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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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                Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 674-Field Blend-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Mendocino-California-2017-14.2% Alcohol-$10.05-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, big fruit, a great value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats,chicken, pasta.                        Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No 27-Porto-Finest […]

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                                Di Napoli Rampolla-Castello Dei Rampolla-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Sangiovese-Toscana-Italy-2005-13.5% Alcohol-$49.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Tuscan blend, with black cherry, plum, meaty spiced finish, was very good, stills needs a decant.          RP-90           WS-93          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                           Global Wines-Cabriz-Colheita Selecionada-Alfrocheiro-Tinta Roriz-Touriga […]

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                                        EARL Vignobles Fabre-Domaine Tour Saint Michel-Cuvee du Lion-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Rhone-France-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP with blackberry, cassis, some roasted spice, a very good QPR for a CDP, drink now.          WS-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                  Sogrape Vinhos, […]

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                      Soc. Agr. Castello Romitoro S.R.L.-Il Toro-Syrah-Petit Verdot-Toscana-Italy-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$16.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Tuscan blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on long finish, was very good.          RP-95          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Quinta Nova De Nossa Senhora […]

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                             Bodegas Tobia, S.L.-Oscar Tobia-Vinedos De Altura-Vin Rouge-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish.          WS-90          WE-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                      Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Heritage Ruby Porto-Portugal-NV-19.0% Alcohol-$12.06-A ripe nose of spice […]

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Baer Winery-Arctos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2011-14.4% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black cherry, herbs, spices on long finish, very good.          WS-88          WE-91          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                         Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A ripe nose […]

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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-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                                Lava Vine Vineyards-Charbono-Calistoga-Napa Valley-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$40.50-A nose […]

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             Symington Family Estates-Cockburn’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Douro-Portugal-NV-19.5% Alcohol-$21.99-A nose of sweet dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied ruby port, with blackberry, black cherry, some chocolate and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-87          Good with deserts, ice cream. Barrel Burner-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                         Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No 27-Porto-Finest Reserve-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$14.71-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.                    Bixby Creek Bridge-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa […]

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