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                      Daou Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$26.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, cassis, cocoa, and spices on finish, a solid Cab.          RP-91          WS-91          WE-87          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.   Vinos Santa Ema S.A.-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Maipo Valley-Chile-2013-13.5% […]

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Kosta Browne Update

  Please join us in celebration of our 20th Anniversary! It’s been quite a journey since that first barrel of Pinot Noir in 1997. Along the way, we have been incredibly fortunate to meet so many people whose support for our wines enabled us to pursue a dream. Today, that dream continues with a restless […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                        Eagles Trace-Latitude 38-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Estate-Napa Valley-California-2009-14.3% Alcohol-$36.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full boded Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, very good and in a good drinking zone.          NR          CR-92           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.   […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

          Bucklin-Bambino-Zinfandel-Field Blend-Old Hill Ranch-Sonoma Valley-Sonoma County-California-2013-14.1% Alcohol-$29.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zn, with blackberry, black cherry, red licorice and spice on finish.  An easy drinking red.          WS-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                            Michael and David Phillips-Earthquake-Petite Sirah-Lodi-California-2013-15.0% […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Linne Calodo Cellars-Overthinker-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2009-15.7% Alcohol-$75.00-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 long velvet finish, layers of flavor.  A fantastic wine, still years of life left.          WS-88         CR-94          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks […]

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Yates Family Vineyard Update

Yates Family Vineyard Open House Come on up to the vineyard and see what is going on. We will be pouring our current released wines, have small bites by caterer Eric Magnani, and grab your Spring Wine Club (details on shipment coming soon!)  Here are the details: What: Spring 2017 Pick Up Party When: Saturday, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

           Oak Ridge Winery-Zinfandel-Reserve-Ancient Cine-Lodi-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cassis, red licorice and spice on long finish, very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                   […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                       Michael & David Phillips-Sixth Sense-Syrah-Lodi-California-2014-$16.99-A huge nose of candied dark fruit, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with  black licorice, mocha, juicy dark berries flavors,  easy drinking.          WS-83          CR-89          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.       Vinos Santa Ema S.A.-Reserva-Merlot-Maipo Valley-Chile-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Trump Winery-Meritage-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Virginia-2015-13.0% Alcohol-$24.99-A really weird and offensive nose of dark liquor not wine, dark purple in color.  I was really interested in trying since I voted for him, what a mess, more bourdon like than wine, not drinkable, decanted and that did not help, very disappointed, I am hoping it was […]

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In Memory of Clementina Biale

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the matriarch of our family, Clementina Biale, four days before her 88th birthday. Clementina was the oldest of nine children, born to Filippo and Cecilia Calvi in Prunetto, Italy. Her youth was spent tending to her siblings, vineyards, silkworms, cows, goats, and outdoor bread […]

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