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Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 404-Cabernet Sauvignon-Stags Leap District-Napa Valley-California-2010-14.2% Alcohol-$23.95-A nose of dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, a bit austere, at or past peak, drink now.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats,chicken, pasta.                                           Bodegas Y Vinedos La Esperanza S.A.-Finca El Origen-Reserva Estate-Malbec-Valle […]

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                   Linne Calodo Cellars-Outsider-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.8% Alcohol-$58.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied Zin blend, with jammy black cherry, blackberry, licorice and pepper and spicy long finish, as all LC’s wines,  great stuff.   In a very good drinking zone.          RP-95          CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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                            Robert Biale Vineyards-Dessert Wine-Petite Sirah-Napa Valley-California-2014-19.0% Alcohol-$63.00-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in in color.  A medium to full bodied dessert port, with blueberry, black cherry, cocoa and spices on long finish, very smooth, delicious.          NR          CR-92          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                           Bodega El Esteco-Don David-Malbec-Reserve-Calchaqui […]

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                                  Bodegas Norton S.A.-Malbec-Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$8.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Malbec, with black cherry, plum, blackberry, finishes with smoke and spice, always a good value.          WS-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 636-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2016-15.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark […]

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Vino Del Sol Update

December 2019 2019 Scores Review Criss Cross Petite Sirah 2016: Top 100 Values – Wine & Spirits Magazine Gen5 Merlot 2016: Top 100 Best Buys of 2019 – Wine Enthusiast Lamadrid Cab Franc Reserva ’16: Top 100 Wines of 2019 – Wine Enthusiast Lamadrid Cab Franc Reserva 17: Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2019 – […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                   Vina Cobos S.A.-Bramare-Malbec-Marchiori Vineyard-Lujan de Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2007-14.9% Alcohol-$39.99-A bold nose of dark fruit and spices, purple in color.  A full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice on a very long finish. Was delicious, in a perfect drinking zone.          WS-93          CR-95          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks Bonus.                    Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Grenache-Clarendon-Blewitt […]

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                                 Rasa Vineyards-QED-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Walla Walla Valley-Washington State-2007-14.8% Alcohol-$37.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices,  dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with blackberry, raspberry, coffee and spice on finish, a bit past peak, drink now.          RP-88          WS-94          94-WE (Editors Choice)          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                            Vina […]

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                               Bodegas Emilio Moro-Tempranillo-Tinto Fino-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied with black raspberry and cassis, some oak and smoke on good finish.  Much better than 2015 vintage.          RP-90-91           WS-88          WE-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          Broquel […]

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              Piattelli Vineyards-Malbec-High Altitude-Cafayate Valley-Salta-Argentina-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$15.89-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, medium purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some licorice and spice on finish, decent not great.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                Chateau d’ Or et de Gueules-La Bolida-Mourvèdre-Grenache-Costierer De Nimes-France-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$16.88-A flat […]

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                    W.H. Smith Wines-Purple Label-Cabernet Sauvignon-Howell Mountain-Napa Valley-California-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied Cab, with blackberry, currant, chocolate, with a long spiced finish.  Still has lots of life left, short decant.          WS-88          WE-95          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                    INV-K72606-UKO-Cabernet Sauvignon-Reserva-Select Vineyards-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-12.8% […]

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