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                     Chateau Sarl Roc de Boissac-Puisseguin-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Saint-Emilion-France-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$20.79-A dull nose, garnet in color.  A medium bodied Bordeaux red, with some cherry, raspberry, no body, uninteresting at best.          WE-90          CR-82          Good to use for cooking.               Coquelicot Estate Vineyard-Rose & Son-Queen To Kings-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Santa Ynez Valley-California-2016-14.1% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some dark fruits and some […]

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                      Bedrock Wine Co-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Sonoma-California-2017-14.4% Alcohol-$20.79-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and spices on finish, easy drinking, a very good QPR.          RP-91          WS-93          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                    Chateau De Cenac-Eulalie-Malbec-Cahors-France-2012-12.5% Alcohol-$19.92-A nose […]

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                   Elyse Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.8% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied Cab with cassis, plum, blackberry, with a spiced finish.              NR            CR-89            Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Xavier Vins SARL-100%-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Carignan-Marselan-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$18.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple […]

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                     The Prisoner Wine Company-Unshackled-Zinfandel-Malbec-Petite Sirah-Grenache-Oakville-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$21.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, raspberry, some pepper and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats,chicken, pasta. Chateau De Fuisse-Tete De Cuvee-Chardonnay-Pouilly-Fuisse-France-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$32.99-A nose of citrus and spices, […]

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                        Peachy Canyon Winery-Devine-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-13.7% Alcohol-$37.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum some dust and spice on finish, expected more.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                Domaine De La Colombette-F & V Pugibet Family-Notorious Pink-Grenache-Vignerons-France-2019-11.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose […]

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Chateau Rieussec-Sauternes-Grand Cru Classe 1855-Bordeaux-France-2015-.375-14.0% Alcohol-$38.99-A nose of candied sweet honey, golden in color.  A medium to full bodied desert wine, with apricots, creme brulee, candied honey and spice with a long finish.          RP-94          CR-93          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                                     Joseph Carr-Josh-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of some muted dark fruit and […]

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                                                                     Intercept Winery-Charles Woodson-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-14.5%-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, raspberry,  some dust and spice on a bit uneven finish.  A Charles Woodson of NFL fame wine.          WE-88          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                           F11160-315-Domaine De L’Agly-Les Cimes-Syrah-Grenache-Carignan-Mourvedre-Latour De […]

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                                         Domaine La Florane-Echevin Guillaume De Rouville-S-Maurice-Syrah-Grenache-Cotes Du Rhone Villages-France-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$18.88-A nose of some cherry and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with cherry, plum, some cocoa and spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Niebaum Estate-1882-Cabernet Sauvignon-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$31.99-A muted nose […]

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Sarl Lafage-Chateau Saint Roch-Chimeres-Black Grenache-Carigan–Syrah-Mourvedre-Roussillon Villages-France-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$14.98-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with blackberry, black cherry, tar and spices on finish.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Bodegas Fabre S.A.-Fabre Montmayou-Malbec–Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2019-14.5% Alcohol-$11.98-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet […]

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                  Clos Saint Jean-Vieilles Vignes-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre-France-2014-15.5%-$24.88-A nose of some black cherry and spice, ruby in color.  A medium bodied red, with raspberry, cherry, some white pepper and spice, good not great.          RP-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.    Vina Casa Marin-Syrah-Miramar Vineyard-Lo Abarca-San Antonio Valley-Chile-2010-12.0% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of funk nothing else, purple […]

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