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                  Linne Calodo Cellars-Booker Red-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2013-16.2% Alcohol-$88.00-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied and bold red Rhone blend, with black berries, black raspberries, spice and smoke on finish.  Needs a short decant, still young, a big wine, grapes from famous Booker vineyard.           RP-94          CR-92           Good with steak, […]

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                 John Duval Wines-Entity-Shiraz-Barossa Valley-Australia-2004-$29.98-A nose of dark fruit and toast, dark purple in color.  This wine has gotten better with age, blackberry, plum, cassis, pepper, elegant for a big Shiraz.  A special bottle of wine that would still be good years from now.          RP-95          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken and pork.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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                                                Lava Vine Vineyards-Zinfandel-The Poor Ranch-Mendocino-California-2014-14.9% Alcohol-$28.50-A nose of dark cherries and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to A full bodied Zin, with black cherry, berry jam, brown sugar with spice on finish, a very good and rich Zin.          NR          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Tensley Wine Inc.-Los […]

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Linne Calodo Cellars-Nemesis-Syrah-Mourvedre-Grenache-Paso Robles-California-2012-15.5% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruit and minerals, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied and bold red blend, with black berries, black raspberries, spice and minerals on finish.  Needs a short decant, drink now, was better in some recent vintages.           RP-95          WS-90          CR-90           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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     Finca Abril S.A.-Rapsodia-Malbec-Reserva-La Consulta Vineyard-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A brooding nose of dark fruits and spice, dark, dark purple in color.  A  full bodied red, with blueberry, cassis, chocolate and white pepper on finish, better than last time tried.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                   Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-St. Peter’s Church Vineyard-Alexander Valley-California-2012-15.3% […]

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                           Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Petite Sirah-Alicante Bouschet-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.3% Alcohol-$24.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish.   A  good  Zinfandel, a good value.           RP-88-90          WS-90          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                         Boneshaker Wines-Old […]

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                  Bodegas Mas Alta, S.A.-La Creu Alta-Mazuela-Grenache-Syrah-Priorat-Spain-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$39.93-A bold nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied and still bold red blend for a twelve year old wine, with blueberry, plum, licorice and smoke on spiced long finish.  Still needs a decant, a really excellent wine.          RP-89          CR-94          Good with […]

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Beringer Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Knights Valley-California-2015-14.3% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black raspberry, blueberry, chocolate and spices, with a smooth finish, was very good.          RP-90          WS-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 540-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$10.20-A nose of […]

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Schild Estate Wines-Shiraz-Barossa-Australia-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark black in color.  A medium to full bodied Shiraz, with black cherry, blackberry, licorice and spice, still a big wine that has rough edges.               WS-92        CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Juggernaut Wine Co.-Hillside-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-Sierra Foothills-Livermore Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A huge nose of dark […]

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                  Proviva S.R.L.-Maipe-Chakana Wines-Malbec-Reserve-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$12.73-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark black in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, berry, plum, some smoke and spice on finish.  A very good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 641-Merlot-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-15.1% Alcohol-$9.10-A nose of black cherry […]

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