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Aperture Cellars Update

Exclusive Library Release  Featuring the Single Vineyard Collection Shop The Library Collection This winter we are opening our cellar to our Aperture members exclusively, offering for the first time library vintages of some of our most limited production wines. The 2017 Oliver Ranch, Del Rio Vineyard, and SJ Ranch are stunning examples of terroir-driven, 100% […]

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Marchesi Mazzei S.P.A.-Philip-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Toscana-Italy-2016-11-14% Alcohol-$29.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied IGT, with blackberry, cassis, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking, very good.          RP-93+          WS-92          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Raymond Vineyards-Reserve Selection-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc-Napa Valley-California-2018-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-(.375%)-A nose of […]

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                     Robert Keenan Winery-Merlot-Spring Mountain-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$32.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied dry Merlot, with black cherry, blueberry, some licorice and spices on finish, was very good.           RP-88           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Jericho Canyon Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jericho Creek-Napa Valley-California-2011-13.9% […]

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Port Adventure Update

HACK A TODDY As we kick off the new year we plan resolutions, from adjustments to new fitness regimes, implementing healthier eating habits and even the promised "dry” January, but as many of us retreat to these habits, there are others who are just trying to get through these harsh winter months. And what better […]

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                                     Carlisle Winery-Syrah-Sonoma County-California-2018-15.0% Alcohol-$24.00-A nose of dark fruit and spice, purple in color.   A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, dark cherry,  and smoky peppery flavors on long finish.   Always good every year, a great QPR.           WS-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 808-Cabernet Sauvignon-North Coast-California-2019-14.0% Alcohol-$12.60-A […]

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Free The Grapes Update

AB 1943 Passes Committee Vote, But Too Late for This Year Will Provide Momentum for Next Session Dear Wine Lovers of New Jersey, Unfortunately we will have to wait another legislative session to pursue removal of the onerous “capacity cap” in New Jersey, which restricts which wines you can purchase and have shipped directly from […]

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                             Sojourn Cellars-Pinot Noir-Ridgetop Vineyard-Sonoma Coast-Sonoma County-California-2016-14.4% Alcohol-$58.99-A nose of dark cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, dust and Asian spice on long finish.  Was very good, short decant.          RP-91          WS-93          CR-92          Good with seafood, salads, cheeses.          One Cork Bonus.                                 B-71371-Altocedro S.A.-Qaramy-Alto-Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Valle […]

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                        Azienda Agricola Montevetrano-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Aglianico-Colli di Salerno-Italy-2006-13.5% Alcohol-$47.99-A muted nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan, with currant, plum, licorice and spice on finish.  Still has a few good years left.          RP-94          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Domaine Chavel-Cordelia-Grenache-Syrah-Carignan-Chusclan-Cotes […]

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City Winery Update

Our new House Account Program is here! House Accounts are designed to reward you with complimentary dining credit to redeem on our award-winning wines and delicious menu options at City Winery.   Guests who purchase a House Account in the month of January will receive an added 10% in dining credit in addition to the standard […]

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                                      Linne Calodo Cellars-Outsider-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Graciano-Willow Creek District-Paso Robles-California-2016-15.8% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied Zin blend with black cherry, cassis, licorice and a long finish.  Always good every year.       NR          CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Jax Vineyards-Y3-Taureau-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Napa Valley-California-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some […]

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Linne Calodo Cellars-Slacker-Sterotype-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2016-15.2% Alcohol-$35.70-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.   A medium to full bodied Rhone blend with black cherry, cassis, minerals and a  spiced finish.          NR          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                                                       Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 843-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2019-14.6% Alcohol-$10.50-A nose of some muted […]

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