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                         Claar Cellars-Winemaker’s Bloc-Estate-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-White Bluffs-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-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 chocolate and spice on finish, a bit disjointed on finish, nice bottle design.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                              […]

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                                            Elyse Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Tietjen Vineyard-Napa Valley-California-2006-14.6% Alcohol-$28.88-A nose of dark fruits and some spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied Cab with cassis, plum, blackberry, with a spiced finish, at or near peak, still very good.              RP-90           WE-90            CR-90            Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 628-Cabernet Sauvignon-Walla Walla Valley-Washington […]

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                           Baer Winery-Callisto-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-14.6% Alcohol-$19.88-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, a good value.          WE-91          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                                       Chateau Malbec-Bordeaux-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-France-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$12.98-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                                          Dancing Bull Wines-Winemaker;s Reserve-Zinfandel-California-2017-13.8% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of black cherry and some spices, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, a very good QPR.            WE-87          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                        Columbia Crest Winery-H-3-Merlot-Horse Heaven Hills-Washington State-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$11.97-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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                                    Bodegas Elias Moro, S.L.-Elias Mora-Vinas-Crianza-Tempranillo-Spain-2014-15.0% Alcohol-$18.90-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.             WE-91           CR-88           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                            Baer Winery-Callisto-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-14.6% Alcohol-$19.88-A nose of dark fruits and […]

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                                           Intrinsic Wine Co-Red Blend-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$21.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish, better than average.  Cool label.          WS-87          WE-88          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                        Baer Winery-Shard-Chardonnay-Stillwater Creek Vineyard-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2016-14.4% […]

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                                  Sea Smoke Cellars-Southing-Sta Rita Hills-Pinot Noir-Santa Barbara County-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$65.00-A beautiful nose of dark fruit and spice, dense ruby color, a little darker than some Pinot’s.  A smooth full bodied Pinot, black currants, black cherries, cola, great acidity, spice, a full finish, drink now.          WE-94          CR-91          Good with lamb, chicken, veal.          One Cork Bonus. Columbia […]

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                        Linne Calodo Cellars-Outsider-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.8% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied Zin blend with black cherry, cassis, licorice and a long finish.  One of the best Outsider’s in years.       RP-95          CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Baer Winery-Star-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Stillwater Creek Vineyard-Columbia […]

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                            Michael David Winery-Lust-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$44.99-A bold nose of dark fruit and spice, a Zin nose, dark black in color.  A full bodied Zin, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spice, a big wine, long finish, was very good.          WS-86          WE-92          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.              Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 628-Cabernet Sauvignon-Walla Walla […]

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                                            Northstar Winery-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Walla Walla-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$31.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black currants, black cherry, vanilla and spice on finish, needs a short decant.          RP-89          WS-92          WE-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.     Alamos-Seleccion-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$9.09-A nose […]

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