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                              Alante Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Roman’s Vintage-Napa Valley-California-2007-15.4% Alcohol-$49.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied red with blackberry, blueberry, some chocolate and spies on long finish, still need a short decant, was very good.          RP-92          CR-92          Good with steaks, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.           […]

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  Vina Robles-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2015-13.7% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab with blackberry, black cherry, some cocoa and spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                   Alamos-Wines of Catena-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-13.0% Alcohol-$9.19-A […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                         Bod-No-71414-Bodega Cuarto Dominio-Chento-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Vineyard Selection-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-13.9% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, a good QPR.          WS-85          WE-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                                                 DFJ Vinhos, S.A.-Paxis-Touriga […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                     Produit Et Embouteille Par-Qunita Nova De Nossa Do Carmo, S.A.-Touriga Nacional-Touriga Franca-Tinta Roriz-Tinto Cao-Unoaked-Douro-Portugal-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$17.49-A nose of some fruits and spice, garnet in color.  A medium bodied red blend, with cherry, raspberry, herbs and some spice on finish, some better buys exist.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.      Initial […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                        Francis Ford Coppola Winery-Vendetta-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Mendocino County-Monterey County-California-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, better than expected.          WE-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     Nexus Bodegas S.L.-Nexus One-Tempranillo-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A […]

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Clarice Wine Company Update

The 2018 Vintage Is Just Around the Corner… …and the 2017 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noirs will be bottled in less than a month! Clarice Wine Company has received unprecedented acclaim from wine writers for both our upcoming 2017 Pinot Noirs and also for our revolutionary way of building a wine community. Robert Parker’s Wine […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                    Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2012-14.7% Alcohol-$62.50-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.          NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.           […]

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                                      Perimeter Winery-Black-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Mcfarland-California-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$8.45-A nose of some skittles and some spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and some spice on kinda fake finish.          NR          CR-84          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.             R.E.50/42902-Bonegas […]

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                              Riverain Vineyard-Syrah-Cardiac Hill Vineyard-Bennett Valley-California-2013-14.1% Alcohol-$26.25-A muted nose of some dark fruit and some spice, midnight black in color.  A full bodied very tight and young red, with blueberry, blackberry, licorice and spice on finish, needs a long decant to enjoy now.  Best to wait a few years.       RP-90          WS-91          CR-90          Good with […]

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West Coast Wine Event

  The West of West Wine Festival is Back! An unparalleled opportunity to access artisan producers and growers showcasing their wines and the diversity of this distinctive region. Venue: Occidental Center for the Arts Address: 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental, CA 95465 VIP Consumer hour: 1-2PM – $125/ticket Ask questions and taste exclusive library wines […]

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