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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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Manhattan Wine Company Update

    Earlier this spring, I had the pleasure of visiting Benoit Marguet at Champagne Marguet Pere & Fils in Ambonnay. If you’ve been on our list for a while, you know how much we enjoy seeing grower Champagne producers reach new heights. I have to admit that Benoit Marguet has me more excited than […]

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    Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau-Domaine Cabirau-Grenanche-Syrah-Carignan-Cotes Du Roussillon-France-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with blackberry, raspberry, licorice and spices on finish, a very good QPR.          RP-91          WS-86          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                  R.E.50/42902-Bonegas Ateca S.L.-Honoro […]

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                             Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2009-14.7% Alcohol-$37.00-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied, delicious Merlot, yes it’s a Merlot, 100%, cassis, raspberry, velvet favors, mocha, a very long finish.          NR          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                        Cuvee […]

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    Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Napa Velley-California-2012-14.6% 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.  Still young, decant.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Xavier Vins SARL-100%-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Carignan-Marselan-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$17.50-A nose of some […]

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      Finca Flichman-Paisaje de Tupungato-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Merlot-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$16.19-A nose of dark fruit and spices, very dark purple in color.   A dry full bodied Bordeaux blend with current, plum, licorice and spice on finish.   Still young, a big wine, needs a short decant, a good value.           WE-91           CR-87            Good with meats, chicken, pasta.             […]

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