Thomas O — Empire Wine Community

Thomas O has been a customer since Apr 2016

Reviews (50)

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Inglenook Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
EXCELLENT WINE
Posted Jul 29, 2019[Verified]

"This is a must try and an excellent value at sub-$60.00. If you are into Cabs, this is one that should be on your list."

Orin Swift 'Mercury Head' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 image
EXCELLENT WINE, FRUIT FORWARD WITH A SMOOTH FINISH
Posted Jan 12, 2019

"Extremely nice wine, although not overly complex. It is very smooth, so if you like the experience of deep tannin and structure, then a Robert Mondavi Oakville Reserve is a better choice for you. If you like a perfectly smooth fruit forward cab, this is an excellent choice."

Famiglia Pasqua Amarone del Valpolicella 2011 image
OK AMARONE - NOT BAD FOR A LOW PRICE.
Posted Dec 15, 2018[Verified]

"I personally like La Rogose a little better for the same money. Give both a try!"

Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 image
FOR UNDER 22 DOLLARS - A STEAL
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"Nice - give this one a try."

Santa Julia Mountain Red 2016 image
OK - NOT GREAT
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"There is better wine out there. nothing more to see here."

Chateau Blouin Bordeaux Rouge 2016 image
GOOD - NOT GREAT - BUT GOOD
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"try it - if you hate it....then cook with the rest and make a nice red wine sauce. Open and let it sit for a few minutes and I liked it a little better served a tad chilled. If ice cold helps Coors, then slightly chilled will help this."

Some Young Punks Passion has Red Lips 2016 image
IT'S OK - NOT GREAT
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"The bottle label is the best thing here. I had this before a STYX concert so I was even in a good mood and tried to enjoy this with my wife. Eh!?!?! Not so good. There are many better wines out there."

Red Hook Winery 'Pier 41' Robert Foley Red Sea 2014 image
SWILL - COMPLETE AND UTTER SWILL
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"I wanted to like this and having wine friends that hail from NY I was hoping that I could find something that had a unique storyline behind it. Nope. This wine is terrible. Go with j Lohr Hilltop over this and you will be VERY VERY glad you did. or Leese & Fitch.....or CS Wines of Substance. All better than this buy a New York mile."

Robert Mondavi 'To Kalon' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
EXCELLENT WINE
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"again, open it and take a little sip right after opening. let it stand or pout into a decanter for about 30 minutes and then enjoy this spectacular wine."

Decoy by Duckhorn Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 image
FOR TEH MONEY, THIS KNOCK OFF IS A KNOCK OUT
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"duckhorn makes excellent product and their seconds runs are very very good and great value for the money."

Dominus Estate 'Napanook' Red 2014 image
DOMINUS...WHAT MORE IS THERE TO SAY
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"I tried the Dominus 2010 cab is it tasted exactly like a RP 1oo pointer should taste. Perfection. Had several vintages after that one and they were all entirely spectacular. Had to try Nappa Nook and glad I did. Very nice wine."

Robert Mondavi 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 image
TREAT IT RIGHT AND YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"Excellent Cabernet but I suggest this effort if you are game....open it and pout a small sip full right after opening. remember that taste. Then let it sit for 10 to 30 minutes or more and pour the first glass. This wine opens into perfection that you may miss if you slug it right after opening."

Inglenook Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 image
EXCELLENT - PERFECT CAB
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"This is really, really good. bring to your next party and be a hero."

Finca El Origen 'Reserva' Malbec 2016 image
WOW. VERY GOOD WINE AND GREAT FOR THE PRICE
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"I have had the best cabernets that you can possibly get and I became a fan of Malbec after getting the Voyage Red Schooner from Caymus. This is not a fruit forward as the Schooner but this is an excellent wine and for under 9 dollars, wow. Give it a try."

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 image
YUP.....THIS IS A GOOD ONE
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"Nice wine. Bring to a party or dinner and your guests will rave about it."

Best's Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 image
NOT A TRUE CAB IN MY OPINION
Posted Aug 27, 2018[Verified]

"OK but there are many better wines out there for the cash and do not expect this to be a cabernet......it's different."

Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 image
VERY NICE WINE
Posted May 15, 2018[Verified]

"great wine for the price"

Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
VERY NICE WINE
Posted May 15, 2018[Verified]

"Very nice wine. From the Silverado Trail in Nappa and it shows. Very close to Silverado wine."

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 image
NOT BAD AT ALL
Posted May 15, 2018[Verified]

"Nice wine."

Leese Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 image
GREAT WINE
Posted May 15, 2018[Verified]

"While I admit that I love the older bottle tops better than the twist offs, the wine itself is very good and excellent for the price."

