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Martinelli Winery, Inc.-Red Barn Ridge-Zinfandel-Syrah-Russian River Valley-California-2014-15.3% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, some heat, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Zin blend, with black cherry, cassis, cinnamon and spice on long finish, a big wine, was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                             Cameron […]

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                    Angry Bunch Wines-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$22.00-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberries, a bit disjointed this time.          WE-86          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 540-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$10.20-A nose of some dark fruit and some spices, medium garnet in […]

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Cellar Angels Update

Summer Wine Club Release Sign up for the Library or Tasting Room Club by May 31st and receive a pair of FREE crystal wine stems ($100 value!) Browse Collection As your private online wine sommelier, Cellar Angels brings you unprecedented access to Napa and Sonoma’s highest caliber, limited production wines rarely available in the market.  […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR™ ONLINE Central & Southern Italy 15-WEEK INSTRUCTOR-LED FORMAT Starts on June 27th, 2019 Master the wines of Central & Southern Italy (Unit 2*) through interactive e-learning modules, live review webinars and instructor support througout. *Unit 1 & Unit 2 can be taken in any order Students who pass the exam for Unit […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                         Finca Valpiedra, S.L.-Reserva-Tempranillo-Graciano-Maturana Tinta-Rioja-Spain-2010-13.5% Alcohol-$34.98-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with blackberry, dark currants, tobacco and spice on long finish, short decant, was very good.          WS-94          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                           Yates Family Vineyard-Fleur De Veeder-Merlot-Mount Veeder-California-2014-14.8% Alcohol-$38.00-A nose […]

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NJ Wine Event

Kinsella Estates Wine Dinner Wednesday, June 12th 7:00pm $125 pp (tax & gratuity not included) I’ve been trying to put together a winemaker dinner with Thomas Rivers Brown for the last 10 years. As far as California Cabernet winemakers go, he is pretty much at the top of heap. His Cab’s received more 100 point […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Sociedade Agricola, Lda-Dory-Reserva-Tourga National-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lisboa-Portugal-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$13.92-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, a good QPR.          RP-87          WE-93          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                                                Lava Vine Vineyards-Charbono-Calistoga-Napa Valley-California-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$40.50-A nose […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

            Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos-San Roman-Tinto de Toro-Spain-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$26.93-A nose of dark fruit and dark coffee, dark purple in color.  A  full bodied very young red, with blackberry, black cherry, black currants, chocolate and spice on long finish.  Needs a short good decant, very good.          WS-88           WE-94          CR-91          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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Cameron Hughes Update

Dear Friends, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier grapes call the Rhône valley their spiritual home, but have found tremendous success in California thanks to a handful of pioneering wineries that have put these rich, robust wines on the map here in the New World. Today’s release is one of the more refined and bold white blend […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                                  Alban Vineyards-Patrina-Syrah-Edna Valley-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$47.97-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, cassis, berries, licorice and spices on finish.  Drink now.          RP-93          WS-87          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 643-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$16.15-A nose of […]

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Red Car Wine Co Update

Updates from Tanner & Greg Spring 2019 Winery & Vineyard Notes Dear Red Car Family, We hope this note finds you well from the West Sonoma Coast! After a wet and rainy winter, we are excited to welcome the spring and summer months ahead; we are buzzing with excitement around the winery. First off, we […]

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