MaryKate .R O — Empire Wine Community

MaryKate .R O has been a customer since Nov 2007

My reviews (82)

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Leyda 'Classic' Pinot Noir 2016 image
Posted Sep 8, 2019[Verified]

"Good flavor, good Pinot Noir - nice with chicken or veal - good price point."

Barahonda 'Carro' Monastrell/Syrah/Merlot 2016 image
FRESH, DELICIOUS - GREAT BARGAIN
Posted Jul 11, 2019[Verified]

"Smooth and dry, really good. Great price."

Revello Barbera d'Alba 2017 image
SMOOTH, ROUND, LINGERING
Posted Jun 29, 2019[Verified]

"Nice quality at a reasonable price"

Damilano 'Lecinquevigne' Barolo 2014 image
THIN
Posted Jun 23, 2019[Verified]

"Too expensive for our taste. Not very interesting thin flavor Just OK"

Fratelli Revello Barolo 2015 image
EXCELLENT
Posted Apr 26, 2019[Verified]

"Dry full flavored wonderful."

Pecchenino Langhe Botti Nebbiolo 2017 image
FLAVORFUL, NICE DRY FINISH
Posted Apr 23, 2019

"Cherry flavor, light, pleasant, aromatic - nice finish"

Bodega Norton 'Reserva' Malbec 2015 image
JUST FINE, NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT
Posted Apr 22, 2019[Verified]

"Good aroma, full flavor - one note."

Antoine Sunier Morgon 2017 image
RICH, CHERRY, FLAVORFUL
Posted Apr 15, 2019[Verified]

"Too much fruit for me, but good."

Boekenhoutskloof 'The Chocolate Block' 2017 image
WONDERFUL RICH, AND FIRM
Posted Apr 14, 2019

"Loved this wine at a local restaurant and bought a case at Christmas- simply delicious. A fine rich textured wine."

Tikves Wines 'Barovo' Red Blend 2015 image
LOVELY, SMOOTH AND RICH
Posted Apr 14, 2019[Verified]

"Tikves scores another hit. Delicious."

Zenato Ripasso Ripassa Superiore 2015 image
VERY NICE, SMOOTH, FLAVORFUL
Posted Apr 12, 2019[Verified]

"A lovely ripasso, suitable for a rich meal, and a lovely evening."

Olivares Monastrell 'Altos de la Hoya' 2016 image
BODY, FLAVOR, PRICE - ALL GOOD
Posted Apr 10, 2019[Verified]

"Nice tobacco fruit flavor, dry, rich color, nice wine and a steal at the price."

Chateau Maris 'Les Planels' Cru La Liviniere 2016 image
BOLD, LOVELY, RICH
Posted Apr 4, 2019[Verified]

"Love this wine - good deal for the price, real flavor and great finish."

Cune 'Vina Real' Crianza Tempranillo 2015 image
A LITTLE THIN AND BLAND
Posted Apr 2, 2019[Verified]

"Nice color, just ok - nothing to brag about as far as I’m concerned."

Cantina Andriano 'Floreado' Sauvignon Blanc 2017 image
EXCELLENT, DRY BUT FLAVORFUL
Posted Mar 25, 2019

"Great round flavor, mild aroma, pretty color in the glass (pale yellow/green) -just a nice wine"

Salcheto  Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 image
VERY STRONGLY FLAVORED
Posted Mar 22, 2019

"It was good - but not for us - too much. Maybe keeping it in the wine cellar for a few years would moderate the flavor."

Clos des Fous 'Pour Ma Gueule' Blend 2017 image
SMOKY, DRY, FLAVORFUL - BUT TOO SMOKY FOR ME
Posted Mar 18, 2019[Verified]

"Reminds me of Virginia ham"

Paul Jaboulet 'Thalabert' Crozes-Hermitage 2016 image
OK, BUT NOT FABULOUS FOR US
Posted Mar 8, 2019[Verified]

"Smooth, dry, medium bodied, mild flavor. Good but not great. Not much finish. A little boring."

