ROBERTA G — Empire Wine Community

ROBERTA G has been a customer since Jan 2017

Reviews (22)

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Ferreira 'Ruby' Ruby Porto NV image
NOTHING SPECIAL-NO COMPLEXITY-MEDIUM BODIED.
Posted Nov 21, 2017[Verified]

"My favorite ruby port is Warre's Warrior Special Reserve Port, but it's no longer available. Ferreira just tastes like fortified grape juice. I wish there were other choices at this price point, but the ones I've tried leave me wanting more complexity."

d'Arenberg 'Hermit Crab' Marsanne Viognier 2014 image
VERY DIFFERENT AND LOVELY
Posted Oct 7, 2017

"Interesting wine, buttery with evergreen-woodsy, citrusy notes and a smooth finish. Sorry that it's no longer available."

Copper Ridge Chardonnay image
PREFER THIS TO 14 HANDS - NICE PRICE POINT
Posted Sep 13, 2017[Verified]

"Very light in both color and taste - like Gala Apples with a hint of lemon. Very smooth and not too dry. I enjoyed this well chilled with a meal of turkey & pork, roasted Mediterrean vegies and parmesan cheese. Yum. I'll buy this again."

14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 image
MY FAVORITE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Posted Sep 13, 2017[Verified]

"I've tried many different Cabernets but I keep coming back to 14 Hands. It's a lush dark ruby wine with full fruit flavor, hints of coffee and spice. I've noticed that the descriptions on the bottles of 14 Hands wines are ALWAYS accurate and this is no exception. A delightful wine to accompany most any food or by itself."

14 Hands Chardonnay 2016 image
TOO OAKY FOR ME
Posted Sep 13, 2017[Verified]

"A fine tasting chardonnay, but a bit too oaky for my taste - gave me a headache. I prefer Copper Ridge as a price point comparable chardonnay. If you're not bothered by oak, you might like 14 Hands."

Domaine Lafage 'Miraflors' Rose 2016 image
YEASTY - NOT ENOUGH SUBSTANCE IN THIS WINE TO MOVE ME.
Posted Sep 13, 2017[Verified]

"This is the second Rose I’ve tested for possible Christmas giving. I guess I’m just not a Rose person. This one has a distinct yeastiness that I find distasteful. I can detect the mineral undertones, but there’s just not enough substance in this wine to move me. I now know that I’m a fruit forward, robust wine lover. I think I’ll just stick to that and maybe not try giving wine for Christmas – everyone’s taste seems so personal."

D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2016 image
HINT OF STRAWBERRY WITH BITTER FINISH
Posted Sep 13, 2017[Verified]

"I’ve been testing wines in advance of buying a few for Christmas gifts for service people. I’ll admit it. I was attracted to the svelte bottle and the name of this blush colored wine. The label boasts that you might hear or see Whispering Angels if you drink this wine, but when I tasted it, I was at a loss for words, not because I was hearing heavenly hosts, but because it is reminiscent of nothing more than slightly flavored vinegar. There is a hint of strawberry, but the finish is very bitter. It may be a bad bottle but at $16.95 I don’t anticipate a second test. I’ll pass."

14 Hands 'Hot to Trot' White Blend 2016 image
NICE ON IT'S OWN OR BLENDED WITH FROZEN FRUIT
Posted Aug 16, 2017[Verified]

"A pleasant white wine when served well chilled: apple/citrus notes; crisp, but not too dry. I liked it on it's own, but it makes a good fruit smoothie great :)"

Quinta da Romaneira White Port image
BEST PORT I'VE EVER HAD-SOFTER THAN RUBY
Posted May 27, 2017[Verified]

"Subtle hints of peaches, pears, and apricots; not too sweet, very smooth."

Broadside 'Paso Robles' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
LIKED IT A LOT
Posted May 25, 2017[Verified]

"Medium body; juicy; green tea with clean red fruit finish"

Reguengos de Monsaraz 'Reguengos' Tinto 2019 image
NOT FOR ME
Posted May 24, 2017[Verified]

"Nothing about this wine was memorable - just ok."

Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino 2013 image
BEST WHITE I'VE EVERY HAD AT THIS PRICE POINT
Posted May 24, 2017[Verified]

"Very citrusy with mango notes - fine even at room temperature which I prefer."

Chateau Blouin Bordeaux Rouge 2016 image
DELICIOUS - VERY COMPLEX - LOVED IT!
Posted May 24, 2017[Verified]

"Medium bodied; some chocolate, pepper, strawberries, cherries with a medium tart finish"

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2014 image
A LITTLE DRY FOR MY TASTE, BUT GOOD
Posted May 24, 2017[Verified]

"Lush, full bodied, juicy with hints of violets, chocolate, pepper and blackberries with a nice finish"

DFJ Paxis Red Blend 2016 image
WASN'T SURE I'D LIKE A WINE WITH A SCREW CAP, BUT THIS IS GOOD
Posted May 24, 2017[Verified]

"Better after decanting - violets, strawberries, cherries."

Warre's Warrior Special Reserve Port image
MORE FRUIT DRIVEN THAN OTHERS
Posted May 9, 2017[Verified]

"Lush, full bodied, blueberry, raspberry, black cherry-very smooth, burgundy red."

Les Vins de Vienne 'Remeage' Blanc 2015 image
NOT A WHITE WINE FAN UNLESS IT'S EXCELLENT-THIS IS NOT
Posted Apr 26, 2017[Verified]

"I found this wine to be very dry, acid and bitter. Not for me."

Altos las Hormigas 'Terroir' Malbec 2014 image
LOVED IT-GREAT PRICE
Posted Apr 6, 2017[Verified]

"Lush, full bodied, juicy and fruity - red cherry, black pepper with a long finish"

Odfjell Armador Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A BAD BOTTLE
Posted Mar 21, 2017[Verified]

"I’m just learning how to identify what I taste in wines so when I try one I look for different reviews to identify what I’m experiencing. What I tasted in this wine matches this paraphrased description: smells like iodine and inner tube, tastes like stewed prunes, w/blackberry and peppery flavors. When I opened it, the cork showed signs of this wine experiencing heat at some time. Maybe this is the reason it tasted rather ‘cooked.’ Perhaps this was just a bad bottle because it tasted nothing like the Empire Wine description. If it hadn’t been so inexpensive and wasn’t so much hassle to return, I would have sent it back."

Savory & James 'Amontillado' Medium Sherry image
WONDERFUL TASTE, JUST NOT FOR ME
Posted Mar 1, 2017[Verified]

"This is wonderful tasting sherry, but unfortunately, I've discovered that I'm apparently super sensitive to wine that is aged in oak casks. Otherwise, I'd order this again."

Underwood Cellars Pinot Noir 2015 image
Posted Feb 11, 2017[Verified]
14 Hands Merlot 2015 image
EXCELLENT MERLOT FOR A GREAT PRICE
Posted Feb 11, 2017[Verified]

"Juicy, fruity, full bodied and delicious. My second favorite wine. The only one I like better is 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon."

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