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                   Blanco Family Winery and Vineyards-Mairena-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, coffee and spice on finish, nothing special.          NR          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                          Vina Los Boldos Camino Los Boldos-Grande Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cachapoal Andes-Chile-2015-Alcohol-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of […]

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                             Michael David Winery-Earthquake-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  Big fruit with blackberry, black cherry, spices, if you love a big wine then this is for you, a rocket fuel of fruit, still young.          WE-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Vitivinicola Perez Cruz […]

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           WTN Cellars-San Valencia-Pinot Noir-Valle Central-Chile-2014-13.2% Alcohol-$17.00-A nose of some cherry, medium ruby in color.  A medium bodied red, with cherry, strawberry, some vanilla and spice on finish, average drinker.          NR          CR-84          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.                         La Casa Del Rey S.A.-Alta Vista-Premium-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lujan De Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some […]

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                              Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Petite Sirah-Alicante Bouschet-Sonoma County-California-2014-15.1% Alcohol-$20.00-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.   A very good  Zinfandel, a great value.           WS-91           CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                  Veramonte-Red Blend-Cabernet […]

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                          Iconic Wines-Sidekick-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa-California-2015-13.9% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some red fruit and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                      Aresti Chile Wine S.A.-Special Release-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Curico Valley-Chile-2016-13.0% Alcohol-$9.98-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark […]

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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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