WL B — Empire Wine Community

WL B has been a customer since Jun 2019

Reviews (16)

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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2016 image
DIDN'T WORK FOR ME
Posted Jul 4, 2020

"After seeing some highly rated reviews for this wine, I bought two bottles. Big mistake. It had a very rough and course taste. I would personally rate it about 81 or 82."

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2018 image
CAN'T FAULT IT
Posted May 25, 2020

"Pleasant. Smooth. Light. Easy to drink. I would rate it about an 87 or an 88."

Klinker Brick Winery 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2016 image
MY FAVORITE ZIN
Posted May 19, 2020

"A friend brought me a bottle as a present about a year ago. Didn't know anything about it, so I let it sit around until last week. Sure wish I had opened it sooner. What a treat! It has become my favorite Zinfandel. It has a deep rich flavor; and after it breathes for an hour it becomes incredibly smooth. So far this is the best tasting red I have found for under twenty dollars. I would rate it about 93 or 94."

90+ Ninety + Cellars 'Lot 66' Riesling 2018 image
TOO SWEET FOR MY TASTE
Posted May 17, 2020

"I love the Ninety Plus Sauvignon Blanc; so I had great expectations when buying this wine. For my tastes it is way too sweet and have no plans to purchase it again. Perhaps those who are fond of White Zinfandel will like this wine too."

90+ Ninety + Cellars 'Lot 2' Sauvignon Blanc 2019 image
GREAT DISCOVERY
Posted May 17, 2020

"I almost hesitate writing about this wine because it tastes so good. I would hate to have it discovered to the point where it becomes hard to get. But definitely tastes better than any other Sauvignon Blanc under 15 dollars that I have tried. Based on my experiences I would rate it about a 93 or 94."

Casa Santos Lima 'Colossal' Red Reserva 2015 image
JUST A VERY ENJOYABLE WINE
Posted May 17, 2020

"Good tasting wines under 10 dollars are challenging to find, but this one easily fits into the category. I would describe it as slightly fruity, pleasant, and smooth. I've used it at gatherings several times and everyone enjoyed it. It's one of those that people will keep drinking until there is no more."

Black's Station Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 image
NOT ENJOYABLE
Posted May 17, 2020

"On the basis of other reviews I decided to try a bottle of this wine. It was not a pleasant experience. I did not find the taste enjoyable at all. Even in this price range there are better products available."

Villa Maria 'Private Bin' Sauvignon Blanc 2018 image
VERY AGREEABLE DRINKING WINE
Posted May 17, 2020

"A couple of years ago this Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc was one of my favorite whites. I the meantime I've discovered a couple of others in the same price range that are much more appealing. So, sad to say, I would have to place this easy to drink wine on a lower shelf than before. I would give it a rating of about 87."

MAN Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 2019 image
OKAY, BUT NOT OUTSTANDING
Posted May 17, 2020

"I've enjoyed Man Vintner's Chenin Blanc for years; so I decided to give their Sauvignon Blanc a try. It's okay, but nothing special. I would not buy it again. But will certainly keep buying their Chenin Blanc, which is very pleasant."

Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2019 image
NOT AS GOOD AS MANY WINES AT THIS PRICE POINT.
Posted May 17, 2020

"After seeing the rating on this wine, I was surprised that it's taste fell short of my expectations. I would describe it as okay, but nothing special. I would rate it about 85. There are cheaper and better tasting Sauvignon Blancs available."

Robert Mondavi Private Select 'Heritage' Red 2018 image
FINE WINE AT A GOOD PRICE
Posted May 17, 2020

"Bottom line: this is a very enjoyable wine to drink. I would describe it as pleasant, smooth, and medium bodied. I would rate it about 90. The only way in which I would fault is a lack of complexity. But serve it at a dinner, and most of your guests will want to know where to get it. This wine is a great bargain. First time a got a bottle to try it. Next time I'm going to get a case."

Canyon Road Wines Pinot Grigio image
FANTASTIC BARGAIN
Posted May 17, 2020

"Bought a bottle because it was so favorably rated by other customers. Truly a great tasting wine. I've experienced others for twice the price that didn't taste so good.I would give it a rating of about 92. Intend to buy a case in the near future."

Justin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 image
GREAT DISCOVERY
Posted Sep 1, 2019

"At a recent visit to an area restaurant, I was told this was one of the customers' favorites; so decided to take a chance. Turned out to be a wonderful discovery. Immediately out of the bottle it tasted so smooth, with practically no bitter or sharp notes. As the meal progressed, it became even more agreeable. It's not as complex as some of the greatest vintages, but by the standards of the rankings that have been given to some wines not as good as this, I would personally rate this wine as a 93. I will be buying a case of it in the very near future."

Cline 'Ancient Vines' Zinfandel 2016 image
VERY ENJOYABLE. GOOD VALUE.
Posted Jun 13, 2019

"Very drinkable and satisfying wine, after letting it breathe for a couple of hours to mellow out. Good value for the price. Overall it has a very agreeable character."

DFJ Paxis Red Blend 2016 image
VERY DRINKABLE. GREAT VALUE.
Posted Jun 9, 2019

"I'm now buying this wine by the case it's so enjoyable. Give it half an hour to breathe. There's not a lot of complexity to it; but for regular consumption, you can't beat it. And many people would find it hits the spot for special occasions as well. Highly ecommended."

Smoking Loon Merlot 2018 image
GREAT BARGAIN
Posted Jun 9, 2019

"The first time I tried this wine, I had rather low expectations. I was amazed at how good it tasted. I would describe it as pleasant, smooth, and very enjoyable. As one of my friends would say, "What's there not to like?" The only criticism I would levy against it is a lack of complexity. It is a fine wine for every day drinking.... perhaps even appropriate for special events."

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