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  Chateau D’Epire, Savennieres April: Celebrating the Loire Valley  Sancerre, Muscadet, Vouvray, Chinon, Saumur, Savennieres, Pouilly Fume, Chavigny,  Menetou-Salon, Quarts de Chaume, Bourgueil All through the month of April, we will be looking to the Loire Valley for inspiration. Known for its fine cuisine and a broad range of excellent wines, the Loire also makes […]

Long Meadow Ranch Update

  The perfect wine for Spring and Summer. Farmstead Events Winery 2014 Sauvignon Blanc – Rutherford Our Sauvignon is back, showing true varietal character and freshness including a range of citrus, fresh flower and zesty aromatics, the palate elaborates with pear, apricot along with a distinct salinity. ORDER TODAY _____________________ 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Minerality shines […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                Chateau Cambon La elouse-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Haut-Medoc-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$18.98-A nose of some funk, and some fruit, medium garnet in color.  A medium bodied Bordeaux blend, cherry, plum, some spice, found it thin and unappealing.  Nothing like the critics reviews.          RP-88          WS-90         WE-91          CR-83          Good for cooking wine.              Kitchen Sink Blends- Kitchen Sink-Zinfandel-Merlot-Cabernet […]

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                 Rudd-Crossroads-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Oakville-Napa Valley-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$35.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied Cab, with blueberry, cassis,  chocolate and tar, good spice on finish.   Needs a short decant, Rudd’s second label wine.              NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Soc. […]

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                  Outcast Wines-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-California-2007-14.3% Alcohol-$24.99-A classic Zin nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, blackberry compote, brambly with a long vanilla spice finish.  An outstanding and easy drinking Zin, drink now.          NR          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus. […]

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                   Sassettilivio & Lorenzo-Pertimali-Sangiovese-Brunello Di Montalcino-Italy-2005-13.5% Alochol-$29.98-A nose of cherry and earth, medium amber in color.  A medium to full bodied Brunello, with black cherry, plum, silky with earthy tones, good finish, decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                 Sarl Lafage-Tessellae-Carignan Vielles Vignes-Cotes Catalanes-France-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$11.49-A nose […]

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              Sbragia Family Vineyards-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Home Ranch Vineyard-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$19.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied single vineyard red, with black cherry, blackberry, smoke, chocolate and spices on long finish, very good.          RP-90          WS-84          WE-92         CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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Fantesca Estate & Winery Update

  As a friend of Fantesca, we would like to offer you the opportunity to acquire our limited 2012 Chardonnay. This standout vintage marks Fantesca’s ninth year producing Chardonnay. Thanks to an exceptional growing season in 2012, there is nothing average about this wine — from the carefully crafted bottle to the Chardonnay itself. Each […]

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Sine Qua Non Update

  Dear Wine Lover~ First of all we’d like to say thank you so very, very much for your continued patience. As we also don’t like a wait, we fully understand that the time can be long and arduous. Please know that we are doing our best to offer you wine just as soon as […]

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               Veramonte-Cabernet Sauvignon-Colchagua Valley-Chile-2012-14.1% Alcohol-$8.81-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, black cherry, plum, some herbs and spice on finish.  A great midweek wine, super QPR.           WS-89           CR-88           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                      Pedroncelli Winery-Merlot-Zinfandel-Syrah-Barrel Select-Sonoma County-California-2012-14.2% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose […]

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    Bodega Norton, S.A.-Privada-Malbec-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2011-14.8% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of brooding dark fruit and spice, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red blend with blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spice on finish, was a little better in a past vintage.          RP-91           WS-91          WE-93         CR-88         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                       Lava Vine Vineyards-Viognier-North Coast-California-2012-14.6% […]

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