Core Wine Company-Ground Around-Grenache-Tempranillo-Syrah-Santa Barbara County-California-2007-15.5% Alcohol-$20.99-A fantastic nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spice, interesting blend, still has some heat but better than last time tried. NR CR-90 Good with meats, chicken, pasta. One Cork Bonus.
Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Taylor Fladgate-Late Bottled Vintage Porto-Portugal-2008-20% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of dark fruits and sweet spice, dark black in color. A medium to full bodied LBV port, with blackberry jam, currant, black cherry, milk chocolate and spice on finish. Drinking good now, a very good value. WS-89 CR-89 Good with desserts, ice cream..