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Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 686-Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$14.20-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and spice on finish, needs a good decant, better than last time tried, very good QPR.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats,chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot […]

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                          Orin Swift-Papillon-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-California-2017-15.3% Alcohol-$60.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spice on long finish. Was very good for a young wine.          RP-89          CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Wrath Wines-Fermata-Chardonnay-Monterey-California-2016-14.4% […]

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                   Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.6% 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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Bodega Catena Zapata-Malbec-Historic Rows–Mendoza-Argentina-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spice on finish, better than last time tried.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                       Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 689-Chardonnay-Sonoma Valley-Sonoma County-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of citrus […]

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Jermann-Where Dreams Have No End-Bianco-Chardonnay-Tipica-Vendemmia-Italy-2017-13.5%-$49.99-A nose of some citrus and some spice, light golden in color.  A medium bodied white with pineapple, apple, some acidity and spice on finish, way over priced.          JS-95          CR-87          Good with seafood, chesses, salads.   WINC-Porter & Plot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Santa Barbara County-California-2017-14.2% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, dark garnet […]

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                     R. Lopez De Heredia Vina Tondonia, S.A.-Vina Cubillo-Tempranillo-Garacho-Graciano-Mazuelo-Rioja-Spain-2011-13.5% Alcohol-$23.98-A nose of some dark fruits and spices, medium purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish.          RP-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.         Iron Horse Vineyards-Estate-Chardonnay-Green Valley-Russian River Valley-Sonoma […]

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                          Gundlach Bundschu Winery-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Estate Vineyard-Sonoma Valley-California-2006-14.3% Alcohol-$39.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, currant, mocha, coffee and spices on long finish.  Still very good, drink now.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus. Wrath Wines-Fermata-Chardonnay-Monterey-California-2016-14.4% Alcohol-$18.47-A nose of […]

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                                                                Hearst Ranch Winery-Bunkhouse-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2017-14.8% Alcohol-$23.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, vanilla and spices on finish, a good value.  Nice tasting room to visit after Castle tour.          NR          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.           Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 706-Chardonnay-Napa […]

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                  Lava Vine Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Calistoga-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$43.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, blueberry, smoke and chocolate with a long spiced finish.  In a good drinking zone, needs a short decant.          NR          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Dierberg […]

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                           Chanin Wine Company-Chardonnay-Bien Nacido Vineyard-Santa Maria Valley-California-2017-13.0% Alcohol-$31.99-A nose of crisp citrus and spices, golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white, with apple, peach, hazelnut and good acidity and spices on long finish, very refreshing, very good.          RP-93          WE-96  (#16 Top cellar selections 2019)          CR-92          Good with seafood, salads, cheese.          One Cork […]

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