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Yates Family Vineyard Update

Hello Friends of Yates Family Vineyard, We hope everyone out there is staying safe, healthy, and getting a lot of family time with their loved ones. During these unprecedent times we want to reach out to let everyone know we are thinking of you. As we are all enjoying, or hopefully enjoying, being at home […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Lythium Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2016-13.8% Alcohol-$12.23-A muted nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, mocha and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                 Clop Wines-Los Clop-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paraje Altamira-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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  Peirano Estate Vineyards-The Other-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Syrah-Lodi-California-2017-13.8% Alcohol-$11.21-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark ruby in color.  A easy going red, black cherry, plum with smoky oak, a good mid-week wine that offers good value, cool label.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Ravenswood Winery-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of dark cherry and spice, dark […]

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                                          Dancing Bull Wines-Winemaker;s Reserve-Zinfandel-California-2017-13.8% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of black cherry and some spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, a very good QPR.            WE-87          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Columbia Crest Winery-H-3-Merlot-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$11.97-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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                            Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2013-14.9% Alcohol-$35.00-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, with a long finish, very good every year.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                             Abadia Retuerta […]

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                                Beran & Steorra Wines-Zinfandel-Sonoma Valley-California-2014-15.3% Alcohol-$21.99-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, a good value.          WS-87          CR-89          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.                                        Domaine Olivier Hillaire-Vieilles Vignes-Grenache-Syrah-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$14.00-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                                  Tuck Beckstoffer Wines-The Seventy Five Wine Company-Cabernet Sauvignon-St. Helena-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$20.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice, a good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                  Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 683-Zinfandel-Sierra Foothills-California-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of black […]

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                        Caldwell Vineyard-Rocket Science-Proprietary Red-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Tannat-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2009-14.9% Alcohol-$39.48-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied kitchen sink blend, with  blueberries, black currants, finish of dusty chocolate and spice.   This is the sixth vintage I have tried, drink now.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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Turley Wine Cellars-Zinfandel-Amadeo’s Vineyard-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.8% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spices on finish, a very delicious Zin. Bought at their Paso Robles Tasting room.          RP-89          CR-93         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          BGA. INV […]

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Linne Calodo Update

 Linne Calodo – Winemaker Dinner – March 21, 2020, 6 pm.;  Limited space: Tickets $250/tax per guest. Call 805-227-0797 or email.

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