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    Lava Vine Vineyards-Pinot Noir-Sta. Rita Hills-California-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$36.00-A nose of some cherry and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some cola and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.    Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau-Les Cirque-Rouge-Grenache-Carignan-Syrah-Cotes Catalanes-France-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose […]

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    Zorzal Wines-Eggo-Tinto De Tiza-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon-Tupungato-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$23.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice, smoke and spice on finish, very good.          RP-94          WE-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     Locations Wine-F-4-Grenache-Syrah-Roussillon-Rhone-France-NV-15.0% Alcohol-$15.29-A nose […]

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    Saga Wines-Cult-Cabernet Sauvignon-St. Helena-California-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$16.96-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish.  A easy drinking wine, a very good QPR.          WE-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.         […]

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    Chateau De Beaucastel-Pierre Perrin-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cotes-Du-Rhone-France-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$19.37-A nose of dark cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, tea and white pepper on long finish, very good, still young.          RP-88          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         B-87696-Mendoza […]

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                               Linne  Calodo Cellars-Sticks And Stones-Grenache-Mourvedre-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2010-15.3% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A bold full bodied GSM, with black cherry, raspberry, cherry liquor, cola and spices on long finish.  A delicious wine.          RP-94          WS-93          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.        F71084A-Les […]

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      Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$56.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish. In a great drinking zone, delicious.          NR          CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

  How deep is your background in Domaine de la Romanée-Conti? Do you know that La Romanée is the smallest AOC in France? Or that Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was one of the last to pull their vines after phylloxera? They replanted in 1947 using budwood from La Tâche, thus they did not produce Romanée-Conti […]

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                        Linne Calodo Cellars-Problem Child-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2011-15.8% Alcohol-$54.00-A nose of bold dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied Zin blend, with black cherry, blackberry and layers of spice on finish, not as amazing as previous vintages but still very good..           RP-94           CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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    Les Garrigues-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Marselan-Cotes Du Phone-France-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$8.49-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, medium garnet on color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, an average blend.          NR          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                         Alamos-Malbec-Bonarda-Cabernet Sauvignon-Tempranillo-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-13.0% Alcohol-$8.69-A nose of dark fruit […]

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    Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Knights Valley-California-2012-14.3% Alcohol-$43.50-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blueberry, black cherry, inky, licorice and spices on long finish.  In a good drinking zone, decant.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Raoul […]

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