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                                        Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.1% Alcohol-$68.00-A bold nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc, with blackberry, blueberry, a finish of chocolate and spices, was very good.          NR          CR-91         Good […]

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                            Barons Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Red Mountain-Walla Walla-Washington State-2014-14.1% Alcohol-$24.44-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux red blend, with blackberry, blueberry, baking spices on a bit disjointed finish.          RP-91          WE-88          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken. pasta.                           Forgeron Cellars-Syrah-Boushey Vineyard-Yakima Valley-Washington State-2018-14.9% Alcohol-$16.92-A nose […]

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                     Bodegas Borsao, S.A.-Zarihs-Syrah-Campo De Borja-Spain-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$23.39-A nose of dark fruits and spices, purple in color.  A medium to full bodied, with blackberry, plum, bacon and spices on finish, was very good.          RP-90          WS-93          WE-90          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. – Vina Robles-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2018-14.05 Alcohol-$21.50-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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Baer Winery-Arctos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Stillwater Creek Vineyard-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$24.44-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black cherry, herbs, spices on long finish, very good.          WS-88          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Luke Wines-The Companion-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Syrah-Wahluke-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2018-14.2% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose of […]

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                         Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Grand Noir-Alicante Bouschet-Tempranillo-Peloursin-Carlisle Vineyard-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$39.50-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-95          WE-94          CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Millan […]

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                                         Domaine La Florane-Echevin Guillaume De Rouville-S-Maurice-Syrah-Grenache-Cotes Du Rhone Villages-France-2017-14.0% Alcohol-$18.88-A nose of some cherry and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with cherry, plum, some cocoa and spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Niebaum Estate-1882-Cabernet Sauvignon-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$31.99-A muted nose […]

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Sarl Lafage-Chateau Saint Roch-Chimeres-Black Grenache-Carigan–Syrah-Mourvedre-Roussillon Villages-France-2017-15.0% Alcohol-$14.98-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with blackberry, black cherry, tar and spices on finish.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Bodegas Fabre S.A.-Fabre Montmayou-Malbec–Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2019-14.5% Alcohol-$11.98-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet […]

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                  Clos Saint Jean-Vieilles Vignes-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre-France-2014-15.5%-$24.88-A nose of some black cherry and spice, ruby in color.  A medium bodied red, with raspberry, cherry, some white pepper and spice, good not great.          RP-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.    Vina Casa Marin-Syrah-Miramar Vineyard-Lo Abarca-San Antonio Valley-Chile-2010-12.0% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of funk nothing else, purple […]

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      Sodaro Estate Winery-Estate Blend-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Merlot-Coombsville-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$49.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with cassis, plum, meat and spice on long finish.  Still young, needs a good decant, a good value.          RP-89          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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              Fulcrum Wines-Pinot Noir-Gap’s Crown Vineyard-Sonoma Coast-Sonoma County-California-2013-14.2% Alcohol-$35.99-A nose of black cherry and spice, garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, strawberry, some earthly tones with a spice finish, drink now.          NR          CR-90          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus.                        Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 705-Zinfandel-Dry Creek […]

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