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                           Beaulieu Vineyard-Tapestry-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.7% Alcohol-$44.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color. A full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, currants, dark chocolate with licorice and spice notes.  Found it a bit austure, decant .           RP-91          WS-92          WE-92          CR-89           Good with steak, chicken, pasta.       Villa Vignamaggio-Momma Lise-Gran Selezione-Sangiovese-Chianti-Italy-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$34.99-A nose […]

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                     Tensley Wine Inc.-Syrah-Colson Canyon Vineyard-Santa Barbara County-California-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$34.99-A nose of blooding dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, blueberry, licorice and spice on finish, a great QPR, decant.          RP-93          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                               Societa Agricola Degli Dei S.R.L.-Le Redini-Merlot-Alicante-Toscana-Italy-2017-14.0% […]

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                           Rocca Family Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Collinetta Vineyard-Coombsville-Napa Valley-California-2016-15.3% Alcohol-$39.79-A nose of a dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, plum, some licorice on finish, good not great.          RP-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                    IT-VR913-Antica Vinaia-Amarone Della Valpolicella-Cariano-Italy-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of cherry […]

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Lobo Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petie Verdot–Wulff Vineyards-Atlas Peak-Napa Valley-California-2016-14.2% Alcohol-$49.99-A nose of some dark fruit, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some tea and spice on finish, expected a bit more.          WS-92          WE-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.               St. Francis Winery-Eletto-Heritage Vines-Zinfandel-Sonoma County-California-2019-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of black […]

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Robert Biale Vineyards Update

Kickoff summer with 2022 Black Chicken Zinfandel! Our 2022 Black Chicken Zinfandel is a perfect pairing to your summer celebrations! Whether you are enjoying a charcuterie spread, BBQ, or just relaxing on your lawn chairs, the 2022 Black Chicken Zinfandel is an impeccable accessory to any occasion. 2022 Black Chicken Zinfandel Layered notes of blackberry […]

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Shelter-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.4% Alcohol-$37.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, a delicious wine, amazing value, in a perfect drinking zone.          NR          CR-96          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          Two Corks Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 763-Meritage-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Santa Cruz […]

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               Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$57.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish.  Still young, needs a decant.        NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel-Papera […]

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                             Beau Vigne-Old Rutherford-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.8% Alcohol-$44.49-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, tar and spice on long finish, was very good.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                     Cronos Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A muted nose of some dark […]

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                     Mollydooker Wines-Carnival of Love-Shiraz-McLaren Vale-Australia-2014-16.0% Alcohol-$57.99-A nose of bold fruit and spice,  dark black purple in color.  A bold full bodied red, with plum, blueberry, bacon and spice on finish,  a great wine, cool label..          RP-95          WS-95          CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                Bodegas Fabre S.A.-Fabre Montmayou-Malbec–Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2021-14.5% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of […]

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                             Yates Family Vineyard-Viognier-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2022-14.5% Alcohol-$45.00-A nose of citrus and spices, light golden in color.  A light to medium bodied white, with lemon zest, good acidity and spice on long finish.           NR         CR-90          Good with seafood, salads, cheese.          One Cork Bonus.          Hillside Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Calistoga-Napa Valley-California-2019-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, […]

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Clarice Wine Co Update

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB DYLAN! and why he is, at least in part, responsible for the wines I’ve made In 1986, I was a junior in college in San Antonio, Texas. I was, by all accounts, a good kid. I’d not really taken any chances in life. Raised by upstanding Southern Baptist parents, taking chances really […]

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