Empire Wine Community > MaryKate .R


Joined on: November 10, 2007


Barahonda 'Carro' Monastrell/Syrah/Merlot 2016
Fresh, delicious - great bargain
Smooth and dry, really good. Great price.
Review added on: 7/11/19  [Verified]
Revello Barbera 2017
Smooth, round, lingering
Nice quality at a reasonable price
Review added on: 6/29/19  [Verified]
Damilano 'Lecinquevigne' Barolo 2014
Too expensive for our taste. Not very interesting thin flavor Just OK
Review added on: 6/23/19  [Verified]
Fratelli Revello Barolo 2015
Dry full flavored wonderful.
Review added on: 4/26/19  [Verified]
Pecchenino Langhe Botti Nebbiolo 2017
Flavorful, nice dry finish
Cherry flavor, light, pleasant, aromatic - nice finish
Review added on: 4/23/19
Bodega Norton 'Reserva' Malbec 2015
Just fine, nothing to write home about
Good aroma, full flavor - one note.
Review added on: 4/22/19  [Verified]
Antoine Sunier Morgon 2017
Rich, cherry, flavorful
Too much fruit for me, but good.
Review added on: 4/15/19  [Verified]
Boekenhoutskloof 'The Chocolate Block' 2017
Wonderful rich, and firm
Loved this wine at a local restaurant and bought a case at Christmas- simply delicious. A fine rich textured wine.
Review added on: 4/14/19
Tikves Wines 'Barovo' Red Blend 2015
Lovely, smooth and rich
Tikves scores another hit. Delicious.
Review added on: 4/14/19  [Verified]
Zenato Ripasso Ripassa Superiore 2015
Very nice, smooth, flavorful
A lovely ripasso, suitable for a rich meal, and a lovely evening.
Review added on: 4/12/19  [Verified]
Olivares Monastrell 'Altos de la Hoya' 2016
Body, flavor, price - all good
Nice tobacco fruit flavor, dry, rich color, nice wine and a steal at the price.
Review added on: 4/10/19  [Verified]
Chateau Maris 'Les Planels' Cru La Liviniere 2016
Bold, lovely, rich
Love this wine - good deal for the price, real flavor and great finish.
Review added on: 4/4/19  [Verified]
Cune 'Vina Real' Crianza Tempranillo 2015
A little thin and bland
Nice color, just ok - nothing to brag about as far as I’m concerned.
Review added on: 4/2/19  [Verified]
Cantina Andriano 'Floreado' Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Excellent, dry but flavorful
Great round flavor, mild aroma, pretty color in the glass (pale yellow/green) -just a nice wine
Review added on: 3/25/19
Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
Very strongly flavored
It was good - but not for us - too much. Maybe keeping it in the wine cellar for a few years would moderate the flavor.
Review added on: 3/22/19
Clos des Fous 'Pour Ma Gueule' Blend 2017
Smoky, dry, flavorful - but too smoky for me
Reminds me of Virginia ham
Review added on: 3/18/19  [Verified]
Paul Jaboulet 'Thalabert' Crozes-Hermitage 2016
Ok, but not fabulous for us
Smooth, dry, medium bodied, mild flavor. Good but not great. Not much finish. A little boring.
Review added on: 3/8/19  [Verified]
Nicolis Amarone Della Valpolicella 2012
Doesn’t live up the price
Smooth and bland, no complexity. Fine, but for $40 I want more.
Review added on: 2/24/19  [Verified]
La Posta 'Pizzella Vineyard' Malbec 2017
Rich, spicy, soft finish
We really like this and it’s a good price too! Win all around.
Review added on: 2/18/19  [Verified]
Boekenhoutskloof 'The Chocolate Block' 2016
Fabulous, warm, round, chocolatey in a good way
Just a superb wine
Review added on: 2/10/19
Vincent Paris St. Joseph 'Les Cotes' 2017
Lovely, smooth, round
Just delicious - a keeper even though it’s outside my normal price range.
Review added on: 2/10/19  [Verified]
Bodegas Exopto 'Horizonte Tinto' Rioja 2016
Leathery flavor I didn’t care for
Aroma was good, appearance was good, flavor was not our favorite - somewhat harsh.
Review added on: 2/5/19  [Verified]
Bodegas Breca 'Breca' Old Vines Garnacha 2015
It’s fine
Round, smooth, one-note - not bad but not great. I admit the price isn’t bad either but I probably won’t order again.
