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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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                                   Louis M. Martini Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Sonoma Valley-California-2005-14.8% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, mocha, brown spices on finish, easy drinking, at it’s peak so drink now.          RP-95+          WS-91          CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                              […]

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Quinto do Passadouro-Porto-Ruby Reserva-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$18.99- A nose of black cherry and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied port, with black cherry, dark berries, vanilla and spice on finish.          WS-89          CR-88           Good with desert, ice cream or alone.                                  Bodegas Y Vinedos Valderiz S.L.-Valdehermoso-Crianza-Ribera Del Duero-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$15.30-A nose of some dark fruits and some […]

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Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-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.        WE-86           CR-88           Good with desert, ice cream or alone.                  Baer […]

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                                Joel Gott Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petite Sirah-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Palisades-California-2015-13.9% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, some vanilla and spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken. Symington Family Estates-Cockburns-Fine Ruby-Porto-Douro Valley-Portugal-NV-19.0% Alcohol-$13.66-A nose of sweet dark fruits […]

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                    SLO Down Wines-Sexual Chocolate-Syrah-Malbec-Napa-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-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.          NR         CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                  Symington Family Estates-Cockburn’s-Late […]

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