Robert Mondavi 'Maestro' 50th Anniversary Blend 2013 image
I WISH I COULD TRY IT AGAIN
Posted Feb 7, 2018[Verified]

"It's been a while since I drank this Cabernet based red blend, but I remember being underwhelmed. Perhaps I was hoping for something along the lines of the Mondavi Reserve To Kalon. I don't think it was quite that. Maybe I will try it again and re-evaluate."

Obalo Crianza 2013 image
I AM A CABERNET GUY, BUT THIS IS A VERY NICE TEMPERNILLO
Posted Feb 7, 2018[Verified]

"For $16 you should try this one. smooth and great fruit and a clean finish that won't leave you looking for your water glass, Decant it or leave it open for 15 minutes or more before enjoying. Nice wine."

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 1.0L image
EXCELLENT
Posted Feb 7, 2018[Verified]

"purple and almost a blackish dark blue in color. very nice fruit and finishes like a dream."

Heitz Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 image
VERY NICE WINE
Posted Feb 7, 2018[Verified]

"worth trying. true cabernet and a great blend of fruit and structure."

True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
VERY NICE WINE
Posted Feb 7, 2018[Verified]

"Open it and let it sit for about 20 minutes then enjoy. Smooth and good fruit. Low on the acidic finish and low on chewy tannins."

Some Young Punks Naked On Roller Skates 2015 image
IT'S OK BUT THERE IS BETTER OUT THERE
Posted Feb 7, 2018[Verified]

"Cute label pulls you in but you don't drink the label....do you?"

Saint Jean du Barroux L'Argile Ventoux 2010 image
IT'S NOT BAD
Posted Feb 7, 2018[Verified]

"Worth a try but I prefer Daou, Charles Krug or Black Stallion Cabs over this"

Tikal Patriota 2013 image
NICE MALBEC AT A NICE PRICE. LET THIS OPEN UP
Posted Sep 15, 2017[Verified]

"Not bad at all but give it 45 minutes to open up before enjoying."

Charles Krug Family 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Feb 13, 2017[Verified]
Canvas Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 image
VERY GOOD WINE AND GREAT FOR ITS PRICE
Posted Feb 13, 2017[Verified]

"If you like Leese and Fich or Carnivor for its great taste and low price, then you have to try this."

Giacomo Mori 'Chianti' Sangiovese 2013 image
NOT MY THING BUT I AM A FRUIT FORWARD CAB FAN
Posted Dec 17, 2016[Verified]

"I would only recommend to folks that enjoy a hard classic Chanti. Not for me though."

Le Ragose 'Amarone' della Valpolicella 2007 image
OUTSTANDING AMARONE
Posted Dec 6, 2016

"You wouldn't like this.....please let me buy them all! Noticeably better than the Antiche Terre that I tried tonight. Worth the extra sheckles for what you get. A great buy and I will buy more, so you can move on to another bottle.......please."

Le Ragose 'Amarone' della Valpolicella 2006 image
EXCELLENT
Posted Nov 9, 2016[Verified]

"Excellent wine. buy it and I'll buy more"

Monte Antico Rosso 2011 image
GOOD TABLE WINE AND CHEAP
Posted Nov 3, 2016[Verified]

"decent for the price but Carnivor is a much better pick"

Flaco Tempranillo 2018 image
NOT GREAT
Posted Nov 3, 2016[Verified]

"Overpaying if you spend 9 dollars for this stuff."

Brancaia 'Tre' Red Blend 2013 image
NICE - PREFER A CARNIVOR TO THIS THOUGH.
Posted Nov 3, 2016[Verified]
Odipus 'Old Vines' Grenache 2008 image
I LIKE IT BUT I DON'T LOVE IT
Posted Nov 3, 2016[Verified]

"Good to try, especially if you like Grenache. Put this bad boy in a corner until it learns to calm down and behave, then it can join the others at the dinner table."

Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Sep 13, 2016[Verified]
Two Hands 'Angels Share' Shiraz 2012 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Sep 13, 2016[Verified]
Odfjell Armador Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Sep 13, 2016[Verified]
M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2013 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]
Willamette Valley Vineyards 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2014 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]
Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]
Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]
Man Vintners 'Steen' Chenin Blanc 2019 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]
Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino 2010 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]
Leese Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 image
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]
Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1.0L image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]
Caymus Red Schooner 'Voyage 5' Malbec image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]
Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2011 image
NOT VERY GOOD AT ALL
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]

"Extremely harsh, after double decanting and a 40 minute rest. I am more of a Caymus, Jordan, Leese & Fich person. Buy a few bottles of Carnivor instead of this thing."

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