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Sbragia Family Vineyards-Zinfandel-Gino’s-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A  full bodied single vineyard Zin, with black cherry, earth, licorice and spice on finish.  Just was missing something.          WS-90          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                        Frequency Wine Company-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Santa Barbara County-California-2016-14.7% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some red fruit […]

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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.                                       Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Suisun Valley-California-2013-14.6% Alcohol-$32.63-A nose of dark fruit and some […]

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                      Michael and David Phillips-Earthquake-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2014-15.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, black cherry, spices, very fruit forward, spices on finish, a good a value.          WE-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                         Chateau Guiraud-Sauternes-Bordeaux-France-2011-13.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A none of sweet honey and […]

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                                  Mitolo Wines-Savitar-Shiraz-McLaren Vale-Australia-2007-15.0% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of muted dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, plum, tobacco and spice on finish, better than last time tried, still needs a short decant.          RP-93         WS-91          WE-93         CR-90         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Tuck Beckstoffer Wines- The […]

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                                  Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$38.00-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, with a long finish, very good every year.          NR          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                      DC Flynt […]

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                      Soc. Agr. Castello Romitoro S.R.L.-Il Toro-Syrah-Petit Verdot-Toscana-Italy-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$16.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Tuscan blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on long finish, was very good.          RP-95          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Quinta Nova De Nossa Senhora […]

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              Linne Calodo Cellars-Overthinker-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2013-15.7% Alcohol-$86.00-A nose of sweet dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied GSM blend with currants, raspberry, plum, spice box on finish, just had some bit of odd acidity on finish.          WS-92        CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                  Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 683-Zinfandel-Sierra […]

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                 Timeline Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.50%-$16.95-A nose of black cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice on smooth finish.  A very good value.            NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                            Bodegas Norton S.A.-Malbec-Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$8.99-A nose of dark […]

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                       Martinelli Winery, Inc.-Vigneto di Evo-Zinfandel-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-15.9% Alcohol-$25.98-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry,  raspberry, vanilla bean and spice on finish, a bit hot but very good.          WE-92          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.           One Cork Bonus.                   Michael […]

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CMS Winery-(Hedges)-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Syrah-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$18.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice with a bit uneven finish.          WS-86          CR-85         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                                 Hearst Ranch Winery-Bunkhouse-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-13.8% Alcohol-$25.32-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet […]

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