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                 Bodega Possia, S.A.-Close Des Andes-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$16.65-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum some licorice and spice on finish, a bit rough in spot’s.          RP-92          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Palacio De Primavera-Reserva-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$18.75-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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Vino del Sol Update

September 2020 Vino del Sol Newsletter Your Trusted Source ‌ Private Tastings Interested in an exclusive virtual tasting via Zoom with one of our incredible winemakers? Please contact us here to get started. Welcome Carolyn! We are proud to announce the hiring of Carolyn Wildman. Carolyn will serve as the Director of Strategic Accounts. “We […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Update

Food and Pairings SUMMER PAIRINGS: GRILLED HARISSA SHRIMP FLATBREAD AND RUEDA VERDEJO Take your grilling up a notch and savor summer with this Grilled Harissa Shrimp Flatbread and chilled Rueda Verdejo pairing. The blend of shrimp, goat cheese and herbs is a perfect match for your favorite Rueda wine. Easy to make, this dish is […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                   Summerwood-GSM-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2015-16.0% Alcohol-$38.50-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone red blend, with black cherry, plum, smooth and jammy, was really really good, no sign of the 16% Alcohol. Bought at their Paso Robles winery.          RP-89          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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Glaetzer Wines PTY-Godolphin-Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon-Unfiltered-Barossa Valley-Australia-2004-15.0% Alcohol-$55.00-A nose of dark fruits, spices, dark black purple in color.  A smooth, full bodied blend, with blackberry, cassis, licorice, an elegant and delicious wine, a bit past it’s peak, drink now.          RP-96-98          CR-91          Good with steaks, ribs, chicken.          One Cork Bonus. Bodegas Y Vinedos Tabula S.L.-Tabula-Tempranillo-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$27.50-A […]

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               Rombauer Vineyards-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Napa-California-2016-15.9% Alcohol-$31.99-A nose of sweet dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, baking spices on sweet smooth finish, alcohol held in check.          RP-90          WS-87          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.          Ego Bodegas –Acuma-Red Blend-Monastrell=Syrah-Petit- Verdot-Jumilla-Spain-2018-14.5 Alcohol-$10.19-A nose […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

            Robert Hall Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, currants some tar and spice on finish, very easy drinking, a good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta. Rosario Vera S.L.U.-Honoro Vera-Gil Family Estates-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of […]

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Avelino Vegas, S.A.-Vegas-Coleccion Privada-Tempranillo-Spain-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some smoke and spice on finish.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Doamine Cotes De Gascogne-Les Pierres Blanches-Sauvignon Blanc-Chardonnay-2018-11.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of light citrus and some […]

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                     Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos-San Roman-Tinto de Toro-Spain-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and dark coffee, dark purple in color.  A  full bodied very young red, with blackberry, black cherry, black currants, chocolate and spice on long finish.  Needs a short good decant, very good.          RP-93          WS-88            CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

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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