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                                                Sea Smoke Cellars-Southing-Sta Rita Hills-Pinot Noir-Santa Barbara County-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$69.99-A beautiful nose of dark fruit and spice, dense ruby color, a little darker than some Pinot’s.  A smooth full bodied Pinot, black currants, black cherries, cola, great acidity, spice, a full finish.          WS-90          CR-92          Good with lamb, chicken, veal.          One Cork Bonus.                                        Krutz Family […]

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Aperture Cellars Update

Exclusive Library Release  Featuring the Single Vineyard Collection Shop The Library Collection This winter we are opening our cellar to our Aperture members exclusively, offering for the first time library vintages of some of our most limited production wines. The 2017 Oliver Ranch, Del Rio Vineyard, and SJ Ranch are stunning examples of terroir-driven, 100% […]

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Marchesi Mazzei S.P.A.-Philip-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Toscana-Italy-2016-11-14% Alcohol-$29.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied IGT, with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking, very good.          RP-93+          WS-92          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Raymond Vineyards-Reserve Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-(.375%)-A nose of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                     Robert Keenan Winery-Merlot-Spring Mountain-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$32.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied dry Merlot, with black cherry, blueberry, some licorice and spices on finish, was very good.           RP-88           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Jericho Canyon Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jericho Creek-Napa Valley-California-2011-13.9% […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                     Carlisle Winery-Syrah-Sonoma County-California-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$24.00-A nose of dark fruit and spice, purple in color.   A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, dark cherry,  and smoky peppery flavors on long finish.   Always good every year, a great QPR.           WS-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 808-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-California-2019-14.0% Alcohol-$12.60-A […]

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                             Sojourn Cellars-Pinot Noir-Ridgetop Vineyard-Sonoma Coast-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.4% Alcohol-$58.99-A nose of dark cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, dust and Asian spice on long finish.  Was very good, short decant.          RP-91          WS-93          CR-92          Good with seafood, salads, cheeses.          One Cork Bonus.                                 B-71371-Altocedro S.A.-Qaramy-Alto-Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Valle […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                      Linne Calodo Cellars-Outsider-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Graciano-Willow Creek District-Paso Robles-California-2016-15.8% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied Zin blend with black cherry, cassis, licorice and a long finish.  Always good every year.       NR          CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Jax Vineyards-Y3-Taureau-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some […]

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Linne Calodo Cellars-Slacker-Sterotype-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2016-15.2% Alcohol-$35.70-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A medium to full bodied Rhone blend with black cherry, cassis, minerals and a  spiced finish.          NR          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                                                       Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 843-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2019-14.6% Alcohol-$10.50-A nose of some muted […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Senorio De Villarrica S.L.-Delicia de Baco-Tempranillo-Garnacha-Graciano-Crianza-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$24.88-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with red currants, plum, licorice and spice on long finish, a very good QPR.          WS-94          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                            Elyse Winery-Petite Sirah-Carignan-Zinfandel-York Creek Vineyard-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.2% […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                  Ferrari-Carano Mountain Winery-Tresor-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Sonoma County-California-2014-$35.99-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied , with blackberry, cherry, and vanilla spice on long finish, nice label.          RP-90          WE-86          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken and pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                    Requiem Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Walla Walla-Washington State-2018-14.7% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of some dark […]

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