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                       Michael David Winery-Lust-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$44.99-A bold nose of dark fruit and spice, a Zin nose, dark black in color.  A full bodied Zin, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spice, a big wine, long finish, was very good.          WS-86          WE-92          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                    Ladera Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Estate-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.6% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose […]

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                                             Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Zinfandel-Bedrock Vineyard-Sonoma County-Sonoma Vineyard-California-2015-15.4% Alcohol-$39.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish.   Always good every year.           RP-94          WS-96          CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                              Black Ridge Vineyards-Winemaker’s […]

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Crux Winery-Syrah-Mourvedre-Petite Sirah-Russian River Valley-California-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$19.17-A bold nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on long finish, very juicy, a great QPR.          RP-90          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                 Aldina Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Fountaingrove District-Sonoma County-California-2012-14.8% […]

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Rocket Science Label Contest

GET PUBLISHED on a Bottle of Napa Valley Wine Enter the Rocket Science Label Contest Whether you’re a scientist, writer, or just a curious earthling looking to express your creative side, we’d love to publish your thoughts, hypothesis, idioms, jokes, follies, fables or formulas on the back label of Rocket Science Proprietary Red Wine. From […]

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                                     Votto Estate Selections-Hidden Vines-Bin 1623-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruits and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some spice on finish, easy drinking.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark […]

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                               Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2013-14.9% Alcohol-$35.00-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied, delicious Merlot, yes it’s a Merlot, 100%, cassis, raspberry, velvet favors, mocha, with a long finish, very good every year. One of the best Merlots on the market.          NR          CR-92          Good with meats, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                       Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$48.00-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.   A full bodied, delicious Merlot, yes it’s a Merlot, 100%, cassis, raspberry, velvet favors, mocha, with a long finish, very good every year.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Millan S.A.-Elodia-Malbec-El Manzano […]

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                      Coquelicot Estate Vineyard-Rose & Son-Queen To Kings-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Santa Ynez Valley-California-2016-14.1% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some dark fruits and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux kitchen sink blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and some spice on finish,  nothing special.          WE-90          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Ego Bodegas-Goru-Gold-Monastrell-Syrah-Cabernet […]

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                                       Hunt & Ryde-Hunt Ryde Winery-Trophy-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Rockpile-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.1% Alcohol-$19.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, currants, tea and spices on long finish.  A great QPR. a Guy Fieri wine.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

La Rioja Alta, S.A.-Vina Ardanza-Reserva-Tempranillo-Garnacha-Rioja-Spain-2009-13.5% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, tar, vanilla and spice on long finish.          RP-93+          JS-96          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             INV B-72564-Marcelo Pelleriti Wines S.A.-Reserve-Malbec-Valle Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of muted […]

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                                    Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery-Rubicon-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend-Rutherford-Napa Valley-California-2001-$76.50-A nose of dark fruits and cigar box, dark amber in color.  A full bodied Bordeaux blend, with licorice, black currants, cherry and the famous Rutherford dust finish, has a long, intricate aftertaste.  A special wine that still has plenty of life left.          RP-91          WS-92          WE-90          CR-92          Good with […]

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