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                        Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$62.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                        Hunt Cellars-Good Vibration D-Blanc-Sauvignon Blanc Port-Destiny […]

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Baer Winery-Arctos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2011-14.4% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black cherry, herbs, spices on long finish, very good.          WS-88          WE-91          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                         Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe nose […]

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Rabble Wine Company-Cabernet Sauvignon-MossFire Ranch-Paso Robles-California-2017-14.12% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some red fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some herbs and spice on finish, cool label is better than the wine. Second label of  Tooth & Nail the hip millennial Paso winery.        WE-88          CR-85          Good […]

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                          Chateau Lespault-Martillac-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Pessac-Leognan-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$39.00-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, smoke and spices on long finish.  What a big difference from previous bottle tried.          RP-89-91          WS-89          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Quinta and […]

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Symington Family Estates-Cockburn’s-Vintage Porto-Douro Valley-Portugal-2011-20.0% Alcohol-$67.00-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.           WS-97          WE-97          CR-93          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                           Landmark Vineyards-Overlook-Chardonnay-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.3% […]

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                                                AZ. AGR. Marchetti Sergio-Fossacolle-Brunello Di Montalcino-Italy-2006-15.0% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, red licorice and spcie on finish, very good, drink now.          RP-93          WS-89          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% […]

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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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