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                 Steven Arthur Martell-Kaleidos-Osiris-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2014-14.9% Alcohol-$18.85-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and some spice on finish.          RP-90          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                Ferdinand Labarthe-Font du Mirail-Grenache-Syrah-Cotes Du Rhone Villages-France-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                           Carlisle Winery-Syrah-Papa’s Block-Russian River Valley-California-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$40.07-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied red, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, spiced finish, better than last time tried a year ago.   Drink or hold.          RP-92-94          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                            B. Dumas-Chateau Dumas […]

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                                    Chateau Guiraud-Sauternes-Bordeaux-France-2010-13.5% Alcohol-$28.99-(.375)-A none of sweet honey and some citrus, golden in color.  A light to medium bodied desert wine, with honey, orange, almond and acidity on finish, a good value.          RP-93          WS-94          WE-93          CR-92          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 731-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-14.8% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of black cherry and some […]

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             Cornerstone Cellars-Black Label-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.9% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some dust and spice on finish, better values exist.          RP-90          CR-88          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads. Famille Pascal & Richard Jaume-Domaine Jaume-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2018-14.0% Alcohol-$14.75-A simple nose […]

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St Mary’s Vineyard-Bells & Whistles-Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Limestone Coast-Australia-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$13.61-A nose of some muted fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with black cherry, raspberry, some light pepper, just did not come together, thin and not that good.          NR          CR-81          Good for cooking.                              Domaine Francois Grenier-Saint […]

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                  Chateau Les Mingets-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$13.99-(.375%)-A nose of some sweet honey, medium golden in color. A medium bodied desert wine, with apricots, honey, some spice on finish, easy drinking.          NR          CR-89          Good with deserts, ice cream.                       Tenuta Poggio al Tesoro-Mediterra-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Toscana-Italy-2016-$16.99-A nose of berry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied […]

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                 Domaine Albin Jacumin-La Begude Des Papes-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre-France-2013-14.0%-$24.88-A nose of some spice, ruby in color.  A medium bodied red, with raspberry, cherry, some white pepper and spice, not bad but nothing special.          RP-88          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 685-Zinfandel-Knights Valley-Sonoma County-California-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark garnet […]

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Tenet Wines-Chateau Ste. Michelle-The Pundit-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvèdre-Viognier-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, black cherry, dust and spice on long finish, a very good QPR, cool label.          RP-88          WE-90          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Domaine Earl Pierre Giraud-Premices-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Grenache-France-2013-14.0%-A […]

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             Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 725-Zinfandel-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2018-15.5% Alcohol-$14.00-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats,chicken, pasta. Domaine E.A.R.L. Pierre Giraud-Les Sables d’Arene-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre-Cotes du Rhone-France-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of […]

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Haut-Bages Liberal-La Fleur-Pauillac-France-2008-12.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, currants some spices on finish, much better than last bottle.          WS-89          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                     Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 706-Chardonnay-Napa Valley-California-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of citrus and some spice, golden in color.  […]

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