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    Kangarilla Road Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-McLaren Vale-Australia-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, currants, licorice and spice on finish.          WS-82          WE-89          CR-88                    Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Vinedos Y Bodegas Pablo-Menguante-Garnacha-Seleccion-Carinena-Spain-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$12.50-A nose of some black cherry and spice, dark garnet […]

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    Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Russian River Valley-California-2011-14.5% Alcohol–$54.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.   A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, some dust and spice on finish, in a good drinking zone.          WS-87          CR-91          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus.              RDV Wines-Route Du […]

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      Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Syrah-Clarendon-Bakers Gully-Australia-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied single vineyard red, with blackberry, blueberry, with a spiced finish, still needs a long decant.           RP-92           WS-92           WE-89           CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                    Terra […]

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    Concannon Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$10.19-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, plum, licorice and some spice on finish, an average red.          WE-91          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Beelgaria Estate-Range-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Australia-2012-13.0% Alcohol-$8.88-A nose of some […]

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Down Under Wine Event

  In just a few weeks, we would love you to join us as we celebrate the 30th annual Brown Brothers Spring Wine & Food Festival at our family winery in Victoria’s Milawa. Get set for an exciting weekend of great wines, fine food, masterclasses and more from November 18 to 20. As part of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                The Ashmead Family-Elderton-Cabernet Sauvignon-Ashmead Vineyard-Barosa-Australia-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$49.91-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied single vineyard Cab, with blackberry, plum, vanilla bean and spices on long finish.  Still a big wine even with a screw cap.          RP-95          WS-90          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          Once Cork […]

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                               Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino-Dofana-Sangiovese-Verdot-Toscana-Italy-2007-14.0% Alcohol-$49.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied Super Tuscan red blend with blackberry, plum, smoky with spice on long finish. Stills needs a good decant.          WS-93          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                              Taltarni Vineyards-Shiraz-Viognier-Victoria-Australia-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$11.88-A […]

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                                     TeMata Estate-Awatea-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Hawkes Bay-New Zealand-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$29.89-A nose of some funk and dark fruit, medium purple in color. A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend with cassis, plum, chocolate and spices on long finish, was very good once initial funk blew off.          RP-90+          WS-81          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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                        Vina Penalolen-Penalolen-Cabernet Sauvignon-Maipo Valley-Chile-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$13.95-A meaty nose of dark fruit, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab with black cherry, red currants, some mineral and oak, some funk, still young.          WS-83          CR-87          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.       D’Arenberg PTY Ltd-The High Trellis-Cabernet Sauvignon-McLaren Vale-Australia-2011-14.3% Alcohol-$11.11-A nose of […]

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                        Samuel’s Gorge PTY LTD-Mourvedre-McLaren Vale-Australia-2010-$27.88-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice, a bit on the dry side, decant.           RP-88          WS-91          CR-89                      Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                     BGA. INV B-Clos de los Siete-Malbec-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Mendoza-Argentina-2011-14.5% […]

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