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                              Vineyard Block Estate-Block 217-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$12.70-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Kysela Pere Et Fils,LTD-Cuvee […]

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    Sean Minor-Nicole Marie-Merlot-Petite Sirah-Petit Verdot-Zinfandel-North Coast-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$21.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, plum, chocolate and spices on long finish, delicious.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          Vinas Del Cenit, S.L.-Aleo-Tempranillo-Zamora-Spain-2013-15.0% […]

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Rioja Wine Update

  Today is International Tempranillo Day, a celebration of the small but mighty Tempranillo grape. Did you know the Tempranillo grape occupies more than 75% of the Rioja‚Äôs vineyards? In fact, many experts feel that Tempranillo reaches its finest expression within the wine region. What better way to celebrate than by picking up a bottle […]

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                          Bodegas Tobia, S.L.-Oscar Tobia-Reserva-Tempranillo-Graciano-Rioja-Spain-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-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, good not great.          RP-88+          WS-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     INV A73337-Alma De Los Andes-Malbec-Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2013-13.7% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of […]

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  Rutini Wines-Trumpeter-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-12.5% Alcohol-$9.98-A nose of some funk and dark fruit, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, plum, soil and spice on finish, got better once funk blew off.          WS-87          WE-87          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                     RE 7245-Bodegas Crapula & Lanena-NdQ-Nacido […]

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    Bodegas y Vinedos Valderiz, s.l.-Valderiz-Ribera Del Duero=Spain-2014-15.0% Alcohol-23.98-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spices on finish, needs a couple more years to develop.          RP-90          WS-94          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                     La Rioja […]

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      William Hill Estate Winery-Merlot-Central Coast-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spices on finish, easy drinking.          WS-87          WE-86          CR-88          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                    R.E. 50/42811-Altovinum-Evodia-Old Vines-Grenache-Syrah-Calatayud-Spain-2015-15.0% Alcohol–$9.99-A nose of […]

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    RE 7245-Bodegas Crapula & Lanena-NdQ-Nacido del Quorum-Seleccion-Monastrell-Syrah-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jumilla-Spain-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$10.99-A brooding nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and baked spices on long finish, a very good QPR.          WE-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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                             Daou Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2015-14.2% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, cassis, cocoa, and spices on finish, a solid Cab.          RP-90-92          WE-93          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                        Bodegas Borsao S.A.-Campo De Borja-Tres Picos-Garnacha-Borja-Spain-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of dark fruit […]

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    Robert Biale Vineyards-Basic Black-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Mourvedre-Zinfandel-Grenache-North Coast-California-2011-13.9% Alcohol-$38.00-A nose of dark cherries and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, herbs, licorice and pepper spiced finish.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Bodegas Y Vinedos-Maurodos-Prima-Tinta de Toro-Garnacha-Toro-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.88-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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