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                       S.C. Pannell-Koomilya-Shiraz-DC Block-McLaren Vale-Australia-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$47.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red with blackberry, plum, mocha and Asian spices on long finish, still very young.          RP-95          WE-93          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                Anglim Winery-Guy James-Syrah-Willow Creek District-Paso Robles-California-2014-15.5% Alcohol-$26.88-A nose of […]

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                            Pororum Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Coombsville-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$39.99-A bold 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.  Needs a good decant, was very good, still young.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                                         […]

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                          Ben Glaetzer-Amon Ra-Shiraz-Unfiltered-Barossa Valley-Australia-2005-14.5% Alcohol-$69.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, black ink in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black currants, toast, some cocoa and spices on still long finish. Still great despite its being 17 years old, drink now.          RP-96          WE-92          WE-95          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          […]

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                            Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Sandown-Australia-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$27.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with blackberry, blueberry pie, silky, licorice and spices on long finish, drink now.          RP-86          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                           Woodbridge Winery-Robert Mondavi-Twin Oaks-California-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of muted fruit, […]

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                  Linne Calodo Cellars-Sticks And Stones-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2016-15.8% Alcohol-$82.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A bold full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, cherry liquor, cola and spices on finish.  Lots of life left.          WS-90          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                               Sons of Eden-Marschall-Shiraz-Barossa Valley-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A […]

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                 Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Syrah-Moritz-Blewitt Springs-Australia-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$36.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied and powerful Syrah, with blackberry, blueberry pie, silky, licorice and spices on long finish.  A great example of how good Ausi Syrah is when done right, short decant.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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                                         Haslemere Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Barossa-2017-Australia-13.3% Alcohol-$16.59-A nose of some muted fruit and spice.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with black cherry, raspberry, some spice on finish.          WE-83          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                           F11160-315-Domaine De L’Agly-Les Cimes-Syrah-Grenache-Carignan-Mourvedre-Latour De France-Cotes Du Roussillon Villages-France-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$19.88-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, ruby in color.  A […]

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Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Syrah-Brookman-Australia-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied and powerful Syrah, with blackberry, blueberry pie, silky, licorice and spices on long finish.  A great example of how good Ausi Syrah is when done right,  decant.          NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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                       Penfolds Wines-Bin 28-Kalimna-Shiraz-Australia-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied blend, with blackberry, black cherry, some chocolate and spice on finish, a good value.          RP-91          WS-92          WE-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                      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 […]

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                         Rusden Wines-Good Shepherd-Vine Vale Vignerons-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Barossa Valley-Australia-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blueberry, cassis, licorice and spices on long finish, a bit overdone but still good.          RP-79          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta. Bodegas Volver-Tarima-Monastrell-Alicante-Spain-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$7.13-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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