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      Bodegas El Nido S.L.-Clio-Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jumilla-Spain-2014-15.5% Alcohol-$34.99-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.  A fantastic wine.          RP-91          WS-92          CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.           […]

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    Ego Bodegas R.E.-Fuerza-Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jumilla-Spain-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish  A very good QPR.          WS-90          WE-85          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Juggernaut Wine Co.-Hillside-Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley-Sierra […]

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    La Rioja Alta, S.A.-Vina Arana-Reserva-Tempranillo-Mazuelo-Labastida-Spain-2009-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red bland, with cherry, currant, coffee and white pepper on finish, just average.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Whitehall Lane Winery-Vintner’s Mark 3-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$18.96-A nose of dark […]

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      Chateau de Rayne Vigneau-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2007-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet fruit and spice, medium golden in color. A medium bodied desert wine, with peach, lemon, good acidity and spice on finish.          RP-95          WS-92          CR-90          Good with deserts, fruits, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.           Vino de la Tierra de Castilla […]

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    Bodegas Emilio Moro-Tinto Fino-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of some dark fruit, dark ruby in color.   A medium to full bodied with black raspberry and cassis, some oak and smoke.  Not as good as previous vintages, a bit austere.          WS-90           CR-86           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Produit Et Mis En Boutelle Par-Kirkland […]

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Rioja Wines Update

    Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival of Houston This one day celebration offers a flavor-packed experience showcasing the best in food and wine culture from Rioja. Saturday, June 2, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST The Corinthian 202 Fannin Street Houston, Texas 77002 *Advanced opening at 11:30 a.m. for Trade Consejo Regulador Denominación […]

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    Bodega Catena Zapata-Malbec-Lunlunta-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$15.88-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spice on finish,  good not great.          RP-89          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                         Finca Villacreces S.L.-Tinto Fino-Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2009-14.0% […]

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    Michael David Winery-Seven Deadly Red-Unknown grapes-Lodi-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$13.99-A  nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color.  A medium full bodied red blend, with blueberry, black cherry, some licorice and spice on finish, an average blend.          WS-83          WE-91          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     Bodegas Eguia, S.L.-Kirkland Signature-Rioja-Reserva-Tempranillo-Spain-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A nose […]

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      Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-Sonoma County-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, blueberry, vanilla, spices and pepper on finish. A very good QPR at reduced price.          WS-88           WE-90          CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.            Locations R.E.-E 5-Grenache-Tempranillo-Carignan-Rioja-Spain-NV-15.0% […]

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                         Cellars Can Blau-Can Blau-Mazuello-Syrah-Garnacha-Montsant-Spain-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, currant, vanilla and spices on finish, a very good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.           Millbrandt Vineyards Winery-Traditions-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington […]

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