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                 John Duval Wines-Entity-Shiraz-Barossa Valley-Australia-2004-$29.98-A nose of dark fruit and toast, dark purple in color.  This wine has gotten better with age, blackberry, plum, cassis, pepper, elegant for a big Shiraz.  A special bottle of wine that would still be good years from now.          RP-95          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken and pork.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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Schild Estate Wines-Shiraz-Barossa-Australia-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark black in color.  A medium to full bodied Shiraz, with black cherry, blackberry, licorice and spice, still a big wine that has rough edges.               WS-92        CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Juggernaut Wine Co.-Hillside-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-Sierra Foothills-Livermore Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A huge nose of dark […]

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                             Feudo Croce Srl-Imperio LXXIV-Primitivo Di Manduria-Italy-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, a good Zin, heavy bottle.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Thorn-Clarke Wines-Shotfire-Quartage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Merlot-Barossa-Australia-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$15.95-A nose of some dark […]

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Browne Family Vineyards-Heritage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Petite Sirah-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2016-13.9% Alcohol-$19.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and spices on long finish, a good QPR.          WS-87          CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                              Adelina Wines-Shiraz-Mataro-Claire Valley-Australia-2012-13.9% Alcohol-$28.88-A funky nose, dark purple in color.  […]

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Samuel’s Gorge PTY LTD-Shiraz-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, was very good, drink now.           RP-88          WS-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                   Vineyard Block Estate-425-Zinfandel-Reserve-Spring Mountain District-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$17.95-A nose of black cherry and […]

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                                       Torbreck Vintners-Woodcutter’s-Shiraz-Barossa Valley-Australia-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, blackberry, Asian spices on finish, was very good.          WS-88          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.            Epilense De Vinos Y Vinedos-Cameron Hughes Wines-Lot 623-Garnacha-Valdejalon-Spain-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of muted […]

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    Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Syrah-Liandra Vineyard-Australia-2004-14.5% Alcohol-$29.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied single vineyard Syrah, with blackberries, currants, some meat and chocolate with a spicy long finish.   A solid and still vibrant Syrah.           RP-92           WS-91           WE-94           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                       […]

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    Caldwell Vineyard- Petit Verdot-Varietal Collection-Coombsville-Napa Valley-California-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$75.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blueberry, black cherry,  chocolate and spices on long finish, a very filling and bold red.            NR         CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.   Brothers In Arms Vineyards-No 6-Shiraz-Cabernet […]

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                         R Wines-Marquis Philips-#9-Shiraz-McLaren Vale-Australia-2005-16.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of bright dark fruit, spice, dark black in color. A great wine, smooth, blackberry, cassis, licorice, spice, jammy, jammy and rich…a pleasure to drink, sadly this was my last bottle, still has years left if cellared correctly.          RP-96-98           CR-96          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks […]

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    Si Vintners-Si.-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Margaret River-Australia-2014-13.4% Alcohol-$17.77-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on finish, a bit disjointed.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                       Proviva S.R.L.-Maipe-Chakana Wines-Malbec-Reserve-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose […]

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