continue to evol...
by Tim Heaton
October 20th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giornata Fatto a Mano ViniMacerati....(long/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: TN: Giornata Fatta a Mano ViniMacerati....(long/boring)

I visited with Brian for a few hours in 2014; was excited to taste Italian varieties grown in Paso area. If memory serves, I tasted ~ 7 wines. Again, if memory serves, one, maybe two struck me as even (barely?) related to an Italian variety. Maybe they've gotten better/more authentic Maybe they have...
by Tim Heaton
October 19th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 64
Views: 4170

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

ChrisR wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 10:45 am
Just got notice that bottles are shipped
did you request shipping? I ask because I have a 6-pk, and I sure hope they didn't ship without my approval.

The temperature next Monday is much, much more favorable.
by Tim Heaton
October 18th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD) 2010 Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero x 2
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: (SOLD) 2010 Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero x 2

These have sold, thanks for looking.
by Tim Heaton
October 16th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: {1,5L} 2006 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, $169
Replies: 1
Views: 185

SOLD: {1,5L} 2006 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, $169

held since release, this is approaching its preferred window - should have another decade+ of great drinking ahead of it it. Priced to sell, at $169. title passes upon receipt of funds. this will ship upon your request, and at your expense; Ground is assumed, unless otherwise specifically requested....
by Tim Heaton
October 16th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: {magnum} 2007 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis
Replies: 2
Views: 231

R {1,5L} 2007 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis, price drop

lot of lookers, no takers, yet, so I'll drop the price just this one time. Now $259.
by Tim Heaton
October 15th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: {magnum} 2002 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: bid now: {magnum} 2002 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

Congratulations, Rick. Please PM me, and we'll exchange details. Thanks, everyone.
by Tim Heaton
October 15th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: {magnum} 2002 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: bid now: {magnum} 2002 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

A little more than two hours remain, and some lucky soul is going to get a really great, well cared for bottle. Thanks for your interest.
by Tim Heaton
October 15th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: {magnum} 2007 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis
Replies: 2
Views: 231

SOLD: {magnum} 2007 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis

purchased a a pair of these mags on release, not sure I'll get to both of them, so might as well make one available to someone looking for a pretty rare magnum of this wine. $289 is priced to sell; shipping is at buyer's expense, title passes when money is received. This will ship from a licensed re...
by Tim Heaton
October 9th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: {magnum} 2002 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
Replies: 10
Views: 776

SOLD: {magnum} 2002 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

held since release, in magnum format back when I bought it, 44% of my cellar was California (mostly CS), now it's around 1%; not sure I'm going to get to this anytime soon. In this format, it's in its sweet spot now. Going to open this to bidding. Highest bidder wins, with the buyer paying shipping,...
by Tim Heaton
October 9th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino Divasco
Replies: 0
Views: 194

TN: 2010 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino Divasco

{PnP} It's still early days for this, yet it's totally approachable on PnP. Didn't develop a huge amount of complexity, but from a pure enjoyment perspective , it's right where it needs to be, having shed a fair majority of its creamy, sweet oak. Served at 17,5C, the wine leads with dark red fruits,...
by Tim Heaton
October 9th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14360

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

{PnP} My fourth of six purchased at the cantina, and probably the tenth time I've tasted since release. That said, this was the only bottle of the four I bought that really 'brought it'. And by that I me, it rather quite blew me away. In all respects, the experience in the instant case was much more...
by Tim Heaton
October 1st, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD) 2010 Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero x 2
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: 2010 Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero x 2

Bump

Priced to sell, now $480 for the pair, plus shipping
by Tim Heaton
September 30th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Italian sampler 6-pack #2 (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Italian sampler 6-pack #2 (SOLD)

Purchased on release, gently aged in ideal conditions. I'm not breaking this up, i.e. no substitutes, etc.; you either want it or you don't. Will ship from a licensed retailer, mitigating risk, etc. Ownership passes upon receipt of funds: Venmo, or PayPal (add 3%). Will ship to lower 48 only. I've h...
by Tim Heaton
September 30th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Italian sampler 6-pack #1 (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Italian sampler 6-pack #1 (SOLD)

Purchased on release, gently aged in ideal conditions. I'm not breaking this up, i.e. no substitutes, etc.; you either want it or you don't. Will ship from a licensed retailer, mitigating risk, etc. Ownership passes upon receipt of funds: Venmo, or PayPal (add 3%). Will ship to lower 48 only. I've h...
by Tim Heaton
September 30th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD) 2010 Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero x 2
Replies: 3
Views: 586

