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                                       Cornerstone Cellars-Michael’s Cuvee-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.9% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some dust and spice on finish, better than average.          RP-86          CR-89          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads. Terra D’Oro Winery-Petite Sirah-Amador County-California-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$15.98-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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Yates Family Vineyard-Cheval-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.9% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black currants, dark chocolate and spice on finish, needs a short decant.            NR         CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                            DC Flynt MW Selections-Kirkland Signature-Chardonnay-California-2017-13.0% Alcohol-$8.99-(Magnum)-A nose […]

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Linne Calodo Cellars-Nemesis-Syrah-Mourvedre-Grenache-Paso Robles-California-2011-15.3% 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 and a smooth long finish.   Short decant, drink now.           RP-95          WS-87           CR-92           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                  Turley Wine Cellars-Juvenile-Zinfandel-St. […]

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Hearst Ranch Winery-Chardonnay-Glacier Ridge-Monterey County-California-2017-13.8% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of citrus and spices, medium golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white, with creamy apple, lemon zest and good acidity on finish, refreshing, was very good.  Nice tasting room to visit after Castle tour.          NR          CR-90          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus.           Juggernaut […]

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                Force Majeure Vineyard-Parabellum-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Red Mountain-Washington State-2014-15.1% Alcohol-$55.98-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spices on long finish.  Still young, needs a short decant, was very good.          RP-92          WE-91          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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                            Byington Winery-Alliage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Santa Cruz Mountains-California-2013-13.7% Alcohol-$47.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, cassis, some chocolate and spice on long finish, very enjoyable, great to visit their tasting room.          NR          CR-91                                   Rebel Wine-The Show-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2017-13.8% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of dark […]

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Havens-Black & Blue-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2012-$18.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark black purple in color.  A smooth full bodied red blend, with blackberries, blueberries, smoke and spice on finish, a very good and interesting wine, short decant.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                            Buehler Vineyards-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of […]

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                                  Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$54.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black currants, rich and layered, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.  A delicious bottle of wine, short decant.          NR         CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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                                         Tesa La Monja, S.L.-Almirez-Tinta De Toro-(Tempranillo)-Toro-Spain-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$18.94-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, plum,  cola and Asian spices, with a long finish.  Short decant, still very good.          RP-93           WS-90           WE-91           CR-90           Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 613-Cabernet […]

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                                     Robert Biale Vineyards-Bravo Aldo-Zinfandel-NapaValley-California-2009-15.2% Alcohol-$168.75-(Magnum)-A nose of some black cherry and spice, garnet in color.  A medium bodied and elegant Zin, with black cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and spice on finish.  Most likely a bit past peak even with bottle being a magnum, drink now.   Nice etched collectable bottle of winery founder.          NR          CR-91          Good […]

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