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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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Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Sonoma Coast-California-2012-14.5% Alcohol–$64.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.  A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, good acidity, dust and spice on finish.  Hard to ever say anything bad about a KB wine, drink now.           RP-93          WS-92           CR-91           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus.                         […]

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                                     Robert Biale Vineyards-Bravo Aldo-Zinfandel-NapaValley-California-2009-15.2% Alcohol-$168.75-(Magnum)-A nose of some black cherry and spice, garnet in color.  A medium bodied and elegant Zin, with black cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and spice on finish.  Most likely a bit past peak even with bottle being a magnum, drink now.   Nice etched collectable bottle of winery founder.          NR          CR-91          Good […]

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                     Cantine Di Ora-Galadino-Appassito-Primitivo-Tipica-Italy-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark cherry and spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Pedroncelli Winery-Mother Clone–Zinfandel-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2017-14.9% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR™ ONLINE Central & Southern Italy 15-WEEK INSTRUCTOR-LED FORMAT Starts on June 27th, 2019 Master the wines of Central & Southern Italy (Unit 2*) through interactive e-learning modules, live review webinars and instructor support througout. *Unit 1 & Unit 2 can be taken in any order Students who pass the exam for Unit […]

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                 Castelli Del Grevepesa SCA-Clemente VII-Settimo-Sangiovese-Rosso Di Toscana-Italy-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of muted fruit and some spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some licorice and some spice on finish, a pizza wine, drink now.          WS-90          CR-83          Good with meats. chicken, pizza.                         Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 641-Merlot-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-15.1% […]

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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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