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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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Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark fruit, very dark, blackish in color.  A sweet full bodied port, dark fruit, spice, a good value for it’s price range, a bottle will last up to one month in frig after opening.           RP-91          WS-89           CR-89           Good with desert or alone.                                 BOD […]

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Turley Wine Cellars-Zinfandel-Amadeo’s Vineyard-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.8% Alcohol-$48.00-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 very delicious Zin. Bought at their Paso Robles Tasting room.          RP-89          CR-93         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          BGA. INV […]

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Vino del Sol Update

February 2020 Vino del Sol Newsletter Your Trusted Source ‌ What’s New We’re proud to announce the 2018 vintages of Formation Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are in stock and ready to ship! Both wines are now 100% Arroyo Seco AVA. Formation’s parent company won the 2019 California Green Medal Environmental Award and the winery is […]

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                                            Northstar Winery-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Walla Walla-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$31.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black currants, black cherry, vanilla and spice on finish, needs a short decant.          RP-89          WS-92          WE-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     Alamos-Seleccion-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$9.09-A nose […]

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                 Alpha Omega-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-2014-14.9% Alcohol-$89.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied Cab, with black currant, cassis, milk chocolate, smooth with a spiced finish.  Still a baby, needs a good decant, was very good.        RP-92          WS-89          CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Bodegas Fabre S.A.-Fabre […]

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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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