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Bodegas El Nido S.L.-Clio-Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jumilla-Spain-2017-15.5% Alcohol-$44.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice, chocolate, spices on very long finish.  Always good every year.          RP-93          WS-92          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. J. Lohr Winery-Pure Paso-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petite Sirah-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Paso […]

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Robert Mondavi Winery-Maestro-50th Anniversary-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$29.92-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, plum, some spice on a bit uneven finish, expected more.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                 Bodegas B. Escudero-Arvum-Garnacha-Tempranillo-Graciano-Mazuelo-Rioja-Spain-2005-14.0% Alcohol-$29.88-A nose of some […]

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                                                              Carlisle Winery-Syrah-Sonoma County-California-2017-14.9% Alcohol-$24.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, meat and spices on long finish, a great QPR.          NR        CR-90          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Bodegas Izadi S.A.-Seleccion-Tempranillo-Graciano-Rioja-Spain-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of dark fruit and some […]

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                                Bodegas Tobia, S.L.-Oscar Tobia-Vinedos De Altura-Vin Rouge-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2017-14.5% 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.          WE-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. THe Buccaneer-Chasse-Partie-Dead Drift Red-Cabernet Sauvignon- Merlot-Petite Sirah-Zinfandel-American Canyon-Napa County-California-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$13.88-A nose of some […]

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              Tooth & Nail Wines-The Fiend-Merlot-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$34.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, plum, a bit dry uneven finish.  Cool label.          WE-89          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  Miguel Torres S.A.-Gran Coronas-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Tempranillo-Penedes-Spain-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$18.75-A nose of some dark fruits and […]

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Senorio De Villarrica S.L.-Delicia de Baco-Tempranillo-Garnacha-Graciano-Crianza-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$24.88-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with red currants, plum, licorice and spice on long finish, a very good QPR.          WS-94          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                            Elyse Winery-Petite Sirah-Carignan-Zinfandel-York Creek Vineyard-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.2% […]

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Apriori-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa County-California-2014-15.1% Alcohol-$59.99-A big nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black currants, plum, licorice and spices on long finish.  Still young, needs a good decant.          RP-92          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. NRE 28/40.106/M-Bodega Cooperativa Cristo Del Humilladero-Granito del Cadalso-Garnacha-Sierra […]

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                Jericho Canyon Vineyard-Merlot-Block 16-Restoration-Napa Valley-California-2011-14.1% Alcohol-$26.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, was very good, drink now.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Palacio De Primavera-Reserva-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$18.75-A nose of dark […]

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                                        Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos-San Roman-Tinto de Toro-Spain-Tempranillo-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$33.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A big full bodied red, time has tamed this wine, lots of sediment, still delicious, drink now.          RP-93         WS-93         WE-94          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 791-Meritage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Malbec-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2017-14.0% […]

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             Bodegas Y Vinedos-Maurodos-Prima-Tinta de Toro-Garnacha-Toro-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.88-A nose of dark fruits and spice ice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, cassis, chocolate with a licorice spice finish.  A great  value.          RP-90          WS-88          WE-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                       Hartford Wines-Old Vine-Zinfandel-Russian […]

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