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                            Rasa Vineyards-QED-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Walla Walla Valley-Washington State-2010-14.9% Alcohol-$24.44-A nose of dark fruits and spices,  dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with blackberry, raspberry, coffee and spice on finish, a bit past peak, drink now.          RP-93          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.             Berryessa Gap-Malbec-Coble Ranch Vineyard-Yolo County-California-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$14.88-A nose of muted […]

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                                    Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery-Rubicon-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend-Rutherford-Napa Valley-California-2001-$76.50-A nose of dark fruits and cigar box, dark amber in color.  A full bodied Bordeaux blend, with licorice, black currants, cherry and the famous Rutherford dust finish, has a long, intricate aftertaste.  A special wine that still has plenty of life left.          RP-91          WS-92          WE-90          CR-92          Good with […]

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                          La Pace Sas Di Maggioni Simone & Societa Agricola-Podere La Pace-Pittoresco-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Maremma Toscana-Italy-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$19.85-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan, with blackberry, black cherry, tar and spice on long finish, was very good.          WE-89          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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Trousse-Chemise Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2018-14.1% Alcohol-$22.00- A nose of dark fruit and spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, vanilla and spice on finish, easy drinking.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        INV-K72606-UKO-Estate-Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mendoza-Argentina-2019-13.5% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in […]

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                Yates Family Vineyard-Cheval-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-California-2014-14.7% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, cherry vanilla coke and spice on long finish.  This little known winery always delivers, very good.           NR           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                   Gordon […]

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K Vintners-K-Syrah-Morrison Lane-Walla Walla Valley-Washington State-2008-$37.98-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, spices on long finish, stills needs a short decant.          RP-93          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Comartin Cellars-Cuvee Cassidy-GSM-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-California-2015-14.4% Alcohol-$25.14-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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Double Canyon-Cabernet Sauvignon-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2016-14.2% Alcohol-$23.95-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, currants, dust and spice on finish, was very good.          RP-90+          WS-88          WE-87          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                Milbrandt Vineyards Winery-The Estates-Cabernet Sauvignon–Wahluke Slope-Columbia Valley-Washington […]

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      Forgeron Cellars-Blacksmith Rouge GSM-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2017-14.3% Alcohol-$16.92-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied GSM, with black cherry, raspberry, some pepper on finish, decent not great.          RP-88          WS-90          WE-88          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                  Bogle Vineyards-Phantom-Petite Sirah-Zinfandel-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mourvedre-Clarksburg-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A rustic nose of dark […]

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Upchurch Vineyard Update

Tasting for 4 at the Winery in Red Mountain with Charcuterie. For those of you who have been out to the winery, you know it is a magical place. As Chris always says, "We don’t have the best view from Red Mountain, we have the best view of Red Mountain." The Red Mountain AVA is […]

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                                   Cadence-Camerata-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Tapteil Vineyard-Red Mountain-Washington State-2016-14.4% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, some milk chocolate and spice, still young, needs some time.          RP-92          WE-94          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                        Artezin Wines-Zinfandel-Old […]

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