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Joined on: July 24, 2011


Lapostolle 'Cuvee Alexander' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Great value. Will purchase more
Review added on: 3/28/19  [Verified]
Michael and David Winery Petite Petit 2015
Outstanding value
A “too good to be true” ... but it is.
Review added on: 5/12/18
Mas d'en Compte 'Black Slate' Porrera 2014
One of my go-tos
Review added on: 2/13/18  [Verified]
Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2015
A Gem
This has become my favorite go-to red. Succulent. Full. Great initial assault on the pallet and fine finish. A Wonderful surprise at the price.
Review added on: 2/1/18  [Verified]
Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2014
Terrific! Comfort Food
Review added on: 8/8/17  [Verified]
Mollydooker 'Two Left Feet' Shiraz Blend 2015
A favorite for several years
By blending the wine has a more elegant touch ... a bit less jammy than The Boxer
Review added on: 2/23/17  [Verified]
Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2012
Long time favorite
Can't go wrong
Review added on: 2/18/17  [Verified]
Yalumba 'The Scribbler' Cabernet/Shiraz 2012
New Go-To
Review added on: 10/17/16  [Verified]
Domaine Cabirau 'Maury Sec' Serge & Nicolas 2012
Will be back for more
Quickly becoming a favorite. Easy to drink. Easier to enjoy.
Review added on: 5/8/16  [Verified]
Compania Vinedos Iberian 'Yaso' Tinta de Toro 2012
A Great Go-To
I keep re-ordering Yaso . . . . it haunts me. It has become one of the wines that I compare others against when looking for quality, enjoyability and value.
Review added on: 5/3/16  [Verified]
Michael & David 'Freakshow' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Great cab at great price. Very satisfying
Review added on: 2/24/16  [Verified]
Chateau Escot Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2010
Did not live up to its hype
Prefer other blends on the basis of taste and value.
Review added on: 12/12/15  [Verified]
Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2013
Great every day choice.
Nothing magical . . but fully delivers, is what it should be and the QPR . . Wow
Review added on: 12/12/15  [Verified]
Venus La Universal 'Dido' 2013
A Blessing
Best QPR I have experienced in many moons. Have served to many friends and most subsequently sought it out.
Review added on: 12/12/15  [Verified]
Michael and David Winery Petite Petit 2012
Great Taste and Value
Probably the best in class and if value is added into the equation . . Outstanding !!!
Review added on: 12/12/15  [Verified]
Tintonegro 'Uco Valley' Malbec 2012
Created a Sensation
Served to a group of friends who raved about it, favored it over a more expensive Malbec "standard" and then went out and bought some . . putting their coin where their tastebuds are. Will be Have ordered more.
Review added on: 9/17/15  [Verified]
Two Hands 'Angels Share' Shiraz 2012
My favorite
Best in the class. Moderately jammy but delicious. Great value at price
Review updated 1/21/16 (originally added on: 3/27/15)  [Verified]
Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2011
Under rated - fairly priced
Full and long. Lots of fruit. One of my favorite Aussie Shiraz
Review added on: 3/27/15
Two Hands 'Angels Share' Shiraz 2011
Great . . . but
liked it much better $6 ago.
Review added on: 3/27/15
Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Reserva 2005
An All Star
One of the best values to be found
Review added on: 3/27/15
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2010
Exquisite but
Cannot complain about the juice . . . near perfection. But the value . . . . well there are several to choose from that can save you several hundred dollars a bottle and will not disappoint. But the taste coupled with label value / snob / name appeal may drive you to this . . and no one will dare say you were wrong.
Review added on: 3/27/15
Domaine de Bouscat Caduce Bordeaux Superior 2012
Under rated - over delivered
Just a great Bordeaux blend. Drinks at a significantly level than its rated. Would pay 2x-3x (and have) for something this tasty.
Review added on: 3/27/15  [Verified]
Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza 2013
Based on value
A high quality swill. Great value even among Spanish wines.
Review added on: 3/27/15  [Verified]
Chateau Puech-Haut 'Bosc Negre' 2009
Too early
Feels like it will grow into a fine bottle of pleasure . . . but for today it simply is not ready to enjoy
Review added on: 3/27/15
Alvaro Castro 'D.A.C.' Tinto 2011
Worth your time and taste buds. Good way to stimulate both. Full and long. A bargain for an easy every day appellation.
Review added on: 3/27/15  [Verified]
Domaine Mur-mur-ium Sublime Syrah 2011
Agree . . and pass
Christopher refers to the berry flavor . . he's correct there is a lot of that. Too much by a good measure. Kevin describes an off-putting nose . . . he is right also. No subtlety or grace. Seemed like an in-your-face berry bomb.
Review added on: 2/26/14  [Verified]
Marquis Philips 'Sarahs Blend' 2011
A Great Find
A tremendous facilitator for sitting around, sipping and solving the world's problems. Excellent spice box and much more refined and smooth than it has any right to be at this price point. The move from Australia to Spain improved an already delightful wine.
Review added on: 2/25/14  [Verified]
CVA Pinyolet Garnacha 2011
Great quality for the price. Very agreeable. A crowd pleaser.
Review added on: 2/18/14  [Verified]