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    Sobon Estate-Zinfandel-Rocky Top-Amador County-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$13.59-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, with licorice and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   DC Flynt MW Selections-Meritage-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of […]

NJ Wine Event

  Begins This Saturday 4:00 to 5:00   $30 plus tax  This fall the Frog will be holding a series of guided tastings.  In a relaxed atmosphere, we will be tasting wines (and ciders), learning about them, talking about them, looking at pretty pictures. Geared as “An Introduction to…”, you’ll need no deep background; just […]

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                                        Robert Biale Vineyards-Like Father Like Son-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$41.40-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spice on finish, not as good as some previous years, maybe was too young to drink now.            RP-92          WS-93          CR-89          Good with […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                        Robert Biale Vineyards-Like Father Like Son-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$41.40-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spice on finish, not as good as some previous years, maybe wastoo young to drink now.            RP-92          WS-93          CR-89          Good with meats, […]

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                            Finca Flichman-Paisaje de Barrancas-Syrah-Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A brooding nose of dark fruit, dark black in color.   A full bodied red blend with blackberry, raspberry, dark licorice and spices, long finish, a very good QPR.           RP-88           WE-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.            Truett Hurst-Inconspicuous-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2014-15.3% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of black cherry and spices, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Produit Et Mis En Boutelle Par-Kirkland Signature-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium bodied red, with black fruits, herbs, coffee and spice on finish.  A good midweek and QPR wine.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.       Ravenswood-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Sonoma County-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$12.99-A […]

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Manhattan Wine Company Update

  As a past or potential participant on our west coast consolidated shipments, I am writing to remind you that the fall shipping window is finally opening and the coming weeks will be the ones you have been waiting for with many winery releases ready to ship. If you have any orders or allocations that […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Frog’s Leap-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2010-13.9% Alcohol-$39.55-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, currants, licorice and spice on long finish, drinking well now.          WE-90          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.           Armida Winery-Poizin-Zinfandel-Healdsburg-California-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of […]

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                                  Rebel Wine-The Show-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2014-13.9% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, chocolate and spices on finish, a great QPR.          WE-90          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                   Bodega Y Vinedos Renacer S.A.-Punto Final-Malbec-Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose […]

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      Lava Vine Vineyards-Viognier-North Coast-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$25.67-A nose of citrus and spice, medium golden in color.   A medium to full bodied white with pineapple, peach, with spice on finish, good acidity, very refreshing.          NR           CR-90           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.                            Bodega Y Vinedos Renacer S.A.-Punto Final-Malbec-Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of dark […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Ridge Vineyards-Monte Bello-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Monte Bello Vineyard-Cupertino-California-2000-13.4% Alcohol-$95.00-A still bold nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied Bordeaux blend with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish, still a big wine, needs a decant, a classic wine.          RP-90          WS-88          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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