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            Alamos-Seleccion-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$9.09-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, currents, vanilla spiced finish, easy drinking.          RP-90          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                                 Original House Wine-American Steak House-Cabernet Sauvignon-Walla Walla-Washington State-2017-13.3% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet […]

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Sarl Lafage/Famille Lafage Mas Miraflors-Bastide-Syrah-Grenache-Cotes Du Roussillon-France-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$11.19-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, smoke and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Bodegas Lamadrid-Bonarda-Reserva-Single Vineyard-Agrelo-Argentina-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$17.99-A bold nose of dark fruit […]

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                                         Hunt Family Cellars-Cloud 9-Cabernet Sauvignon-Reserve-Destiny Vineyards-Paso Robles-California-2013-14.3% Alcohol-$33.33-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.   A smooth, full bodied Cab, with currants, wild cherries, vanilla and spice finish, was very good.           RP-91           CR-90           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                           La Casa Del Rey S.A.-Alta Vista-Premium-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lujan De Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-14.5% […]

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                        Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$54.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black currants, rich and layered, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.  A delicious bottle of wine, short decant.          NR         CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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Vino del Sol Update

Vino del Sol Newsletter Your Trusted Source Please Join us for a Live Tasting with Karim Mussi Saffie! ´╗┐Karim will be tasting select Altocedro wines on Instagram and Facebook Live on Thursday, May 7th at 8pm EST/5PM PST. Please use the hashtag #askkarim this week leading up to the event to submit your questions for […]

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                                      Linne Calodo Cellars-Nemesis-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.7% Alcohol-$84.00-A really funky nose of gasoline, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied and bold red blend, with black berries, black raspberries, spice and minerals, tastes nothing like it smells thankfully.   Needs a decant to get rid of some of that funk.          RP-94          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          […]

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                  Linne Calodo Cellars-Problem Child-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2015-15.7% Alcohol-$72.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied Zin blend with black cherry, cassis, licorice and a  spiced finish, always good every year.          RP-94          CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Bodega Norton, S.A.-Privada-Malbec-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of brooding dark […]

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                        Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Syrah-Clarendon-Bakers Gully-Australia-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied single vineyard red, with blackberry, blueberry, with a spiced finish, still needs a long decant.           RP-92           WS-92           WE-89           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Bodegas Fabre S.A.-Fabre Montmayou-Malbec-Barrel Selections-Patagonia-Argentina-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$15.50-A nose of […]

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                          Trentadue Winery-OPR-Old Patch Red-Vin Rouge-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Carignane-Sangiovese-Geyserville-California-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$11.21-A nose of black cherry and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.               Broquel Winery-Kirkland Signature-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, […]

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Lythium Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2016-13.8% Alcohol-$12.23-A muted nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, mocha and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                 Clop Wines-Los Clop-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paraje Altamira-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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