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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                        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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Wine Scholar Guild Update

  Membership in the Wine Scholar Guild provides access to webinars and podcasts that cover up-and-coming appellations and producers from France, Italy and Spain as well as blind tasting theory, teaching tips and wine and food pairing. These exclusive webinars are presented by Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and industry experts and offer pertinent information […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Linne Calodo Cellars-Overthinker-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2009-15.7% Alcohol-$75.00-A bold nose of sweet dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied GSM blend with currants, raspberry, plum, spice box on long velvet finish, layers of flavor.  A fantastic wine, still years of life left.          WS-88         CR-94          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks […]

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