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                 McGrail Vineyards and Winery-Reserve-Clone 8-Cabernet Sauvignon-Livermore Valley-California-2016-14.7% Alcohol-$23.33-A nose of dark fruits and spice, garnet in Color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on good finish, a good QPR.          WE-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                     Xavier Vins SARL-100%-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Carignan-Marselan-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2017-14.5% […]

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                        Vina Quebrada De Macul S.A.-Domus Aurea-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Merlot-Maipo Valley-Chile-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$49.99-A nose of still bold fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, cassis, chocolate and spices on long finish.  Still needs a decant to left wine open up, has years left to enjoy.          RP-96          […]

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                             Yates Family Vineyard-Cheval-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-California-2014-14.7% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, cherry vanilla coke and spice on long finish.  Seek out this winery, it always delivers, very good.           NR           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             […]

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                                       Tensley Wine Inc.-Syrah-Colson Canyon Vineyard-Santa Barbara County-California-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$34.99-A nose of blooding dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spice on finish, a great QPR, decant.          RP-93          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          Lawer Family Wines-Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.5% […]

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                               Malbec & Malbec Cellars-Notre Vin-Cabernet Sauvignon-Howell Mountain-Napa Valley-California-2011-13.6% Alcohol-$49.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black currants, black cherry, some spice on finish, disappointing considering where fruit came from.          RP-92          CR-88          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                                      Anglim Winery-Guy James-Syrah-Willow […]

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David Arthur Vineyards-Proprietary Red-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.9%-$39.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.        INV B-72564-Marcelo Pelleriti Wines S.A.-Reserve-Malbec-Valle Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 763-Meritage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Santa Cruz Mountains-California-2017-13.9% Alcohol-$19.17-A nose of dark fruits and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blueberry, black cherry, earth and spice on finish, needs a decant.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats,chicken, pasta.                         Mionetto Spa-Prosecco-Brut-Treviso-Sparkling-Italian-NV-11.0% Alcohol-$13.99-(1.5L)-NR-          Good for mimosa’s.

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                                Vinoce Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Oakville-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$49.95-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, dark cocoa and spices on long finish.  Still very young, needs long decant, excellent value at sales price.          NR          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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William Hill Estate Winery-The Notch-Winemaker’s Series-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$52.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied blend, with blackberry, plum, chocolate and spice on long finish, was very good.          NR          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                 Bodega Y Vinedos Catena-La Consulta-Malbec-High Mountain-Mendoza-Argentina-2019-13.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose […]

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                     Invermen S.A.-Mayacaba-Mi Terruno-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, some tar and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.       Seven Hills Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Seven Hills Vineyard-Walla Walla Valley-Washington State-2015-14.9% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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