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Schild Estate Wines-Shiraz-Barossa-Australia-2006-$19.99-A rich nose of dark fruit, dark purple in color.  A smooth easy drinking Shiraz, plum, vanilla notes from the oak,  a good value.          WS-88      CR-4        Good with chicken, pasta, ribs.

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Swanson Vineyards-Merlot-Oakville-Napa Valley-California-2005-$20.99-A spicy nose of dark fruit, dark in color.  Cherry, toasty vanilla notes,  red currants, and Asian spice.   A smooth enjoyable Merlot, I had not drank a Merlot for some time and so I am glad I tried this one.                   WS-87          CR-4.5          Good with chicken, steak, pasta. 


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  2. Corkscrews, Thank you for reviewing our 05 Merlot. We’re very proud of this wine and think it would be tough to find a better quality Bordeaux-style, estate wine at a lower price. Our vineyards lie just between Opus One and Silver Oak in Oakville and our winemaker, Chris Phelps, comes to us via Chateau Petrus, Dominus and Caymus. Come out and visit us in Napa soon!


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