Guy R — Empire Wine Community

Guy R has been a customer since May 2006

My reviews (38)

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Pala Silenzi Rosso Carignano/Monica 2017 image
GREAT ITALIAN RED!
Posted Oct 31, 2019[Verified]

"Great wine for the money. Nice character and wonderful with Italian cuisine."

J Perrier & Fils Abymes Cuvee Gastronomie Savoie 2018 image
SUPER WHITE
Posted Oct 25, 2019

"I've had this for several vintages and it never disappoints. Clean with very refreshing acidity. Great for sipping on the deck in the summer, but enough body to go with Fettuccine Alfredo. Great value, too."

The Atom Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 image
GREAT JUICE FOR THE MONEY!
Posted Oct 19, 2019

"Great cab fruit with a decent structure, especially for the money. Have had others costing half-again or double what this was and they didn't provide as much straight-forward pleasure."

Almira 'Los Dos' Grenache/Syrah 2017 image
NOT MUCH TO ARGUE WITH HERE!
Posted Jul 8, 2019

"Bright red fruits on the nose. Smooth and soft and very enjoyable. Fresh and pleasant whether on its own or with food. Tremendous value."

J Perrier & Fils Abymes Cuvee Gastronomie Savoie 2017 image
WONDERFUL WHITE
Posted Jun 26, 2019

"Clean, very dry with just the right amount of body and character. Very fresh and pleasant. Terrific value!"

Beyra Branco White 2017 image
BRIGHT, REFRESHING WHITE
Posted Feb 25, 2019

"Clean, bright and lively white. Crisp and very enjoyable. Great with white four cheese pizza!"

Castillo Perelada Brut Rosado Cava NV image
NICE SPARKLER FOR THE MONEY
Posted Feb 23, 2019

"This bottle is way more interesting and appealing than other wines at this price point"

Columbia Crest 'H3' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 image
GREAT CAB AT A CRAZY PRICE
Posted Feb 9, 2019[Verified]

"Wonderful brambly fruit with round finish. Popped this open on a cold, dreary February night and it made me think of grilling burgers that first, nice warm Spring evening that usually rolls in around the beginning of April. Very enjoyable!"

Mas de Daumas Gassac 'Guilhem' Rose 2019 image
GREAT ROSE FOR THE MONEY
Posted Dec 24, 2018

"Drinking this wine in late December and as soon as you lift the glass to your lips you get a wonderful aroma that reminds you of the first warm spring day when the flowers are blooming. Nice, especially on a cold winter night."

Mas Que Vinos Ercavio Tempranillo Roble 2014 image
FAIRLY COMPLEX FOR THE MONEY
Posted Dec 19, 2018[Verified]

"Bright nose with some pepper and good fruit. Appealing flavors with a bit of tannin and a decent finish. Drinks more like a $15 bottle."

Fattoria del Cerro Chianti Colli Senesi 2017 image
OFF TASTING CHIANTI
Posted Nov 10, 2018[Verified]

"I usually enjoy Chianti, but there's something off with this one. Opened one bottle and it was definitely off (green and rough). Poured it down the drain, thinking it was a bad bottle. Second bottle was a tiny bit better, but still very off. Not drinkable. I really wanted to like it (after all, a reasonably priced Chianti), but no joy here."

J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015 image
TEXTBOOK COTES DU RHONE
Posted Oct 13, 2018[Verified]

"Classic CDR flavors and nose. Good value."

Christophe Pacalet Chenas 2016 image
GREAT BEAUJOLAIS CRU
Posted Sep 22, 2018[Verified]

"Lively Beaujolais cru with beautiful nose. Lots of spice and berry fruit on the palate. This wine will go with many dishes from burgers to meals with red sauce."

Chateau Durand-Laplagne Puisseguin St. Emilion 2015 image
LOVELY BORDEAUX
Posted Sep 3, 2018[Verified]

"Great fruit tempered with very good structure. Drinking beautifully right now. Wish I’d bought more. May have to visit the store. :-)"

La Marca Extra Dry Prosecco 187ml image
MY GO-TO PROSECCO
Posted Aug 29, 2018[Verified]

"Love the splits for a summer afternoon. Very refreshing."

Chateau Montaud Provence Rose 2017 3.0L image
BEST ROSE DEAL IN A BOX
Posted Aug 15, 2018[Verified]

"Wonderful rose, especially at about $5 per 750 ml. Dry, good fruit, refreshing acidity and it goes with almost anything you’d have on a summer afternoon."

Loma Larga del Valle 'Quinteto' Red Blend 2015 image
GREAT WINE FOR THE MONEY
Posted Jun 23, 2018

"Nice balance, structure and fruit for the money. Very pleasant."

JJ Vincent Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2015 image
GREAT BALANCE AND NICE LENGTH
Posted Jun 17, 2018[Verified]

"Clean, with bright acidity and a hint of citrus on the nose. A bit of slate and mineral qualities in the finish. Enough body and balance to work well with chicken on the grill."

