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                                                Sea Smoke Cellars-Southing-Sta Rita Hills-Pinot Noir-Santa Barbara County-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$69.99-A beautiful nose of dark fruit and spice, dense ruby color, a little darker than some Pinot’s.  A smooth full bodied Pinot, black currants, black cherries, cola, great acidity, spice, a full finish.          WS-90          CR-92          Good with lamb, chicken, veal.          One Cork Bonus.                                        Krutz Family […]

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Marchesi Mazzei S.P.A.-Philip-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Toscana-Italy-2016-11-14% Alcohol-$29.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied IGT, with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking, very good.          RP-93+          WS-92          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Raymond Vineyards-Reserve Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-(.375%)-A nose of […]

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                     Robert Keenan Winery-Merlot-Spring Mountain-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$32.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied dry Merlot, with black cherry, blueberry, some licorice and spices on finish, was very good.           RP-88           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Jericho Canyon Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jericho Creek-Napa Valley-California-2011-13.9% […]

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                                     Carlisle Winery-Syrah-Sonoma County-California-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$24.00-A nose of dark fruit and spice, purple in color.   A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, dark cherry,  and smoky peppery flavors on long finish.   Always good every year, a great QPR.           WS-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 808-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-California-2019-14.0% Alcohol-$12.60-A […]

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                             Sojourn Cellars-Pinot Noir-Ridgetop Vineyard-Sonoma Coast-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.4% Alcohol-$58.99-A nose of dark cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, dust and Asian spice on long finish.  Was very good, short decant.          RP-91          WS-93          CR-92          Good with seafood, salads, cheeses.          One Cork Bonus.                                 B-71371-Altocedro S.A.-Qaramy-Alto-Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Valle […]

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                        Azienda Agricola Montevetrano-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Aglianico-Colli di Salerno-Italy-2006-13.5% Alcohol-$47.99-A muted nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan, with currant, plum, licorice and spice on finish.  Still has a few good years left.          RP-94          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Domaine Chavel-Cordelia-Grenache-Syrah-Carignan-Chusclan-Cotes […]

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                                      Linne Calodo Cellars-Outsider-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Graciano-Willow Creek District-Paso Robles-California-2016-15.8% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied Zin blend with black cherry, cassis, licorice and a long finish.  Always good every year.       NR          CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Jax Vineyards-Y3-Taureau-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some […]

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Linne Calodo Cellars-Slacker-Sterotype-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2016-15.2% Alcohol-$35.70-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A medium to full bodied Rhone blend with black cherry, cassis, minerals and a  spiced finish.          NR          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                                                       Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 843-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2019-14.6% Alcohol-$10.50-A nose of some muted […]

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Senorio De Villarrica S.L.-Delicia de Baco-Tempranillo-Garnacha-Graciano-Crianza-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$24.88-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with red currants, plum, licorice and spice on long finish, a very good QPR.          WS-94          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                            Elyse Winery-Petite Sirah-Carignan-Zinfandel-York Creek Vineyard-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.2% […]

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Federico Giuntini A, Massetti-Fattoria Selvapiana-Vigneto Bucerchiale-Sangiovese-Riserva-Chianti Rufina-Italy-13.0% Alcohol-2019-$17.50-A muted nose of some red fruits and spice, ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, herbs and spice on finish.  Still young, best with food.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, salads, pasta.     Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice […]

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