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               Buty Winery-Beast-Wildebeest-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Mourvedre-Grenache-Cabernet Franc-Walla Walla-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2011-13.5% Alcohol-$17.44-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend with blackberry, black cherry, some licorice and spices on finish, good not great.          RP-89        Gianni Doglia-Moscato D’Asti-Italy-2011-.05% Alcohol-$9.99-A zesty nose of citrus […]

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    Linne Calodo Cellars-Cherry Red-Zinfandel (Cherry Vineyard)-Mourvedre (Booker Vineyard)-Syrah (Denner and Lock Vineyards)-Paso Robles-California-2009-15.7% Alcohol-$56.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with  black cherry, blueberry, smoky, with licorice and spices on long finish.  Still needs a decant, very good as always year after year.          […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                      Old Zin Vines-OZV-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2012-13.95% Alcohol-$12.23-A nose of black cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry,  some chocolate and spice on finish, a good value.         NR          CR-86          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.                         Bodegas Castano-Hecula-Monastell-Yecla-pain-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$10.19-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                   Bodega Altocedro S.A.-Malbec-Reserva-La Consulta Vineyards-Uco Valley-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-15.5% Alcohol-$24.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied single vineyard Malbec, with black cherry, plum, Asian spices and cocoa on long finish, very good, decant.          WS-92          WE-92          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                      Sierra De […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

  Portal del Montsant-Santbru-Carinyenes Velles-Carinena-Garnacha-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Spain-2009-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of roasted meats and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, herbs and minerals and spice on long finish, an interesting wine, decant.             WS-92           CR-90              Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                Bodega Y Vinedos Renacer […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Carlisle Winery-Two Acres-Mourvedre-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Carignane-Alicante-Bouschet-Peloursin-Rsiian River Valley-California-2011-12.89%  Alcohol-$41.15-A nose of some fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with cherry, plum, some licorice on spice on finish.  Carlisle makes great wines, this missed the mark some, a bit disjointed.                    NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Gundlach Bundschu Winery-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Estate Vineyard-Sonoma Valley-California-2006-14.3% Alcohol-$39.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, currant, mocha, coffee and spices on long finish.  Still needs a good decant, great label.          NR          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.     […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                            Whitehall Lane Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Reserve-Napa Valley-California-2008-14.5% Alcohol-$48.25-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark black garnet in color.  A full bodied Cab, with blackberry, currant, smoke and cocoa on spiced finish, still lots of life left.  Watch out for glass stopper or you could break your corkscrew.          WS-89          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Foley Johnson-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, currants, chocolate and spices on ling finish. A very good Cab, decant, still young.          RP-89          WS-86          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                Elyse […]

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Linne Calodo Cellars Update

  Greetings! Just a friendly REMINDER that we have a few tickets remaining for both events this summer. A few of you have asked about the Harvest Party event this year.  This year we will hold two evening parties in September (11th and 12th) in place of the Harvest Party. We are excited about these […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Truett Hurst Winery-Zinfandel-Rattler Rock-Old Vine-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2012-15.8% Alcohol-$29.69-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, raspberry, jammy chocolate and spices on long finish, very good.          RP-93          WS-88          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                 […]

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