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Quinto do Passadouro-Porto-Ruby Reserva-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$18.99- A nose of black cherry and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied port, with black cherry, dark berries, vanilla and spice on finish.          WS-89          CR-88           Good with desert, ice cream or alone.                                  Bodegas Y Vinedos Valderiz S.L.-Valdehermoso-Crianza-Ribera Del Duero-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$15.30-A nose of some dark fruits and some […]

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                            The Prisoner Wine Company-Unshackled-Zinfandel-Malbec-Petite Sirah-Grenache-Oakville-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$21.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, raspberry, some pepper and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats,chicken, pasta.                                Darioush-Caravan-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$46.99-A nose of bold dark fruits […]

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J. Lohr Winery-Hilltop-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petite Verdot-Malbec-Paso Robles-California-2017-Alcohol 14.9%-$25.50-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend with black cherry, very grapey, licorice and spices on finish.          WE-91 (Editors Choice)          CR-87         Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Rocca Family Vineyards-Syrah-Cross Road Vineyard-Yountville-Napa Valley-California-2005-14.8% Alcohol-$23.25-A funky nose of a […]

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Kinsella Estates-Su Una Stretta Di Mano-Cabernet Sauvignon-Spenser Vineyard-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-013-14.4% Alcohol-$35.50-A nose of bold dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate and spices on long finish.  Needs a good decant, very good, heavy bottle.          RP-91+          WS-90          WE-90          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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DC Flynt MW Selections-Kirkland Signature Series-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$14.89-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, tar and some spice on finish, nothing special.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.            Archium Cellars-Dissident-Grenanche-Syrah-Mourvedre-Santa Barbara County-California-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$18.89-A nose of some […]

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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.                         Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Zinfandel-Papera Ranch-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.0% […]

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              River Myst Haven-Zinfandel-Caylin Vineyard-Dray Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of some black cherry and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some licorice and spice on dry finish.          NR          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Cellar de Capcanes-Mas Donis-Montsant-Old Vines-Spain-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of dark fruits […]

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                                          Bodegas Los Astrales SL-Tempranillo-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$28.88-A still bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on still long finish.  Still needs a short decant, was very good.          RP-92          WS-91          WE-93         CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          […]

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Wicks Estate Wines-Tom & Mitch-Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon-Adelaide Hills-Australia-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$12.82-A nose of some funk and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, some spice on disjointed finish.          WS-86          CR-83          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Bogle Vineyards-Essential Red-Old Vine-Zinfandel-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petite Sirah-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of some dark fruits and some spice, […]

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             David Arthur Vineyards-Meritaggio-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petite Verdot-Sangiovese-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.9%-$19.87-A nose of some dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                  Andrew Rich Wines-Roussanne-Ciel du Cheval Vineyard-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2015-14.1% […]

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