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JIm H — Empire Wine Community

JIm H has been a customer since Sep 2015

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Clendenen Family Vineyards Viognier 2016 image
LOVELY
Posted Dec 12, 2019[Verified]
La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva Especial 2010 image
Posted Dec 12, 2019[Verified]

"This Reserva Especial is not that great. The Reserva "Especial Select" is worth seeking out."

Chateau Thivin Brouilly 'Reverdon' 2017 image
Posted Dec 12, 2019[Verified]
Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva 2007 image
REMARKABLE
Posted Dec 12, 2019[Verified]

"When one yearns for a good, classic Rioja, this wine and vintage is spot on."

Lopez de Heredia 'Cubillo' Crianza 2010 image
SO-SO
Posted Dec 12, 2019[Verified]

"The 2009 Cubillo was really quite good. This 2010 wasn't. In fact, I'm not sure why this gets these rave reviews. Perhaps my bottle was shot?"

Granbazan 'Etiqueta Verde' Albarino 2017 image
Posted Nov 15, 2019[Verified]
Mocali 'Rosso di Montalcino' Sangiovese 2016 image
QUITE LOVELY
Posted Nov 15, 2019[Verified]

"The professional reviews capture this quite well."

Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2015 image
STAPLE RED
Posted Oct 22, 2019[Verified]

"A go-to daily Portuguese red - for past several years"

Thierry Richoux Irancy 2015 image
Posted Sep 19, 2019[Verified]

"I wanted to like this wine. It just was bit thin, and I didn't get any structure. Perhaps with decanting"

Pieropan Soave Classico 2017 image
Posted Jul 2, 2019[Verified]
Bodegas As Laxas Albarino 2018 image
Posted Jul 2, 2019[Verified]
Lapalu Beaujolais-Villages VV 2017 image
VERY NICE BEAUJOLAIS
Posted Mar 26, 2019[Verified]

"A step above the crowd. Thanks to staff for the rec.Some depth, complexity. Held up well with seared sea scallops."

Louis et Claude Desvignes 'Corcelette' Morgon 2017 image
SO-SPO
Posted Mar 5, 2019[Verified]

"Middling. Though not bad. Drinkable. But, I wouldn't order again."

Jean-Marc Burgaud Cote du Py Javernieres 2011 image
DUSTY
Posted Mar 5, 2019[Verified]

"This wine had that musty, first barnyard smell. It evolved into a quite drinkable wine that matched roast chicken quite well. I'm not sure how much life this has at this point on the store shelves. It has needed appropriate storage. I would not buy again due to questionable storage, longevity."

Georges Descombes Morgon 2016 image
??
Posted Mar 5, 2019[Verified]

"I tried to like this Morgon. It just didn't hold up to better cousins in the district."

Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2016 image
PRETTY WONDERFUL
Posted Mar 5, 2019[Verified]

"For this level of sangiovese, I've ordered more."

Podere Brizio Rosso di Montalcino 2015 image
MIDDLING
Posted Mar 5, 2019[Verified]

"This wine was not particularly drinkable the first night. I thought it thin. The second night, it came a bit more alive, and matched a roasted chicken. I don't think I would buy again."

Stephane Aviron Morgon 'Cote du Py' VV Cru 2013 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Mar 5, 2019[Verified]
L'Umami Pinot Noir 2017 image
DECENT
Posted Mar 5, 2019[Verified]

"For a CA pinot noir, its a good buy, quite drinkable, - and at a nice mid price-point . Don't expect classic French bourgogne, however."

Domaine Marrans Morgon 2016 image
VERY DECENT MORGON
Posted Jan 23, 2019[Verified]

"Has been my go-to for Morgon at Empire. Decent depth and structure. Almost a 5-star. Last couple bottles maybe not as good as when first ordered. I will continue."

Tarapaca Carmenere 2015 image
ENJOYABLE BASIC RED
Posted Jan 23, 2019[Verified]

"Good Chilean red for the money."

