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                            R.E.N. 50/40522-Bodegas Breca, S.L.-Garnacha-Calatayud-Spain-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$11.75-A nose of some fruit and funk, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, meat, dust, finished with pepper spice, good midweek wine.         RP-89          WS-92          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                   Bodegas Tobia, S.L.-Oscar Tobia-Vinedos De Altura-Vin Rouge-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit […]

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                Linne Calodo Cellars-Problem Child-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2013-15.8% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of bold dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied Zin blend, with black cherry, blackberry and layers of spice on finish, was very good.           WS-90           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                  Lava Vine Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$40.50-A nose of […]

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                    Compania Vitivinicola Tandem S.A.-Ars Nova-Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Navarra-Spain-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$17.00-A nose of some muted fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking.          WS-86          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                            R.E.50/42902-Bonegas Ateca S.L.-Honoro Vera-Garnacha-Calatayud-Spain-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$7.17-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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Carlisle Winery Update

What’s this?  An offer from Carlisle in October???  Believe it or not, yes, and a very special one to boot!  2017 was our 20th commercial vintage.  To celebrate this incredible milestone, Kendall and I thought it would be fun to do something special.  Being a Pinot-phile, Kendall immediately suggested producing a little Pinot Noir.  After […]

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                             Lava Vine Vineyards-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.1% Alcohol-$40.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and cocoa on a spiced finish.          NR          CR-88          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 and some spice, garnet in […]

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                                 Marietta Cellars-Roman-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Barbara-Geyserville-California-2015-14.6% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, blackberry, cassis and spices on finish.  Not as good as last time tried.          RP-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Spoken Barrel-#42-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$19.00-A nose of muted fruit […]

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                                  Bodegas Balbas, S.L.-Ardal-Vendimia Seleccionada-Crianza-Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with  black cherry, plum, coffee and spice on finish, was very good.          WE-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                     Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 638-Petit […]

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Secret Indulgence-American Dream-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-St. Helena-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$24.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, raspberry, pepper and spice on finish.          RP-91          WS-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 683-Zinfandel-Sierra Foothills-California-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark […]

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                  The Alex Cooper Project-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Doug Rafanelli Vineyard-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2013-14.7% Alcohol-$24.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend with black cherry, raspberry, white pepper on finish, expected more.          WS-84          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                     Belle Esprit Winery-Sensation-Syrah-Reserve-Rogue Valley-Oregon-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$12.25-A nose of […]

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                                      Et Fille Wines-Heredity-Pinot Noir-Willamette Valley-Oregon-2014-13.3% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of some tart red fruit and some spice, ruby in color.  A medium bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, herbs and some spice on finish, found it too tart.          WE-91          WS-88          CR-87          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          Vina Robles-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$20.00-A nose of dark fruit and spice, […]

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