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Mary S — Empire Wine Community

Mary S has been a customer since Nov 2017

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Apothic Wines 'Dark' Red Blend 2016 image
DELICIOUS RED
Posted Oct 15, 2019[Verified]

"A rich, full-bodied blend with flavors of raisin, fig, berries and tobacco. Wonderful with roasts and steaks, or sharp cheeses."

Domaine de l'Hortus 'Le Loup y es-tu?' Blanc 2018 image
THE SUMMER'S BEST WHITE
Posted Sep 16, 2019[Verified]

"Well chilled, it's awesome. Fruity, and dry without being tart or sour. Bought several bottles."

Copper Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon image
SURPRISING
Posted Sep 16, 2019[Verified]

"A surprisingly good wine, especially for its price. Medium bodied, flavors of fig, raspberry and chocolate, versatile and enjoyable with almost any meat or pasta."

Bodegas Ego 'Fuerza' Red Blend 2015 image
DELICIOUS RED
Posted Aug 28, 2019[Verified]

"Full-bodied and rich, with flavors of cherry, fig, blackberry and plum."

Black Opal Shiraz 2017 image
FAVORITE
Posted Aug 12, 2019[Verified]

"I've been drinking Black Opal Shiraz for 20 years, and you just cannot go wrong with this wine. It's full-bodied, complex with fig, raisin, blackberry and pepper notes, and is perfect with any red meat, as well as pizza."

La Vieille Ferme Rose 2018 image
SOUR GRAPES
Posted Jul 24, 2019[Verified]

"Sour and just awful."

Joseph Carr 'Josh' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 image
PERFECT
Posted May 28, 2019[Verified]

"Delicious, complex fruitiness. Best cab I've tasted in ages. Perfect price."

Storypoint Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 image
GOOD VERSATILE WINE
Posted May 28, 2019[Verified]

"Nice versatile cab with full body, smooth finish and no bitterness,"

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose 2017 image
SOUR GRAPES
Posted May 22, 2019[Verified]

"It's not crisp, it's not dry, it's as sour as sucking on a lemon. Awful."

14 hands 'Kentucky Derby' Red Blend 2016 image
DELICIOUS RED BLEND
Posted Apr 29, 2019[Verified]

"Smoothly drinkable with everything from pizza to meat dishes, it's a rich blend of fruit, oak, raisins and chocolate. Only be warned that the alcohol content is 14,5, really high, so don't drink too much."

McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
NOTHING WINE
Posted Feb 18, 2019[Verified]

"Just had no body, no flavor. Very boring."

Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2017 image
REFRESHING AND CRISP
Posted Feb 18, 2019[Verified]

"Chill this to the point where it's almost frozen, drop a strawberry in the glass, and sip. It's like summertime in a bottle. Lemon, peach, a touch of melon, and it's suddenly July."

19 Crimes 'The Warden' Red Blend 2016 image
GOOD VERSATILE CHOICE
Posted Feb 18, 2019[Verified]

"A full bodied, flavorful red with fruit and oak notes, it's good with all red meats, burgers and sharp cheddar cheese."

Portada 'Winemaker's Selection' Red Blend 2011 image
FANTASTIC BARGAIN!!!
Posted Jan 30, 2019[Verified]

"Wow, I think this is the best wine I ever bought on a whim. I usually buy inexpensive wine, but when I saw this was vintage 2011 I just had to try it, and I'm glad I did. It's wonderfully smooth, complex with fruits and oak, and a wonderful treat on a winter evening. Cheers!"

19 Crimes 'The Uprising' Red Blend 2018 image
GOOD EVERYDAY WINE
Posted Jan 3, 2019[Verified]

"Not a lot of complexity, but a pleasant wine that pairs well with beef and pasta dishes, and with pizza."

Canyon Road Wines Merlot image
BLAND
Posted Nov 8, 2018[Verified]

"It's very dull, bland and lacking in body. I'm going to use it in my pot roast recipe. It really lacks flavor."

Mark West 'Willamette Valley' Pinot Noir 2014 image
AS EXPECTED FOR THE PRICE
Posted Sep 27, 2018[Verified]

"A good basic red wine, goes with steak, burgers, etc."

Gerard Bertrand 'Cotes Des Roses' Rose 2017 image
WOW !!!
Posted Aug 22, 2018[Verified]

"A beautiful bottle, and delicious wine inside. Just wonderful."

Casal Garcia 'Rose' Vinho Verde NV image
SOUR AS A LEMON
Posted Jun 12, 2018[Verified]

"My first bottle of this wine was enjoyable, but the second was just awful. It's sour and acidic, not sitting well on the stomach. Drinking it is like sucking a lemon."

Gnarly Head 'Authentic Black' Blend 2017 image
DELICIOUS FRUIT
Posted May 7, 2018[Verified]

"Flavors of blackberry, cherry, raisin, fig are delightful surprises. A delicious wine that is great with meats, pizza, cheese, and even with a nibble of chocolate!"

Dry Creek Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2016 image
CRISP, REFRESHING, DELICIOUS
Posted May 2, 2018[Verified]

"Wonderfully dry without sourness and excessive acidity, this lovely wine has notes of pear and apple, so enjoyable with seafood or just on an afternoon sitting on the patio. Glad I tried it!"

19 Crimes 'Hard' Chardonnay 2018 image
DIFFERENT
Posted Apr 27, 2018[Verified]

"I usually hate Chardonnay because it's hard on my stomach and tastes sour. I like this one because it's full of flavor, smooth and with just a touch of oak."

Matua Valley Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2016 image
UGH! TERRIBLE!
Posted Mar 12, 2018[Verified]

"When I opened the bottle I didn't notice anything amiss, but when I poured a glass and took a sip, it smelled like cat urine, with a similar taste. If I could get a refund because of this noxious wine, I would. It's awful."

Glenora Wine Cellars Bobsled Red NV image
AWFUL
Posted Feb 17, 2018[Verified]

"The worst wine I've had in a long time. Tastes like grape juice with a sour, acidic finish. Poured it down the kitchen drain because it's not even good enough to cook with. Just horrible."

19 Crimes 'The Banished' Dark Red Blend 2017 image
CHEWY GOODNESS
Posted Dec 17, 2017[Verified]

"Delicious plum, blackberry, cherry with a bit of oak and figs, dense and substantial, perfect with a good steak or prime rib. It's the "go to" red wine in our house."

Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio image
FRUITY, SWEET
Posted Dec 16, 2017[Verified]

"If you like sweet white wine, you'll like it."