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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

 

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Sturino Trotta Cellars, LLC-Special Select-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2006-$39.99-A nose of cherry and spice, medium brick amber in color.  A smooth, very interesting Cab, at first color is Pinot Noir like, after a two plus hour decant it starts looking more like a Cab, with black cherry, currants, vanilla and spice on finish.  A rich and elegant wine, please give wine a full decant, supposedly grapes from same vineyard as Caymus Special Select.                 NR                    CR-92                   Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.

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D’Arenberg PTY, Ltd-The Laughing Magpie-Shiraz-Viognier-McLaren Vale-Australia-2007-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit and heat, dark purple in color.  A full bodied but way too hot blend, maybe this was an off bottle as I have enjoyed it in the past, with blueberry, blueberry, licorice, but was very disjointed and alcohol was overwhelming the fruit, used rest for cooking.                   RP-91-92                  WS-87                   CR-82                      Good for cooking, at least this bottle was.

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