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                                 Marietta Cellars-Roman-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Barbara-Geyserville-California-2015-14.6% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, blackberry, cassis and spices on finish.  Not as good as last time tried.          RP-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Spoken Barrel-#42-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$19.00-A nose of muted fruit […]

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                                  Bodegas Balbas, S.L.-Ardal-Vendimia Seleccionada-Crianza-Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with  black cherry, plum, coffee and spice on finish, was very good.          WE-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                     Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 638-Petit […]

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Secret Indulgence-American Dream-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-St. Helena-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$24.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, raspberry, pepper and spice on finish.          RP-91          WS-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 683-Zinfandel-Sierra Foothills-California-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark […]

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                  The Alex Cooper Project-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Doug Rafanelli Vineyard-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2013-14.7% Alcohol-$24.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend with black cherry, raspberry, white pepper on finish, expected more.          WS-84          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                     Belle Esprit Winery-Sensation-Syrah-Reserve-Rogue Valley-Oregon-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$12.25-A nose of […]

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                                      Et Fille Wines-Heredity-Pinot Noir-Willamette Valley-Oregon-2014-13.3% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of some tart red fruit and some spice, ruby in color.  A medium bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, herbs and some spice on finish, found it too tart.          WE-91          WS-88          CR-87          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          Vina Robles-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$20.00-A nose of dark fruit and spice, […]

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                     Linne Calodo Cellars-Overthinker-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2011-14.9% Alcohol-$76.00-A bold nose of sweet dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied GSM blend with currants, raspberry, plum, spice box on velvet finish, layers of flavor.  A very good wine, still has some life left.          WS-90         CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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                                 Licenciado Vinedos-Perseverance-Tempranillo-Crianza-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, plum, some vanilla and spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                              Michael David Winery-Seven Deadly Red-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Lodi-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$13.99-A  nose of dark fruits and spice, […]

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                              Caymus Vineyards-40th Anniversary-Cabernet Sauvignon-Rutherford-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.6% Alcohol-$64.99-A nose of dark fruit, chocolate and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied Cab, with blackberry, blueberry, cassis, dark chocolate and spices on long finish, drinks like smooth velvet, drink now.          WS-91          WE-92          CR-95          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks Bonus.                 Fincas Patagonicas S.A.-Tapiz-Cabernet […]

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                             Betz Family Winery-Clos De Betz-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Redmond-Washington State-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, was very good, drink now.          RP-91          WS-90          WE-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          Domaine Roger […]

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Finca Abril S.A.-Rapsodia-Malbec-Reserva-Manual Harvest-La Consulta Vineyard-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-14.4% Alcohol-$18.00-A brooding nose of dark fruits and spice, dark, dark purple in color.  A  full bodied red, with blueberry, cassis, vanilla and white pepper on finish, a very good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 636-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2016-15.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of black cherry and […]

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