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                          Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$56.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish. In a great drinking zone, delicious.          NR          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Tesa La […]

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                                      Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2008-14.5% Alcohol-$47.50-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black currants, rich and layered, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.  A delicious bottle of wine.          WE-92         CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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                   Martinelli Winery, Inc.-Vigneto di Evo-Zinfandel-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-15.9% Alcohol-$25.98-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry,  raspberry, vanilla bean and spice on finish, a bit hot but very good.          WS-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.           One Cork Bonus.                                       Bodegas Tobia, […]

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                                        Bodegas Los Astrales SL-Tinto Fino-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2005-14.5% Alcohol-$44.99-A still bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on still long finish.  Still needs a short decant, was very good.          RP-93+          WS-88          WE-95 (Editors Choice)         CR-92          Good with […]

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                               Buena Vista Winery-The Count-Zinfandel-Carignane-Cabernet Franc-Tempranillo-Cinsault-Malbec-Petite Sirah-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with black cherry, plum, coffee and spice on a bit disjointed finish.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                          R.E.50/42902-Bonegas Ateca S.L.-Honoro Vera-Garnacha-Calatayud-Spain-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$7.80-A nose […]

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                  Bodegas Mas Alta, S.A.-La Creu Alta-Mazuela-Grenache-Syrah-Priorat-Spain-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$39.93-A bold nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied and still bold red blend for a twelve year old wine, with blueberry, plum, licorice and smoke on spiced long finish.  Still needs a decant, a really excellent wine.          RP-89          CR-94          Good with […]

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Chateau M. M. Mares-Chateau Puy Castera-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Haut-Medoc-France-2010-13.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied, Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, very good.          WE-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                          Bodegas Paniza-Vinas Viejas-Garnacha-Spain-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$8.99-A nose of some dark fruit and […]

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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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