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    Juslyn Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Spring Mountain District-Napa-California-2005-15.0% Alcohol-$44.50-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied cab blend, with black cherry, cassis, with cocoa and spice on long finish, still drinking young, was very good.          RP-95+          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       […]

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      3 Badge Beverage Corp-Leese-Fitch-Zinfandel-California-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of some black cherry and some spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some vanilla and spice on finish.                 NR                  CR-86                  Good with chicken, cheeses, salads.                                              Rebel Wine-Three Thieves-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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  Beringer Vineyards-Quantum-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Knights Valley-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet on color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackcurrants’, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, a solid wine.          RP-87          WS-88          WE-90          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.               Chehalem-Three […]

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                                                   Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos-San Roman-Tinto de Toro-Spain-2009-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and dark coffee, dark purple in color.  A  full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, black currants, chocolate and spice on long finish.  Needs a short decant, was very good.          WS-88           WE-94          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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Kosta Browne Update

  Over the past two years, we have been quietly curating a new series of wines to share with you. It began with several unique lots from the 2016 vintage that were so distinct, Winemaker Nico Cueva felt strongly they should stand out from the traditional portfolio of Kosta Browne wines. This initiated the concept […]

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                                        Lawrence Cellars-Gard Vintners-Lawrence Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$18.32-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackcurrants, black cherry, cocoa and smoke on spiced finish, easy drinking, a good QPR.          RP-90          WS-89          WE-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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                                   Columbia Crest Winery-H-3-Merlot-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied, bold Merlot, with blackberry, dusty cherry, always a good value.                    WS-88                   WE-88                     CR-89                   Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                          Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-Sonoma County-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$14.99-A […]

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Red Car Wine Co. Update

    A Note from the Cellar and Vineyard SUMMER 2018 NEWSLETTER Vineyard Manager, Greg Adams and Winemaker, Tanner Scheer discuss harvest strategy at Zephyr Farms Vineyard in Freestone. Hi All, We hope this email finds you well and you are enjoying the first few weeks of summer! Below is an exciting update of current […]

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                             SLO Down Wines-Sexual Chocolate-Syrah-Malbec-Napa-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$19.98-A nose of dark fruit and chocolate, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, concentrated juice, with lots of chocolate and spice on finish, an interesting wine and label.          NR         CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.        Produit Et Mis […]

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    Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Syrah-Liandra Vineyard-Australia-2004-14.5% Alcohol-$29.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied single vineyard Syrah, with blackberries, currants, some meat and chocolate with a spicy long finish.   A solid and still vibrant Syrah.           RP-92           WS-91           WE-94           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                       […]

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          Linne Calodo Cellars-Problem Child-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2012-15.3% Alcohol-$58.00-A nose of bold dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied Zin blend, with black cherry, blackberry and layers of spice on finish, not as amazing as previous vintages but still very good..           RP-94           CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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