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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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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                      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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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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