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                                            Linne Calodo Cellars-Perfectionist-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.2% Alcohol-$78.00-A nose of some funk and dark fruit, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied and bold red blend, with black berries, black raspberries, spice and minerals, needs a good decant.          RP-93          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                         Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$31.00-A […]

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                                Cadence-Camerata-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petite Verdot-Cara Mia Vineyard-Red Mountain-Washington State-2013-14.4% Alcohol-$29.99-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 milk chocolate and spice, seemed a bit thin in spots, expected more.          RP-94          WS-87          WE-89          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. […]

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Yates Family Vineyard Update

Hello From Yates Family Vineyard, We hope everyone is falling into the "new" normal of life from Quarantine. Some of you are getting back to a quasi-normal, others are still shelter-in-place, while others are feeling done with this all! No matter where you are at, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and […]

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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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                   Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 594-Chardonnay-Carneros-Sonoma County-California-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$13.53-A nose of citrus and some spice, medium golden in color. A medium to full bodied white, with apple, honey, decent acidity and spice on finish, a good value.          NR         CR-89          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.                             Peirano Estate Vineyards-The Immortal Zin-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2014-$12.99-A nose of some black cherry and […]

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                                                             Artezin Wines-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Mendocino County-California-2018-14.8% Alcohol-$10.79-A nose of dark cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium bodied Zin, with raspberry, blackberry, licorice and spice on finish, a good value.             WS-88         WE-90          CR-88             Good with ribs, chicken, pasta. 3 Badge Beverage Corp.-Plungerhead-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet […]

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                                         Hunt Family Cellars-Cloud 9-Cabernet Sauvignon-Reserve-Destiny Vineyards-Paso Robles-California-2013-14.3% Alcohol-$33.33-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.   A smooth, full bodied Cab, with currants, wild cherries, vanilla and spice finish, was very good.           RP-91           CR-90           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                           La Casa Del Rey S.A.-Alta Vista-Premium-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lujan De Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-14.5% […]

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Robert Biale Vineyards Update

Thank you to everyone who has tuned in and enjoyed “Biale Happy Hour” during our weekly Facebook Live sessions. We love staying connected and bringing a slice of Napa to you. We have some great programs in May to share with you! Follow us on Facebook to watch. May 15 The BBQ Dual Off 3:30 […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                      Yates Family Vineyard-Cheval-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-California-2014-14.7% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, cherry vanilla coke and spice on long finish.  This little known winery always delivers, very good.           NR           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Lava Vine […]

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                             Robert Biale Vineyards-Like Father Like Son-Petite Sirah-Sirah-Napa Valley-2014-15.2% Alcohol-$43.20-A big nose of dark fruit and spices, dark black purple in color. A full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spices on long finish.  In a good drinking zone.          WS-92          CR-91         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     DC Flynt MW Selections-Kirkland […]

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