Mud House 'Central Otago' Pinot Noir 2015 image
REAL PINOT AT A VERY FAIR PRICE
Posted Mar 17, 2018[Verified]

"Great pinot fruit and character at a very reasonable price point. Decent complexity at a price that puts many US pinots in this price range to shame."

Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola 2018 image
GREAT VALUE
Posted Dec 30, 2017[Verified]

"Drinks like a $12 or $13 red for half the cost. Very enjoyable and a great everyday wine."

90+ Ninety + Cellars 'Lot 113' Big Red Blend 2017 image
NOT MUCH TO COMPLAIN ABOUT HERE
Posted Dec 23, 2017[Verified]

"Jammy with spicy notes. Would be great with burgers or ribs on the grill, but fine by itself. Good to very good value."

Sledgehammer Winery Zinfandel 2017 image
BIG RED FOR THE MONEY
Posted Dec 6, 2017[Verified]

"Not a ton of finesse here, but if you’re looking for a big, high-alcohol red for not a lot of money, this is a good choice. You’ll want full-flavored food with this one."

Bodegas Pedro Regalado 'Embocadero' Tempranillo 2014 image
VERY SATISFYING RED
Posted Dec 6, 2017[Verified]

"Good fruit and balance. Well structured. Good match for many cuisines."

La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2010 image
SOLID RIOJA FOR THE MONEY
Posted Nov 11, 2017[Verified]

"Great structure with very appealing balance of fruit, oak, spice and acidity. Round mouthfeel, but the tannin and acidity keep it from seeming fat and flabby. Will try to get more of this."

Santa Julia Mountain Red 2016 image
GOOD WINE, BUT NOT 95 POINTS
Posted Oct 4, 2017[Verified]

"Well made and nicely balanced. Very good value. I could see a 90 for this, especially at this price"

Vina Cobos 'Felino' Chardonnay 2015 image
FULL BODIED CHARD
Posted May 31, 2017[Verified]

"Full Bodied chardonnay, pronounced oak with some creme brulee notes."

Santa Ema 'Reserve' Merlot 2013 image
VERY DECENT MERLOT
Posted May 30, 2017

"Great balance between structure and soft, round mouthfeel. Aroma and hint of chocolate on the finish. Supple tannins, great with grilled foods"

Bollini Pinot Grigio 2015 image
SOLID PINOT GRIGIO
Posted May 3, 2017[Verified]

"Good body and balance. Not extraordinary, but decent given the price point"

VRAC Rose 2016 3.0L image
GREAT EVERYDAY ROSE!
Posted Apr 4, 2017

"Looks like a white, but the nose and taste are all rose. Drinking this reminds you of sitting on the deck on a summer afternoon!"

Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling 2015 image
BRACING, DRY WHITE
Posted Mar 27, 2017[Verified]

"Wonderfully refreshing with an interesting, almost waxy or oily nose. Very good value for the money."

Domaine de Fondreche Rhone Red 2014 image
GOOD RHONE WITH NICE SPICE AND BODY
Posted Mar 21, 2017[Verified]

"Good complexity with spices and red fruit apparent. Good match for spicy/savory meat dishes."

Thomas Goss Shiraz 2015 image
GOOD SHIRAZ FOR THE MONEY
Posted Dec 7, 2016[Verified]

"I first had this wine by the glass at a local wine bar and liked it. Purchased a few bottles at Empire based on this. Good Shiraz jamminess, but also good structure and body. Very enjoyable; recommended."

Goisot 'Corps de Garde' Bourgogne Chardonnay 2013 image
NICE WHITE BURGUNDY WITH SOME COMPLEXITY
Posted Nov 27, 2016

"Good fruit and acidity with nice mineral notes coming through. Has the flinty quality of Chablis, with a bit more body."

Domaine Sorin Terra Amata Rose 2015 image
GREAT ROSE
Posted Aug 29, 2016[Verified]

"Nice balance of fruit and body. Fresh, clean and very drinkable."

Blanc de Bleu Cuvee Mousseux image
OK AS A NOVELTY, BUT...
Posted Aug 21, 2016

"Nothing special here. The blueberry notes are interesting at first, but this seems like bulk sparkling wine, with very little bead and little of interest in the taste profile. When you consider the Scharffenberger, which is a true methode champenoise sparkler, is only two bucks more, this doesn't seem like a very good deal at all."

Barahonda 'Carro' Monastrell/Syrah/Merlot 2014 image
WELL-BALANCED JUICY RED
Posted Aug 15, 2016

"Well rounded with good length, soft finish and pleasing spiceiness. Excellent value; will definitely try to get more."

Chateau Tassin Bordeaux Rouge 2010 image
GOOD BORDEAUX FOR THE MONEY
Posted May 4, 2016

"Round, soft red with good structure and a bit of mint/cedar on the finish. Good value."

Mount Eden 'Wolff Vineyard' Chardonnay 2012 image
Posted Jun 18, 2015[Verified]

"Great length with good balance of acidity and fruit"

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