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                                                                                         Penfolds Wines-Bin 28-Kalimna-Shiraz-Australia-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied blend, with blackberry, black cherry, some chocolate and spice on finish, a good value.          RP-91          WS-92          WE-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Bodega Amalaya-Malbec-Tannat-Petit Verdot-Salta-Argentina-2012-13.9% Alcohol-$13.25-A nose of some dark fruit and some […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                   Carlisle Winery-Petite Sirah-Carlisle Vineyard-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.2% Alcohol-$28.50-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied  red, with blackberry, blueberry, and smoky spiced finish, needs to be decanted.   Always good every year, a great QPR.           RP-89-92          WS-91          CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                73118-Loscano Vineyards-Grand Reserve-Malbec-Uco Valley-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A […]

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                     Wallis Family Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Diamond Mountain-Napa Valley-California-2008-14.9% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on long finish.  Needs a short decant, drink now, Thomas Rivers Brown is the winemaker.          RP-90+          WS-91          WE-94          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                     Genium Cellar SL-Poboleda-Priorat-Grenache-Carignan-Carinena-Vi De Vila-Spain-2012-15.5% Alcohol-$22.50-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, drink now.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.        Alamos-Seleccion-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2019-13.5% Alcohol-$9.09-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A […]

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Vino Del Sol Update

‌ We’re immensely proud to announce our Wine Star Award nomination for Importer of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  The Wine Star Award recognizes individuals and companies that have made outstanding contributions to the wine and spirits industry.  “In such a challenging year as 2020 has been, we could not be more honored […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Baer Winery-Arctos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2013-14.8% Alcohol-$19.77-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black cherry, herbs, spices on long finish, very good.          WS-89          WE-91          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Finca Abril S.A.-Rapsodia-Malbec-Reserva-Manual Harvest-La Consulta Vineyard-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-14.4% […]

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                       Lauren Ashton Cellars-Cuvee Estelle-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$22.88-A nose of some muted dark fruits and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, currants, vanilla and some spice on finish, easy drinking.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Bodega Norton, S.A.-Privada-Malbec-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

  INV-K72606-UKO-Malbec-Reserva-Select Vineyards-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-13.3% Alcohol-$14.98-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                     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 […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                     Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Petite Sirah-Alicante-Bouschet-Grand Noir-Rossi Ranch-Sonoma County-Sonoma Valley-California-2015-15.4% Alcohol-$39.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish, needs to be decanted.   Always good every year.           RP-90-92          WS-92          WE-93          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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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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