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                              Bodegas Y Vinas Dos Victorias, S.L.-Elias Mora-Tempranillo-Toro-Spain-2005-14.5% Alcohol-$38.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, tar and licorice, with a spicy but dry finish, still very good.             RP-93+          WS-95          CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                        Beringer Vineyards-The Waymaker-Syrah-Cabernet […]

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Rioja Wines Update

JOIN OUR VIRTUAL TASTING Thursday, November 12th 4pm PST/ 7PM EST REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT Wines from Rioja has partnered with Wine.com to celebrate National Tempranillo Day with a virtual live tasting! Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn will take us through a tour of wines from the Rioja region as we learn and taste the […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                     Genium Cellar SL-Poboleda-Priorat-Grenache-Carignan-Carinena-Vi De Vila-Spain-2012-15.5% Alcohol-$22.50-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, drink now.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.        Alamos-Seleccion-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2019-13.5% Alcohol-$9.09-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A […]

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                                Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Zinfandel-Bedrock Vineyard-Sonoma County-Sonoma Vineyard-California-2015-15.4% Alcohol-$39.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish.   Always good every year.           RP-90-92          CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cia De Vinos De; Atlantico-Hacienda El […]

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CORKSCREWS REVIEWS

     Cantina Museo Albea SRL-Gran Maestoso-Primitivo-Puglia-Italy-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on long finish, a very good QPR.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Bodegas Frutos Villar S.L.-Muruve-Reserva-Tempranillo-Toro-Spain-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                     R. Lopez De Heredia Vina Tondonia, S.A.-Vina Cubillo-Tempranillo-Garacho-Graciano-Mazuelo-Rioja-Spain-2011-13.5% Alcohol-$23.98-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, medium purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish.          RP-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.         Iron Horse Vineyards-Estate-Chardonnay-Green Valley-Russian River Valley-Sonoma […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                              Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos-San Roman-Tinto de Toro-Spain-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$34.44-A nose of dark fruit and dark coffee, dark purple in color.  A  full bodied very young red, with blackberry, black cherry, black currants, chocolate and spice on long finish.  In a great drinking zone, short decant, was very good.          RP-93          WS-93          WE-92            CR-93          Good with steak, […]

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                 Bodega Possia, S.A.-Close Des Andes-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$16.65-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum some licorice and spice on finish, a bit rough in spot’s.          RP-92          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Palacio De Primavera-Reserva-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$18.75-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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Vino del Sol Update

September 2020 Vino del Sol Newsletter Your Trusted Source ‌ Private Tastings Interested in an exclusive virtual tasting via Zoom with one of our incredible winemakers? Please contact us here to get started. Welcome Carolyn! We are proud to announce the hiring of Carolyn Wildman. Carolyn will serve as the Director of Strategic Accounts. “We […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Update

Food and Pairings SUMMER PAIRINGS: GRILLED HARISSA SHRIMP FLATBREAD AND RUEDA VERDEJO Take your grilling up a notch and savor summer with this Grilled Harissa Shrimp Flatbread and chilled Rueda Verdejo pairing. The blend of shrimp, goat cheese and herbs is a perfect match for your favorite Rueda wine. Easy to make, this dish is […]

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