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         Xavier Vins SAS-Vignon-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$16.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, smoke, mineral and spice on finish.          RP-89-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 674-Field Blend-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Mendocino-California-2017-14.2% Alcohol-$10.05-A nose of black cherry and some […]

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                          Mount Peak Winery-Rattlesnake-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Sonoma County-California-2014-15.5% Alcohol-$39.99-9-A huge nose of dark fruits and spices, very dark garnet in color  A full bodied Zin, with blackberry, black cherry, basking spices on very long finish, a huge wine.          RP-92          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Domaine Roger Sabon-Reserve-Grenache-Cinsault-Syrah-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$23.49-A nose of some fruit, […]

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                     Carlisle Winery-Petite Sirah-Carlisle Vineyard-Sonoma County-California-2017-14.9% Alcohol-$30.50-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied  red, with blackberry, blueberry, and smoky spiced finish, needs to be decanted.   Always good every year, a great QPR.           RP-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Chateau De Panigon-Cru Bourgeois-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit […]

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                    Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.6% Alcohol-$68.00-A bold nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc, with blackberry, blueberry, a finish of chocolate and spices, was very good.          NR          CR-91         Good […]

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                       Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards Ltd-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-North Fork of Long Island-New York-2013-13.0% Alcohol-$28.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Cab blend, with black cherry, cassis, some dust and spice on finish, very good for a New York wine.          RP-86          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          […]

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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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