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                              Riverain Vineyard-Syrah-Cardiac Hill Vineyard-Bennett Valley-California-2013-14.1% Alcohol-$26.25-A muted nose of some dark fruit and some spice, midnight black in color.  A full bodied very tight and young red, with blueberry, blackberry, licorice and spice on finish, needs a long decant to enjoy now.  Best to wait a few years.       RP-90          WS-91          CR-90          Good with […]

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    DC Flynt MV Seclections-Kirkland Signature-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of cherry and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and spice on finish, a good value.          WS-88          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                     Vinos […]

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                                       Columbia Crest-H3-Merlot-Columbia Crest-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$12.09-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Merlot, with blackberry, cherry, dusty chocolate and spice on finish, better than last year, a very good value.           WS-88          WE-88           CR-88           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Vina Cousino Macul S.A.-Don […]

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      Alpha Omega-Proprietary Red-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-2006-14.9% Alcohol-$36.33-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black currant, cassis, milk chocolate, smooth with a spiced finish.  Not sure what WS was tasting, a steal at a reduced price.        RP-90          WS-85          WE-95          CR-93          Good with […]

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    Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-St. Peter’s Church Vineyard-Alexander Valley-California-2012-15.3% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, blueberry jam, chocolate, exotic spices and pepper on finish. A very good QPR for a single vineyard Zin.          WS-87           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          […]

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      Wine Roots-Zinsanity-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2015-14.4% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of some black cherry and some spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, a good pizza wine.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pizza.j                 Vinos Santa Ema S.A.-Reserva-Merlot-Maipo Valley-Chile-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$10.19-A nose […]

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    Bodegas Vina Magana, S.L.-Baron De Magana-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Tempranillo-Syrah-Navarra-Spain-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking.          RP-93          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                Vinos Santa Ema S.A.-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Maipo […]

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    Clos Du Val Wine Co-Cabernet Franc-Stag’s Leap District-Napa Valley-California-2009-13.5% Alcohol-$65.00-A nose of some muted fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with plum, herbs, some spice on disjointed finish, maybe waited to long to drink, not as good as at tasting room.          RP-93          CR-87          Good with meats, […]

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    Aresti Chile Wines S.A.-Trisquel-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Petit Verdot-Colchagua-Chile-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of balck cherry and some spice , dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                               ICQ 1221-VR-Acinum-Corvina-Corvinone-Rondinella-Molinara-Oseleta-Valipolicella-Verona-Italy-2014-12.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose […]

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                               IT-VR/714-Tenute Salvaterra-Amarone Della Valpolicella-Classico-Italy-2008-15.0% Alcohol-24.99-A nose of cherry and some spices, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with,black cherry, raisin, tar and baking spices on finish, good not great.          WE-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.        Aresti Chile Wine, S.A.-Special Release-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Curico Valley-Chile-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose […]

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