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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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                         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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                          Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Grenache-Clarendon-Blewitt Springs-Australia-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$26.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied single vineyard red, with blackberry, blueberry, with a spiced finish, drink now.           RP-91+           WS-91           WE-93           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. The Alex Cooper Project-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Doug Rafanelli Vineyard-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.1% […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                          Hendry Ranch-Zinfandel-Blocks 7 & 22-Napa Valley-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$27.69-A nose of dark cherries and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied single vineyard Zin, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and smoky spices on finish,  a good Zin.          RP-91          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Dolin Family Cellars-The Troubadour-Cabernet Franc-Cabernet […]

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                     David Arthur Vineyards-Proprietary Red-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.7%-$29.94-A nose of 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, was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Ernest Vineyards-The Wrangler-Pinot Noir-Grand Vent Vineyard-Petaluma Gap-California-2015-12.8% Alcohol-$24.44-A nose […]

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William Hill Estate Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-California-2018-14.2% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spices on finish, noting special.          NR          CR-85          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                       Bear Flag Wine-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Sonoma County-California-California-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$22.99-A nose of cherry and some spice, dark […]

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                   Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.6% Alcohol-$68.00-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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