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                            Tuck Beststoffer Wines- The Seventy-Five Wine Company-Caberent Sauvignon-Syrah-Petie Sirah-St Helena-California-2013-13.6%  Alcohol-$22.99- A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, chocolate and spices on long finish. was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.         […]

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                             Daou Vineyards-Pessimist-Syrah- Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Tannat-Grenache- Paso Robles-California-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spice on finish, some heat.          NR-          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Azienda Agricola Isola Augusta-Verduzzo Friulano-Udine-Italy-2014-11.5% Alcohol-$18.88-A nose of […]

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                           Casanova Di Neri-Pietradonice-Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese-Toscana-Italy-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$49.88-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cigar and spices on long finish.  In a great drinking zone, decant.          WS-90          WE-93         CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.   Chateau Suduiraut-Lions-Sauternes-Preignac-France-2011-13.5% Alcohol-(.375)-$12.89-A nose of […]

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         Chateau De Myrat-Sauternes-Grand Cru-Bordeaux-France-2009-14.0%-Alcohol-$19.98-(.375)-A nose of sweet honey and fruit, light to medium golden in color.  A light to medium bodied dessert wine, with honey, almond, some lemon and spice on finish, found it a bit thin.          RP-90          WS-94          CR-88          Good with desserts, ice cream.                    S.E. Chase Family Cellars-Zinfandel-Hayne […]

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Lava Vine-Goats and Dessert

    New Lava Vine Pairing!!! – Goats and Dessert Winter 2014 Port’s Back! and it’s brought some friends! The latest blend of Lava Vine Non-Vintage Dessert Wine (Port) is bottled and ready to drink! Per usual the blending trial was a hoot. For some people, tasting a table full of Ports from multiple varietals […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs TOP DESSERT WINES OF 2013

           Chateau Rieussec-Sauternes-Grand Cru Classe 1855-Bordeaux-France-1989-.375-14.5% Alcohol-$59.00-A nose of candied sweet honey, golden in color.  A medium to full bodied desert wine, with apricots, creme brulee, candied honey and spice with a amazing long finish for a wine 23 years old.  Had for my son’s college Graduation, was flat out delicious, wish I had […]

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                                  Steltzner Vineyards-Richard Steltzner-Cabernet Sauvignon-Reserve-Estate-Stags Leap District-Napa Valley-California-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Reserve Cab, with blackberry, black cherry, cassis, some bacon and spice on smooth long finish.  A very good Cab, easy drinking, great QPR.          NR          CR-92          Good […]

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                         Chateau Rieussec-Sauternes-Grand Cru Classe 1855-Bordeaux-France-1989-.375-14.5% Alcohol-$59.00-A nose of candied sweet honey, golden in color.  A medium to full bodied desert wine, with apricots, creme brulee, candied honey and spice with a amazing long finish for a wine 23 years old.  Had for my son’s college Graduation, was flat out delicious, […]

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                    Dolce Winery-Nickel & Nickel Proprietors-Far Niente-Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc-Late Harvest Wine-Napa Valley-California-1998-?% Alcohol-$75.00-A nose of sweet apricots, golden yellow in color.  A medium to full bodied desert wine, with apricots, figs, and some butter flavors, interesting wine, at or near past it’s prime.                    WS-88               CR-89                Good with deserts.                    […]

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                                     King Estate Winery-Domaine-Pinot Noir-Eugene-Oregon-2006-$31.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark amber in color, very dark for a Pinot.   A full bodied Pinot, with blackberry, plums, raspberry, with white pepper spice, some tobacco flavors, very well made.                   WS-91                 WE-90                   CR-91                    Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.       […]

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