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                                                         Bollina S.R.L.-Tavros-Primitivo Di Manduria-Serravalle Scrivia-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$21.11-A nose of some muted dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, plum, vanilla and spice on finish.  Needs a short decant, heavy bottle.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Hutchinson Wines Inc.-Amphora Wines-Zinfandel-Sonoma County-California-2012-16.2% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose […]

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      J.L. Chave Selection-Moncoeur-Grenache-Syrah-Cotes-Du-Rhone-France-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$20.50-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                      C.F.M. E.C. SPA-Belmondo-Pinot […]

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                                            Yates Family Vineyard-Napa Redwoods Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2013-15.1% Alcohol-$57.00-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.  A still very young Cab which is excellent now but will only improve with age, […]

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              Casa Vitivinicola Tinazzi srl-Opera-N3-Vinum Italicum-Nero d’Avola-Primitivo-Corvina Veronese-Vino Rosso-Veneto-Italy-NV-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, cigar, chocolate and spice on long finish.  A very interesting wine, very good, beautiful label.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          […]

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    Sarl Fracture-Grenache-Vin De Pays Des Cotes Catalanes-France-2011-15.9% Alcohol-$30.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, plum, smoke and spice, a bit artificial.          WS-88          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.             AZ.AGR Sordo Giovanni-Barolo-Castiglione Falletto-Italy-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$23.99-A nose of some […]

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                          B73118-Loscano Vineyards-Grand Reserve-Malbec-Lujan de Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.8% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish, needs a good decant.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.            Locations-I-1-Nero D’Avola-Negroamaro-Barbera-Sangiovese-Italy-NV-$10.08-A muted nose of […]

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    Marchetti Sergio-Fossacolle-Sangiovese-Brunello Di Montalcino-Italy-2004-15.0% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with plum, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish, still needs a decant, very good.  In a great drinking zone.          RP-92          WS-93          WE-91          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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    Bodegas Olivares S.L.-Altos De La Hoya-Monastrell-Garnacha-Old Vines-Jumilla-Spain-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$11.96-A nose of some muted dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice in finish, a bit uneven.          RP-90          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Azienda Agricola Andreola […]

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                     Azienda Orlando Abrigo-Barbaresco-Nebbiolo-Montersino-Italy-2005-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of cherry and spices, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with plum, black cherry, smoke and spice on long finish, elegant, drink now.          RP-92          WS-93          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.             Les Vignerons de […]

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-             The Last Wine Company-The Walking Dead-Blood Red Blend-Sonoma-California-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some red fruits and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, could not find what the blend consisted of, black cherry, vanilla and spice, borderline skittles, label was better than the wine.          NR          […]

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