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                              Michael and David Phillips-Earthquake-Petite Sirah-Lodi-California-2013-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A huge nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color.  A huge, full bodied PS, not for the faint of heart or Old World fans.  With blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries that finishes with a dark spicy chocolate and despite it’s big 15.0% alcohol […]

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             Robert Biale Vineyards-Like Father Like Son-Petite Sirah-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2009-15.2% 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, not as good as some previous years but still a good wine.              WS-91          CR-90          Good with meats, […]

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                      Bollina S.R.L.-Athos-Merlot-Rosso-Toscana-Italy-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied 100% Merlot red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                    Veramonte-Cabernet Sauvignon-Colchagua Valley-Chile-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$8.81-A nose of dark […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                      BollinaS.R.L.-Athos-Merlot-Rosso-Toscana-Italy-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied 100% Merlot red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                    Veramonte-Cabernet Sauvignon-Colchagua Valley-Chile-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$8.81-A nose of dark fruits […]

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Wines of Rioja Update

  Rioja Reserva and Gran Reserva wines show the best the region has to offer. Generally made in great vintages, these wines are meant to age for decades. Luckily, we don’t have to wait that long. Many of these wines are available nationwide at retailers, including some of the best vintages of the past twenty […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                        Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Sonoma Coast-California-2010-14.4% Alcohol–$52.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.  A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, good acidity, dust and spice on finish.  Hard to ever say anything bad about a KB wine, drink now but still needs an hour decant.           RP-92          WS-92           CR-91           […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                Bodegas Olarra-Cerro Anon-Reserva-Tempranillo-Garnacha-Mazuelo-Graciano-Rioja-Spain-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of some dark fruit and funk, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, tobacco and spice on finish, a bit disjointed.          WS-92          CR-87         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                         Babich Wines-Sauvignon Blanc-Marlborough-New Zealand-2015-13.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of citrus […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Smith & Hook Winery-Proprietary Blend-Merlot-Malbec-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Central Coast-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with black cherry, currants, chocolate and spice on finish, a good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   .            Alamos-Wines of […]

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Caldwell Vineyard Update

  Size Matters…especially when you’re celebrating. That’s why once a year we go through our cellar looking for BIG bottles to share with all you guys. We make very few of them, most going to auction or to charity events. But if there is one occasion where a big bottle makes a big impression, it’s […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                            Whitehall Lane Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2009-14.2% Alcohol-29.98-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, currants, chocolate and spices on long finish.  A very good and easy drinking wine.          WS-88          WE-92          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

         A Proper Claret Wine Company-Bonny Doon-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Tannat-Petit Verdot-Syrah-Petite Sirah-California-201313.5% Alcohol-$16.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied kitchen red blend, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, an interesting blend.          WE-90          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Baron […]

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