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    Bodegas y Vinedos Valderiz, s.l.-Valderiz-Ribera Del Duero=Spain-2014-15.0% Alcohol-23.98-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spices on finish, needs a couple more years to develop.          RP-90          WS-94          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                     La Rioja […]

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              Casa Vitivinicola Tinazzi srl-Opera-N3-Vinum Italicum-Nero d’Avola-Primitivo-Corvina Veronese-Vino Rosso-Veneto-Italy-NV-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, cigar, chocolate and spice on long finish.  A very interesting wine, very good, beautiful label.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Studert-Prum-Riesling Spatlese-Graacher Himmelreich-Mosel-Germany-2007-9.0% Alcohol-$15.40-A nose of citrus and spice, medium straw in color. A light bodied white, with apple, citrus, decent acidity and spice on finish, a bit past it’s prime.          WS-82          CR-86          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.                                  JL Giguiere-Mossback Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Chalk Hill-Sonoma County-California-2014-13.9% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of […]

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Truchard Vineyards Update

HARVEST IS IN FULL SWING HERE AT TRUCHARD… We began picking our Pinot Noir on August 30th when temperatures spiked, and for the next eight weeks our lives will revolve around the crush.  If Mother Nature is consistent and cooperating, we will pick our last grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon towards the end of October. Year […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    RE 7245-Bodegas Crapula & Lanena-NdQ-Nacido del Quorum-Seleccion-Monastrell-Syrah-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jumilla-Spain-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$10.99-A brooding nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and baked spices on long finish, a very good QPR.          WE-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Lava Vine Vineyards-Tempranillo-Suisun Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$32.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, black cherry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                               19 Crimes-The Banished-Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-South Australia-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$8.99-A nose of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Robert Biale Vineyards-Petite Sirah-Palisades Vineyard-Calistoga-Napa Valley-California-2010-15.5% Alcohol-$41.40-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spice on finish, in a good drinking zone.            RP-93          WS-91          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus.                                    […]

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Siduri Wine Update

  Harvest 2017 Kicks Off and More! | View Online THE WINES OUR STORY WINE CLUB HARVEST 2017 IS IN FULL SWING! We received our first bins of grapes on Monday, August 28th. The cellar crew, the winemakers, the tasting room staff, all toasted to the 2017 vintage and a safe and satisfying harvest! WHAT […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Oak Ridge Winery-Moss Roxx-Zinfandel-Reserve-Ancient Vine-Lodi-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, cassis, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, a big Zin.          NR          CR-88          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.             Loring Wine Company LLC-Pinot Noir-Santa Lucia Highlands-2013-14.3% […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

  How deep is your background in Domaine de la Romanée-Conti? Do you know that La Romanée is the smallest AOC in France? Or that Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was one of the last to pull their vines after phylloxera? They replanted in 1947 using budwood from La Tâche, thus they did not produce Romanée-Conti […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Tensley Wine Inc.-Los Padres-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Petite Sirah-Central Coast-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of blooding dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to fill bodied Rhone blend, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spice on finish, needs time to open.          RP-91          WS-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                       BDFM S.A.-Del Fin Del Mundo-Reserva-Pinot Noir-Patagonia-Argentina-2014-13.5% […]

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