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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top Reserve American Red Blends Of 2010

 

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The Maiden-Napa Valley-Red Table Wine-California-2000-$95.00-A nose of currants and spice, dark amber in color.    A smooth, elegant full bodied red.  Black currants, blackberry, cassis, licorice, a wine that is at or right past it’s peak but still delicious.                RP-89              WS-92            CR-90                  Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Bacio Divino Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese-Petite Sirah-Napa Valley-California-2001-$80.00-A nose of dark fruit and minerals, dark amber in color.  A smooth, medium to full bodied blend that was delicious (was rewarded by cellaring for a few years), currants, blackberry, spice and earthy, decanted for one hour, a classic bottle of wine.           RP-93            WS-90            CR-91            Good with steak, veal, pasta.

Joseph Phelps Vineyards-Insignia-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-1997-$120.00-A classic nose of dark fruit, still big nose even after being decanted and being 13 years old, dark purple amber in color.  Black cherry, plum, currants, licorice and vanilla, an exceptional bottle of wine.                RP-96            WS-97              WE-95              CR-96         Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

 

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Cain Vineyard & Winery-Cain Concept-The Benchland-Red Blend-Napa Valley-California-2003-$47.50-A rich nose of dark fruit, dark amber in color.  Smooth, full bodied, black currants, cherries, currants, spice and rich tannins, decant for one hour, a nice wine.             WE-92             CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

Robert Young Estate Winery-Scion-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Alexander Valley-California-2005-$45.00-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied, smooth big wine, blackberries, plum, cherries, herbs, licorice, decant, a very good wine.                    WS-86             WE-93            CR-91             Good with steaks, chicken, pasta.

Benzinger Family Winery-Tribute-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Sonoma Mountain Estate-California-2002-$62.50-A bold nose of dark fruit and spice,  dark amber in color.  A smooth, full bodied blend, currants, crème de cassis, graphite, smoke, decanted for one hour.  A beautiful wine, have had three bottles over the past five years, all were fantastic.                RP-93                CR-96                  Great with steak, chicken, pasta.

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