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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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Stolpman Vineyards-Para Maria de los tecolotes-Syrah-Petite Verdot-Santa Barbara County-California-2018-14.1% Alcohol-$26.50-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, medium purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, cherry, spices on soft finish, a bit disjointed.  Cool label.        RP-90          WE-92          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                             Coyote Canyon Winery-Merlot-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2016-14.8% […]

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Upchurch Vineyard Update

A Sneak Preview One week from today we kick off our 12 Days of Giving. Each day December 1-12 we’ll feature a gift from a unique collection of wines and UV experiences. Score some limited availability library wines, a private virtual tasting experience with Chris Upchurch, or even an afternoon alongside Winemaker Hannah Coulson to […]

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                          Robert Biale Vineyards-Royal Punishers-Petite Sirah-Rutherford-Napa Valley-2013-14.9% Alcohol-$35.93-A big nose of dark fruit and spices, dark black purple in color. A full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spices on long finish.  Still has some years left but now in a great drinking zone.          RP-95          WS-92          WE-93          CR-92         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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                               Michael David Winery-Earthquake-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2016-15.5% Alcohol-$22.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  Big fruit with blackberry, black cherry, spices, if you love a big wine then this is for you, still young.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Cadence-Camerata-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petite Verdot-Cara Mia Vineyard-Red Mountain-Washington State-2013-14.4% […]

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Baer Winery-Arctos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2013-14.8% Alcohol-$19.77-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black cherry, herbs, spices on long finish, very good.          WS-89          WE-91          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Finca Abril S.A.-Rapsodia-Malbec-Reserva-Manual Harvest-La Consulta Vineyard-Valle De Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-14.4% […]

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