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    Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Knights Valley-California-2012-14.3% Alcohol-$43.50-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blueberry, black cherry, inky, licorice and spices on long finish.  In a good drinking zone, decant.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Raoul […]

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    Concannon Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$10.19-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, plum, licorice and some spice on finish, an average red.          WE-91          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          Kendall-Jackson Vineyards & Winery-Vintner’s Reserve-Chardonnay-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of citrus […]

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             Taken Wine Company-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish, a really good wine.          RP-93          WS-89          WE-90          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.             […]

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                            Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 484-Meritage-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.9% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blueberry, blackberry, tea and spice on finish, an easy drinker.          WE-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     Charles Smith Wines-Kungfu Girl-Evergreen Vineyard-Riesling-Columbia […]

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    Carlisle Winery-Syrah-Papa’s Block Vineyard-Steiner Vineyard-Sonoma County-California-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$23.14-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, meat and spices on long finish, a great QPR.          RP-90-92          WE-88        CR-91          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                 Rebel Wine-The Show-Cabernet […]

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    Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2009-14.5% Alcohol-$56.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish.  A still young Cab, not as great as the 2008 but will see how it improves […]

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                               Tuck Beststoffer Wines- The Seventy-Five Wine Company-Caberent Sauvignon-Syrah-Petie Sirah-St Helena-California-2013-13.6%  Alcohol-$22.99- A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, chocolate and spices on long finish. was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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    Charles Smith Wines-The Velvet Devil-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to  full bodied Merlot, with black cherry, plum, spices on smooth finish, not as good as previous year.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                   The People’s Wine […]

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    Landmark Vineyards-Overlook-Chardonnay-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of citrus and spice, medium golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white, with peach, lemon, Asian spices on finish, refreshing.          RP-89          WS-90          WE-88          CR-89          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.       Bodegas Muriel-Tempranillo-Reserva-Rioja-Spain-2012-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A nose of muted fruit and spice, medium garnet in color.  A […]

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    Venge Vineyards-Scout’s Honor-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Charbono-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.4% Alcohol-$31.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color. A full bodied red blend, with blueberry, black cherry, jammy licorice and spices on very long finish. Was excellent.          RP-94          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Chateau Los Boldos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cachapoal Valley-Chile-2014-14.0% […]

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