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Crux Winery-Syrah-Mourvedre-Petite Sirah-Russian River Valley-California-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$19.17-A bold nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on long finish, very juicy, a great QPR.          RP-90          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                 Aldina Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Fountaingrove District-Sonoma County-California-2012-14.8% […]

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                                     Votto Estate Selections-Hidden Vines-Bin 1623-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruits and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some spice on finish, easy drinking.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark […]

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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. One of the best Merlots on the market.          NR          CR-92          Good with meats, […]

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                       Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$48.00-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-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Millan S.A.-Elodia-Malbec-El Manzano […]

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                      Coquelicot Estate Vineyard-Rose & Son-Queen To Kings-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Santa Ynez Valley-California-2016-14.1% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some dark fruits and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux kitchen sink blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and some spice on finish,  nothing special.          WE-90          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Ego Bodegas-Goru-Gold-Monastrell-Syrah-Cabernet […]

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                                       Hunt & Ryde-Hunt Ryde Winery-Trophy-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Rockpile-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.1% Alcohol-$19.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, currants, tea and spices on long finish.  A great QPR. a Guy Fieri wine.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          […]

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La Rioja Alta, S.A.-Vina Ardanza-Reserva-Tempranillo-Garnacha-Rioja-Spain-2009-13.5% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, tar, vanilla and spice on long finish.          RP-93+          JS-96          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             INV B-72564-Marcelo Pelleriti Wines S.A.-Reserve-Malbec-Valle Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of muted […]

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                                    Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery-Rubicon-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend-Rutherford-Napa Valley-California-2001-$76.50-A nose of dark fruits and cigar box, dark amber in color.  A full bodied Bordeaux blend, with licorice, black currants, cherry and the famous Rutherford dust finish, has a long, intricate aftertaste.  A special wine that still has plenty of life left.          RP-91          WS-92          WE-90          CR-92          Good with […]

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                         Alta Napa Valley-Quatreaux-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Atlas Peak District-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.8% Alcohol-$30.07-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, plums, chocolate and spices on long finish, a good value.          RP-90-92          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                               Three Wine Company-Zinfandel-Contra Costa […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 686-Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$14.20-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, needs a good decant, better than last time tried, very good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats,chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot […]

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