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    Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau-Domaine Cabirau-Grenanche-Syrah-Carignan-Cotes Du Roussillon-France-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with blackberry, raspberry, licorice and spices on finish, a very good QPR.          RP-91          WS-86          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                  R.E.50/42902-Bonegas Ateca S.L.-Honoro […]

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                             Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2009-14.7% Alcohol-$37.00-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied, delicious Merlot, yes it’s a Merlot, 100%, cassis, raspberry, velvet favors, mocha, a very long finish.          NR          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                        Cuvee […]

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    Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Napa Velley-California-2012-14.6% 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.  Still young, decant.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Xavier Vins SARL-100%-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Carignan-Marselan-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$17.50-A nose of some […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Finca Flichman-Paisaje de Tupungato-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Merlot-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$16.19-A nose of dark fruit and spices, very dark purple in color.   A dry full bodied Bordeaux blend with current, plum, licorice and spice on finish.   Still young, a big wine, needs a short decant, a good value.           WE-91           CR-87            Good with meats, chicken, pasta.             […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

  Membership in the Wine Scholar Guild provides access to webinars and podcasts that cover up-and-coming appellations and producers from France, Italy and Spain as well as blind tasting theory, teaching tips and wine and food pairing. These exclusive webinars are presented by Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and industry experts and offer pertinent information […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Linne Calodo Cellars-Overthinker-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2009-15.7% Alcohol-$75.00-A bold nose of sweet dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied GSM blend with currants, raspberry, plum, spice box on long velvet finish, layers of flavor.  A fantastic wine, still years of life left.          WS-88         CR-94          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks […]

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                Bouteille Au Domaine-Domaine De Nalys-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Counoise-Vaccarese-Muscardin-Terret Noir-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$23.99-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP, with black cherry, currants, herbs and spice on finish, easy drinking.          RP-87          WS-91          CR-89          Good with seafood, chicken, pasta.     INV A-70535-Puramun S.A.-Reserva-Malbec-Pepe Galante-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2013-$20.42-A nose of dark […]

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                         Michael Chapoutier-Domaine De Bila-Haut-Occultum Lapideem-Syrah-Grenache-Cotes Du Roussillon Villages Latour De France-France-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$25.98-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark barnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, plum, some chocolate and spices on finish, good not great.          RP-94-96          WS-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   […]

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The Bordeaux Wine Experience Update

  Goes out to nearly 20.000 Bordeaux Wine Lovers all over the world! Beautiful Bordeaux A Personal Note From Ronald, Thank you for taking the time to read my personal note. I always enjoy getting your feedback and thoughts about my writings and on what I drink. I tasted some great wines this month because […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                Linne Calodo Cellars-Outsider-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2010-15.5% Alcohol-$52.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied Zin blend, with jammy black cherry, blackberry, licorice and pepper and spicy long finish, as all LC’s wines,  great stuff.   In a very good drinking zone.      RP-93         WS-92          CR-92            Good with meats, chicken, […]

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