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                Bodegas Olarra-Cerro Anon-Reserva-Tempranillo-Garnacha-Mazuelo-Graciano-Rioja-Spain-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of some dark fruit and funk, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, tobacco and spice on finish, a bit disjointed.          WS-92          CR-87         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                         Babich Wines-Sauvignon Blanc-Marlborough-New Zealand-2015-13.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of citrus […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                     TeMata Estate-Awatea-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Hawkes Bay-New Zealand-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$29.89-A nose of some funk and dark fruit, medium purple in color. A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend with cassis, plum, chocolate and spices on long finish, was very good once initial funk blew off.          RP-90+          WS-81          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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            Zinphomaniac Cellars-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2013-14.9% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of dark fruit and heat, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, black cherry, disjointed with heat, label is best thing about wine.          NR          CR-81          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                     Barker’s Marque Wines-Arona-Sauvignon Blanc-Marlborough-New Zealand-2014-13.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of some citrus […]

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Crazy Labels-White Wine

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Worst Wines Of 2010

          Palmina Wines-Subida-Tocai Friulano-Santa Ynez Valley-California-2008-$18.98-A funky nose of honey, a cloudy yellow color.  A mess, a bad Californian try at a Italian white, honey, bitter, just awful, maybe someone would like it, not me.             NR               CR-70             Good if you move onto the next bottle. Peirano Estate Vineyards-The Immortal Zin-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2008-$9.99-A […]

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                                                   Man O’ War Vineyards-Syrah-Waiheke Island-New Zealand-2008-$18.98-A nose of dark fruit and earth, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Syrah, black berry, plums, white pepper with some earthy funk, was average.                 RP-89                 CR-86                   Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                                 C. Ramsay Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-California-2006-$11.99-A nose of dark fruit, dark […]

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CORKSCREWS REVIEWS

                                                              Vavasour Wines-Dashwood-Sauvignon Blanc-Marlborough-New Zealand-2009-$11.99-A light nose of citrus, pale straw in color.  Green apple, grapefruit, a little lien, flat on the finish, not as refreshing as I would like.  I enjoyed the 2008 a lot more, one more example on how much the same wine be so different each year.         WS-87             CR-3-3.5         […]

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CORKSCREWS REVIEWS

                                                                   Dierberg Vineyard-Pinot Noir-Santa Maria Valley-California-2005-$42.99-A soft and elegant nose of raspberry and spice, medium in color, perfect for a Pinot.   A smooth, well made Pinot, earthy, blackberry, spice and nice length in the finish, a very good wine.                   WS-92 (WS #49 Top 2008 100)           CR-4.5             Good with cheese, dips, seafood, pasta.                                                              […]

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CORKSCREWS TOP SAUVIGNON BLANC’S OF 2009

                                                                   Fincas Patagonicas-Zolo-Sauvignon Blanc-Mendoza-Argentina-2006-$11.00-Light crisp acidic nose, lemon, zesty gooseberry, smooth.  I am not a big Sauvignon Blanc fan, prefer a fuller white wine, but this was very good, especially at this price range.  It was enjoyable, probably should have been consumed a year ago so was glad wine was still good.      […]

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CORKSCREWS REVIEWS

                                                               Walnut Block Wines-Collectables-Sauvignon Blanc-Marlborough-New Zealand-2008-$10.99- A refreshing crisp nose of citrus, light straw in color.  Pineapple, lime, minerals, light bodied, easy drinking.             WS-88           CR-4         Good with seafood, cheese, salads.                                                          Bodegas Casa De La Ermita-Reserva-Monastrell, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon-Jumilla-Spain- 2003-$15.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spice, very dark almost black in color.  […]

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