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                      Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Syrah-Moritz-Blewitt Springs-Australia-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$34.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied and powerful Syrah, with blackberry, blueberry pie, silky, licorice and spices on long finish.  A great example of how good Ausi Syrah is when done right,  decant.          RP-95          WS-95          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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                         Claar Cellars-Winemaker’s Bloc-Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-White Bluffs-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, some chocolate and spice on finish, a bit disjointed on finish, nice bottle design.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                              […]

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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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                                   Vina Cobos S.A.-Bramare-Malbec-Marchiori Vineyard-Lujan de Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2007-14.9% Alcohol-$39.99-A bold nose of dark fruit and spices, purple in color.  A full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice on a very long finish. Was delicious, in a perfect drinking zone.          WS-93          CR-95          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks Bonus.                    Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Grenache-Clarendon-Blewitt […]

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                                            La Crema-Chardonnay-Sonoma Coast-California-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of bright citrus and spice, golden yellow in color.   A full bodied Chard, with pineapple, orange, honeyed lemon, with a creamy and nice acidic finish.   Consistent each year, a great QPR.          WS-89          CR-88          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.                                 Red Heads Studio-Mohawk-Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese-Alicante Bouschet-McLaren Vale-Australia-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of sweet […]

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                                  Mitolo Wines-Savitar-Shiraz-McLaren Vale-Australia-2007-15.0% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of muted dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, plum, tobacco and spice on finish, better than last time tried, still needs a short decant.          RP-93         WS-91          WE-93         CR-90         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Tuck Beckstoffer Wines- The […]

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                          Heartland Wines PTY LTD-Directors’ Cut-Shiraz-Langhorne Creek-Australia-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$29.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, blackberry, licorice and spices on finish.  A Ben Glaetzer wine.          WS-89          WE-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                      Bodegas Y Vinedos De Aguirre-Forever Blend-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A terrible nose, […]

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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. Alamos-Wines of Catena-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-13.0% Alcohol-$9.19-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark […]

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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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