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    Whitehall Lane Winery-Vintner’s Mark 3-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$19.95-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, cassis, chocolate and spice on finish, very good and easy drinking.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                  […]

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  Raymond Vineyards-Reserve Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petite Sirah-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.0% Alcohol-$26.99-A nose of rich dark fruits, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied and smooth Napa Cab, with blackberry, and black cherry, currants, chocolate spice finish.   A very good and classic Cab.           RP-92          WS-90          WE-90           CR-91           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.   .          […]

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                             Proviva S.R.L.-Maipe-Chakana Wines-Malbec-Reserve-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark black in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, berry, plum,  smoke and spice on finish.  A very good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                           Bodega Melipal-Malbec-Lujan de Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-14.9% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark […]

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Proviva S.R.L.-Chakana-Estate Selection-Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with dark berries, plum, chocolate and spice on finish,  easy drinking.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                          Three Thieves Wine-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of some muted fruit and spice, […]

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            Vina Dona Paula S.A.-Estate-Malbec-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.3% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, dust and spice on finish, average at best.          RP-90          WS-85          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                    Tuck Beckstoffer Wines- […]

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              SLO Down Wines-Sexual Chocolate-Syrah-Malbec-Napa-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$20.96-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.          WE-88         CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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      Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Russian River Valley-California-2012-14.6% Alcohol–$64.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.   A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, dust and spice on finish, in a great drinking zone.          RP-93          WS-92          CR-92          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus.                          Rebel Wine-The Show-Cabernet […]

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    Bodegas y Vinedos Valderiz, s.l.-Valderiz-Ribera Del Duero=Spain-2014-15.0% Alcohol-23.98-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spices on finish, needs a couple more years to develop.          RP-90          WS-94          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                     La Rioja […]

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    Shooting Gallery Wines-Locations 4-CA-Petite Sirah-Barbera-Tempranillo-Syrah-Grenache-California-NV-15.5% Alcohol-$20.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with black cherry, raspberry, kirsch, smoke and spice on finish, just missing something to make it great.          RP-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Proviva S.R.L.-Chakana-Estate […]

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      William Hill Estate Winery-Merlot-Central Coast-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spices on finish, easy drinking.          WS-87          WE-86          CR-88          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                    R.E. 50/42811-Altovinum-Evodia-Old Vines-Grenache-Syrah-Calatayud-Spain-2015-15.0% Alcohol–$9.99-A nose of […]

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