Nicolis Amarone Della Valpolicella 2012 image
DOESN’T LIVE UP THE PRICE
Posted Feb 24, 2019[Verified]

"Smooth and bland, no complexity. Fine, but for $40 I want more."

La Posta 'Pizzella Vineyard' Malbec 2017 image
RICH, SPICY, SOFT FINISH
Posted Feb 18, 2019[Verified]

"We really like this and it’s a good price too! Win all around."

Boekenhoutskloof 'The Chocolate Block' 2016 image
FABULOUS, WARM, ROUND, CHOCOLATEY IN A GOOD WAY
Posted Feb 10, 2019

"Just a superb wine"

Vincent Paris St. Joseph 'Les Cotes' 2017 image
LOVELY, SMOOTH, ROUND
Posted Feb 10, 2019[Verified]

"Just delicious - a keeper even though it’s outside my normal price range."

Bodegas Exopto 'Horizonte Tinto' Rioja 2016 image
LEATHERY FLAVOR I DIDN’T CARE FOR
Posted Feb 5, 2019[Verified]

"Aroma was good, appearance was good, flavor was not our favorite - somewhat harsh."

Bodegas Breca 'Breca' Old Vines Garnacha 2015 image
IT’S FINE
Posted Feb 1, 2019[Verified]

"Round, smooth, one-note - not bad but not great. I admit the price isn’t bad either but I probably won’t order again."

Fattoria del Cerro Chianti Colli Senesi 2017 image
PLEASANT SMOOTH, A LITTLE THIN, GREAT PRICE
Posted Oct 12, 2018[Verified]

"We like this wine- it’s pleasant and a great value."

Santi Amarone Santico della Valpolicella DOC 2013 image
RICH, FLAVORFUL, JUST DELICIOUS
Posted Jul 19, 2018[Verified]

"We love amarone and this is a great sample for a good price"

McPherson Wine Company Shiraz/Mourvedre 2016 image
WARM RICH MOUTHFEEL
Posted Jul 7, 2018[Verified]

"Spicy and fruity, nice close, good price"

Marietta Cellars 'Arme' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
OK - GOOD AT FIRST TASTE, BUT NOTHING LINGERS
Posted Jan 27, 2018[Verified]

"Fine, but a little pricey for what you get I think."

Tilia Malbec 2018 image
CAN’T BE BEAT AT THE PRICE!
Posted Jan 15, 2018[Verified]

"A nice one-note Malbec, pleasant drinking with burgers or steaks."

Domaines Dominique Piron La Chanaise Morgon 2015 image
PLEASANT, LITTLE THIN, MILD FLAVOR
Posted Jan 14, 2018[Verified]

"It is what it’s advertised to be, and a reasonable price."

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2015 image
WARM RIPE BERRY, SMOOTH, DRY
Posted Jan 13, 2018[Verified]

"Very nice indeed"

Antinori 'Peppoli' Chianti Classico 2015 image
GOOD VALUE, NICE WELL ROUNDED RED
Posted Jan 9, 2018[Verified]

"Smooth, full bodied, nice"

El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Rioja Reserva 2012 image
RIPE FULL BODIED FLAVOR
Posted Jan 7, 2018[Verified]

"Rich and flavorful, note of leather at the end."

DFJ Paxis Red Blend 2016 image
SWEET RED WINE
Posted Jan 7, 2018[Verified]

"Too sweet for me!"

Damilano 'Lecinquevigne' Barolo 2012 image
ROUND, SMOOTH, RICH
Posted Oct 9, 2017[Verified]
Damilano 'Marghe' Langhe Nebbiolo 2014 image
SMOOTH, ROUND, FLAVORFUL
Posted Oct 4, 2017[Verified]
Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2013 image
OK, BUT A LITTLE TOO DRY AND THIN FOR ME
Posted Sep 30, 2017[Verified]
Gerard Bertrand Corbieres 2014 image
DELICIOUS
Posted Sep 28, 2017[Verified]

"Rich, warm, full bodied - a lovely wine!"

