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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$57.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish.  Still young, needs a decant.        NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. G. Campagnola […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                     Michael David Winery-Seven Deadly Red-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Lodi-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$14.28-A  nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color.  A medium full bodied red blend, with blueberry, black cherry, some licorice and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                 Coyote Canyon Winery-Merlot-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose […]

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Cellar Angels Update

Of all the fires striking wine country in the last 7-10 years, this past week’s Glass Fire is by the far the worst. Erupting in the early dawn hours Sunday morning on Howell Mountain it quickly jumped both Silverado Trail and 29, and then went racing up Spring Mountain just outside of St. Helena. Fed […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Michael David Winery-Petite Petite-Petite Sirah-Petite Verdot-Lodi-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$14.49-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and smoky spices on finish, a big wine, a good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  Quinto do Passadouro-Porto-Ruby Reserva-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$18.99- A nose of black […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                           Authentique Wine Cellars-Pinot Noir-Eola-Amity Hills-Oregon-2014=13.9% Alcohol-$24.99-A muted nose of some cherry and spice, ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, tea and spice on uneven finish.          WS-89          WE-90          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                         Joseph Carr-Josh Cellars-Josh-Reserve-Bourbon Barrel Aged-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of some dark fruits and […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                    Chateau Guiraud-Sauternes-Bordeaux-France-2010-13.5% Alcohol-$28.99-(.375)-A none of sweet honey and some citrus, golden in color.  A light to medium bodied desert wine, with honey, orange, almond and acidity on finish, a good value.          RP-93          WS-94          WE-93          CR-92          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 731-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-14.8% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of black cherry and some […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                         Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Suisun Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$33.75-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blueberry, black cherry, inky, licorice and spices on long finish, still a big wine, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                  Forgeron Cellars-Blacksmith […]

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ROBERT BIALE VINEYARDS UPDATE

Gift it forward to those who have gone the extra mile this year! The season is upon us to send a token of appreciation to those who have helped you the most. The holidays are the perfect time to acknowledge your family, corporate clients, employees, or friends with the gift of wine. Robert Biale Vineyards […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

  INV-K72606-UKO-Malbec-Reserva-Select Vineyards-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-13.3% 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 decent value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                     Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$54.00-A nose of dark […]

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Dierberg Vineyard-Pinot Noir-Santa Maria Valley-California-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$19.85-A nose of cherry and some spice, ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, some dust and spice on finish, drink now.          WS-89          WE-94          CR-89             Good with cheese, salads, seafood. Tenet Wines-Chateau Ste. Michelle-The Pundit-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvèdre-Viognier-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark […]

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