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                           Lava Vine Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$54.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and chocolate with a long spiced finish.  In a good drinking zone, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                Cameron […]

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                           Carver Sutro-Palisades Vineyard-Petite Sirah-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$41.94-A nose of dark fruit, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red with blueberries, blackberries,  chocolate and spice on long finish. Still very young, needs a good decant.          RP-91-94          CR-91          Good with ribs, meats, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                      Artezin Wines-Zinfandel-Petit Sirah-Old Vine-Mendocino County-California-2017-14.8% Alcohol-$10.79-A nose of dark […]

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                      Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$64.00-A bold nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc, with blackberry, blueberry, a finish of chocolate and spices, was very good.          NR          CR-91         Good […]

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                         Michael David Winery-Sixth Sense-Syrah-Lodi-California-2013-15.0% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, a bit artificial, dark black in color.  A full bodied and a bit artificial red, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spice, a bit overdone.          WE-90          CR-86          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 […]

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                                   Vina Cobos S.A.-Bramare-Malbec-Marchiori Vineyard-Lujan de Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2007-14.9% Alcohol-$39.99-A bold nose of dark fruit and spices, purple in color.  A full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice on a very long finish. Was delicious, in a perfect drinking zone.          WS-93          CR-95          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks Bonus.                    Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Grenache-Clarendon-Blewitt […]

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Poppy Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$18.00-A muted nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium bodied red, with some blueberry, not much else, no body or finish.          NR          CR-81          Good down the drain.                             Domaine De La Janasse-Terre d’ Argile-Grenache-Syrah-Carignan-Cinsault-Mourvedre-Cotes Du Rhone Villages-France-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$14.96-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark […]

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                                   Beringer Vineyards-The Waymaker-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Petite Verdot-Mourvedre-Tennat-Paso Robles-California-2016-14.3% Alcohol-$15.49-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with black cherry, raspberry, some spices, better than in previous years.          WE-89          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta                       Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 643-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$16.15-A nose […]

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                            Bucklin-Bambino-Zinfandel-Field Blend-Zinfandel-Grenache-Alicante Bouschet-Petite Sirah-Grand Noir-Syrah-Carignan-Mourvedre-Old Hill Ranch-Sonoma Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$27.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin blend, with blackberry, black cherry, red licorice and spice on finish.  An easy drinking and very good red.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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                                Di Napoli Rampolla-Castello Dei Rampolla-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Sangiovese-Toscana-Italy-2005-13.5% Alcohol-$49.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Tuscan blend, with black cherry, plum, meaty spiced finish, was very good, stills needs a decant.          RP-90           WS-93          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                           Global Wines-Cabriz-Colheita Selecionada-Alfrocheiro-Tinta Roriz-Touriga […]

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                               Wallis Family Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Diamond Mountain-Napa Valley-California-2008-14.9% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on long finish.  Needs a short decant, drink now, Thomas Rivers Brown is the winemaker.          RP-90+          WS-91          WE-94          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          […]

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