Gran Passione Veneto Rosso 2015 image
EXCELLENT, SMOOTH, RICH....
Posted Aug 5, 2017[Verified]
Meiomi Pinot Noir 2016 image
FULL FLAVOR, GREAT PINOT NOIR
Posted Jul 26, 2017[Verified]
La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2010 image
DON'T CARE FOR IT
Posted Jun 19, 2017[Verified]

"Two bottles - different meals - didn't care for it either time - too much ?"

Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 image
EXCELLENT!
Posted May 2, 2017[Verified]

"Smooth and flavorful - great at this price."

Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2014 image
SMOOTH AND WARM
Posted Apr 9, 2017[Verified]

"Dry, full bodied, and smooth - good value!"

Obalo Rioja Reserva 2010 image
TOO AUSTERE FOR ME
Posted Mar 28, 2017[Verified]
Mud House 'Central Otago' Pinot Noir 2014 image
LIKE IT A LOT, BRIGHT, ROUND, FULL FLAVORED, INTERESTING
Posted Mar 23, 2017[Verified]
Trivento 'Reserve' Malbec 2016 image
NICE MALBEC
Posted Mar 3, 2017[Verified]

"Strong finish with fruit and tobacco. Very nice at that price!"

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2014 image
MELLOW AND SMOOTH
Posted Nov 5, 2016[Verified]

"Very nice Cotes du Rhone - great value, good flavor, very nice."

Creta Roble Tempranillo 2013 image
SMOOTH, FLAVORFUL, ROUND AND NOT TOO RIPE
Posted Jul 18, 2016[Verified]

"At this price, I'm buying a case next time."

Bodegas Castano 'Hecula' Monastrell 2012 image
ROBUST
Posted Jun 19, 2016[Verified]
Chateau Escot Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2010 image
PUTTY AROMA...BLAND FAVOR
Posted Dec 16, 2015[Verified]

"Did not like it"

Sella & Mosca Terre Rare Reserva Carignano 2010 image
NO
Posted Dec 7, 2015[Verified]

"Really didn't like it"

Wild Horse Pinot Noir 2013 image
VERY PINOT
Posted Dec 5, 2015[Verified]

"One of the nicest Pinot Noirs I have ever had and A great price point"

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 image
PURPLE LUSH
Posted Dec 2, 2015[Verified]

"My husband likes it but I don't and it stains my lips purple so I'm steering clear of it from now on"

DiamAndes 'Perlita' Malbec-Syrah 2014 image
BRIGHT FULL BODIED
Posted Nov 16, 2015[Verified]

"Really nice, rich wine"

The Wolftrap Red Blend 2018 image
GREAT FLAVOR
Posted Sep 21, 2015

"Smooth, warm, tobacco, lovely and what a price!"

Di Majo Norante 'Ramitello' Biferno Rosso 2011 image
DRY AND SMOOTH
Posted Aug 26, 2015[Verified]

"Great price for a good wine"

Bodegas Abanico Hazana Vinas Viejas 2012 image
EXCELLENT...A RIVAL FOR MANY HIGHER PRICED WINES!
Posted Aug 3, 2015[Verified]

"Smooth, round, good value....a little mild"

Georges Duboeuf Morgon Jean E Descombes 2012 image
BRIGHT, DRY, TASTY
Posted Jun 8, 2015[Verified]
Cristom 'Sommers Reserve' Pinot Noir 2011 image
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES
Posted Jun 7, 2015[Verified]
Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2009 image
GOOD FLAVOR AND AROMA...VERY NICE
Posted Jun 7, 2015[Verified]
Tensley 'Los Padres' Syrah 2013 image
HEARTY AND HARSH
Posted Jun 7, 2015[Verified]

"It must be that gamey bacony flavor..."

