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Eric B — Empire Wine Community

Eric B has been a customer since Sep 2011

My reviews (15)

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Celler Besllum Besllum 2008 image
FRUIT AND SPICE
Posted Jan 13, 2012

"Medium bodied, mellow tannin, spiced cloves and plenty of ripe fruit. A traditional Spanish blend presented in a New World style."

Calade des Eveques Gigondas 2010 image
RHONE FANS, CHECK THIS WINE OUT
Posted Jan 10, 2012

"I'm not always a huge fan of Gigondas... they often taste too green and flowery for my taste, but I truly enjoyed this one. This is tasty stuff... slightly peppery and lots of fruit. Probably could use 3 years in the bottle to mature."

Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc 2009 image
$20 '09 HAUT MEDOC - BUY NOW!
Posted Jan 10, 2012

"This really is a stunning vintage... the critics got it right this time! Soft tannins, chocolate, dark plum and raspberry. Slightly stiff now, but I'm excited to see how this wine evolves."

Chateau Clement Saint-Jean Medoc 2010 image
WOW! ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE '09.
Posted Jan 10, 2012

"Classic Bordeaux expression of cab. This drinks like a $30 bottle... complex fruit and spice, subtle tannin at the finish. Drinking great now, but should last 10+ years. This is currently my favorite of any Bordeaux under $25."

Vignerons de Caractere 'Petite Caprice' Blanc 2010 image
DOUBLE BINGO.
Posted Jan 10, 2012

"Agree with Mark completely. For the price, this wine is unbelievable. If you bought a Cali white at this price, it would taste like Yellow Tail. This is a real wine... I often drink it with lighter-fair meals."

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 2010 image
CAKEBREAD NEVER FAILS.
Posted Jan 10, 2012

"Always a solid choice - a top shelf Chard at a good price point. Soft minerality, well balanced, just enough butter but not over the top. Mmmm...."

Henriot Souverain Brut NV image
FAVORITE BUBBLY
Posted Dec 28, 2011

"This is a top-notch champagne... anything else comparable is $10 - $15 more."

Marcel LaPierre Morgon 2010 image
PERFECT
Posted Nov 24, 2011[Verified]

"This wine is delicious and precise. Rose pedals on the nose, excellent berry fruit and crushed rock on the mid palate, and persistent lingering flavors reminiscent of a strawberry reduction. A real work of art."

Bodegas La Milagrosa Milcampos Vinas Viejas 2010 image
THUMBS UP
Posted Nov 10, 2011

"Another great cheap Spanish wine. Blackberries, plum, and winter spices. Good food wine."

Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile 2004 image
WOW.
Posted Nov 10, 2011

"To me, this is the perfect expression of riesling. Levels of fruit and acidity are in perfect balance, and it has just entered its prime drinking years. It has an aroma of dried fruit and wild flowers, and tastes like heaven in a bottle with notes of citrus."

Vinos Pinol Ludovicus 2010 image
RASPBERRIES AND PEPPER
Posted Nov 8, 2011

"Big red fruit with plenty of spice and tannins. Well balanced and complex. Was a perfect match to veal marsala a few nights ago."

Bodegas la Candelaria 'Cubo' Seleccion 2009 image
RICH AND SMOOTH
Posted Nov 7, 2011

"I was pleasantly surprised by Cubo - an interesting and impressive expression of Tempranillo. It has a rich velvety feel with soft tannins. Nice fruit up front, followed by layers of chocolate and caramel hint at sweetness on the finish. It would be a great accompaniment to a brisket or grilled lamb, or could even be enjoyed after dinner with dark chocolate and fruit."

Saint Hilaire 'Brut' Brut 2012 image
GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO CHAMPAGNE
Posted Oct 26, 2011

"Champagne can be pretty pricey, so I usually opt for this... the oldest sparkling wine in the world! Much more complex and rewarding than most Cava or Prosecco at the same price point, it shows great balance and offers a ton of those small fizzy bubbles that many of the Californian "Champagnes" lack."

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Cotes du Rhone 2012 image
DRINK AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE (AOAP)
Posted Oct 26, 2011

"One of my favorite bottles for $10 - $15. She's a bit hot on the alcohol when you first open her, but she really mellows out after just a half hour of letting off steam. Terrific ripe fruit, not too heavy on the tannins, long finish. Oh, delicious Cercius!"

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GREAT BUY
Posted Oct 26, 2011

"For $25, this is an excellent value for a high quality Priorat. Highly concentrated dark fruit, deep rich texture. Now 10 years old, it is ready to drink. Great with red meat or a heavy winter stew. Note: this wine contains a healthy amount of sediment and should be decanted."