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                      Tenimenti Luigi D’Alessandro S.R.L.-IL Bosco-Syrah-Cortona-Italy-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, coffee and spices on long finish, very good.          RP-93+            WS-91          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Symington Family Estates-Cockburns-Fine […]

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      Columbia Crest Winery-Grand Estates-Cabernet Sauvignon-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, a very good value.         WS-91           CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                  Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No […]

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      Buoncristiani Family Winery-O.P.C.-15th Anniversary-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Merlot-Malbec-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied kitchen sink blend with blackberry, currants, cherry, and chocolate with spice on finish.  Do a short decant, very enjoyable.          RP-94          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       […]

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    Wild Duck Creek Estate-Shiraz-Malbec-Yellow Hammer Hill-Heathcote-Australia-2011-14.9% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, blueberry, chocolate and spice on finish, an easy drinking red.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                       Bogle Vineyards-Petite Sirah Port-Limited Release-Clarksburg-California-2013-20.0% Alcohol-$15.99-A big […]

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                            Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2010-14.7% Alcohol-$50.00-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.          WE-91         CR-91          Good with […]

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      Caldwell Vineyard-Left Bank-SOS-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2009-14.5% Alcohol-$90.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, blueberry, chocolate and spice on long finish.  Still needs a short decant, still has years left, very good.          NR          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         […]

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                            Quinta And Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fontesca-Porto-Finest Reserve-Portugal-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$13.89-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color. A medium to full bottled Port, with dark cherry, plum, raisin,  chocolate and spice on finish, a good QPR.         RP-86          WS-83          WE-88         CR-87         Good with desserts,  cheeses, ice cream. Clayhouse Wines-Adobe Red-Petite Sirah-Zinfandel-Cabernet […]

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                       BOD. No B-71414-Cuarto Dominio S.A.-Lote 44-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$8.99-A  nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some spice and pepper on finish, a good value.          WS-88          RP-85          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                    […]

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                  Vina Cobos-Felino-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Malbec, with blackberry, black cherry, some chocolate and spice on finish.         RP-87          WS-89          WE-87          CR-88         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                        Opici Vineyards-Marsala-Washingtonville-New York-NV-17.0% Alcohol-$8.00-A nose of nutty […]

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    Vina Vistamar-Reserva-Malbec-Maule Valley-Chile-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$8.49-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium bodied red, with black cherry, blueberry, some licorice and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                              Symington Family Estates-Cockburns-Special Reserve-Porto-Douro-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of sweet dark fruits […]

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