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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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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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                          Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Grenache-Clarendon-Blewitt Springs-Australia-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$26.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied single vineyard red, with blackberry, blueberry, with a spiced finish, drink now.           RP-91+           WS-91           WE-93           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. The Alex Cooper Project-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Doug Rafanelli Vineyard-Dry Creek Valley-Sonoma County-California-2014-14.1% […]

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                                    Limerick Lane Cellars-Zinfandel-Peloursin-Négrette-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Carignan-Russian River Valley-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.8% Alcohol-$33.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, plum, cola and spice on finish, very good, needs a short decant.          WS-93          WE-93          CR-92          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Clarendon Hills Vineyard-Merlot-Brookman-Blewitt […]

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                                                                                         Penfolds Wines-Bin 28-Kalimna-Shiraz-Australia-2010-14.5% 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. Bodega Amalaya-Malbec-Tannat-Petit Verdot-Salta-Argentina-2012-13.9% Alcohol-$13.25-A nose of some dark fruit and some […]

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St Mary’s Vineyard-Bells & Whistles-Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Limestone Coast-Australia-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$13.61-A nose of some muted fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with black cherry, raspberry, some light pepper, just did not come together, thin and not that good.          NR          CR-81          Good for cooking.                              Domaine Francois Grenier-Saint […]

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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, needs a long decant, a great wine, cool label..          RP-95          WS-95          CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Calla Lily Estate & Winery-Ultimate […]

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Dandelion Vineyards-Pedro Ximinez XXXO-Port-Legacy of Australia-Australia-NV-19.0% Alcohol-(.375) $19.99-A nose of some sweet nutty mixture, medium brown in color.  A medium bodied desert wine, with honeyed walnuts, made in a tawny style, decent not great.          RP-93          CR-88          Good with ice cream, deserts. David Arthur Vineyards-Meritaggio-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Petite Verdot-Sangiovese-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.9%-$19.87-A nose of some dark fruits and some […]

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Glaetzer Wines PTY-Godolphin-Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon-Unfiltered-Barossa Valley-Australia-2004-15.0% Alcohol-$55.00-A nose of dark fruits, spices, dark black purple in color.  A smooth, full bodied blend, with blackberry, cassis, licorice, an elegant and delicious wine, a bit past it’s peak, drink now.          RP-96-98          CR-91          Good with steaks, ribs, chicken.          One Cork Bonus. Bodegas Y Vinedos Tabula S.L.-Tabula-Tempranillo-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$27.50-A […]

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