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    Flora Springs-Trilogy-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Napa Valley California-2008-14.2% Alcohol-$39.95-A nose of dark fruits, tobacco and spice, dark purple in color.   A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberries, black currants, tar and cocoa with a long spiced finish.  One of my favorite wines…delicious and classic.           RP-91           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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    Robert Biale Vineyards-Black Chicken-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-California-2013-$35.98-A nose of black cherry and spices, black in color.  A full bodied Zin, black cherry,  black raspberry, currant and licorice, but I think it was way to young to drink, wait a year or so or do a long decant.          WS-91         CR-87          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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                   Feudi Di San Gregorio S.p.A-Fiano Di Avellino-Sorbo Serpico-Italy-2012-13.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of citrus and spice, medium straw in color.  A medium bodied white, with peach, orange zest, smoke and spice on zesty finish, good summer wine.          WS-89          CR-88          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.              Bodegas Abanico S.L.-Hazana-Vinas Viejas-Tempranillo-Graciano-Rioja-Spain-2014-13.0% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of […]

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      Lava Vine Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.6% Alcohol-$42.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and chocolate with a long spiced finish.  Set out this small winery if in Napa.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.   […]

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  Proviva S.R.L.-Chakana-Estate Selection-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with dark berries, plum, chocolate and spice on finish,  a bit disjointed.         RP-92         WS-90          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Lava Vine Vineyards-Viognier-North Coast-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$25.67-A nose of citrus and spice, medium golden in […]

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Linne Calodo Update

  REMINDER This is a friendly reminder that the opportunity to purchase the latest LC release, 2015 Contrarian, is soon to expire. To order, please visit linnecalodo.com or call 805-227-0797.   When you login, you’ll land on ‘Edit Profile’ and several links appear. Click on Allocations to begin ordering 2015 CONTRARIAN 65% Grenache Blanc, 35% Picpoul […]

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    Dr. Loosen-Wehlener Sonnenuhr-Riesling Spatlese-Mosel-Germany-2011-8.0% Alcohol-$22.99-A nose of bright citrus and spice, medium straw in color.  A medium bodied white, with peach, honey, lemon and spice on long finish, good acidity.  Was very refreshing, delicious.          RP-89          WS-94          WE-91          CR-92          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                          14 Hands Winery-Stampede-Syrah-Merlot-Viognier-Cabernet […]

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    Vina Robles-Petite Sirah-Estate-Paso Robles-California-2010-14.8% Alcohol-$19.98-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied PS, with blackberry, black currants, jammy, cocoa and spice on finish.   Drinking very smooth for a PS, a good value.           RP89          WS-85           WE-89           CR-90           Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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                                Fulcrum Wines-On Point-Pinot Noir-Chalone Appellation-Monterey-California-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of cherry and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied multi vineyard blend with cherry, raspberry, cola and spice on finish, better than last time tried a year ago.          NR          CR-89          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.                         Lava Vine […]

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    Zepaltas Wines-Chardonnay-Russian River Valley-California-2012-13.5% Alcohol-$18.88-A nose of citrus and some spice, medium golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white, with apple, pear, some citrus and spice on finish, decent acidity.          NR          CR-88          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.             Wild Duck Creek Estate-Shiraz-Malbec-Yellow Hammer Hill-Heathcote-Australia-2011-14.9% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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