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Marchesi Mazzei S.P.A.-Philip-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Toscana-Italy-2016-11-14% Alcohol-$29.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied IGT, with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking, very good.          RP-93+          WS-92          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Raymond Vineyards-Reserve Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-(.375%)-A nose of […]

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                        Azienda Agricola Montevetrano-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Aglianico-Colli di Salerno-Italy-2006-13.5% Alcohol-$47.99-A muted nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan, with currant, plum, licorice and spice on finish.  Still has a few good years left.          RP-94          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Domaine Chavel-Cordelia-Grenache-Syrah-Carignan-Chusclan-Cotes […]

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Federico Giuntini A, Massetti-Fattoria Selvapiana-Vigneto Bucerchiale-Sangiovese-Riserva-Chianti Rufina-Italy-13.0% Alcohol-2019-$17.50-A muted nose of some red fruits and spice, ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, herbs and spice on finish.  Still young, best with food.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, salads, pasta.     Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice […]

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                  G. Campagnola-Caterina Zardini-Amarone della Valpolicella-Classico Riserva-Italy-2015-16.0% Alcohol-$37.99-A nose of cherry and spice, deep amber in color.   A medium to full bodied Amarone with black cherry, vanilla, spice, very enjoyable with a good finish, has many years left.          NR          CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Beringer Vineyards-Estates Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Knights Valley-California-2017-14.8% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose […]

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Domaine Grand Montmirail-Grenache-Syrah-Vacqueyras-France-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some red fruits and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, some spice on finish.          RP-89          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                       Casa Vitivinicola Tinazzi s.r.l.-Ca’ de” Rocchi-La Bastia-Corvina-Rondinella-Molinara-Amarone Della Valpolicella-Italy-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$27.44-A nose of some black cherry and some […]

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                  R. Lopez De Heredia Vina Tondonia, S.A.-Vina Bosconia-Reserva-Tempranillo-Garacho-Graciano-Mazuelo-Rioja-Spain-2009-13.5% Alcohol-$23.98-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, medium purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Rocca Di Castagnoli SRL-Buriano-Cabernet Sauvignon-Toscana-Italy-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$32.17-A nose […]

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                                          Poderi Castellare Di Castellina-I Sodi Dis.Niccolo-Sangiovese-Malvasia Nera-Toscana-Italy-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$69.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied Super Tuscan, with black cherry,  leather, licorice and spice on long finish.  Still very young, needs a decant, nice label.          RP-95          JS-96            CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                           […]

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                                   Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Sonoma County-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol–$64.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.   A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, some dust and spice on finish, in a good drinking zone.          RP-93          WS-93          CR-91          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus. IT-VR1122-Haustor-Amarone Della Valpolicella-2014-15.0% Alcohol-$22.44-A nose of cherry and […]

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                                      Ridge Vineyards-Three Valleys-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Carignane-Grenache-Cupertino-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$22.00-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish, needs a short decant.          RP-91          WS-91          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                  Barbanera SRL-Cleante-Sangiovese-Toscana-Italy-2017-13.0% Alcohol-$12.94-A nose of some […]

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                           Tensley Wine Inc.-Syrah-Turner Vineyard-Santa Barbara County-California-2014-13.1% Alcohol-$39.97-A nose of blooding dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, white pepper,  licorice and spice on finish, still needs a short decant.          RP-92-95          WS-89          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Gestione Molino DiSantantimo-Perpaolo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Toscana-Italy-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$16.88-A […]

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