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                                  Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Heritage Ruby Porto-Portugal-NV-19.0% Alcohol-12.23-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-87           Good with desert or alone.                                  […]

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    J. Portugal Ramos Vinhos S.A.-Reserva-Vinho Tinto-Alentejano-{prtugal-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of some fruit and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium bodied red, with cherry, plum, some spice on finish, average at best.          NR          CR-83          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                                  JaM Cellars-John and Michele-Cabernet Sauvignon-California-2014-15.1% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of […]

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                         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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                                     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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        Robert Biale Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Thomann Station-St. Helena-Napa Valley-California-2011-15.2% Alcohol-$45.90-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spice on finish, in a good drinking zone.            RP-91          WS-90          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.        […]

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    The Counselor Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-River Pass Vineyard-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$42.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blueberry, some chocolate and ices on long finish, was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.         […]

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                             Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No 27-Porto-Finest Reserve-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark black purple in color.  A medium to full bodied port, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, a good value.          RP-86          WS-83          CR-87         Good with deserts, ice cream.                             […]

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    Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 559-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2015-15.3% Alcohol-$12.09-A nose of some black cherry and some spices, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, pepper and spice on finish, rough mouth feel, nothing special.          NR          CR-83          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                       Quinta de Infantado-Ruby-Porto-Gontelho-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$16.96-A nose of sweet […]

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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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