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Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Lava Vine Vineyards-Knights Valley-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$43.50-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blueberry, black cherry, inky, licorice and spices on long finish, still a big wine, needs a decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Marietta Cellars-OVR-Old Vine […]

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                                 Eagles Trace-Latitude 38-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Estate-Napa Valley-California-2009-14.3% Alcohol-$36.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full boded Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, very good and in a good drinking zone.          NR          CR-92           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.                     Cameron Hughes […]

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                                Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$52.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black currants, rich and layered, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.  A delicious bottle of wine, drink now.          NR         CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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                    Lava Vine Vineyards-Syrah-Lava Vine Vineyards-Knights Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$31.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and chocolate with a spiced finish.  In a good drinking zone, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                        Bodegas […]

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                        Lava Vine Vineyards-Syrah-Lava Vine Vineyards-Knights Valley-California-2013-14.3% Alcohol-$36.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and chocolate with a long spiced finish.  In a good drinking zone, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                     […]

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                        Linne Calodo Cellars-Outsider-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.8% 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.  One of the best Outsider’s in years.       RP-95          CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Baer Winery-Star-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Stillwater Creek Vineyard-Columbia […]

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                            Michael David Winery-Lust-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$44.99-A bold nose of dark fruit and spice, a Zin nose, dark black in color.  A full bodied Zin, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spice, a big wine, long finish, was very good.          WS-86          WE-92          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.              Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 628-Cabernet Sauvignon-Walla Walla […]

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                                            Northstar Winery-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Walla Walla-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$31.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black currants, black cherry, vanilla and spice on finish, needs a short decant.          RP-89          WS-92          WE-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     Alamos-Seleccion-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$9.09-A nose […]

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                         Angry Bunch Wines-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$19.00-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberries, and spice on finish, was better than previous vintages.          WE-86          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Finca Las Moras-Barrel Select-Cabernet Sauvignon-San Juan-Cuyo-Argentina-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$16.00-A nose of some muted fruits and spice, […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 418-Cabernet Sauvignon-Oakville-Napa Valley-California-2011-14.4% Alcohol-$21.25-A nose of dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, a bit austere, at or past peak, drink now.          WE-90          CR-89          Good with meats,chicken, pasta.                                     Barrel Head Cellars-The Trip-Cabernet Sauvignon-Oakville-California-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$11.95-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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