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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

K Vintners-K-Syrah-Morrison Lane-Walla Walla Valley-Washington State-2008-$37.98-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, spices on long finish, stills needs a short decant.          RP-93          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Comartin Cellars-Cuvee Cassidy-GSM-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-California-2015-14.4% Alcohol-$25.14-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Comartin Cellars-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2018-14.8% Alcohol-$22.88-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, pepper and spices on long finish, a very good QPR.          WE-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. 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 […]

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Martinelli Winery Update

2019 Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel Member Pre-release Ends on January 19th Happy New Year! We can’t think of a better way to kick off the New Year than with our annual pre-release of the 2019 Giuseppe and Luisa Zinfandel. We make this wine every year to honor Giuseppe and Luisa for being the first Martinelli […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                                La Sirena Wines-Pirate-Treasured-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Petite Verdot-Grenache-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.7% Alcohol-$55.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on finish, cool sided bottle.  A Heidi Barrett wine.         NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                              Artezin […]

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Yates Family Vineyard Update

Happy New Year to You All! We hope that you had a great holiday season and are looking forward to what 2021 has in store for all of us. If you are like our family, your cellar may need some replenishing. Even if you are doing #DryJanuary, you might need that bottle of Yates wine […]

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Peachy Canyon Winery Update

We’re excited to announce the Beckett family has been voted Paso Robles Industry Persons of the Year by our community of peers within the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. Watch the LIVEPaso Wine Zoom Hangout Thursday, Jan. 14 3:00 pm PST Zoom Link Password: 711366 Facebook Link "Peachy Canyon Winery is a family-owned company committed […]

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Truchard Vineyards Update

Celebrating a quiet time with new releases. Winter is always one of my favorite times in the vineyards. All is quiet: there are no engines roaring from the tractors and all the work is done by hand. Even though it feels quiet, a flurry of activity is happening in the vineyards. The cover crops grow, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                   Castellani Michele & Figli-Colle Cristi-Classico-Corvina Veronese-Rondinella-Molinara-Amarone della Valpolicella-Italy-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$34.88-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet on color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with jammy black cherry, coffee and herbs on spice finish, was very good.          WE-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 735-Cabernet Sauvignon-Santa […]

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Caldwell Vineyard Update

Wed, Jan 6 at 2:40 PM SESSIONS with the SMUGGLER Virtual Tasting #10 on Jan 27th Kicking off at 4pm (PST), John and the guys will lead you down a rabbit hole of behind-the-scenes details on some of our most sought-after reds, including the 2018 Cabernet Franc (mmmm) and the 2017 GOLD Cabernet Sauvignon (officially […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                         Howell At The Moon Vineyards and Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$44.99-A nose of some austere funk, dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with currant, plum, candied spice on finish, needs a decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Hawk and Horse […]

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