Review added on: 2/1/19  [Verified]
Fattoria del Cerro Chianti Colli Senesi 2017
Pleasant smooth, a little thin, great price
We like this wine- it’s pleasant and a great value.
Review added on: 10/12/18  [Verified]
Santi Amarone Santico della Valpolicella DOC 2013
Rich, flavorful, just delicious
We love amarone and this is a great sample for a good price
Review added on: 7/19/18  [Verified]
McPherson Wine Company Shiraz/Mourvedre 2016
Warm rich mouthfeel
Spicy and fruity, nice close, good price
Review added on: 7/7/18  [Verified]
Marietta Cellars 'Arme' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
OK - good at first taste, but nothing lingers
Fine, but a little pricey for what you get I think.
Review added on: 1/27/18  [Verified]
Tilia Malbec 2017
Can’t be beat at the price!
A nice one-note Malbec, pleasant drinking with burgers or steaks.
Review added on: 1/15/18  [Verified]
Domaines Dominique Piron La Chanaise Morgon 2015
Pleasant, little thin, mild flavor
It is what it’s advertised to be, and a reasonable price.
Review added on: 1/14/18  [Verified]
Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2015
Warm ripe berry, smooth, dry
Very nice indeed
Review added on: 1/13/18  [Verified]
Antinori 'Peppoli' Chianti Classico 2015
Good value, nice well rounded red
Smooth, full bodied, nice
Review added on: 1/9/18  [Verified]
El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Rioja Reserva 2012
Ripe full bodied flavor
Rich and flavorful, note of leather at the end.
Review added on: 1/7/18  [Verified]
DFJ Paxis Red Blend 2013
Sweet red wine
Too sweet for me!
Review added on: 1/7/18  [Verified]
Damilano 'Lecinquevigne' Barolo 2012
Round, smooth, rich
Review added on: 10/9/17  [Verified]
Damilano 'Marghe' Langhe Nebbiolo 2014
Smooth, round, flavorful
Review added on: 10/4/17  [Verified]
Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2013
OK, but a little too dry and thin for me
Review added on: 9/30/17  [Verified]
Gerard Bertrand Corbieres 2014
Rich, warm, full bodied - a lovely wine!
Review added on: 9/28/17  [Verified]
Gran Passione Veneto Rosso 2015
Excellent, smooth, rich....
Review added on: 8/5/17  [Verified]
Meiomi Pinot Noir 2016
Full flavor, great pinot noir
Review updated 6/11/18 (originally added on: 7/26/17)  [Verified]
La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2010
Don't care for it
Two bottles - different meals - didn't care for it either time - too much ?
Review added on: 6/19/17  [Verified]
Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Smooth and flavorful - great at this price.
Review added on: 5/2/17  [Verified]
Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2014
Smooth and warm
Dry, full bodied, and smooth - good value!
Review added on: 4/9/17  [Verified]
Obalo Rioja Reserva 2010
Too austere for me
Review added on: 3/28/17  [Verified]
Mud House 'Central Otago' Pinot Noir 2014
Like it a lot, bright, round, full flavored, interesting
Review added on: 3/23/17  [Verified]
Trivento 'Reserve' Malbec 2016
Nice Malbec
Strong finish with fruit and tobacco. Very nice at that price!
Review added on: 3/3/17  [Verified]
Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2014
Mellow and smooth
Very nice Cotes du Rhone - great value, good flavor, very nice.
Review added on: 11/5/16  [Verified]
Creta Roble Tempranillo 2013
Smooth, flavorful, round and not too ripe
At this price, I'm buying a case next time.
Review added on: 7/18/16  [Verified]
Bodegas Castano 'Hecula' Monastrell 2012
Review added on: 6/19/16  [Verified]
Chateau Escot Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2010
Putty aroma...bland favor
Did not like it
Review added on: 12/16/15  [Verified]
Sella & Mosca Terre Rare Reserva Carignano 2010
Really didn't like it
Review added on: 12/7/15  [Verified]
Wild Horse Pinot Noir 2013
Very pinot
One of the nicest Pinot Noirs I have ever had and A great price point
Review added on: 12/5/15  [Verified]
Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Purple lush
My husband likes it but I don't and it stains my lips purple so I'm steering clear of it from now on
Review added on: 12/2/15  [Verified]
DiamAndes 'Perlita' Malbec-Syrah 2014
Bright full bodied
Really nice, rich wine
Review added on: 11/16/15  [Verified]
The Wolftrap Red Blend 2017
Great flavor
Smooth, warm, tobacco, lovely and what a price!
