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                      Linne Calodo Cellars-Cherry Red-Zinfandel-Mourvedre-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2011-15.5% Alcohol-$67.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with  black cherry, blueberry, smoky, with licorice and spices on long finish.  Still needs a short decant, drink now.          RP-92          CR-92          Good with turkey, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                       Les Vignerons […]

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                              Evening Land Vineyards-Pinot Noir-Spanish Springs Vineyard-Edna Valley-California-2011-13.0% Alcohol-$26.44-A muted nose of some cherry and spice, garnet in color.  A light to medium bodied Pinot, with cherry, raspberry, tart, acidic and maybe a bad bottle, cooking wine.          WS-84          CR-80          Good for cooking. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 630-Zinfandel-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$11.05-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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Meredith Vineyards Estate-Merry Edwards-Pinot Noir-Sonoma Coast-California-2009-14.2% Alcohol-$38.98-A nose of some cherry and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, cola and spices on finish, still good but drink now.          WS-89          CR-90          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus. Browne Family Vineyards-Heritage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Petite Sirah-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2016-13.9% Alcohol-$19.00-A nose […]

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Edmeades Vineyards-Zinfandel-Mendocino County-California-2014-15.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, blackberry, some chocolate and spice on finish, easy drinking.          WS-87          WE-93 (#6 top Wines of 2018)          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Chateau de Rayne Vigneau-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2007-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet fruit […]

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                              Helen And Adam Tolmach-Ojai-Pinot Noir-Bien Nacido Vineyard-2010-13.0% Alcohol-$39.98-A muted nose of some fruit and some spice, medium ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, some spice on flat finish, past it’s prime, expected more.          NR          CR-84          Good down the drain or cooking.                             Parducci Wine Cellars-Petite Sirah-Small Lot Blend-Mendocino […]

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                            Lava Vine Vineyards-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-California-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$27.00-A nose of dark cherries and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to A full bodied Zin, with black cherry, berry jam, brown sugar with spice on finish, a solid Zin.          NR          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                        Bollina S.R.L.-Tavros-Primitivo Di Manduria-Serravalle Scrivia-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$21.11-A nose […]

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                           Symington Family Estates-Gould Campbell-Late Bottled Vintage Porto-Eporto-Portugal-2005-20.0% Alcohol-$17.77-A nose of sweet dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, some chocolate and spice on finish, was very good, drank over 3 weeks.           NR          CR-90         Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                             Azienda […]

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SAS Vindemio-Amadeus-Grenache-Syrah-Ventoux-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$21.88-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, very good, drink now.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Juggernaut Wine Co.-Hillside-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-Sierra Foothills-Livermore Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A huge nose of dark fruits and spices, […]

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                             Fortune 1621-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some vanilla and spice on finish, an easy drinker.          NR          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.       Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 636-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2016-15.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of black cherry and some […]

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                             Blue Rock Vineyard-Baby Blue-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Syrah-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.1% Alcohol-$25.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend with blackberry, cherry, spiced finish, easy drinking.                RP-89          CR-89                Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Lava Vine Vineyards-Grenache-Napa Valley-Calistoga-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$27.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, medium garnet in […]

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