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                   Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Alicante Bouschet-Grand Noir-Rossi Ranch-Sonoma County-Sonoma Valley-California-2021-15.0% Alcohol-$43.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color. A full bodied red, with black cherry, smokey pepper and spice on long finish, short decant.          WS-93          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                 Octopoda Wines-Opulent-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2020-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of […]

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                         Pahlmeyer-Merlot-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.9% Alcohol-$84.99-A elegant nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, plum, light toast and Asian spices on long finish, delicious.  A great Father’s Day wine.          RP-93          WS-94          CR-95          Great with steak, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks Bonus.             Bodega Santa Rufina S.L.-Vina Rufina-Joven […]

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               Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Carlisle Vineyard-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Grand Noir-Alicante Bouschet-Peloursin-Tempranillo-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2020-15.0% Alcohol-$43.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors on long finish.   Always good every year.           WS-94          CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Clos La Chance-22 Pirates-Unknown […]

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                   Radix Wines-Laevus-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Red Heaven Vineyard-Red Mountain-Walla Walla-Washington State-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$25.01-A nose of bold dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.          WE-90           CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                Noviello Vineyards, LLC-Cabernet Sauvignon-Quintessence Vineyard-Red Mountain-Washington […]

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                               Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Sonoma County-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol–$64.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.   A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, some dust and spice on finish, in a good drinking zone.          RP-93          WS-93          CR-91          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus. grupo Avinea-Devocion-Malbec-2020-14.5% Alcohol-$15.95-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                           Beaulieu Vineyard-Tapestry-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.7% Alcohol-$44.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color. A full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, currants, dark chocolate with licorice and spice notes.  Found it a bit austure, decant .           RP-91          WS-92          WE-92          CR-89           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.       Villa Vignamaggio-Momma Lise-Gran Selezione-Sangiovese-Chianti-Italy-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$34.99-A nose […]

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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.                                               Societa Agricola Degli Dei S.R.L.-Le Redini-Merlot-Alicante-Toscana-Italy-2017-14.0% […]

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                           Rocca Family Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Collinetta Vineyard-Coombsville-Napa Valley-California-2016-15.3% Alcohol-$39.79-A nose of a dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, plum, some licorice on finish, good not great.          RP-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                    IT-VR913-Antica Vinaia-Amarone Della Valpolicella-Cariano-Italy-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of cherry […]

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Lobo Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petie Verdot–Wulff Vineyards-Atlas Peak-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.2% Alcohol-$49.99-A nose of some dark fruit, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some tea and spice on finish, expected a bit more.          WS-92          WE-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.               St. Francis Winery-Eletto-Heritage Vines-Zinfandel-Sonoma County-California-2019-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of black […]

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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, a delicious wine, amazing value, in a perfect drinking zone.          NR          CR-96          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 763-Meritage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Santa Cruz […]

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