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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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         Xavier Vins SAS-Vignon-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cotes Du Rhone-France-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$16.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, smoke, mineral and spice on finish.          RP-89-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 674-Field Blend-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Mendocino-California-2017-14.2% Alcohol-$10.05-A nose of black cherry and some […]

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                          Mount Peak Winery-Rattlesnake-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Sonoma County-California-2014-15.5% Alcohol-$39.99-9-A huge nose of dark fruits and spices, very dark garnet in color  A full bodied Zin, with blackberry, black cherry, basking spices on very long finish, a huge wine.          RP-92          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Domaine Roger Sabon-Reserve-Grenache-Cinsault-Syrah-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$23.49-A nose of some fruit, […]

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                     Carlisle Winery-Petite Sirah-Carlisle Vineyard-Sonoma County-California-2017-14.9% Alcohol-$30.50-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied  red, with blackberry, blueberry, and smoky spiced finish, needs to be decanted.   Always good every year, a great QPR.           RP-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                     Chateau De Panigon-Cru Bourgeois-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit […]

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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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                       Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards Ltd-Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot-North Fork of Long Island-New York-2013-13.0% Alcohol-$28.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Cab blend, with black cherry, cassis, some dust and spice on finish, very good for a New York wine.          RP-86          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          […]

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                 Steven Arthur Martell-Kaleidos-Osiris-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2014-14.9% Alcohol-$18.85-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Rhone blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and some spice on finish.          RP-90          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                Ferdinand Labarthe-Font du Mirail-Grenache-Syrah-Cotes Du Rhone Villages-France-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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                           Carlisle Winery-Syrah-Papa’s Block-Russian River Valley-California-2011-14.5% Alcohol-$40.07-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied red, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, spiced finish, better than last time tried a year ago.   Drink or hold.          RP-92-94          CR-92          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                            B. Dumas-Chateau Dumas […]

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