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                             Chateau de Beaucastel-Mourvèdre-Grenache-Counoise-Syrah-Cinsault-Chateauneuf Du Pape-France-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$102.00-Magnum-A nose of cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP with raspberry, cherry, plums and currants, dust and spice on finish, in a great drinking zone being a Magnum.   My B-Day wine.        RP-95           WS-95           CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, cheeses.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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            Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.7% Alcohol-$68.00-A bit of funk on nose, muted dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc.  Usually one of my favorite wines from this producer but something was […]

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                         Allegrini Fumane Di Valpolicella-Amarone-Classico-Della Valpolicella-Italy-2011-15.5% Alcohol-$65.99-A nose of cherry, dark ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, vanilla and spices on long finish,  In a great drinking zone, was delicious.          WS-93          WE-93          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.             Crux Winery-Syrah-Mourvedre-Petite Sirah-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.6% Alcohol-$19.17-A […]

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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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