Meiomi Pinot Noir 2013 image
NOT THIN, ROUND AND RICH
Posted May 20, 2015[Verified]

"Great price for a really good Pinot Noir"

Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2013 image
FULL FLAVORED, INEXPENSIVE ...GOOD TABLE WINE
Posted Apr 24, 2015[Verified]
Gobelsburger Riesling 2013 image
DRY, FAINTLY BUZZY, DELICIOUS
Posted Mar 11, 2015[Verified]

"Great w Asian sweet and sour food, just very nice....a keeper"

Argiano NC Non Confunditor 2012 image
GREAT SUPERTUSCAN
Posted Mar 4, 2015

"Full bodied and dry, let it breathe and it is smooth and lovely...a good price for an excellent wine!"

Bodega Norton Privada 2011 image
RICH AND LUSCIOUS
Posted Feb 2, 2015[Verified]

"Full bodied, textured, worth the price!"

Bodegas Valdemar 'Inspiracion' Seleccion 2010 image
GREAT FRUITY BODY
Posted Jan 22, 2015[Verified]

"Not complex, but a lingering dry bite after the fruit mouthful....Delish!"

Domaine Tournon 'Mathilda' Shiraz 2012 image
FRESH AND TART TO START
Posted Dec 1, 2014[Verified]

"But it warms up and rounds out with air. Nice dark purple; tastes fresh and young....great casual wine with pizza or steak!"

Michel Torino 'Don David' Malbec Reserve 2013 image
SMOOTH AND LUSCIOUS
Posted Aug 29, 2014

"Tasted it today in the store....very very nice and priced to sell!"

Belle Glos 'Meiomi' Pinot Noir 2012 image
LOVELY
Posted May 10, 2014[Verified]

"Fresh, fruity, bold"

Mendoza Vineyards Gran Reserva Malbec 2010 image
SMOOTH AND FLAVORFUL
Posted Apr 21, 2014[Verified]
Leyda 'Classic' Pinot Noir 2012 image
VERY NICE PINOT
Posted Apr 19, 2014[Verified]

"Great value, lovely smooth mouth feel"

Fattoria del Cerro Rosso di Montepulciano 2011 image
NOT EXCEPTIONAL
Posted Mar 24, 2014[Verified]

"Fine, smooth, a little bland...not bad for the price"

Zenato Ripassa Superiore 2010 image
SMOOTH, FULL, DELICIOUS
Posted Dec 26, 2013

"Worth the price."

Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe 2011 image
AN EXCELLENT BARBARESCO
Posted Oct 9, 2013[Verified]

"Light, flavorful, well rounded...very nice"

Tikves Wines Special Selection Vranec 2011 image
GREAT FLAVOR, GREAT PRICE
Posted Sep 30, 2013[Verified]

"This is a full bodied drinkable red....very nice and for the price, unbeatable."

Henry's Drive Dead Letter Office Shiraz 2009 image
BRIGHT SHIRAZ, SMOOTH FINISH
Posted Sep 18, 2013[Verified]

"Full bodied, rich, smooth....very nice"

Belle Glos 'Meiomi' Pinot Noir 2011 image
RICH W/ A SMOOTH FINISH
Posted Sep 16, 2013[Verified]

"Nice full bodied Pinot with a smooth long finish...a little hi priced for me but probably worth it."

Bodegas J A Calvo Casajus Vendimia Seleccionada 2010 image
PURPLE JOY
Posted Sep 14, 2013[Verified]

"Mild nose, great dry finish...very nice"

Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera d'Asti 2013 image
BORING...OK.BUT FLAT
Posted Sep 12, 2013[Verified]

"It was fine, but boring.. I bought it because of the WS rating but I was mislead"

Cune 'Vina Real' Crianza Tempranillo 2009 image
FULL, RICH, BODY
Posted Aug 11, 2013

"Nice round flavor, full body, great price for flavor"

Indaba Sauvignon Blanc 2010 image
CRISP AND BRIGHT
Posted Feb 23, 2010

"Nice bright citrussy wine - balanced acidity - full flavored - very nice to cut through a rich dinner (pork with sweet potatoes)"

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