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    Soc. Agr. Montalbera S.R.L.-Ruche di Castagnole Montferrato–Laccento-2011-Piedmont-Italy-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$19.98-A nose of dark fruit and some spice , dark purple in color.   A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some chocolate and spice on finish, decant, interesting wine varietal. (a good one for the 100 century varietal list)         WS-88          CR-89          Good with […]

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                   Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 434-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2012-15.1% Alcohol-$13.9%-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, raspberry, smoke and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-86          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.   Bollina S.R.L.-Aros-Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon-Toscana-Italy-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit and […]

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                      Tenimenti Luigi D’Alessandro S.R.L.-IL Bosco-Syrah-Cortona-Italy-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, coffee and spices on long finish, very good.          RP-93+            WS-91          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Symington Family Estates-Cockburns-Fine […]

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      Ornellaia S.R.L.-Le Serre Nuove-Dell’ Ornellaia-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Bolgheri-Italy-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$182.00 (San Juan)-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan with black cherry, plum, earth and spices on finish, very young but good, decant.          RP-92          WS-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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              K Vintners-Syrah-Morrison Lane-Walla Walla Valley-Washington State-2009-15.0% Alcohol-$44.98-A nose of dark fruits and spics, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blueberry, plum, licorice and spice on long finish.  Still needs a long decant, a mouth filling red.          NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                           […]

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                       AZ. AGR. Capanne Ricci di Ferruccio Ricci-Brunello di Montalcino-Sangiovese-Italy-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, toast and vanilla on finish, easy drinking, a very good value.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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                      Bollina S.R.L.-Athos-Merlot-Rosso-Toscana-Italy-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied 100% Merlot red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                    Veramonte-Cabernet Sauvignon-Colchagua Valley-Chile-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$8.81-A nose of dark […]

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                      BollinaS.R.L.-Athos-Merlot-Rosso-Toscana-Italy-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied 100% Merlot red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                    Veramonte-Cabernet Sauvignon-Colchagua Valley-Chile-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$8.81-A nose of dark fruits […]

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                                  Gamafood SRL-Terre Di Bo-Amarone Della Valpolicella-Classico-Italy-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$25.49-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, raisins and spices on finish. A good value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                   Ravenswood Winery-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$11.21-A nose of dark […]

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                      Lava Vine Vineyards-Zinfandel-The Poor Ranch-Mendocino-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$28.50-A nose of dark cherries and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to A full bodied Zin, with black cherry, berry jam, brown sugar with spice on finish, a very good and rich Zin.          NR          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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