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                                  Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Heritage Ruby Porto-Portugal-NV-19.0% Alcohol-12.23-A ripe nose of spice and dark fruit, very dark, blackish in color.  A sweet full bodied port, dark fruit, spice, a good value for it’s price range, a bottle will last up to one month in frig after opening.           WE-86           CR-87           Good with desert or alone.                                  […]

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        Robert Biale Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Thomann Station-St. Helena-Napa Valley-California-2011-15.2% Alcohol-$45.90-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spice on finish, in a good drinking zone.            RP-91          WS-90          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.        […]

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                             Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No 27-Porto-Finest Reserve-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark black purple in color.  A medium to full bodied port, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, a good value.          RP-86          WS-83          CR-87         Good with deserts, ice cream.                             […]

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              SLO Down Wines-Sexual Chocolate-Syrah-Malbec-Napa-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$20.96-A nose of dark fruit and chocolate, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, concentrated juice, with lots of chocolate and spice on finish, an interesting wine and label.          WE-88         CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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  Vina Cobos S.A.-Felino-Cabernet Sauvignon-Valle de Uco-Lujan de Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.4% Alcohol-$19.00-A nose of dark fruits, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with black currants,  blackberries, smooth with chocolate and spice on finish, a very good value.          RP-89          WS-88          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     Symington Family Estates-Dow’s- […]

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        Banshee Wines-Mordecai-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Grenache-Napa-California-2014-14.4 Alcohol-$19.97-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark black in color.  A full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with black cherry, blackberry, licorice and spicy finish, very good.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                               Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Heritage Ruby Porto-Portugal-NV-19.0% Alcohol-10.99-A ripe nose of […]

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                      Tenimenti Luigi D’Alessandro S.R.L.-IL Bosco-Syrah-Cortona-Italy-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, coffee and spices on long finish, very good.          RP-93+            WS-91          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Symington Family Estates-Cockburns-Fine […]

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      Columbia Crest Winery-Grand Estates-Cabernet Sauvignon-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, a very good value.         WS-91           CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                  Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No […]

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      Buoncristiani Family Winery-O.P.C.-15th Anniversary-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Merlot-Malbec-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied kitchen sink blend with blackberry, currants, cherry, and chocolate with spice on finish.  Do a short decant, very enjoyable.          RP-94          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       […]

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    Wild Duck Creek Estate-Shiraz-Malbec-Yellow Hammer Hill-Heathcote-Australia-2011-14.9% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, blueberry, chocolate and spice on finish, an easy drinking red.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                       Bogle Vineyards-Petite Sirah Port-Limited Release-Clarksburg-California-2013-20.0% Alcohol-$15.99-A big […]

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