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Archive | Wines by Region

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                Yates Family Vineyard-Cheval-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-California-2014-14.7% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, cherry vanilla coke and spice on long finish.  This little known winery always delivers, very good.           NR           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                   Gordon […]

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                     Carlisle Winery-Petite Sirah-Carlisle Vineyard-Sonoma County-California-2017-14.9% Alcohol-$30.50-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied  red, with blackberry, blueberry, and smoky spiced finish, needs to be decanted.   Always good every year, a great QPR.           RP-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Chateau De Panigon-Cru Bourgeois-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit […]

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                           Michael David Winery-Earthquake-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2017-15.5% Alcohol-$21.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  Big fruit with blackberry, black cherry, spices, if you love a big wine then this is for you, still young.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          73118-Loscano Vineyards-Grand Reserve-Malbec-Uco Valley-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of dark […]

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                    Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.6% Alcohol-$68.00-A bold nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc, with blackberry, blueberry, a finish of chocolate and spices, was very good.          NR          CR-91         Good […]

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                         Rusden Wines-Good Shepherd-Vine Vale Vignerons-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Barossa Valley-Australia-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blueberry, cassis, licorice and spices on long finish, a bit overdone but still good.          RP-79          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta. Bodegas Volver-Tarima-Monastrell-Alicante-Spain-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$7.13-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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                       Arietta-Quartet-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2008-14.5% Alcohol-$45.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend with blackberry, currants, some licorice and spices on finish, drink now.          RP-89          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.        Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 730-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2018-15.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of black […]

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Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Syrah-Brookman-Australia-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied and powerful Syrah, with blackberry, blueberry pie, silky, licorice and spices on long finish.  A great example of how good Ausi Syrah is when done right,  decant.          NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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                            Yates Family Vineyard-Napa Redwoods Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2013-15.1% Alcohol-$57.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish.  A still very young Cab which is excellent now but will only improve with age, decant.  Seek […]

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                      Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Petite Sirah-Sonoma County-California-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$32.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish.   Always good every year.           WS-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Finca Museum S.L.-Reserva-Tempranillo-Cigales-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$15.29-A nose of brooding […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                   Yates Family Vineyard-Cheval-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-California-2016-14.6% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, cherry vanilla coke and spice on long finish.  This little known winery always delivers, very good.           NR           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes […]

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