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                      Bedrock Wine Co-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Sonoma-California-2017-14.4% Alcohol-$20.79-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and spices on finish, easy drinking, a very good QPR.          RP-91          WS-93          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                    Chateau De Cenac-Eulalie-Malbec-Cahors-France-2012-12.5% Alcohol-$19.92-A nose […]

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                            Carlisle Winery-Petite Sirah-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.9% Alcohol-$29.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied red, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish.   Always good every year.           RP-91          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.       Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 792-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2017-14.4% […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                   Elyse Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.8% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied Cab with cassis, plum, blackberry, with a spiced finish.              NR            CR-89            Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Xavier Vins SARL-100%-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cinsault-Carignan-Marselan-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$18.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple […]

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                                Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2012-14.7% Alcohol-$62.50-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, one of the best under the radar wineries in Napa.          NR          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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                          Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Russian River Valley-California-2012-14.6% Alcohol–$64.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.   A medium to full bodied Pinot, with currants, cherries, dust and spice on finish, was very smooth, drink now          WS-91          CR-92          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus.                             Artezin Wines-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Mendocino County-California-2018-14.8% Alcohol-$10.79-A nose of dark […]

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Ehret Family Winery-Hillside Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Knights Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$48.88-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, some cocoa and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                      Lawrence Cellars-Gard-Riesling-Ice Wine-Lawrence Vineyards-Walla Walla-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-11.8% Alcohol-$29.99-(.375)-A nose of […]

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CORKSCREW REVIEWs

                                  Materra-Cunat Reserve-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cunat Family Vineyards-Oak Knoll District-Napa Valley-California-2013-14.2% Alcohol-$39.88-A nose of dark fruits and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, kirsch, licorice and spice on finish.          RP-88          WS-90          WE-92          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta,          One Cork Bonus.           Wolffer Estate-Summer In A Bottle-Merlot-Chardonnay-Cabernet […]

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Donati Family Vineyards-Claret-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2016-13.8% Alcohol-$11.59-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark amber in color. A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with blackberry, cassis, chocolate, was rough in spots.          WE-86          CR-87          JS-91          Good with chicken, meats, pasta.                     Apriori-Rose-Wentzel Vineyard-Anderson Valley-Mendocino County-California-2018-13.9% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of sweet fruit and some spice, […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine Update

Dear Friends, The Sauv Blanc lovers among you must be overjoyed with our current bounty of offerings: Lot 780 from Marlborough showcases the definitive New Zealand racy and vibrant character, Lot 815 from Russian River Valley bridges the racy palate elements with a softer-toned profile and is a terrific crowd pleaser, and Lot 810 from […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                          Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$54.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black currants, rich and layered, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.  A delicious bottle of wine, short decant.          NR         CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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