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                        Azienda Agricola Montevetrano-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Aglianico-Colli di Salerno-Italy-2006-13.5% Alcohol-$47.99-A muted nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan, with currant, plum, licorice and spice on finish.  Still has a few good years left.          RP-94          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Domaine Chavel-Cordelia-Grenache-Syrah-Carignan-Chusclan-Cotes […]

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                                      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 purple in color.  A medium to full bodied GSM, with plum, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish.          RP-88          WS-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Three Wine Company-Petite Sirah-Contra Costa County-California-2016-15.4% Alcohol-$21.85-A nose of dark fruits […]

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Domaine Grand Montmirail-Grenache-Syrah-Vacqueyras-France-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some red fruits and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, some spice on finish.          RP-89          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                       Casa Vitivinicola Tinazzi s.r.l.-Ca’ de” Rocchi-La Bastia-Corvina-Rondinella-Molinara-Amarone Della Valpolicella-Italy-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$27.44-A nose of some black cherry and some […]

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                              Le Chanceux-Cabernet Sauvignon-Belles Filles Vineyard-Coombsville-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.7% Alcohol-$33.33-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, needs a decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Chateau Rieussec S.A.-Sauternes-Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc-France-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A sweet nose of […]

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                             Martinelli Winery, Inc.-Zinfandel-Giuseppe & Luisa-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-16.4% Alcohol-$49.32-A nose of black cherry and spice, some heat,  garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and spice on long finish, a big wine, handles high alcohol level well very well, short decant.          RP-93          WS-90          CR-92          Good with meats, […]

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Vinos  De Arganza S.L.-Lagar De Robla-Mencia-Castilla y Leon-Spain-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$19.46-A nose of some funk and red fruit, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some coffee and spice on finish, good with food.          WE-92          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                         Domaine Gour de Chaule-Cuvee Tradition-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Gigondas-France-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of […]

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       Vincity-VinAtlas-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Napa County-Sonoma County-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, plum, some licorice on finish, expected more.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                  Clos Saint Jean-Vieilles Vignes-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre-France-2017-16.0%-$29.78-A nose of some black cherry and spice, ruby in […]

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Ehret Family Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Knights Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some spice on finish.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                 Chateau Guillaume Blanc-Bordeaux Superieur-Maison Le Star-Malbec-France-2019-13.5% Alcohol-$17.98-A nose of some muted fruit and spice, […]

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                                    Andronicus Wine-Titus-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Franc-St. Helena-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.9% Alcohol-$28.98-A nose of dark fruits and spice, purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with black cherry, plum, some spice on a bit disjointed finish, expected more.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Chateau Sociando-Mallet-Jean Gautreau-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Haut-Medoc-France-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$39.99-A muted nose […]

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                            Domaine La Consonniere-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Grenache-France-2017-14.0%-$29.99-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-89          WE-96          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Chad Wine Co-Proprietary Red-Zinfandel-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.9% Alcohol-$19.00-A nose of black cherry and spice, garnet in color.  A medium […]

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