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Truchard Vineyards Update

Last Call To Order Our Beautiful and Delicious Wine Holiday Gift Sets! View this email in your browser Order before Friday, December 6th to ensure that these perfect gifts for your friends, family, colleagues, and clients make it onto Santa’s sleigh before Christmas! We have curated a couple of special gift packs available for your […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Petite Sirah-Alicante-Bouschet-Grand Noir-Tempranillo-Peloursin-Carlisle Vineyard-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$39.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish, needs to be decanted.   Always good every year.           RP-90-93          WS-92          CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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Caldwell Vineyard Update

How to Saber a Bottle of Caldwell Champagne (a.k.a. how to have fun and impress your friends) 1. Grab a bottle of Caldwell Champagne and a saber of your choice. If you own a fancy Champagne saber, whip it out. Otherwise, grab a solid butcher’s knife or butter knife. Have a kitchen towel and your […]

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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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                             Gundlach Bundschu-Mountain Cuvee-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Sonoma County-California-2017-14.6% Alcohol- $14.97-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                               Loring Wine Company LLC-Cooper Jaxon-Pinot Noir-California-2016-14.3% Alcohol-$19.99-A […]

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                      Linne Calodo Cellars-Overthinker-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2012-16.1% Alcohol-$76.00-A nose of sweet dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied GSM blend with currants, raspberry, plum, spice box on finish, drink now or hold.          WS-88        CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                  Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-St. Peter’s Church Vineyard-Alexander Valley-California-2012-15.3% […]

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                            Michael and David Phillips-Earthquake-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, black cherry, spices, very fruit forward, spices on finish, a good a value.          WE-91          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                Licenciado Vinedos-Perseverance-Tempranillo-Crianza-Spain-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                     Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$38.00-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied, delicious Merlot, yes it’s a Merlot, 100%, cassis, raspberry, velvet favors, mocha, with a long finish, very good every year.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                  Cameron Hughes […]

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                           Turley Wine Cellars-Juvenile-Zinfandel-St. Helena-California-2017-15.5% Alcohol-$26.99-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 delicious Zin. This is the entry level Zin for Turley, if you can find their single vineyard wines then buy them.          RP-90          WS-91          […]

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Red Car Wine Co Update

Black Friday Starts Early Bring the Sonoma Coast home! Check out the online shop for this year’s Black Friday + Cyber Monday sale. We have a few case specials that you don’t want to miss. SHOP BLACK FRIDAY $15 FLAT-RATE GROUND SHIPPING Questions? Want to talk about the wine? Call us at 707.829.8500 or email […]

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