(SOLD) 2010 Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero x 2

Getting ready for a move, and selling off a few bottles I've had lots of times already and/or have many multiples still left in the cellar. Priced right, I believe; way less than WS would suggest. Ownership will pass on receipt of receipt of funds: if paypal, please add 3%, I've also got Venmo, fwiw...
by Tim Heaton
August 31st, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pietradolce Etna Rosso Archineri
Replies: 1
Views: 150

TN: 2014 Pietradolce Etna Rosso Archineri

(not so many of these listed in CT, but I thought I'd pass it on anyway. Fwiw, a glass left on the counter and filled 2,5oz on night 2 showed virtually no oxidation 15 hours later - this thing is pretty bullet proof. I'll be buying more if I manage to come across them.} 2014 Pietradolce Etna Archine...
by Tim Heaton
August 31st, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14360

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

{my third of six, and the first one that's truly enjoyable} 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC (8/28/2020) Much different than my prior bottles, this one being fresh, structured, and quite enjoyable (even if a bit less so on day two). So, lots of bot...
by Tim Heaton
August 30th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: TN: 2011 Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino

PaulMills wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 4:28 pm
I have not had their Brunello yet, but love the Rosso.
good, HOLD!

super under-the-radar, highly traditional producer. Give these the same time in the cellar as the biggest names command. This kind of Sangiovese demands patience - don't let the price fool you.
by Tim Heaton
August 20th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wednesday night pasta TNs: Three Baroli from Guido Porro
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Wednesday night pasta TNs: Three Baroli from Guido Porro

Thanks for the notes, Bob. Don't forget (they're very proud) Guido has some land in Vigna Rionda now, too. Such a nice farmer, family.
by Tim Heaton
August 1st, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Frappato recs other than Occhipinti and COS?
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Frappato recs other than Occhipinti and COS?

There are several, with styles diverging to pretty minor degrees. Check out Avide, and Valle dell'Acate Vittoria Il Frappato, see what you think. Both are traditional in style, both great values.
by Tim Heaton
July 22nd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vine Porn
Replies: 313
Views: 24602

Re: Vine Porn

Covid-19 has allowed me some time to catch up. Going through some photos of my 3-months in Italia last fall. Found this one, had no idea. Valpolicella hills, near to Valgatara.

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by Tim Heaton
July 2nd, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Langhe Freisa (Italy, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Langhe Freisa (Italy, Langhe DOC)

2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Langhe Freisa - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC (6/25/2020) It's matured nicely, and is in a really good place now. Having recently sampled the 2018, I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with a few years in the cellar. The fruit seems intense enough in the young w...
by Tim Heaton
June 30th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 0
Views: 220

TN: 2001 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino

2001 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (6/21/2020) Went down to the cellar and just pulled a bottle, randomly. I find that if I go down, and 'consider' things, I'm down there forever, with the same old routine of shaking my head and uttering to my...
by Tim Heaton
June 30th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Langhe Freisa (Italy, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 9
Views: 624

TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Langhe Freisa (Italy, Langhe DOC)

2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Langhe Freisa - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC (6/25/2020) It's matured nicely, and is in a really good place now. That said, it wasn't quite the experience I was expecting, as night #1 was all about place, and night #2, was (almost profoundly) about fruit (respectable...
by Tim Heaton
June 16th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Avon/Vail CO., next week (Sun-Wed)
Replies: 0
Views: 1280

Avon/Vail CO., next week (Sun-Wed)

decided to use a suite night award for a few nights at the Westin Riverfront in Avon. Curious if anyone else is in the mountains during this time, if so I'll bring twice as many bottles :-)
by Tim Heaton
June 15th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 4029

Re: Best Brunellos

Ian Dorin wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 11:31 am
No mentions on Stella di Campalto?????
shhh, dreadful stuff
by Tim Heaton
June 15th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 4029

Re: Best Brunellos

https://wp.me/p7fulH-27j This might be of some help for you with respect to new releases. My own personal favorites/cellar selections are made pretty clear, but even they're not 'the best'. At the cost of alienating myself - even further - from this board, or even producers, I'd offer that every ye...
by Tim Heaton
June 13th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 147
Views: 6776

Re: Keller Sillyness

I think silliness is a word, just sayin'. That said, it's not a fool's dynamic, it's importers and/or distributors/retailers that understand consumer behavior., i.e. supply/demand. Of course, points/press are always integral as well. Ahem, (sorry Ryan), I've only been doing this for 20+ years, so ex...
by Tim Heaton
June 13th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12534
Views: 487999

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Ca Maiol Lugana Riserva
1997 Dessilani Gattinara

both were wins, thankfully. Perhaps unsurprisingly, both required additional prep/attention. e.g. aeration/or not, serving temp, etc.

