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    Dry Creek Vineyard-Heritage Vines-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Primitivo-Carignane-Sonoma County-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.27-A nose of some black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin blend, with black cherry, raspberry, some licorice and spice on finish, a good value.          RP-87          WS-90          WE-90          CR-88          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.                               Vina Robles-RED […]

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                   Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2010-14.8% Alcohol-$32.00-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied, delicious Merlot, yes it’s a Merlot, 100%, cassis, raspberry, velvet favors, mocha, a very long finish.          NR           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Murphy-Goode […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                          Terra D’Oro-Winery-Home Vineyard-Zinfandel-Amador County-California-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of dark cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied single vineyard Zin, with black cherry, raspberry, cola and spices on finish, easy drinking.          WS-88          WE-88          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Trentadue Winery-Old Patch Red-Lot #41-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Carignane- North […]

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Sine Qua Non Update

    DearWine Lover~ Almost everything we get to do in this vinous wine existence of ours is quite delightful. We say almost because writing this note is definitely not among the "delights." But we are appreciative and respectful enough that we feel the least we can and should do is to let you know […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Bodegas Y Vinedos Tabula S.L.-Tabula-Tempranillo-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$27.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish, needs a good decant, very good.          RP-91         WS-92          CR-90         Good with steak, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.                                              […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

            One True Vine-Layer Cake-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.27-A nose of some dark fruit and spice,  dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum,  chocolate and spice, easy drinking.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   JL Giguiere-Mossback Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Chalk Hill-Sonoma County-California-2013-13.9% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

            One True Vine-Layer Cake-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-$14.27-A nose of some dark fruit and spice,  dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum,  chocolate and spice, easy drinking.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   JL Giguiere-Mossback Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Chalk Hill-Sonoma County-California-2013-13.9% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                  Match Vineyards-Baconbrook-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2006-14.4% Alcohol-$43.70-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied  Cab, with black berry, blueberry, some herbs, dusty spice finish, a solid wine and great value.  Nice Label.          RP-90         WS-82          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.           […]

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Cameron Hughes Update

    As you know, we recently released our first-ever find from the Anderson Valley, Lot 527 Pinot Noir. Ray Isle, executive wine editor for Food & Wine Magazine, just named it one of his 5 essential wines for summer: "I just tasted through 65 Pinot Noirs in the past couple of weeks – this […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                               Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino-Dofana-Sangiovese-Verdot-Toscana-Italy-2007-14.0% Alcohol-$49.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied Super Tuscan red blend with blackberry, plum, smoky with spice on long finish. Stills needs a good decant.          WS-93          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                              Taltarni Vineyards-Shiraz-Viognier-Victoria-Australia-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$11.88-A […]

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                                 Muxagat Vinhos-Mux-Tinto-Touriga National-Touriga Franca-Sousao-Douro-Portugal-2011-15.0% Alcohol-$14.88-A nose of meat and dark fruit, dark black in color.  A full bodied red, with  dark cherry, herbs, oak and spice, a brooding but good wine.          RP-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.      Tie Dye Cellars-Syrah-Barbera-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petite Sirah-Tempranillo-Pinot Noir-North Coast-Sonoma-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit […]

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