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  Proviva S.R.L.-Maipe-Malbec-Reserve-Chakana Estate-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Reserve Malbec, with blackberry, plum, tar and spice on finish.  A meaty red, a good value.         RP-91          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     Finca Abril S.A.-Rapsodia-Malbec-Reserva-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-14.4% Alcohol-$18.00-A brooding nose of dark […]

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    Carpe Diem Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-2013-Napa Valley-Yountville-California-14.5% Alcohol-$21.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, your average Cab.          WE-92          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                         Vinedos y Bodegas Trabun-Trabun-Malbec-Cachapoal Valley-Requinoa-Chile-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of some […]

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    Marietta Cellars-Roman-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Barbara-Geyserville-California-2015-14.6% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, blackberry, cassis and spices on long finish. A fantastic wine with a great QPR.          RP-90          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Proemio Wines-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of some dark […]

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      Finca Flichman-Paisaje de Tupungato-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Merlot-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$16.19-A nose of dark fruit and spices, very dark purple in color.   A dry full bodied Bordeaux blend with current, plum, licorice and spice on finish.   Still young, a big wine, needs a short decant, a good value.           WE-91           CR-87            Good with meats, chicken, pasta.             […]

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    Fess Parker Winery-The Big Easy-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Grenache-Santa Barbara County-California-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$21.99-A big brooding nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend with black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and spices on very long finish.  A fantastic QPR, decant for an hour or so, a delicious wine, I think WS […]

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    Lava Vine Vineyards-Tempranillo-North Coast-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$28.50-A nose of some dark fruit, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, licorice and spice on finish, not quite the same or as good as some Spanish Tempranillo wines.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.        Trivento Bodegas Y […]

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               Lava Vine Vineyards-Zinfandel-The Poor Ranch-Mendocino-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$28.50-A nose of dark cherries and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to A full bodied Zin, with black cherry, berry jam, brown sugar with spice on finish, a very good and rich Zin.          NR          CR-92          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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    Soc. Agr. Montalbera S.R.L.-Ruche di Castagnole Montferrato–Laccento-2011-Piedmont-Italy-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$19.98-A nose of dark fruit and some spice , dark purple in color.   A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some chocolate and spice on finish, decant, interesting wine varietal. (a good one for the 100 century varietal list)         WS-88          CR-89          Good with […]

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    Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cheval-Cabernet Franc-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$42.50-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 quality juice, decant.           NR           CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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                Bouteille Au Domaine-Domaine De Nalys-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Counoise-Vaccarese-Muscardin-Terret Noir-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$23.99-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP, with black cherry, currants, herbs and spice on finish, easy drinking.          RP-87          WS-91          CR-89          Good with seafood, chicken, pasta.     INV A-70535-Puramun S.A.-Reserva-Malbec-Pepe Galante-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2013-$20.42-A nose of dark […]

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