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                       Carlisle Winery-Syrah-Papa’s Block-Russian River Valley-California-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$40.07-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied red, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, spiced finish.   Drink or hold.          RP-92-94          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Donati Family Vineyard-Claret-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Petite Verdot-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2014-13.8% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark […]

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Martinelli Winery Update

This is our inaugural bottling of this Muscat of Alexandria, crafted for the first time in a dry style as a single vineyard expression from our Jackass Hill Vineyard in Russian River Valley.  While the Jackass Hill Vineyard is most notable for our old-vine Zinfandel wines, vines of the Muscat of Alexandria grape have been […]

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Bardessono Yountville Vineyards LLC-Maxine’s-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2009-14.2% Alcohol-$35.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, tobacco and spices on long finish. Drink now.          WE-94          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                              Daou Vineyards-Pessimist-Syrah- Zinfandel-Petite Sirah- Paso Robles-California-2017-15.5% Alcohol-$20.00-A nose of […]

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Peachy Canyon Winery Update

e The 2017 BAILEY Zinfandel is finally here! This cult favorite is always one of our most anticipated wines of the year. This USDA Certified Organic, 100% dry farmed Zinfandel sells out within a few months of being released. It is no longer allocated and is now ready for your cellar, dinner party or whatever […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Hunt Family Cellars-Reserve-Zinfandel-Outlaw Ridge-Destiny Vineyards-Paso Robles–California-2011-14.1% Alcohol-$29.25-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color with bricking around edges.  A medium to full bodied mature Zin, with black cherry, cassis, dusty chocolate and some spice on finish.  Not as good as in Paso Robles tasting room, drink now.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, […]

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                       Picchetti Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Leslie’s Estate-Santa Cruz Mountains-California-2007-14.3 Alcohol-$50.00-A huge nose of dark fruits, Asian spices, one of my Top 10 greatest smelling reds, did not want to stop swirling and smelling, dark garnet in color, hard to believe the wine was 12 years old.  A smooth medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, cassis, layers […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                    Robert Biale Vineyards-Basic Black-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Grenache-Zinfnadel–Sonoma County-California-2013-15.1% Alcohol-$41.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spice on finish, needs a short decant.            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 […]

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Caldwell Vineyard Update

CALDWELL’S 2016 VARIETALS: REDS Introducing our 2016 Caldwell Varietal Collection Reds. Lush. Powerful. Way too rare. The 2016 vintage was another drought year in a row for the vines, which means low yields and high quality. You won’t believe how juicy and satisfying these are. As always, we kept these 100% pure varietal so you […]

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Casa Maguila-Cachito Mio-Tempranillo-Toro-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.98-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, a good value.          RP-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                  Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 643-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$16.15-A nose of black cherry and some […]

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WineSlash

WineSlash 2014 Franciscan Equilibrium Red *Last Call*  Only $29/bottle Our Equilibrium red blend is a rich, fruit forward, unique wine that’s so easy to enjoy. Equilibrium means to come together in a state of harmonious balance. We brought together the juicy, ripe fruit flavors of Zinfandel, added some dark, peppery Petite Sirah, and complemented it […]

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