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Federalist Vineyards-The Federalist-Zinfandel-Bourdon barrels-Mendocino County-California-2014-15.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spices on finish.  Better than your average Zin.          WS-81          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                      Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe nose of […]

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    Bedrock Wine Co-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Alicante-Saitone Ranch Vineyard-Russian River Valley-California-2011-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red Zin , with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, very easy drinking.          RP-93          WS-90          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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    Adegamae-Sociedade Agricola, Lda-Dory-Reserva-Tourga National-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lisboa-Portugal-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$13.92-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, a good QPR.          RP-87          WE-93          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 473-Zinfandel-Syrah-Tempranillo-Petite Sirah-Lake […]

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    Orin Swift Cellars-Machete-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Grenache-Napa-California-2013-15.7% Alcohol-$47.99-A nose of brooding dark fruit and spice, dark black purple in color.  A  big full bodied red blend, with blackberry, plum, vanilla and spice on long finish.  I believe its still too young to drink, or needs a very long decant, one of those wines you love or […]

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    Chateau Ste. Michelle-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$14.27-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                   Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A […]

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                         Michael Chapoutier-Domaine De Bila-Haut-Occultum Lapideem-Syrah-Grenache-Cotes Du Roussillon Villages Latour De France-France-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$25.98-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark barnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, plum, some chocolate and spices on finish, good not great.          RP-94-96          WS-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   […]

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    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.  A still very young Cab which is excellent now but will only improve with age, decant.  […]

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                      Tenimenti Luigi D’Alessandro S.R.L.-IL Bosco-Syrah-Cortona-Italy-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, coffee and spices on long finish, very good.          RP-93+            WS-91          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Symington Family Estates-Cockburns-Fine […]

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    Haraszthy Family Cellars-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2014-13.8% Alcohol-$9.17-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with blackberry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   DFJ Vinhos, S.A.-Paxis-Touriga Franca-Tinta Roriz-Touriga Nacional-Lisboa-Portugal-2012-12.5% Alcohol-$8.15-A nose of some red fruit, […]

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      McCrea Cellars, Inc.-Cuvee Orleans-Syrah-Yakima Valley-Washington State-2006-14.8% Alcohol-$18.99-A big nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied Syrah, with black currants, blackberries, exotic spices and chocolate on finish, a very good value.         WE-91       CR-90         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                   Symington Family […]

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