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Shelter-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.4% Alcohol-$37.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, needs a short decant, was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Michael David Winery-Seven Deadly Red-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Lodi-California-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$14.28-A  nose […]

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                    SLO Down Wines-Sexual Chocolate-Syrah-Malbec-Napa-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of dark fruit and chocolate, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, concentrated juice, with lots of chocolate and spice on finish, an interesting wine and label.          NR         CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                  Symington Family Estates-Cockburn’s-Late […]

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Dominio De Eguren-Codice-Vino De La Tierra De Castilla-Tempranillo-Spain-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$8.15-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, currants, some vanilla and spice on finish, a very good QPR.          WS-88          WE-89 (#36 Top Best Buy 2019)          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                    […]

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                                               Tensley Wine Inc.-Syrah-Colson Canyon Vineyard-Santa Barbara County-California-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-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.                                    Yates Family Vineyard-Cheval-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-California-2015-14.9% […]

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                          Trentadue Winery-OPR-Old Patch Red-Vin Rouge-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Carignane-Sangiovese-Geyserville-California-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$11.21-A nose of black cherry and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.               Broquel Winery-Kirkland Signature-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, […]

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Goldschmidt Vineyards-Katherine Goldschmidt-Cabernet Sauvignon-Stonemason Hill-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$19.24-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Cab with blackberries and cassis, some spice on a bit disjointed finish.          NR          CR-84           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                            Bonegas Ateca S.L.-Honoro Vera-Garnacha-Calatayud-Spain-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$7.13-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, […]

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Lythium Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2016-13.8% Alcohol-$12.23-A muted nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, mocha and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                 Clop Wines-Los Clop-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paraje Altamira-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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  Peirano Estate Vineyards-The Other-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Syrah-Lodi-California-2017-13.8% Alcohol-$11.21-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark ruby in color.  A easy going red, black cherry, plum with smoky oak, a good mid-week wine that offers good value, cool label.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Ravenswood Winery-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of dark cherry and spice, dark […]

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                                          Dancing Bull Wines-Winemaker;s Reserve-Zinfandel-California-2017-13.8% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of black cherry and some spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, a very good QPR.            WE-87          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Columbia Crest Winery-H-3-Merlot-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$11.97-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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                            Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2013-14.9% Alcohol-$35.00-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-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                             Abadia Retuerta […]

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