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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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                     Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Russian River Valley-California-2013-14.4% Alcohol–$64.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.   A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, some dust and spice on finish, in a good drinking zone.          RP-93          WS-92          CR-91          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          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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                                        Robert Biale Vineyards-Dessert Wine-Petite Sirah-Napa Valley-California-2013-19.6% Alcohol-$59.25-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in in color.  A medium to full bodied dessert port, with blueberry, black cherry, cocoa and spices on long finish, very smooth, delicious.          NR          CR-93          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                   Beringer Vineyards-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Knights […]

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                            Chateau Guiraud-Petit Guiraud-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of some honey and spice, light golden in color.  A light to medium bodied desert wine, with honey and some citrus, easy drinking.          RP-90          WS-89          CR-88          Good with deserts, ice cream. 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.  […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 792-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2017-14.4% Alcohol-$20.00-A nose of dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, a easy drinker.          NR          CR-89          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 fruit, very dark, blackish in […]

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                     Paul Jaboulet Aine-La Petite Chapelle-Syrah-Hermitage-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$59.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, dust and spice on finish, not the best QPR.          RP-95          WS-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       V. Sattui Winery-Port-Barrel Aged-St. Helena-California-NV-18% Alcohol-$59.00-(.500ML)-A nose […]

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Robert Mondavi Winery-The Estates-Cabernet Sauvignon-Oakville-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$59.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some spice on a long finish.          WS-93          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                               Robert Biale Vineyards-Dessert Wine-Petite Sirah-Napa Valley-California-2017-19.0% Alcohol-$63.00-A nose of sweet […]

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                        Stolpman Vineyards-Syrah-Estate-Ballard Canyon-California-2018-14.1% Alcohol-$31.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blueberry, licorice and spice on finish.          RP-91          WE-92          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     Hunt Family Cellars-Sweet Serenade Le Petite-Tawny Petite Sirah Port-Paso Robles-California-2006-18.2% Alcohol-$29.25-(.375)-A nose of some sweet dark […]

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                      Bucklin-Ancient-Field Blend-Zinfandel-Field Blend-Zinfandel-Grenache-Alicante Bouschet-Petite Sirah-Mourvedre-Upper 5th Vineyard-Sonoma Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-14.8% Alcohol-$27.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with blackberry, black cherry, red licorice and spice on finish.  An easy drinking and very good red.          WS-94          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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Federico Giuntini A, Massetti-Fattoria Selvapiana-Vigneto Bucerchiale-Sangiovese-Riserva-Chianti Rufina-Italy-13.0% Alcohol-2019-$17.50-A muted nose of some red fruits and spice, ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, herbs and spice on finish.  Still young, best with food.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, salads, pasta.     Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice […]

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