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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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Wine Scholar Guild Update

Decanter Magazine’s Andrew Jefford describes the diversity of the Languedoc-Roussillon region’s appellations, geography, and wine styles. Andrew is a Languedoc-Roussillon resident, a webinar presenter for the guild, and an immersion trip leader. His enthusiasm for the region and its wines is as contagious as his expertise is vast. “You have to be a bit crazy […]

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    Lava Vine Vineyards-Pinot Noir-Sta. Rita Hills-California-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$36.00-A nose of some cherry and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some cola and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.    Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau-Les Cirque-Rouge-Grenache-Carignan-Syrah-Cotes Catalanes-France-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose […]

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    Zorzal Wines-Eggo-Tinto De Tiza-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon-Tupungato-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$23.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice, smoke and spice on finish, very good.          RP-94          WE-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     Locations Wine-F-4-Grenache-Syrah-Roussillon-Rhone-France-NV-15.0% Alcohol-$15.29-A nose […]

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    Saga Wines-Cult-Cabernet Sauvignon-St. Helena-California-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$16.96-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish.  A easy drinking wine, a very good QPR.          WE-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.         […]

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    Chateau De Beaucastel-Pierre Perrin-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cotes-Du-Rhone-France-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$19.37-A nose of dark cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, tea and white pepper on long finish, very good, still young.          RP-88          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         B-87696-Mendoza […]

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                               Linne  Calodo Cellars-Sticks And Stones-Grenache-Mourvedre-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2010-15.3% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A bold full bodied GSM, with black cherry, raspberry, cherry liquor, cola and spices on long finish.  A delicious wine.          RP-94          WS-93          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.        F71084A-Les […]

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      Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$56.00-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. In a great drinking zone, delicious.          NR          CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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