...also, not what wine, but which wine, yes? Apologies, Aubrey
by Tim Heaton
June 12th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe2O3~2a, b & c
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: TN: 2005 Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe2O3~2a, b & c

Tim, Would you have identified it blind as a Grenache? Cheers No. I guessed Mourvedre (strong first) from Spain, or some designer Mencia. Steve suggested (above) it was/is fun, I'd disagree. It's rather linear, but at this point it's got some welcome elegance, and a somewhat interesting nose, but t...
by Tim Heaton
June 11th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Cà La Bionda Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneti di Ravazzol
Replies: 1
Views: 92

TN: 2015 Cà La Bionda Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneti di Ravazzol

All of his wines need to be on any serious fan of these wines. Even his base bottling has a genuine excitement/energy. 2015 Cà La Bionda Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneti di Ravazzol - Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (6/7/2020) This organically grown Amaron...
by Tim Heaton
June 11th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe2O3~2a, b & c
Replies: 3
Views: 496

TN: 2005 Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe2O3~2a, b & c

2005 Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe2O3~2a, b & c - USA, California (6/8/2020) Slightly more secondary than primary, at first; ageing quite nicely. Med+/full body at this stage with a new world nose, and a palate that displays a good+ amount of old world sensibility/balance. Cool black fruits, pl...
by Tim Heaton
June 11th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Riserva Vürsù Vigneto Gallina
Replies: 0
Views: 192

TN: 2001 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Riserva Vürsù Vigneto Gallina

2001 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Riserva Vürsù Vigneto Gallina - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (6/9/2020) {magnum} Held since release, this was opened and allowed to Audoze for about 4 hours prior to service. Took some doing on a warm (outside patio) Denver night to get this under 19C; c...
by Tim Heaton
June 11th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.

I drank several bottles of this wine and agree with your analysis — it’s not built for the long haul, but it’s still oh so delicious. According to my notes it is only 11.5%abv — it’s exactly the kind of wine I want for midweek (and mid-day! ) drinking. Yeah, I think I'm going to stick with my 12,0%...
by Tim Heaton
June 10th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh, yeah: 1978 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon York Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Oh, yeah: 1978 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon York Creek

1978 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon York Creek - USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (6/9/2020) Very good, and a true joy to experience at this stage. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot from Napa, with an alcohol of 13,9%. This was double-decanted about 2 hours prior to ser...
by Tim Heaton
June 10th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.
Replies: 9
Views: 807

TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.

2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison - Germany, Baden (6/10/2020) Good, mature. I recently read a tasting note on this wine as a part of my feed for 'wines in my cellar'. Many of those are/can be rather helpful, and in the instant case, it was most certainly helpful in that it got me to drink it ...
by Tim Heaton
June 10th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: life in Piedmont in 1 month
Replies: 30
Views: 3375

Re: life in Piedmont in 1 month

the 15 June EU 'opening' date has been pushed to 1 July for all non-essential travel
by Tim Heaton
June 9th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2004 Fèlsina Berardenga Riserva Rancia 5.0L x 2, held since release
Replies: 0
Views: 288

2004 Fèlsina Berardenga Riserva Rancia 5.0L x 2, held since release

Held since release, (2) 5.0L bottles. In pristine condition. $479/each, plus shipping. Regular rules apply. PayPal, Venmo, a check, whatever. These will go quickly. I'll sell separately, shipping from a licensed retailer in CO. Divorce forces sale. Just my second time here on CC, the first time was ...
by Tim Heaton
June 8th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: gets in your soul, in the best of ways, 1989 Ch. Meyney
Replies: 5
Views: 434

gets in your soul, in the best of ways, 1989 Ch. Meyney

1989 Château Meyney - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe (6/8/2020) Aerated in wide-bottom decanter for ~ 2 hours, served blind. Thrilling nose, and in many ways quite unique - fun, and lovely mixture of red, blue, and black hard candies, white, red, blue, and purple flowers, red, blue, and some ...

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