Mas de Daumas Gassac 'Guilhem' Blanc 2018 image
Posted Jan 23, 2019[Verified]

"Good basic wine. Pairs with several types of food"

Pfluger 'Biodynamite' White Blend 2015 image
VERY GOOD WHITE
Posted Sep 18, 2018[Verified]

"A white that I can serve with pork."

Vina Godeval Cepas Vellas Godello 2016 image
VERY NICE
Posted Sep 18, 2018[Verified]

"I really like this white --"

Loma Larga del Valle 'Quinteto' Red Blend 2015 image
MEH
Posted Aug 22, 2018[Verified]

"Drinkable, pleasant, semi-fruity. But I don't get these overwhelming 5-star reviews? Good basic wine. Nothing more."

Vina Godeval Cepas Vellas Godello 2015 image
QUITE GOOD
Posted Jul 12, 2018[Verified]

"My go-to --"

Bodegas As Laxas Albarino 2017 image
NICE SPANISH WHITE
Posted Jul 12, 2018[Verified]

"I like it as much as the 2016."

Domaine Lafage 'Cuvee Nicolas' Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2015 image
VERY GOOD ROUSSILLON
Posted May 10, 2018[Verified]

"Can't go wrong with this southern red. A Lafage stand out."

La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2011 image
VERY GOOD RIOJA RESERVE
Posted May 10, 2018[Verified]

"The 2010 was my go-to Spanish red. This is even better."

Domaine Gachot-Monot Cotes de Nuits Villages 2014 image
VERY NICE -
Posted May 10, 2018[Verified]

"Good Village balance and depth. Not much nose."

Domaine de Roally Vire-Clesse 2015 image
QUITE WONDERFUL
Posted Mar 14, 2018[Verified]
Vins Auvigue 'Solutre' Pouilly Fuisse 2015 image
NOT THE 2014
Posted Mar 14, 2018[Verified]
Domaine Chanrion Cote de Brouilly 2015 image
VERY DECENT BEAUJOLAIS
Posted Oct 18, 2017[Verified]

"Not quite the 2014, but enjoyable and a good value."

Bodegas As Laxas Albarino 2016 image
VERY GOOD SPANISH WHITE
Posted Oct 4, 2017[Verified]

"A go -to Spanish white."

Domaine Chanrion Cote de Brouilly 2014 image
WONDERFUL
Posted Sep 30, 2017[Verified]
Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2014 image
VERY NICE ROUSSILLON
Posted May 1, 2017[Verified]

"Good body. Round. Only slight tannins."

Michel Tete 'Cuvee Tradition' Julienas 2015 image
NOT GREAT
Posted May 1, 2017[Verified]

"Thin. I cannot explain some of the better reviews. This just wasn't very good to me."

Domaine Chignard 'Les Moriers' Fleurie 2014 image
VERY GOOD BEAUJOLAIS
Posted May 1, 2017[Verified]

"Just shy of a Burgogne. Good nose and quite quaffable. Open and put into fridge for 30 minutes. Then enjoyed with goat cheese (Humboldt Fog or a Bucheron)."

Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2014 image
DOMAINE LAFAGE
Posted Mar 15, 2017[Verified]

"Many of the various Dom Lafage are very good. They vary. This was quite decent."

Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2014 image
GREAT ENTRY LEVEL RED. GO FOR IT.
Posted Jan 24, 2017[Verified]

"Quite nice, especially for the money. My go to everyday red."

La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2010 image
DELICIOUS
Posted Jan 24, 2017[Verified]

"Very nice! A current standby."

Barbet Domaine des Billards Saint Amour 2014 image
DELICIOUS
Posted Jan 24, 2017[Verified]

"Very nice."

Vins Auvigue 'Solutre' Pouilly-Fuisse 2013 image
REALLY VERY GOOD!
Posted Sep 23, 2015[Verified]

"Chardonnay, but from the Macon area. Round, warm with a crisp, great touch of that Burgogne minerality. Marvelous price! (A little further north in the area, double the price.) Try it with sheep or goat cheese. Not too cold. Wow!"