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                                Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$57.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish.  Still young, needs a decant.        NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. G. Campagnola […]

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                     Michael David Winery-Seven Deadly Red-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Lodi-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$14.28-A  nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color.  A medium full bodied red blend, with blueberry, black cherry, some licorice and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                 Coyote Canyon Winery-Merlot-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                       Lauren Ashton Cellars-Cuvee Estelle-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$22.88-A nose of some muted dark fruits and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, currants, vanilla and some spice on finish, easy drinking.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Bodega Norton, S.A.-Privada-Malbec-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose […]

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CORKSCREWS REVIEWS

     Cantina Museo Albea SRL-Gran Maestoso-Primitivo-Puglia-Italy-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on long finish, a very good QPR.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Bodegas Frutos Villar S.L.-Muruve-Reserva-Tempranillo-Toro-Spain-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of […]

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Cellar Angels Update

Of all the fires striking wine country in the last 7-10 years, this past week’s Glass Fire is by the far the worst. Erupting in the early dawn hours Sunday morning on Howell Mountain it quickly jumped both Silverado Trail and 29, and then went racing up Spring Mountain just outside of St. Helena. Fed […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Michael David Winery-Petite Petite-Petite Sirah-Petite Verdot-Lodi-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$14.49-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and smoky spices on finish, a big wine, a good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  Quinto do Passadouro-Porto-Ruby Reserva-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$18.99- A nose of black […]

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City Winery Update

Incredible News: City Winery NYC Will Finally Open Our Doors Tonight For An Exclusive VinoFile Preview! Reservations are Available to All Beginning Thursday, October 15 Dear City Winery Family, Great news: we passed our final Department of Buildings inspection last night! This means that we can now offer our VinoFile members a special VIP sneak […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                           Authentique Wine Cellars-Pinot Noir-Eola-Amity Hills-Oregon-2014=13.9% Alcohol-$24.99-A muted nose of some cherry and spice, ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, tea and spice on uneven finish.          WS-89          WE-90          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                         Joseph Carr-Josh Cellars-Josh-Reserve-Bourbon Barrel Aged-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of some dark fruits and […]

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                                    Chateau Guiraud-Sauternes-Bordeaux-France-2010-13.5% Alcohol-$28.99-(.375)-A none of sweet honey and some citrus, golden in color.  A light to medium bodied desert wine, with honey, orange, almond and acidity on finish, a good value.          RP-93          WS-94          WE-93          CR-92          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 731-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-14.8% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of black cherry and some […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Trecciano S.R.L.-Danillo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Syrah-Toscana-Italy-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$21.88-A nose of dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet on color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan, with black cherry, plum some spice on long finish, was very good.          WS-92     CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.            Ginkgo Forest Winery-Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Wahluke Slope-Washington State-2017-14.7% Alcohol-$15.98-A nose of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                         Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Suisun Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$33.75-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 short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                  Forgeron Cellars-Blacksmith […]

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