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                 McGrail Vineyards and Winery-Reserve-Clone 8-Cabernet Sauvignon-Livermore Valley-California-2016-14.7% Alcohol-$23.33-A nose of dark fruits and spice, garnet in Color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on good finish, a good QPR.          WE-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                     Xavier Vins SARL-100%-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Carignan-Marselan-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2017-14.5% […]

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                       Hawk and Horse Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Red Hills-Lake County-California-2015-14.3% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and spice on finish.         WE-90          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta                    Markovic Estates-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Pays D-OC-France-2018-13.0% Alcohol-$9.99-Terrible wine, not even good for cooking, […]

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                            Chateau Guiraud-Petit Guiraud-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of some honey and spice, light golden in color.  A light to medium bodied desert wine, with honey and some citrus, easy drinking.          RP-90          WS-89          CR-88          Good with deserts, ice cream. Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark fruit, very dark, blackish in color.  […]

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                                Barlow Vineyards-Barrouge-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Calistoga-Napa Valley-California-2013-13.6% Alcohol-$29.90-A nose of dark fruits and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black currants, black cherry, some dust and spice on finish, a bit dry.          RP-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. La Famille Perrin-Les Cornuds-Grenache-Syrah-Vinsobres-France-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$19.50-A muted nose of some fruit and […]

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  Pavi Wines-Fisticuffs-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$25.95-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some licorice with spice on finish.          NR          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta. Domaine Karl Gras Edmund & Fils-Domaine Santa Duc-Au Lieux-Dits-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvidre-Cinsault-Gigondas-France-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, […]

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                         B72435-Maximus-Malbec-Gran Reserva-Lujan De Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-1.5% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark black in color.   A full bodied Malbec, with fig, currants, a bit chunky in mouth feel, vanilla and spice, a good QPR.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                    Mazeau Bergstrom-Chateau De Costis-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon-Bordeaux-France-2016-12.5% Alcohol-$12.99-A muted nose of any fruit, […]

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                           Domaine Clavel-Cordelia-Grenache-Syrah-Carignan-Cotes Du Rhone Villages Chusclan-France-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone Blend, with blueberry, plum some licorice and spice on finish, a good QPR.          WE-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     Beringer Vineyards-Estates Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Knights Valley-California-2018-14.6% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose of dark fruits […]

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                             Chateau de Beaucastel-Mourvèdre-Grenache-Counoise-Syrah-Cinsault-Chateauneuf Du Pape-France-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$102.00-Magnum-A nose of cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP with raspberry, cherry, plums and currants, dust and spice on finish, in a great drinking zone being a Magnum.   My B-Day wine.        RP-95           WS-95           CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, cheeses.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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                    Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$57.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish.  Still young, needs a decant.        NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Family Vermeersch-Le […]

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Summerwood-Senito-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Paso Robles-California-2015-14.8% Alcohol-$42.00-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux red blend, with black cherry, plum, smooth and delicious, was really really good. Bought at their Paso Robles winery.          NR          CR-94          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Domaine Giraud-Tradition-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2007-$21.99-A nose […]

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