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                                            Chateau Lespault-Martillac-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Pessac-Leognan-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$39.00-A nose of muted fruit, medium garnet in color.  A medium bodied red blend, with some cherry, raspberry , just thin and terrible wine for the price.          RP-89-91           WS-89          CR-82          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                Cachito Mio-Tempranillo-Toro-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.98-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                                 Robert Biale Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Palisades Vineyard-Calistoga-Napa Valley-California-2012-15.5% Alcohol-$49.50-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spice on finish, in a good drinking zone.            RP-89          WS-91          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.            […]

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                                      DC Flynt MW Domaines & Estates-Kirkland Signature-Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$9.89-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, tar and some spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Vignoble Dampt-Bourgogne-Epineuil-France-2014-12.5% Alcohol-$15.00-A […]

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Bordeaux Wine Magazine Update

    Ronald and Margaret ready for the Fete de la Fleur A Personal Note From Ronald, Bordeaux is buzzing with activities this month and our calendar is filled. One of the events that I loo forward to in particular is the Fete de la Fleur this week.  During the Fete de la Fleur Margaret […]

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    Sarl Fracture-Grenache-Vin De Pays Des Cotes Catalanes-France-2011-15.9% Alcohol-$30.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, plum, smoke and spice, a bit artificial.          WS-88          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.             AZ.AGR Sordo Giovanni-Barolo-Castiglione Falletto-Italy-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$23.99-A nose of some […]

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      Chateau de Rayne Vigneau-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2007-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet fruit and spice, medium golden in color. A medium bodied desert wine, with peach, lemon, good acidity and spice on finish.          RP-95          WS-92          CR-90          Good with deserts, fruits, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.           Vino de la Tierra de Castilla […]

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    Mauritson Wines-Zinfandel-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.7% Alcohol-$23.95-A nose of some black cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blueberry, vanilla and spice on finish, very good.          RP-90          WS-92          WE-90          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.   Marjorie & Stephane Gallet-L’effet Papillon-Grenache […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

  8 reasons to study Bordeaux 1. It’s possible to find terroir-driven wines, around $25. Click here to see 5 examples. 2. Bordeaux is France’s largest quality wine region and largest producer of AOC wine. 3. The quality of its vintages drives the fine wine market globally. 4. Bordeaux’s rich history, commercial significance, mercantile mindset, […]

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                     Azienda Orlando Abrigo-Barbaresco-Nebbiolo-Montersino-Italy-2005-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of cherry and spices, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with plum, black cherry, smoke and spice on long finish, elegant, drink now.          RP-92          WS-93          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.             Les Vignerons de […]

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    Tenshen Wine-Tenshan-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Petite Sirah-Merlot-Santa Barbara County-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of muted dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with black cherry, blueberry, herbs and spice on finish, needs a good decant.          WE-92 (Editors’ Choice)          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.       Lionel Faury-Syrah-Saint […]

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