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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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Port Adventure Update

PINK PORT AND TONIC, NOW IN A CAN Now that summer is over, there is a new wave of things to do this Fall, pumpkin and apple picking, sports games and much more. One of the best and new seltzer-inspired drinks to indulge while enjoying these Fall activities is Croft’s Pink & Tonic by Taylor […]

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                          Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite)-Los Vascos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Colchagua-Chile-2018-14.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, herbs, some spice on finish, a decent value.          WS-88          WE-87         CR-85          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 […]

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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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