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Apriori-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa County-California-2014-15.1% Alcohol-$59.99-A big nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black currants, plum, licorice and spices on long finish.  Still young, needs a good decant.          RP-92          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. NRE 28/40.106/M-Bodega Cooperativa Cristo Del Humilladero-Granito del Cadalso-Garnacha-Sierra […]

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                                             Ridge Vineyards-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Alicante Bouschet-Mataro-Pagani Ranch-Sonoma Valley-Sonoma County-California-2017-14.6% Alcohol-$33.95-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish, needs a short decant.          RP-94          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                               Jacob Richards-Partners Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa […]

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                                     Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Petite Sirah-Alicante-Bouschet-Grand Noir-Rossi Ranch-Sonoma County-Sonoma Valley-California-2017-14.9% Alcohol-$39.50-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish, needs to be decanted.       RP-91          WS-91          CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot […]

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                  G. Campagnola-Caterina Zardini-Amarone della Valpolicella-Classico Riserva-Italy-2015-16.0% Alcohol-$37.99-A nose of cherry and spice, deep amber in color.   A medium to full bodied Amarone with black cherry, vanilla, spice, very enjoyable with a good finish, has many years left.          NR          CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Beringer Vineyards-Estates Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Knights Valley-California-2017-14.8% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose […]

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                                 Linne Calodo Cellars-Nemesis-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.7% Alcohol-$84.00-A really funky nose of gasoline, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied and bold red blend, with black berries, black raspberries, spice and minerals, tastes nothing like it smells thankfully.   Needs a decant to get rid of some of that funk.          RP-94          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          […]

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                                        Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos-San Roman-Tinto de Toro-Spain-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$26.93-A nose of dark fruit and dark coffee, dark purple in color.  A  full bodied very young red, with blackberry, black cherry, black currants, chocolate and spice on long finish.         WS-88           WE-94          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                     Seabold Cellars-Olsen-Chardonnay-Prunetucky Sands-Monterey-California-2017-13.2% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 793-Malbec-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$14.00-A nose of some muted fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry. plum, licorice ands spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-84          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                               Robert Talbott Vineyards-Pinot Noir-Sleepy Hollow Vineyard-Santa Lucia Highlands-California-2017-14.2% Alcohol-$29.00-A nose of […]

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Caldwell Vineyard Update

2022… It’s an auspicious-sounding number and a year we’re looking forward to for all kinds of reasons. To ring in this New Year right, we’ll be toasting to health and happiness with Caldwell bubbles. Order ‘em up so we can get them in your hands with enough time to chill in the fridge and pop […]

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          Joseph Carr-Josh Cellars-Josh-Reserve-Bourbon Barrel Aged-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2019-14.5% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of some dark fruits and some heat, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, currants, vanilla and spices, disjointed.         NR         CR-86         Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Sixto-Uncovered-Chardonnay-Washington State-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$28.99-A nose of citrus and some spice, medium golden in color.  A […]

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                Jericho Canyon Vineyard-Merlot-Block 16-Restoration-Napa Valley-California-2011-14.1% Alcohol-$26.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, was very good, drink now.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Palacio De Primavera-Reserva-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$18.75-A nose of dark […]

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