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Archive | Wines by Region

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                 Bodega Possia, S.A.-Close Des Andes-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$16.65-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum some licorice and spice on finish, a bit rough in spot’s.          RP-92          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Palacio De Primavera-Reserva-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$18.75-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

             Cornerstone Cellars-Black Label-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.9% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some dust and spice on finish, better values exist.          RP-90          CR-88          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads. Famille Pascal & Richard Jaume-Domaine Jaume-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2018-14.0% Alcohol-$14.75-A simple nose […]

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Sine Qua Non Update

Dear Wine Lover~        Many years ago now, longer than we would have ever imagined, we realized that we were in an ultimately happy and successful but simultaneously somewhat precarious situation because we had significantly more interested wine fans than wine we could produce. Naturally, when one starts out, that type of  “precarious situation” sounds […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                          Gundlach Bundschu Winery-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Estate Vineyard-Sonoma Valley-California-2006-14.3% Alcohol-$39.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, currant, mocha, coffee and spices on long finish.  Still very good, drink now.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus. Wrath Wines-Fermata-Chardonnay-Monterey-California-2016-14.4% Alcohol-$18.47-A nose of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                             Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Sonoma Coast-California-2010-14.4% Alcohol–$52.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.  A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, good acidity, dust and spice on finish.  Hard to ever say anything bad about a KB wine, drink now.           RP-92          WS-92           CR-90           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

St Mary’s Vineyard-Bells & Whistles-Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Limestone Coast-Australia-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$13.61-A nose of some muted fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with black cherry, raspberry, some light pepper, just did not come together, thin and not that good.          NR          CR-81          Good for cooking.                              Domaine Francois Grenier-Saint […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

              Turley Wine Cellars-Juvenile-Zinfandel-St. Helena-California-2017-15.5% Alcohol-$26.99-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spices on finish, a delicious Zin. This is the entry level Zin for Turley, if you can find their single vineyard wines then buy them.          RP-90          WS-91          […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                  73118-Loscano Vineyards-Grand Reserve-Malbec-Uco Valley-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish, very easy drinking, a good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Intrinsic Wine Co-Red Blend-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$21.99-A nose […]

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Flaunt Wine Company Update

Learn About the New Flaunt Wine Company Releases Dianna Novy has been producing superb Sparkling Wines under the Flaunt Wine Company label for several years now. In fact, the Wall Street Journal described her wines as "a worthy West Coast counterpart to Champagne." Prior to Flaunt, she founded and produced all of the Siduri Pinot […]

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CORKSCREWS REVIEWs

Coyote Canyon Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Bozak Red-Reserve-Coyote Canyon Vineyard-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2016-14.3% Alcohol-$24.00-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, cassis, raspberry, some vanilla and spices on long finish, a very good value.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Linne Calodo Cellars-Problem […]

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