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                         Raymond Vineyards-Reserve Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petite Sirah-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of rich dark fruits, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied and smooth Napa Cab, with blackberry, and black cherry, currants, chocolate spice finish.   A  good and classic Cab.           RP-92          WS-90          WE-90           CR-90           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                        Celler Cal […]

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Caldwell Vineyard-SOS-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2009-14.6% Alcohol-$120.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodies red, with blackberry, black cherry, milk chocolate and some spice on finish.  I am a big fan of John Caldwell’s wines but there are much better values in the wine world.          NR          CR-89          Good […]

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                                     Novy Family Winery-Zinfandel-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A smooth, full bodied, easy drinking with black cherry, blackberry, licorice and spice on finish, better in previous years.          RP-90          WS-91          CR-88           Good with meats, chicken, pizza. Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon-Senario de […]

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                                                 Bodegas Los Frailes-G-11-Cabernet Sauvignon-Organic-Valley des Alforins-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$11.98-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, some cocoa and spice on finish.          WE-91          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                          Mark Herold Wines-Collide-Carignan-Petite Sirah-Tempranillo-Graciano-Napa-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of bold dark fruits and […]

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Bodegas El Nido S.L.-Clio-Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jumilla-Spain-2015-16.0% Alcohol-$45.00-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.  A fantastic wine.          RP-92+          WS-91          CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                BDFM S.A.-P15-Cabernet Sauvignon-Patagonia-Argentina-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of […]

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                                       Torbreck Vintners-Woodcutter’s-Shiraz-Barossa Valley-Australia-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, blackberry, Asian spices on finish, was very good.          WS-88          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.            Epilense De Vinos Y Vinedos-Cameron Hughes Wines-Lot 623-Garnacha-Valdejalon-Spain-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of muted […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Wine Update

TEMPRANILLO TAILGATING WITH RIBERA Crisp breezes, sizzling grills and that excited buzz in the air. What’s better than game day in the fall? All you need is family, friends… and a glass of something delicious to sip on, of course! Great wine takes a great day to the next level. Ribera’s Tempranillos feature medium acidity […]

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                       Molino Y Lagares De Bullas S.L.-Lavia Pus-Monastrell-Cepas Viejas-Spain-2009-14.5% Alcohol-$13.75-A nose of muted dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, needed a good decant, an interesting wine and good value.          RP-92          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                       Bodegas […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Wine Update

Jaleo Recipes and RyR Wines What can be better than recipes from the famed and beloved Chef José Andrés that pair perfectly with Ribera or Rueda wines? Treat yourself by cooking up these mouthwatering dishes from Jaleo restaurant. The Apple and Fennel Salad with Manchego and Walnuts coupled with Grilled Hanger Steak with Confit of […]

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      Ego Bodegas-Infinito-Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Jumilla-Spain-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full body red blend, with  black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, better values exist.          WS-91          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                                                         Readymade Wines-Resolute-Cabernet Sauvignon-Red […]

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