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    Lava Vine Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Knights Valley-California-2011-14.3% Alcohol-$40.50-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blueberry, black cherry, inky, licorice and spices on long finish, still a big wine, a bit uneven.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                   Quinta […]

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    Robert Mondavi Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Sauvignon-Carneros-Napa Valley-California-2002-14.5% Alcohol-$65.00-A nose of elegant dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A special reserve Cab, with black currants, cherries, and spice on finish, very good.  Great label.          NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                              Luis Duarte Vinhos, Lda-Rubrica-Alicante Bouschet-Touriga […]

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                            Silver Oak Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley-California-2009-13.9% Alcohol-$62.00-A nose of dark fruits and spic, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, currants, tea, tar and spice on finish, in a good drinking zone.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.         Locations-P-4-Touriga […]

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                     Valores Universais, LDA-M. Chapoutier-Eleivera-Touriga Nacional-Douro-Portugal-2013-13.0% Alcohol-$14.98-A nose of black fruits, flowers and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish, very good.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta..        Bergevin Lane Vineyards-Moonspell-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Walla Walla-Washington State-2012-14.4% Alcohol-$22.99-A […]

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             Fundacao Eugenio De Almeida-Cartuxa-Evora-Aragonez-Alicante Bouschet-Alfrocheiro-Trincadeia-Portugal-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some funk and dark fruit and some spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Tinto blend with currant, plum, cocoa and smoke on finish, not bad just a bit different.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pizza.     19 Crimes-The […]

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              SLO Down Wines-Sexual Chocolate-Syrah-Malbec-Napa-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$20.96-A nose of dark fruit and chocolate, dark black purple in color.   A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, concentrated juice, with lots of chocolate and spice on finish, an interesting wine and label.          WE-88         CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     […]

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  Vina Cobos S.A.-Felino-Cabernet Sauvignon-Valle de Uco-Lujan de Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.4% Alcohol-$19.00-A nose of dark fruits, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with black currants,  blackberries, smooth with chocolate and spice on finish, a very good value.          RP-89          WS-88          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     Symington Family Estates-Dow’s- […]

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        Banshee Wines-Mordecai-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Grenache-Napa-California-2014-14.4 Alcohol-$19.97-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark black in color.  A full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with black cherry, blackberry, licorice and spicy finish, very good.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                               Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Heritage Ruby Porto-Portugal-NV-19.0% Alcohol-10.99-A ripe nose of […]

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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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