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Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Lava Vine Vineyards-Knights Valley-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$43.50-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blueberry, black cherry, inky, licorice and spices on long finish, still a big wine, needs a decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Marietta Cellars-OVR-Old Vine […]

Matter of Taste

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                 Eagles Trace-Latitude 38-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Estate-Napa Valley-California-2009-14.3% Alcohol-$36.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full boded Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, very good and in a good drinking zone.          NR          CR-92           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.                     Cameron Hughes […]

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Clarice Wine Company

r A Limited Time Opportunity to Become a Clarice Wine Company Member Dear Clarice Mailing List Friends, As you have hopefully read, Clarice Wine Company is unique in that it offers a Membership Program where Members receive a number of benefits unique in the world of wine. This is why the Washington Post and Robb […]

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Wine Masters Update

Wine and Climate Change & Valentine’s Gift Card Dear Wine Lover, New: Wine Masters Spain! The third Wine Masters series about Spain will release in spring 2020. In the first episode, we will visit the Torres Family in the region Penedes. In this episode, climate change and the effect on the wine industry will be […]

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Martinelli Winery Update

Welcome to the Martinelli 2020 Spring Offering! Welcome to our Spring Offering! We are excited to share our limited production, vineyard-designate wines with you. Kindly note that the wines in your offering are not guaranteed, so you have to move fast, as some of these small-lot wines have such limited-availability (think 2017 Three Sisters Chardonnay […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$52.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black currants, rich and layered, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.  A delicious bottle of wine, drink now.          NR         CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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Vino del Sol Update

February 2020 Vino del Sol Newsletter Your Trusted Source ‌ What’s New We’re proud to announce the 2018 vintages of Formation Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are in stock and ready to ship! Both wines are now 100% Arroyo Seco AVA. Formation’s parent company won the 2019 California Green Medal Environmental Award and the winery is […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                    Lava Vine Vineyards-Syrah-Lava Vine Vineyards-Knights Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$31.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and chocolate with a spiced finish.  In a good drinking zone, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                        Bodegas […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                        Lava Vine Vineyards-Syrah-Lava Vine Vineyards-Knights Valley-California-2013-14.3% Alcohol-$36.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and chocolate with a long spiced finish.  In a good drinking zone, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                     […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                        Linne Calodo Cellars-Outsider-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.8% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied Zin blend with black cherry, cassis, licorice and a long finish.  One of the best Outsider’s in years.       RP-95          CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Baer Winery-Star-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Stillwater Creek Vineyard-Columbia […]

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