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                             Chateau La Bastide-Corbieres-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-France-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with cassis, plum, spice on finish, pizza wine.          RP-85          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                              Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 652-Petite Sirah-Red Hills-Lake County-California-2016-15.4% Alcohol-$12.75-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, […]

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Linne Calodo Cellars-Rising Tides-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2012-15.3% Alcohol-$60.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full-bodied Rhone blend, with flavors of blueberry, black raspberry, and cassis, finishes with licorice and herbs and spices. In a good drinking zone.  Linne Calodo is a great place to visit if in the Central Coast area.           RP-95          […]

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Bordeaux Wine Experience Update

Would you like to experience the real France, while sipping Grand Cru Bordeaux Wines and savoring excellent meals on your next vacation? Look no further. Our Bordeaux Wine Experiences are designed to offer you all that and much more. With us you’ll experience Bordeaux like an insider and you’ll be welcomed like a long-loved friend. […]

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                                   Havens Wine Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blueberry, cassis, some chocolate and spice, needs a good decant.          RP-90          WE-86          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Famille Vermeersch-LePlan-Suze-La-Rousse RS-Cotes-Du Rhone Villages-France-2017-$20.00-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                      Linne Calodo Cellars-Cherry Red-Zinfandel-Mourvedre-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2011-15.5% Alcohol-$67.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with  black cherry, blueberry, smoky, with licorice and spices on long finish.  Still needs a short decant, drink now.          RP-92          CR-92          Good with turkey, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                       Les Vignerons […]

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The Bordeaux Wine Experience Update

     The Bordeaux Wine Experience Ronald and Margaret with Pascal and Sandrine Bardet of the Michelin 2-star Le Gindreau A Personal Note From Ronald, The spring-like weather we currently experience in Bordeaux made us forget the winter that is behind us. We never have really cold winters in our part of […]

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Edmeades Vineyards-Zinfandel-Mendocino County-California-2014-15.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, blackberry, some chocolate and spice on finish, easy drinking.          WS-87          WE-93 (#6 top Wines of 2018)          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Chateau de Rayne Vigneau-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2007-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet fruit […]

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SAS Vindemio-Amadeus-Grenache-Syrah-Ventoux-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$21.88-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, very good, drink now.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Juggernaut Wine Co.-Hillside-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-Sierra Foothills-Livermore Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A huge nose of dark fruits and spices, […]

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                   Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 613-Cabernet Sauvignon-Red Mountain-Washington State-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$20.00-A big bold nose of currants and cassis, red garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, vanilla and spices on long finish.  Really surprised me in the value, drinks like a $50 bottle, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-92          Good with […]

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Ninety + Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Rutherford-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with current, black cherry, tar and spice on a bit disjointed finish, expected more.          NR          CR-87            Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Jean-Paul Brun-L’Ancien-Gamay-Beaujolas-Terres Dorees-France-2014-12.0% Alcohol-$16.00-A nose of some fruit and some […]

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