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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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      Barrel Head Cellars-Matthew Joseph-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$13.25-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with black cherry, cherry, vanilla and spice on finish.  A very good QPR, easy drinking.          NR          CR-87         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                        Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A […]

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                          R Wines-Marquis Philips-Shiraz-McLaren Vale-Australia-2007-14.8% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of spicy dark fruit, dark blackish purple in color.  A full bodied bold Shiraz, with blueberry, blackberry,  with minerals and spice, good length,  a solid wine not as perfect as the 2005 vintage, drink now.                    RP-91                WS-91              CR-90                  Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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                        Columbia Crest Winery-H3-Les Chevaux-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$11.91-A nose of dark fruit and tobacco, dark black in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with cassis, black and blueberries, some chocolate, thick mouth feel, a solid value.           WS-88           CR-88           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                  Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Heritage […]

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  DC Flynt MW Selections-Kirkland Signature-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington St.-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$8.99-A nose of some cherry and spice, medium ruby in color. A medium bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some smoke and spice on finish, a good value.          WE-87          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                            Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark […]

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                                           Finca Villacreces S.L.-Pruno-Tinto Fino-Cabernet Sauvignon-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2010-13.5% Alcohol-$16.98-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spices on finish.   A good QPR.          RP-94           CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                             Quinta Do Noval-Porto-Fine Ruby-Douro-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A […]

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                                 Achaval Ferrer Winery-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A medium to full bodied Malbec, with black cherry, raspberry, minerals and spice on finish, a good QPR.           RP-89           WS-92           CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                       Symington Family Estates-Cockburns-Special Reserve-Porto-Douro-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of sweet […]

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