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Archive | Sherry & Port

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                      Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No 27-Porto-Finest Reserve-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$14.71-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-88         Good with deserts, ice cream.                             La Crema-Chardonnay-Sonoma Coast-California-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A […]

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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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Port Adventure Update

Food and Port DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD DRINK PORT THROUGH YOUR WHOLE MEAL? HERE’S HOW Fortunately for all of us, Port can be enjoyed at various points throughout a meal, not just for dessert or as a nightcap. This is just one of many preconceptions that Adrian Bridge, CEO of the Taylor Fladgate Partnership, […]

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                                                   Altamura Vineyards & Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2005-14.2% Alcohol-$55.50-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark brick garnet in color.   A full bodied aged but still vibrant Cab, with blackberry, black currants, tar and spices on still very long finish.   A delicious bottle of wine.          RP-95          WS-93          CR-95          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.         Two Corks bonus. […]

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Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-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.           WS-91           CR-90           Good with desert or alone.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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                                     Votto Estate Selections-Hidden Vines-Bin 1623-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruits and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some spice on finish, easy drinking.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark […]

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Millan S.A.-Elodia-Malbec-El Manzano Estate-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish, a very good value.          RP-93          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.    Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe […]

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                        Trentadue Winery-La Storia-Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.3% Alcohol-$26.99-A big rich nose of dark fruit and spices, dark black garnet in color.  A full bodied big rich Cab, with blackberry, currants, chocolate and spice on long finish, was very good.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                       Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos […]

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Michael David Winery-Petite Petite-Petite Sirah-Petite Verdot-Lodi-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$14.49-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and smoky spices on finish, a big wine, a good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  Quinto do Passadouro-Porto-Ruby Reserva-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$18.99- A nose of black […]

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Dandelion Vineyards-Pedro Ximinez XXXO-Port-Legacy of Australia-Australia-NV-19.0% Alcohol-(.375) $19.99-A nose of some sweet nutty mixture, medium brown in color.  A medium bodied desert wine, with honeyed walnuts, made in a tawny style, decent not great.          RP-93          CR-88          Good with ice cream, deserts. David Arthur Vineyards-Meritaggio-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petite Verdot-Sangiovese-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.9%-$19.87-A nose of some dark fruits and some […]

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