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                            Lava Vine Vineyards-Zinfandel-Napa Valley-California-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$27.00-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 solid Zin.          NR          CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                        Bollina S.R.L.-Tavros-Primitivo Di Manduria-Serravalle Scrivia-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$21.11-A nose […]

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                           Symington Family Estates-Gould Campbell-Late Bottled Vintage Porto-Eporto-Portugal-2005-20.0% Alcohol-$17.77-A nose of sweet dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, some chocolate and spice on finish, was very good, drank over 3 weeks.           NR          CR-90         Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                             Azienda […]

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Bodegas Fabre S.A.-Fabre Montmayou-Malbec-Barrel Selection-Patagonia-Argentina-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, fig, licorice and spices on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                   Fossalta Di Piave-Terre-Torre dei Giganti-Nero D’Avola-Terre Siciliane-Tipica-Italy-2016-13.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A  nose of some muted dark […]

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                          Federico Giuntini A, Massetti-Fattoria Selvapiana-Vigneto Bucerchiale-Sangiovese-Riserva-Chianti Rufina-Italy-14.5% Alcohol-2009-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice,  dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, tobacco and spice on long finish.  Still needs a short decant, was very good.          WS-89          CR-90          Good with veal, salads, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Proviva […]

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Vinitaly International Academy Update

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                  Bodegas Mas Alta, S.A.-La Creu Alta-Mazuela-Grenache-Syrah-Priorat-Spain-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$39.93-A bold nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied and still bold red blend for a twelve year old wine, with blueberry, plum, licorice and smoke on spiced long finish.  Still needs a decant, a really excellent wine.          RP-89          CR-94          Good with […]

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                             Feudo Croce Srl-Imperio LXXIV-Primitivo Di Manduria-Italy-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, a good Zin, heavy bottle.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Thorn-Clarke Wines-Shotfire-Quartage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Merlot-Barossa-Australia-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$15.95-A nose of some dark […]

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                       Limerick Lane Cellars-Zinfandel-Peloursin-Négrette-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Carignan-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$37.90-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, plum, cola and spice on finish, very good, needs a decant.          RP-94          WS-94 (Top 100: 2015, Rank: 12)          CR-91          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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               Monte Rio Cellars-Syrah-North Coast-California-2016-12.7% Alcohol-$29.99-A muted nose with little fruit, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with fruit being restrained, not sure if too young to drink or just not a good wine, pretty austere, really low alcohol level for this varietal. Usually enjoy any wine from Pax Mahle, interesting […]

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                                                AZ. AGR. Marchetti Sergio-Fossacolle-Brunello Di Montalcino-Italy-2006-15.0% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, red licorice and spcie on finish, very good, drink now.          RP-93          WS-89          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% […]

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