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J. Lohr Winery-Hilltop-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petite Verdot-Malbec-Paso Robles-California-2017-Alcohol 14.9%-$25.50-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend with black cherry, very grapey, licorice and spices on finish.          WE-91 (Editors Choice)          CR-87         Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Rocca Family Vineyards-Syrah-Cross Road Vineyard-Yountville-Napa Valley-California-2005-14.8% Alcohol-$23.25-A funky nose of a […]

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Kinsella Estates-Su Una Stretta Di Mano-Cabernet Sauvignon-Spenser Vineyard-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-013-14.4% Alcohol-$35.50-A nose of bold dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate and spices on long finish.  Needs a good decant, very good, heavy bottle.          RP-91+          WS-90          WE-90          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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DC Flynt MW Selections-Kirkland Signature Series-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$14.89-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, tar and some spice on finish, nothing special.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.            Archium Cellars-Dissident-Grenanche-Syrah-Mourvedre-Santa Barbara County-California-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$18.89-A nose of some […]

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                   Radix Wines-Laevus-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Red Heaven Vineyard-Red Mountain-Walla Walla-Washington State-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$25.01-A nose of bold dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.          WE-90           CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Zinfandel-Papera Ranch-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.0% […]

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Hearst Ranch Winery Update

NOW OPEN AND TAKING RESERVATIONS We are overjoyed that our tasting rooms have reopened! It has been such a pleasure to see familiar faces and welcome in new ones. To help us better serve our members and guests, we are now taking reservations for wine tasting at both of our tasting rooms. Although reservations are […]

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              River Myst Haven-Zinfandel-Caylin Vineyard-Dray Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of some black cherry and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some licorice and spice on dry finish.          NR          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Cellar de Capcanes-Mas Donis-Montsant-Old Vines-Spain-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of dark fruits […]

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                                          Bodegas Los Astrales SL-Tempranillo-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$28.88-A still bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on still long finish.  Still needs a short decant, was very good.          RP-92          WS-91          WE-93         CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          […]

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Wicks Estate Wines-Tom & Mitch-Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon-Adelaide Hills-Australia-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$12.82-A nose of some funk and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, some spice on disjointed finish.          WS-86          CR-83          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Bogle Vineyards-Essential Red-Old Vine-Zinfandel-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petite Sirah-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of some dark fruits and some spice, […]

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Devil Proof Vineyards Update

Dear Devil Proof members,  We are thrilled to extend a very special offering to you, our avid fans of Devil Proof Vineyards. Harvested from the same site where we procure our coveted Malbec grapes, the legendary Farrow Ranch in Alexander Valley provides some of the best soil and growing conditions that Sonoma County has to […]

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             David Arthur Vineyards-Meritaggio-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petite Verdot-Sangiovese-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.9%-$19.87-A nose of some dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                  Andrew Rich Wines-Roussanne-Ciel du Cheval Vineyard-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2015-14.1% […]

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