Review added on: 9/21/15
Di Majo Norante 'Ramitello' Biferno Rosso 2011
Dry and smooth
Great price for a good wine
Review added on: 8/26/15  [Verified]
Bodegas Abanico Hazana Vinas Viejas 2012
Excellent...a rival for many higher priced wines!
Smooth, round, good value....a little mild
Review added on: 8/3/15  [Verified]
Georges Duboeuf Morgon Jean E Descombes 2012
Bright, dry, tasty
Review added on: 6/8/15  [Verified]
Cristom 'Sommers Reserve' Pinot Noir 2011
One of our favorites
Review updated 6/12/15 (originally added on: 6/7/15)  [Verified]
Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2009
Good flavor and aroma...very nice
Review added on: 6/7/15  [Verified]
Tensley 'Los Padres' Syrah 2013
Hearty and harsh
It must be that gamey bacony flavor...
Review added on: 6/7/15  [Verified]
Meiomi Pinot Noir 2013
Not thin, round and rich
Great price for a really good Pinot Noir
Review added on: 5/20/15  [Verified]
Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2013
Full flavored, inexpensive ...good table wine
Review added on: 4/24/15  [Verified]
Gobelsburger Riesling 2013
Dry, faintly buzzy, delicious
Great w Asian sweet and sour food, just very nice....a keeper
Review added on: 3/11/15  [Verified]
Argiano NC Non Confunditor 2012
Great SuperTuscan
Full bodied and dry, let it breathe and it is smooth and lovely...a good price for an excellent wine!
Review added on: 3/4/15
Bodega Norton Privada 2011
Rich and luscious
Full bodied, textured, worth the price!
Review added on: 2/2/15  [Verified]
Bodegas Valdemar 'Inspiracion' Seleccion 2010
Great fruity body
Not complex, but a lingering dry bite after the fruit mouthful....Delish!
Review added on: 1/22/15  [Verified]
Domaine Tournon 'Mathilda' Shiraz 2012
Fresh and tart to start
But it warms up and rounds out with air. Nice dark purple; tastes fresh and young....great casual wine with pizza or steak!
Review added on: 12/1/14  [Verified]
Michel Torino 'Don David' Malbec Reserve 2013
Smooth and luscious
Tasted it today in the store....very very nice and priced to sell!
Review added on: 8/29/14
Belle Glos 'Meiomi' Pinot Noir 2012
Fresh, fruity, bold
Review added on: 5/10/14  [Verified]
Mendoza Vineyards Gran Reserva Malbec 2010
Smooth and flavorful
Review added on: 4/21/14  [Verified]
Leyda 'Classic' Pinot Noir 2012
Very nice pinot
Great value, lovely smooth mouth feel
Review added on: 4/19/14  [Verified]
Fattoria del Cerro Rosso di Montepulciano 2011
Not exceptional
Fine, smooth, a little bland...not bad for the price
Review added on: 3/24/14  [Verified]
Zenato Ripassa Superiore 2010
Smooth, full, delicious
Worth the price.
Review added on: 12/26/13
Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe 2011
An excellent barbaresco
Light, flavorful, well rounded...very nice
Review added on: 10/9/13  [Verified]
Tikves Wines Special Selection Vranec 2011
Great flavor, great price
This is a full bodied drinkable red....very nice and for the price, unbeatable.
Review added on: 9/30/13  [Verified]
Henry's Drive Dead Letter Office Shiraz 2009
Bright Shiraz, smooth finish
Full bodied, rich, smooth....very nice
Review added on: 9/18/13  [Verified]
Belle Glos 'Meiomi' Pinot Noir 2011
Rich w/ a smooth finish
Nice full bodied Pinot with a smooth long finish...a little hi priced for me but probably worth it.
Review added on: 9/16/13  [Verified]
Bodegas J A Calvo Casajus Vendimia Seleccionada 2010
Purple joy
Mild nose, great dry finish...very nice
Review added on: 9/14/13  [Verified]
Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera d'Asti 2013
Boring...ok.but flat
It was fine, but boring.. I bought it because of the WS rating but I was mislead
Review added on: 9/12/13  [Verified]
Cune 'Vina Real' Crianza Tempranillo 2009
Full, rich, body
Nice round flavor, full body, great price for flavor
Review added on: 8/11/13
Indaba Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Crisp and bright
Nice bright citrussy wine - balanced acidity - full flavored - very nice to cut through a rich dinner (pork with sweet potatoes)
Review added on: 2/23/10