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    Chateau Ste. Michelle-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$14.27-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                   Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Warrior-Finest Reserve-Porto-Portugal-NV-20.00% Alcohol-12.99-A […]

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    Bello Family Vineyards-Megahertz-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa-California-2013-13.8% Alcohol-$24.99-A juicy noise of cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, average at best,  much better values out there.          NR          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                          Columbia Crest Winery-Grand Estates-Cabernet […]

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    Murrieta’s Well Winery-The Spur-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Merlot-Livermore Valley-California-2012-13.5% Alcohol-$17.33-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend with blackberry, plum, licorice and spice, a bit disjointed, nothing special.          WE-86          CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                         Columbia Crest-H3-Merlot-Columbia […]

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    Buried Cane-Southern Slope-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2012-13.9% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-88          Good with meat, chicken, pasta.                     California Wine Partners-Beau Vantage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of some […]

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                                 Columbia Crest-H3-Merlot-Columbia Crest-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$12.11-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Merlot, with blackberry, cherry, dusty chocolate and spice on finish, better than last year, a very good value.           NR           CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.       Kaiken S.A.-Malbec-Ultra-Uco Valley-Mendoza-Argentina-2013-14.5% […]

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                    Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$46.00-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc, with blackberry, blueberry, still tight with spice on finish, very good.          NR          CR-91         […]

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      McCrea Cellars, Inc.-Cuvee Orleans-Syrah-Yakima Valley-Washington State-2006-14.8% Alcohol-$18.99-A big nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied Syrah, with black currants, blackberries, exotic spices and chocolate on finish, a very good value.         WE-91       CR-90         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                   Symington Family […]

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              K Vintners-Syrah-Morrison Lane-Walla Walla Valley-Washington State-2009-15.0% Alcohol-$44.98-A nose of dark fruits and spics, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blueberry, plum, licorice and spice on long finish.  Still needs a long decant, a mouth filling red.          NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                           […]

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      Columbia Crest Winery-Grand Estates-Cabernet Sauvignon-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, a very good value.         WS-91           CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                  Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No […]

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                        Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Sonoma Coast-California-2010-14.4% Alcohol–$52.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.  A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, good acidity, dust and spice on finish.  Hard to ever say anything bad about a KB wine, drink now but still needs an hour decant.           RP-92          WS-92           CR-91           […]

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