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                                 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 spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, smoke and spice on finish, still young.  Needs a good decant, crazy heavy bottle.          WE-86          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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                                Di Napoli Rampolla-Castello Dei Rampolla-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Sangiovese-Toscana-Italy-2005-13.5% Alcohol-$49.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Tuscan blend, with black cherry, plum, meaty spiced finish, was very good, stills needs a decant.          RP-90           WS-93          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                           Global Wines-Cabriz-Colheita Selecionada-Alfrocheiro-Tinta Roriz-Touriga […]

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                               Wallis Family Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Diamond Mountain-Napa Valley-California-2008-14.9% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on long finish.  Needs a short decant, drink now, Thomas Rivers Brown is the winemaker.          RP-90+          WS-91          WE-94          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          […]

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Orin Swift Cellars-Abstract-Grenache-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Napa-California-2012-15.7% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, some cocoa and spice on finish.  As most Orin Swift wines, a very interesting label.          RP-88          WS-89          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                  Imbottigliato All’Origine-Da Parusso Armando-35a-Barolo-Nebbiolo-Monforte […]

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                                            Jaffurs Wine Cellars-Upslope-Syrah-Santa Barbara County-California-2010-14.9% Alcohol-$52.97-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, plum, dust and spices on finish, still needs a decant.          RP-96          WS-88          WE-94          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. RuffinoSRL-Reserva Ducale Oro-Gran Selezione-Chianti Classico-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$33.99-A nose […]

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                      Soc. Agr. Castello Romitoro S.R.L.-Il Toro-Syrah-Petit Verdot-Toscana-Italy-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$16.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Tuscan blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on long finish, was very good.          RP-95          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Quinta Nova De Nossa Senhora […]

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Bodegas Y Vinedos Tabula S.L.-Tabula-Tempranillo-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$27.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish, needs a good decant, very good.          RP-91         WS-92          CR-90         Good with steak, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus. Santa Margherita-Pinot Grigio-Alto Adige-Italy-2017-12.5 % Alcohol-$17.99-A […]

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                      Hearst Ranch Winery-Bunkhouse-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-13.8% Alcohol-$27.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, vanilla and spices on long finish, a good value.  Nice tasting room to visit after Castle tour.          WE-91          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                         […]

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              Genagricola S.P.A.-Poggiobello-Riesling-Friuli Colli Orientali-Manzano-Italy-2012-13.0% Alcohol-$12.88-A nose of citrus and spice, medium golden in color.  A medium bodied white, with melon, honeyed almonds and spice on finish.  A very good QPR, drink now.          RP-87+          WS-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Michael David Winery-Freakshow-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Souzao-Lodi-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$17.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black […]

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