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William F — Empire Wine Community

William F has been a customer since January 2016

30 reviews posted

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NICE WINE WITH RUSTIC FOOD

"Tastes close to the old chiantis in the straw bottle of yesteryear. Great with Sunday pasta and sauce."

Posted on Apr 24, 2019  [Verified Purchase]
NICE WINE WITH A BIG DINNER

"A nice wine that has just the right amount of bubbles and enough taste to accompany a large meal."

Posted on Dec 31, 2018  [Verified Purchase]
A NICE WINE

"For the price it's not bad. Maybe not to the same depth and complexity as one of the better Napa or other California Chards but for everyday drinking after work or before dinner its very nice."

Posted on Dec 31, 2018  [Verified Purchase]
HIGHLY UNDERRATED

"This is quite good and a value for the price which is typical with a lot of Portuguese wines which tend to be underrated. It's best enjoyed with any beef dish from a nice grilled steak to slow cooked stew or pot roast."

Posted on Oct 3, 2018  [Verified Purchase]
A BIT BLAND

"Not that this is an expensive wine or it hypes itself as something special. It's simply an ordinary wine that is a bit bland with others in the same lower end of the price range that are better."

Posted on Oct 3, 2018  [Verified Purchase]
NICE WINE FOR THE PRICE

"For the price this wine is surprisingly good with a tasty yet clean finish. Nice sipping wine or with a seafood dish."

Posted on Sep 17, 2018  [Verified Purchase]
GREAT ZNFANDEL

"I really like Zinfandels and I can state this is a great value for us that enjoy a good one. What is interesting about the Ravenswood Vintners Blend it has a lasting taste that leaves you wanting more. I don't think I ever felt that way about a wine before."

Posted on Jul 17, 2018  [Verified Purchase]
ENOYABLE AND DRINKABLE

"This was rated by Empire as a Best Value and it does deliver just that. Good with almost anything a good Cab goes with."

Posted on Dec 14, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
GOOD STUFF

"I bought this as an everyday good wine. Turns out it is a nice Cab that goes well with any meal calling for a better wine."

Posted on Dec 14, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
GOOD STUFF.

"Pair's well with beef and poultry Above average for a magnum. I will buy again."

Posted on Nov 23, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
ABOVE AVERAGE WINE

"This wine is good for simple sipping and relaxing at the end of the day and also pairs well with anything calling for a dry white, especially pasta dishes with aoli and fresh garden vegetables. The price makes it that much better. I have since repurchased it which I would I not do if I did not like it."

Posted on Aug 14, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
NICE DRINKABLE WINE FOR THE TASTE

"An enjoyable wine that doesn't knock you off you chair but it fits the bill for someone looking for a Chardonnay that does not overwhelm with oak which some of us don't like. For the price - I was not disappointed."

Posted on May 29, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
A WINNER - ESPECIALLY FOR THE PRICE

"There's a lot of bland Pinot Grigio around but not this one. It goes well with almost anything that a white wine is called for. And at the price it's a bargain,; beating out some of the better known Pinot Grigios in 750 ml bottles that are more than this 1.5 L. bottle. A great deal."

Posted on May 29, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
A VERY NICE EVERYDAY WINE

"You can drink this wine with hamburgers to pasta or even with something a little fancier. Nice blend of Cabernet and Syrah which reminded me of Cab and Syrah blend a friend of mine used to make in has basement."

Posted on May 29, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
REALLY IS DRY

"I love a dry riesling and this one lives up to it's billing and expectation."

Posted on May 29, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
A GREAT VALUE

"Reminds me of the old fashioned Chianti I grew up with that seems to be less and less available. Great with pasta and other similar dishes but just as nice as a sipping wine."

Posted on May 29, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
NOTHING SPECIAL

"When I select some wines from the Best Values list I try not to have too high an expectation. Though there are some real gems in Empires Best Value List this one was not one of them. It actually had a "corky" taste to it which left it difficult to get past it to judge it's attributes.."

Posted on Feb 21, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
ALWAYS CONSISTENTLY GOOD

"This is my go to Marsala for cooking which I originally years ago for that purpose. But I discovered this is actually nice stuff. The same slightly earthy taste that pairs well with dried porcini mushrooms in making veal or chicken marsala is actually nice on it's own."

Posted on Feb 21, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
UNBELIEVABLE VALUE

"Great tasting wine that pairs with almost anything a good Malbec for Cabernet does."

Posted on Feb 2, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
ALWAYS GOOD

"I've been a fan on Cline Cellars Zinfandel for at least 15 years. Every year it delivers good quality Zinfandel. It's consistent and one of my favorite Zins."

Posted on Sep 6, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
NICE ITALIAN RED

"Goes well with any red meat or robust pasta sauce. Especially good with grilled chicken."

Posted on Jul 25, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
DOING SOMETHING RIGHT

"This Cab holds up just as well their Malbec. A great wine for the price."

Posted on Jul 25, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
AMAZING VALUE

"I love Malbecs and I was skeptical about seeing how low the price was but I gave it shot because Empire rated it a best value. What a surprise. This wine can hold it's ground against many Malbecs that cost $5 to $10 more. Good with pasta or a steak off the grill."

Posted on Jul 25, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
NICE DRINKABLE WINE

"This is a nice wine whose citrus undertones go well with light summer fare such as grilled chicken. I originally bought the 2014 and liked it enough to go with the 2015."

Posted on Jul 25, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
CLASSIC PREMIUM CABERNET

"I used to enjoy the Simi Cabernet Sauvignon years ago but for some reason I got away from it. Maybe because I was raising a family and there are other almost as good Cabernets out there for less money. But now I am able to buy the Simi without second thought and it has brought back memories of how great some of the California Cabs can be."

Posted on Jun 22, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
PRICEY BUT WORTH IT
Posted on Mar 17, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
NICE EVERYDAY WINE FOR THE PRICE

"I had this wine at a friend's and frankly did not expect much. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality for the price. It's a nice, easy drinking wine good with burgers, roast chicken or just relaxing at the end of the day. Is it a 90 plus rated wine? No, but it's pretty darn good for everyday. BTW - try their Zinfandel."

Posted on Mar 14, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
I EXPECTED BETTER

"This wine was OK and fine for accompanying a simple meal. But for going with something with a delicate flavor such as sole or other similar seafood; I think this wine would be overpowering. Considering that there are a lot of good Pinot Grigio choices I felt there are better values."

Posted on Feb 17, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
GOOD

"I have been a fan of Don Miguel Gascon Malbec for several years and have recommended it to others. However, the 2013 while still good does not live up to the earlier years. The thing that comes to mind is that the flavors are somewhat muted. It's still a decent price for a good wine. Just not as good as before."

Posted on Feb 1, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
DISAPOINTED

"I have been a fan of the Los Vascos label. I've never gone wrong on any of their reds. Based on the high rating and best value designation I thought I would try their Sauvignon Blanc. It just did not cut the mustard. There was nothing delicate about it. It was to harsh. But it was worth a try considering the Los Vascos track record."

Posted on Jan 25, 2016  [Verified Purchase]