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Robert Biale Vineyards Update

  The Robert Biale gift sets are the perfect treat for the Zinfandel & Petite Sirah enthusiasts and include a logo gift box. Robert’s Riches Zinfandel Set with Wood Box 2015 Black Chicken Zinfandel 2015 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel Retail $100 Club $90 Purchase Dave’s Diamonds Napa Heritage Set with Wood Box 2015 Black Chicken Zinfandel […]

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Truchard Vineyards Update

Truchard Wine in Holiday Gift Boxes This holiday season, Truchard Vineyards will be featuring the perfect gift for your friends and family: our exquisite estate wines will arrive in a beautifully engraved wooden box. We have an assortment of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, or a sample selection in a gift box available below. We would […]

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Yates Family Vineyard Update

  What a year for the record books! Our 2017 sure was eventful in our neck of the woods. We started the year off with a wet and wild, above average rainy season. Then, went through California’s worst wildfire on record in the middle of Harvest. So let’s come together and celebrate the coming of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Lava Vine Vineyards-Pinot Noir-Sta. Rita Hills-California-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$36.00-A nose of some cherry and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some cola and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.    Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau-Les Cirque-Rouge-Grenache-Carignan-Syrah-Cotes Catalanes-France-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose […]

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    Finca La Luz S.A.-Callejon Del Crimen-Mlabec-Gran Reserva-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish, a good QPR.          WE-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.           […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine Update

  Dear Friends, Just thought I’d drop in and fill you in on some of the wines in our store that are drinking exceptionally well right now, and give you a glimpse into what your fellow wine lovers are scooping up the most! Lot 606 2014 Rutherford Cabernet – What can I say that hasn’t […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Raymond Vineyards-Reserve Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Petite Sirah-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of rich dark fruits, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied red with blackberry, and black cherry, currants, chocolate spice finish.  Too young to drink, decant, special velvet label for 40th Anniversary.          RP-93          WS-92          WE-92           CR-89           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.            Dc […]

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    Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Syrah-Clarendon-Bakers Gully-Australia-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied single vineyard red, with blackberry, blueberry, with a spiced finish, still needs a long decant.           RP-92           WS-92           WE-89           CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Tensley Wine, Inc.-Syrah-Santa Barbara […]

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    Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2012-14.9% Alcohol-$37.00-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied, delicious Merlot, yes it’s a Merlot, 100%, cassis, raspberry, velvet favors, mocha, a very long finish.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Robert Mondavi Winery-Cabernet […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Linne Calodo Cellars-Cherry Red-Zinfandel (Cherry Vineyard)-Mourvedre (Booker Vineyard)-Syrah (Denner and Lock Vineyards)-Paso Robles-California-2009-15.7% Alcohol-$56.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with  black cherry, blueberry, smoky, with licorice and spices on long finish.  Still needs a short decant, at its peak, drink now.          RP-92          […]

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