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Edmeades Vineyards-Zinfandel-Mendocino County-California-2014-15.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, blackberry, some chocolate and spice on finish, easy drinking.          WS-87          WE-93 (#6 top Wines of 2018)          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Chateau de Rayne Vigneau-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2007-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet fruit […]

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                              Helen And Adam Tolmach-Ojai-Pinot Noir-Bien Nacido Vineyard-2010-13.0% Alcohol-$39.98-A muted nose of some fruit and some spice, medium ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, some spice on flat finish, past it’s prime, expected more.          NR          CR-84          Good down the drain or cooking.                             Parducci Wine Cellars-Petite Sirah-Small Lot Blend-Mendocino […]

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                            Lava Vine Vineyards-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-California-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$27.00-A nose of dark cherries and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to A full bodied Zin, with black cherry, berry jam, brown sugar with spice on finish, a solid Zin.          NR          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                        Bollina S.R.L.-Tavros-Primitivo Di Manduria-Serravalle Scrivia-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$21.11-A nose […]

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SAS Vindemio-Amadeus-Grenache-Syrah-Ventoux-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$21.88-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, very good, drink now.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Juggernaut Wine Co.-Hillside-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-Sierra Foothills-Livermore Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A huge nose of dark fruits and spices, […]

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Pax Mahle Wines Update

Pax Mahle at Castelli-Knight Ranch, tasting fruit before picking. Photo by Leigh-Ann Beverley. WINTER RELEASE Allocations close TONIGHT at 11:59pm. Click Here to Download the Letter from Pax. Become a Club Member and never worry again about a missed allocation. Plus get access to new Wine Club Exclusive events/tastings! (Memberships are always customizable and flexible […]

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                             Fortune 1621-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some vanilla and spice on finish, an easy drinker.          NR          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.       Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 636-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2016-15.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of black cherry and some […]

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                             Blue Rock Vineyard-Baby Blue-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Syrah-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.1% Alcohol-$25.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend with blackberry, cherry, spiced finish, easy drinking.                RP-89          CR-89                Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Lava Vine Vineyards-Grenache-Napa Valley-Calistoga-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$27.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, medium garnet in […]

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                         Carlisle Winery-Syrah-Papa’s Block Vineyard-Steiner Vineyard-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$20.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, meat and spices on long finish, a fantastic QPR.          WS-88          WE-90        CR-91          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 642-Malbec-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-13.8% Alcohol-$10.50-A nose of […]

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Cellar Angels Update

angel favorite #6 trotter 1/16 winery 2015 cabernet sauvignon, "sam’s pick" napa valley, ca CLICK TO WATCH OUR INTERVIEW: Winemaker and Founder Stephanie Trotter Zacharia Award-winning Winemaker Stephanie Trotter Zacharia describes wine as Liquid Art – and like art, it should be part of your world and something that enhances your life. Her latest pièce […]

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                          Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$56.00-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. In a great drinking zone, delicious.          NR          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Tesa La […]

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