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                          Heartland Wines PTY LTD-Directors’ Cut-Shiraz-Langhorne Creek-Australia-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$29.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, blackberry, licorice and spices on finish.  A Ben Glaetzer wine.          WS-89          WE-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                      Bodegas Y Vinedos De Aguirre-Forever Blend-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A terrible nose, […]

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                                   Newton Vineyard-Unfiltered-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$54.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in Color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, cherry, some dust and spice on finish, good not great.          RP-91+          WS-90          WE-85          CR-90          Good with meats,chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.    Three Wine Company-Cabernet Sauvignon-Suscol Creek-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.3% Alcohol-$38.00-A nose of […]

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   Beringer Vineyards-Private Reserve-Chardonnay-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.7% Alcohol-$32.99-A nose of citrus and some spice, medium golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white, with lemon, peach, some acidity and spice on finish, still good, drink now.          RP-89          WS-90          CR-90          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus                                                        Michael David Winery-Freakshow-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

LOIRE MASTER-LEVEL PROGRAM Launches September 23rd, 2019 ! Loire Valley Wines Study & Certification Program Dive into one of the most diverse wine regions in the world through this in-depth certificate program designed for the wine trade & all committed students of wine Study under lead-instructor Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, MOF, Loire valley expert & advocate […]

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Samuel’s Gorge PTY LTD-Shiraz-McLaren Vale-Australia-2010-$27.88-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice, was very good, drink now.           RP-88          WS-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Alamos-Wines of Catena-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-13.0% Alcohol-$9.19-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark […]

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Baer Winery-Arctos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2011-14.4% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black cherry, herbs, spices on long finish, very good.          WS-88          WE-91          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                         Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe nose […]

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                                                    Belle Glos Wines-Pinot Noir-Dairyman Vineyard-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2011-14.6% Alcohol-$39.03-A nose of dark cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied single vineyard PN, with black cherry, blueberry, cola, with spice on finish.  Not your petite Pinot, drink now.          WS-92          CR-89          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          DC Flynt MW Selections-Kirkland Signature Series-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Sonoma […]

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                            Linne Calodo Cellars-Sticks And Stones-Grenache-Mourvedre-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2012-15.8% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A bold and smooth full bodied Rhone blend, with raspberry, cherry liquor, cola and spices, long finish, as always with all  LC wines a great blend.                 RP-95             WS-90          CR-91              Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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West Coast Wine Event

Featured Wines You’ll have the rare opportunity to taste a 5-year vertical of Fantesca’s All Great Things (2011–2015), with special access to purchase a 6-year vertical (2011–2016), beautifully packaged in a wooden case. Depart the winery with a special gift to remember the evening! Date and Time August 3, 2019 Reception, 6:30pm; Dinner, 7:30pm Price […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                            Trump Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Monticello-Virginia-2016-13.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, plum, some spice on finish, was better than expected.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                       Hunt Family Cellars-Irresistible-Petite Sirah-Old Vine-Paso Robles-California-2008-14.2% Alcohol-$32.50-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark […]

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                            Michael and David Phillips-Earthquake-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2014-15.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, black cherry, spices, very fruit forward, spices on finish, a good a value.          WE-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                           Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa […]

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