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                              Le Chanceux-Cabernet Sauvignon-Belles Filles Vineyard-Coombsville-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.7% Alcohol-$33.33-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, needs a decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Chateau Rieussec S.A.-Sauternes-Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc-France-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A sweet nose of […]

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Calla Lily Estate & Winery-Ultimate Red-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petite Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, tar and spice on finish.          RP-90-93          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                        Cobden Wine-Late Harvest-Sauvignon Blanc-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.4% Alcohol-$25.55-A nose of sweet honey, […]

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Ehret Family Winery-Hillside Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Knights Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$48.88-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some cocoa and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                      Lawrence Cellars-Gard-Riesling-Ice Wine-Lawrence Vineyards-Walla Walla-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-11.8% Alcohol-$29.99-(.375)-A nose of […]

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Chateau Rieussec-Sauternes-Grand Cru Classe 1855-Bordeaux-France-2015-.375-14.0% Alcohol-$38.99-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 long finish.          RP-94          CR-93          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                                     Joseph Carr-Josh-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of some muted dark fruit and […]

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                            Yates Family Vineyard-Napa Redwoods Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2013-15.1% Alcohol-$57.00-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.  A still very young Cab which is excellent now but will only improve with age, decant.  Seek […]

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                         Howell At The Moon Vineyards and Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$44.99-A nose of some austere funk, dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with currant, plum, candied spice on finish, needs a decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Hawk and Horse […]

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                           Michael and David Philips-7 Deadly Zins-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied, fun drinking Zin, pepper, blackberry, spicy, a good value.          WS-89          CR-88          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          WE-87          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe nose of spice 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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                  Chateau Les Mingets-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$13.99-(.375%)-A nose of some sweet honey, medium golden in color. A medium bodied desert wine, with apricots, honey, some spice on finish, easy drinking.          NR          CR-89          Good with deserts, ice cream.                       Tenuta Poggio al Tesoro-Mediterra-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Toscana-Italy-2016-$16.99-A nose of berry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied […]

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                              Whitehall Lane Winery-Tre Leoni-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.7% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, cassis, smoke and spice on  finish.          NR          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                       Chateau Rieussec-Sauternes-Grand Cru Classe 1855-Bordeaux-France-2015-.375-14.0% Alcohol-$38.99-A nose of candied sweet honey, golden in color.  A medium […]

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