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               Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 686-Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$14.20-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, needs a good decant, has some rough edges but a good value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats,chicken, pasta.                         Oliver […]

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                                   Bear Flag Wine-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Teroldego-Sonoma County-California-California-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$22.99-A nose of cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, pepper and spice on finish,  an enjoyable drinker.          RP-91          WS-86          WE-92          CR-89         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                               Domaine Roger Sabon-Grenache-Cinsault-Syrah-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some muted fruit and […]

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Poppy Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$18.00-A muted nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium bodied red, with some blueberry, not much else, no body or finish.          NR          CR-81          Good down the drain.                             Domaine De La Janasse-Terre d’ Argile-Grenache-Syrah-Carignan-Cinsault-Mourvedre-Cotes Du Rhone Villages-France-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$14.96-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark […]

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The Bordeaux Wine Experience Update

Our Season’s Greetings were shared with Brian Canaris as a member of our select club of Bordeaux-lovers all over the world. Bonjour Brian, Looking back on 2019 we feel gratitude for our good fortune. Many good things happened to us: On a personal level we celebrated Ronald’s mum’s 95th birthday in the Netherlands and Margaret […]

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                                        EARL Vignobles Fabre-Domaine Tour Saint Michel-Cuvee du Lion-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Rhone-France-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP with blackberry, cassis, some roasted spice, a very good QPR for a CDP, drink now.          WS-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                  Sogrape Vinhos, […]

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              Piattelli Vineyards-Malbec-High Altitude-Cafayate Valley-Salta-Argentina-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$15.89-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, medium purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some licorice and spice on finish, decent not great.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                Chateau d’ Or et de Gueules-La Bolida-Mourvèdre-Grenache-Costierer De Nimes-France-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$16.88-A flat […]

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                      Michael and David Phillips-Earthquake-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2014-15.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, black cherry, spices, very fruit forward, spices on finish, a good a value.          WE-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                         Chateau Guiraud-Sauternes-Bordeaux-France-2011-13.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A none of sweet honey and […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

DON’T MISS OUR NEXT MEMBER WEBINAR! READY TO BECOME A MASTER OF WINE? A dive into the MW Journey with Olivier CHAPMAN The Wine Scholar Guild welcomes the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) for a webinar presenting an introduction to the IMW and the Masters of Wine (MW) study programme to WSG members as […]

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                             Betz Family Winery-Clos De Betz-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Redmond-Washington State-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, was very good, drink now.          RP-91          WS-90          WE-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          Domaine Roger […]

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                             Chateau La Tour Blanche-Sauternes-Grand Vin De Bordeaux-France-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet honey, golden in color.  A medium bodied desert wine, with honey, lemon, rich oily acidity, light on finish, a very good valued Sauternes.       RP-93          WS-92          WE-95          CR-90          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                         Bodegas Fabre S.A.-Fabre Montmayou-Malbec-Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$11.94-A nose of […]

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