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Bordeaux Wine Magazine Update

    Ronald and Margaret ready for the Fete de la Fleur A Personal Note From Ronald, Bordeaux is buzzing with activities this month and our calendar is filled. One of the events that I loo forward to in particular is the Fete de la Fleur this week.  During the Fete de la Fleur Margaret […]

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    Sarl Fracture-Grenache-Vin De Pays Des Cotes Catalanes-France-2011-15.9% Alcohol-$30.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, plum, smoke and spice, a bit artificial.          WS-88          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.             AZ.AGR Sordo Giovanni-Barolo-Castiglione Falletto-Italy-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$23.99-A nose of some […]

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      Chateau de Rayne Vigneau-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2007-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet fruit and spice, medium golden in color. A medium bodied desert wine, with peach, lemon, good acidity and spice on finish.          RP-95          WS-92          CR-90          Good with deserts, fruits, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.           Vino de la Tierra de Castilla […]

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    Mauritson Wines-Zinfandel-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.7% Alcohol-$23.95-A nose of some black cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blueberry, vanilla and spice on finish, very good.          RP-90          WS-92          WE-90          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.   Marjorie & Stephane Gallet-L’effet Papillon-Grenache […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

  8 reasons to study Bordeaux 1. It’s possible to find terroir-driven wines, around $25. Click here to see 5 examples. 2. Bordeaux is France’s largest quality wine region and largest producer of AOC wine. 3. The quality of its vintages drives the fine wine market globally. 4. Bordeaux’s rich history, commercial significance, mercantile mindset, […]

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                     Azienda Orlando Abrigo-Barbaresco-Nebbiolo-Montersino-Italy-2005-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of cherry and spices, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with plum, black cherry, smoke and spice on long finish, elegant, drink now.          RP-92          WS-93          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.             Les Vignerons de […]

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    Tenshen Wine-Tenshan-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Petite Sirah-Merlot-Santa Barbara County-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of muted dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with black cherry, blueberry, herbs and spice on finish, needs a good decant.          WE-92 (Editors’ Choice)          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.       Lionel Faury-Syrah-Saint […]

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            Beaulieu Vineyard-Tapestry-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2008-14.6% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color. A full bodied kitchen sink blend, with blackberry, currants, dark chocolate with licorice and spice notes.  In a good drinking zone, drink now.           RP-89           WS-91           CR-91           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.   […]

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    Pierre Gaillard-Syrah-Shiraz-Crozes-Hermitage-Rhone-France-2012-12.0% Alcohol-$14.00-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend with plum, licorice and spice on finish, a good value.           RP-90          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                              Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 530-Syrah-Grenache-Santa Ynez Valley-Santa Barbara-California-2014-14.4% Alcohol-$11.90-A nose of […]

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                         Daou Vineyards-Pessimist-Syrah- Zinfandel-Petite Sirah- Paso Robles-California-2016-15.2% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of dark fruit and funk, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spice on finish, some heat, decant so funk blows off.          RP-92          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Quinsin-Larent Dublanc-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Cotes Du […]

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