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                        Trentadue Winery-La Storia-Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.3% Alcohol-$26.99-A big rich nose of dark fruit and spices, dark black garnet in color.  A full bodied big rich Cab, with blackberry, currants, chocolate and spice on long finish, was very good.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                       Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos […]

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Michael David Winery-Petite Petite-Petite Sirah-Petite Verdot-Lodi-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$14.49-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and smoky spices on finish, a big wine, a good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  Quinto do Passadouro-Porto-Ruby Reserva-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$18.99- A nose of black […]

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                                    Hunt Family Cellars-Cloud 9-Cabernet Sauvignon-Reserve-Destiny Vineyards-Paso Robles-California-2013-14.3% Alcohol-$33.33-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.   A smooth, full bodied Cab, with currants, wild cherries, vanilla and spice finish, was very good, drink now.           RP-91           CR-90           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2002-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose […]

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                       Quinta And Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fontesca-Porto-Finest Reserve-Portugal-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$13.89-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color. A medium to full bottled Port, with dark cherry, plum, raisin,  chocolate and spice on finish, a good QPR.         RP-86          WS-83          WE-88         CR-87         Good with desserts,  cheeses, ice cream.                      Kendall-Jackson Vineyards & Winery-Vintner’s Reserve-Chardonnay-Santa […]

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Quinto do Passadouro-Porto-Ruby Reserva-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$18.99- A nose of black cherry and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied port, with black cherry, dark berries, vanilla and spice on finish.          WS-89          CR-88           Good with desert, ice cream or alone.                                  Bodegas Y Vinedos Valderiz S.L.-Valdehermoso-Crianza-Ribera Del Duero-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$15.30-A nose of some dark fruits and some […]

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Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark fruit, very dark, blackish in color.  A sweet full bodied port, dark fruit, spice, a good value for it’s price range, a bottle will last up to one month in frig after opening.        WE-86           CR-88           Good with desert, ice cream or alone.                  Baer […]

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                                Joel Gott Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petite Sirah-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Palisades-California-2015-13.9% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, some vanilla and spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken. Symington Family Estates-Cockburns-Fine Ruby-Porto-Douro Valley-Portugal-NV-19.0% Alcohol-$13.66-A nose of sweet dark fruits […]

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                    SLO Down Wines-Sexual Chocolate-Syrah-Malbec-Napa-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-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.          NR         CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                  Symington Family Estates-Cockburn’s-Late […]

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Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark fruit, very dark, blackish in color.  A sweet full bodied port, dark fruit, spice, a good value for it’s price range, a bottle will last up to one month in frig after opening.           RP-91          WS-89           CR-89           Good with desert or alone.                                 BOD […]

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                        Lava Vine Vineyards-Syrah-Lava Vine Vineyards-Knights Valley-California-2013-14.3% Alcohol-$36.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and chocolate with a long spiced finish.  In a good drinking zone, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                     […]

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