mark b — Empire Wine Community

mark b has been a customer since Jun 2008

My reviews (39)

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Bodegas Ego 'Infinito' Red Blend 2015 image
WIFE AND I LIKE
Posted Jan 12, 2020[Verified]

"Its just a good Jumilla"

Bodegas As Laxas Albarino 2018 image
Posted Dec 24, 2019[Verified]
The Cleaver Red Blend 2015 image
Posted Nov 14, 2019[Verified]
Artuke Rioja 2018 image
Posted Oct 30, 2019[Verified]

"Nice Spanish red.......good value"

Domaine Lafage Tessellae 'Old Vines' 2015 image
Posted Oct 10, 2019[Verified]
Guy Saget 'Marie Beauregard' Vouvray 2015 image
GOOD CHOICE
Posted Oct 24, 2018[Verified]
Domaine Harmonie des Arpents Provence Rose 2017 image
NICE ROSE
Posted Sep 5, 2018[Verified]
Xavier '100%' Cotes-du-Rhone 2015 image
THIS IS A NICE WINE
Posted Aug 15, 2018[Verified]

"This a good C d R.....very smooth and balanced."

Jean-Rene Germanier Vespae Valais Gamay 2016 image
UNIQUE FLAVORS FROM SWITZERLAND
Posted Jul 25, 2018[Verified]

"Hard to get any wine from Switzerland. This gamy is delicious and will impress your friends. Highly recommended."

Von Donabaum Gruner Veltliner 2016 image
NICE TASTE, REASONABLE PRICE
Posted Jan 3, 2018[Verified]
Mas Que Vinos Ercavio Tempranillo Roble 2014 image
THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN EXCEPTIONAL TEMPRANILLO
Posted Sep 5, 2017[Verified]

"just what you'd expect from a spanish temp....good with most food."

Bodegas Ego 'Fuerza' Red Blend 2015 image
SOLID MONASTRELL BLEND
Posted May 1, 2017[Verified]

"I'm partial to Monastrell, especially from Jumilla.....haven't had one I didn't like....although a blend, this is another strong choice....good value......goes well with Italian food in a pinch."

Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc 2015 image
GOOD VALUE SAUVIGNON BLANC
Posted Mar 6, 2017[Verified]

"I've had several bottles of this and enjoy its consistent flavor. For the money, the Kiwi's have a hit."

Domaine Lafage Cote d'Est 2015 image
AS STATED---"OPEN AND FRIENDLY"
Posted Feb 28, 2017[Verified]

"a new white or us, but my lady and I were both impressed.....not as dry as many French whites, but an excellent change of pace."

Guy Saget 'Marie Beauregard' Vouvray 2014 image
IF YOU ARE A VOUVRAY FAN, GET THIS
Posted Jan 18, 2017[Verified]

"perfect....a little off dry and very flavorful."

Zenato Lugana di San Benedetto 2015 image
DELICIOUS AND BETTER THAN P. GRIGIO
Posted Dec 7, 2016[Verified]

"nice surprise...unique taste, not super dry, but very pleasant...the tasting description herein is very accurate....get some"

Les Vins de Vienne 'Remeage' Blanc 2015 image
FRIENDLY AND PLEASANT, BUT
Posted Dec 4, 2016[Verified]

"quality is there but not dry enough for me... works as apertif"

Marchesi di Barolo 'Maraia' Barbera Monferrato 2014 image
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES
Posted Nov 30, 2016[Verified]

"discovered this awhile back and have been ordering it ever since....excellent Barbera, easy drinking and delicious....one of my wife's favorites"

Gran Passione Veneto Rosso 2015 image
TASTING
Posted Nov 29, 2016[Verified]

"we just did tasting between this and Cantele Salice....both excellent, but Passione just wins by a large hair...molto bene!"

Orin Swift Locations 'F-3' French Red Wine 2013 image
EXCELLELLENT VALUE
Posted Oct 13, 2016[Verified]

"probably the best french wine I had this year."

Man Vintners 'Steen' Chenin Blanc 2019 image
WHAT A VALUE
Posted Sep 28, 2016[Verified]

"if you have not tried a chenin blanc and like dry whites, give this a try...holds up well and is a great value."

Tormaresca Neprica 2016 image
CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT FOR MANY YEARS
Posted Sep 28, 2016[Verified]

"have been buying this for years....always delicious and great value if you need a quality everyday Italian red to go with your Italian dishes....never disappoints"

Lagar de Robla Premium Mencia 2016 image
MEETS EXPECTATIONS, PLUS...EXCELLENT VALUE
Posted Sep 28, 2016[Verified]
Guy Saget 'La Petit Perriere' Sauvignon Blanc 2018 image
NICE TIGHT AND DRY SAVIGNON BLANC
Posted Sep 28, 2016[Verified]

"initially saw this on Nantucket for over $20 in a wine store."

Espelt Viticultors Garnacha Old Vines 2016 image
A CONSISTENTLY DELICIOUS SPANISH RED
Posted Sep 28, 2016[Verified]
Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2014 image
DELICIOUS DRY RED...A VALUE
Posted Sep 28, 2016[Verified]
Cune 'Monopole' Viura 2015 image
A NICE DRY WHITE RIOJA
Posted Sep 28, 2016[Verified]
Vina Maitia 'Pipeno' Pais/Carignan 2015 image
JUST OK
Posted Aug 8, 2016[Verified]

"would not buy again"

Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2014 image
THIS DOMAINE IS EXCELLENT....
Posted Jul 25, 2016[Verified]

"excellent every time, everyone loves it!"

Mas de Gourgonnier Rose 2015 image
DECENT ROSE
Posted Jul 11, 2016[Verified]
Vietti 'Tre Vigne' Barbera d' Asti 2013 image
OK BARBERA
Posted Mar 9, 2016[Verified]

"ok...but Marchesi is better for less"

Barons de Rothschild Lafite Reserve Speciale Blanc 2013 image
TERRIFIC BORDEAUX
Posted Oct 1, 2015[Verified]

"excellent value..I will be reordering soon"

Chateau La Dame Blanche Bordeaux White 2011 image
BELOW AVERAGE
Posted Oct 1, 2015[Verified]

"ok, but overpriced and can't touch the Barons de Rothschild Lafite Reserve Speciale Blanc 2013, which is much better for several dollars less."

Chateau Simard St Emilion 2004 image
READY FOR PRIME TIME
Posted Sep 23, 2015[Verified]

"a little aeration helps...big hit at dinner, better with veggies, onion soup and salad than with fish....probably best with meat, but we don't eat meat."

Chateau Gigault 'Cuvee Viva' Red 2010 image
OUTSTANDING BORDEAUX, HAVING JUST VISITED THERE
Posted Sep 16, 2015[Verified]
Odipus 'Old Vines' Grenache 2008 image
EXCELLENT ...MY WIFE SAID IT REMINDED HER OF RASPBERRIES.
Posted Jun 7, 2015[Verified]
Itsas Mendi Bizkaiko Txakolina 2013 image
BASQUE UNIQENESS
Posted May 8, 2015[Verified]

"an excellent white.... and unusual....serve it to the unknowing...they will be surprised!"

Protos Verdejo 2012 image
EXCELLENT SPANISH VERDEJO
Posted Oct 30, 2014[Verified]

"having just returned from Spain and drinking other inexpensive verdejos, this is a steal."

Tikves Wines Special Selection Vranec 2011 image
VIVA MACEDONIA!
Posted Sep 12, 2014[Verified]

"this is delicious, probably needs to breathe a bit"

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