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Edmeades Vineyards-Zinfandel-Mendocino County-California-2014-15.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, blackberry, some chocolate and spice on finish, easy drinking.          WS-87          WE-93 (#6 top Wines of 2018)          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Chateau de Rayne Vigneau-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2007-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet fruit […]

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SAS Vindemio-Amadeus-Grenache-Syrah-Ventoux-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$21.88-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, very good, drink now.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Juggernaut Wine Co.-Hillside-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-Sierra Foothills-Livermore Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A huge nose of dark fruits and spices, […]

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                   Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 613-Cabernet Sauvignon-Red Mountain-Washington State-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$20.00-A big bold nose of currants and cassis, red garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, vanilla and spices on long finish.  Really surprised me in the value, drinks like a $50 bottle, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-92          Good with […]

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Ninety + Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Rutherford-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with current, black cherry, tar and spice on a bit disjointed finish, expected more.          NR          CR-87            Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Jean-Paul Brun-L’Ancien-Gamay-Beaujolas-Terres Dorees-France-2014-12.0% Alcohol-$16.00-A nose of some fruit and some […]

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                  Domaine Pierre Giraud-Premices-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of black cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, drink now, a good value.          RP-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 540-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$10.20-A nose of some […]

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BORDEAUX WINE MAGAZINE

Ronald and Margaret at Downton Abbey A Personal Note From Ronald, I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season, sharing great Bordeaux wines with your loved ones. Margaret and I celebrated with Figéac 1982 and Mouton Rothschild 2003. Both wines were extraordinary wine-experiences. Speaking of Mouton, this remarkable First Growth released the new artwork for […]

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                          Chateau Lespault-Martillac-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Pessac-Leognan-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$39.00-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, smoke and spices on long finish.  What a big difference from previous bottle tried.          RP-89-91          WS-89          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Quinta and […]

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Chateau M. M. Mares-Chateau Puy Castera-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Haut-Medoc-France-2010-13.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied, Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, very good.          WE-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                          Bodegas Paniza-Vinas Viejas-Garnacha-Spain-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$8.99-A nose of some dark fruit and […]

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Bordeaux Wine Magazine Update

Bordeaux-lovers all over the world. The "real" Gilet Jaunes are a peaceful movement A Personal Note From Ronald, France has not been at its quiets lately, to say the least. Living in France is great but it is not always sunshine, lollypop and roses. In these weeks leading up to the Holiday season we see […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Domaine Pierre Giraud-Premices-Grenache-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of black cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, still young.          RP-92          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                             Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 643-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$16.15-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark […]

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