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                                  Bodegas Norton S.A.-Malbec-Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$8.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Malbec, with black cherry, plum, blackberry, finishes with smoke and spice, always a good value.          WS-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 636-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2016-15.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark […]

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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. Daou Vineyards-Cabernet […]

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                    Robert Biale Vineyards-Basic Black-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Mourvedre-Grenache-Zinfandel-Sonoma County-California-2012-15.1% Alcohol-$36.50-A nose of dark cherries and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, herbs, licorice and pepper spiced finish.          WS-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                   Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 643-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$16.15-A nose of black cherry and […]

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                                   Bear Flag Wine-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Teroldego-Sonoma County-California-California-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$22.99-A nose of cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, pepper and spice on finish,  an enjoyable drinker.          RP-91          WS-86          WE-92          CR-89         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                               Domaine Roger Sabon-Grenache-Cinsault-Syrah-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some muted fruit and […]

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                                 Casa Vitivinicola Tinazzi s.r.l.-Ca’ de” Rocchi-La Bastia-Corvina-Rondinella-Molinara-Amarone Della Valpolicella-Italy-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$27.44-A nose of some black cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, smoke and spice on finish, still young.  Needs a good decant, crazy heavy bottle.          WE-86          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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                           Lava Vine Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$54.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and chocolate with a long spiced finish.  In a good drinking zone, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                Cameron […]

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Linne Calodo Update

SHIPPING: IMMEDIATELY HOLIDAY GIFT BUNDLE & MAGNUM BOTTLES The holiday gift bundle is an absolute hit this season! We only have about a dozen bundles left so now is the time to place an order.  The week of December 16th (next week) is our last week for shipping before the new year.  Engraved box ($318/tax) […]

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                           Carver Sutro-Palisades Vineyard-Petite Sirah-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$41.94-A nose of dark fruit, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red with blueberries, blackberries,  chocolate and spice on long finish. Still very young, needs a good decant.          RP-91-94          CR-91          Good with ribs, meats, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                      Artezin Wines-Zinfandel-Petit Sirah-Old Vine-Mendocino County-California-2017-14.8% Alcohol-$10.79-A nose of dark […]

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                      Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$64.00-A bold nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc, with blackberry, blueberry, a finish of chocolate and spices, was very good.          NR          CR-91         Good […]

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                         Michael David Winery-Sixth Sense-Syrah-Lodi-California-2013-15.0% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, a bit artificial, dark black in color.  A full bodied and a bit artificial red, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spice, a bit overdone.          WE-90          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 641-Merlot-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-15.1% Alcohol-$9.10-A nose of black cherry and some […]

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