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Martinelli Winery Update

Here we are, finding ourselves in week 4 of sheltering in place in beautiful Sonoma County. To pass the time, we thought it would be fun to share with you a tasting with Julianna Martinelli and our winemaker, Courtney Wagoner. We have listed the wines they are tasting below for your reference. If you have […]

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Shelter-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.4% Alcohol-$37.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, needs a short decant, was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Michael David Winery-Seven Deadly Red-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Lodi-California-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$14.28-A  nose […]

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                    SLO Down Wines-Sexual Chocolate-Syrah-Malbec-Napa-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of dark fruit and chocolate, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, concentrated juice, with lots of chocolate and spice on finish, an interesting wine and label.          NR         CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                  Symington Family Estates-Cockburn’s-Late […]

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Dominio De Eguren-Codice-Vino De La Tierra De Castilla-Tempranillo-Spain-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$8.15-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, currants, some vanilla and spice on finish, a very good QPR.          WS-88          WE-89 (#36 Top Best Buy 2019)          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                    […]

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Hearst Ranch Winery

Missed out the first time? Stock up on this favorite before it’s gone forever!  _________________________________ We sold out of our 2017 Pico Creek Merlot shortly after it’s release. With such an enthusiastic response from our customers we decided to bottle more with the couple barrels we had left in the cellar. We don’t anticipate this […]

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Rocket Science Contest

GET PUBLISHED ON A BOTTLE OF NAPA VALLEY WINE Enter the Rocket Science Label Contest Need to release some creative energy while we’re social distancing? Pop a cork, take a swig and throw some ideas down on paper. From the geeky, academic, creative and funny to the totally out there, anything goes in 80 words […]

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                                               Tensley Wine Inc.-Syrah-Colson Canyon Vineyard-Santa Barbara County-California-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of blooding dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spice on finish, a great QPR, decant.          RP-93          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Yates Family Vineyard-Cheval-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-California-2015-14.9% […]

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Martinelli Winery Update

As we reach out to you today, we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy.  At a time when we are being advised to isolate ourselves from others, we crave a sense of community more than ever. We feel that one of the best things about Sonoma County is the community we […]

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                          Trentadue Winery-OPR-Old Patch Red-Vin Rouge-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Carignane-Sangiovese-Geyserville-California-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$11.21-A nose of black cherry and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.               Broquel Winery-Kirkland Signature-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, […]

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Goldschmidt Vineyards-Katherine Goldschmidt-Cabernet Sauvignon-Stonemason Hill-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$19.24-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Cab with blackberries and cassis, some spice on a bit disjointed finish.          NR          CR-84           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                            Bonegas Ateca S.L.-Honoro Vera-Garnacha-Calatayud-Spain-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$7.13-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, […]

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