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                                   Havens Wine Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blueberry, cassis, some chocolate and spice, needs a good decant.          RP-90          WE-86          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Famille Vermeersch-LePlan-Suze-La-Rousse RS-Cotes-Du Rhone Villages-France-2017-$20.00-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                      Linne Calodo Cellars-Cherry Red-Zinfandel-Mourvedre-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2011-15.5% Alcohol-$67.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with  black cherry, blueberry, smoky, with licorice and spices on long finish.  Still needs a short decant, drink now.          RP-92          CR-92          Good with turkey, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                       Les Vignerons […]

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The Bordeaux Wine Experience Update

     The Bordeaux Wine Experience Ronald and Margaret with Pascal and Sandrine Bardet of the Michelin 2-star Le Gindreau A Personal Note From Ronald, The spring-like weather we currently experience in Bordeaux made us forget the winter that is behind us. We never have really cold winters in our part of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

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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