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    Bodegas Olivares S.L.-Altos De La Hoya-Monastrell-Garnacha-Old Vines-Jumilla-Spain-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$11.96-A nose of some muted dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice in finish, a bit uneven.          RP-90          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Azienda Agricola Andreola […]

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                    Whitehall Lane Winery-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and some spice on finish, good not great.          RP-89          WS-89          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                             Dominio Mano […]

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               JorgeOrdonez S.L.-Victoria 2-Moscatel Dulce-Malaga-Spain-2011-10.0% Alcohol-$14.88 (.375)-A nose of honey and spice, golden in color.  A medium to full bodied desert wine, with candied raisins, honey, some citrus and spice, very good.         RP-95          WS-89          WE-90          CR-90          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.           Luigi Bosca-Gala 4-Cabernet […]

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    Bodegas Mas Alta S.A.-Black Slate-La Vilella Alta-Grenache-Carignan-Cabernet Sauvignon-Priorat-Spain-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$17.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice, with vanilla spiced finish.  A very good wine and great QPR.          RP-90          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.   […]

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Rioja Wines

    Holiday Hosting Tips Get ready to survive the Holi-Daze! Despite all the tinsel, presents and good cheer, the holiday season can be notoriously stressful. Hosting a flurry of dinner parties, family gatherings or friendly celebrations? Here are a few Holiday survival tips from your friends at Rioja:  Tip 1: Open and Taste Your […]

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      Chateau Manzanita Winery-Vin De Manies-Cabernet Sauvignon-Reserve-Napa Valley-California-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$23.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, currants and cassis, dark chocolate, layers of flavor with a spice finish.  My last bottle and for a eleven year old its still a big wine, […]

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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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