Bert P — Empire Wine Community

Bert P has been a customer since Mar 2012

My reviews (52)

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Donati 'Sisters Forever' Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 image
EXCELLENT CHARD
Posted Jun 18, 2019[Verified]

"A very good unoaked Chardonnay with citrus, melon, vanilla notes. Definitely a notch above the larger vineyards product."

Pala I Fiori Cannonau 2017 image
A NICE RICH GRENACHE
Posted May 7, 2019

"A nice medium bodied red with nice cherry and red fruit notes. Perfect with meat or pasta dishes."

1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel 2016 image
RICH DEEP RED
Posted Apr 21, 2019

"A great zin with plenty of deep jammy fruit. The bourbon barrel aging definitely adds another dimension to this great affordable wine."

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2017 image
A+ PLUS BLEND
Posted Apr 20, 2019

"This wine blend is absolutely wonderfuland consistent over the years I have been drinking it. Sure to please all palates from conniseurs to novices. Read the tasting notes, it's all that and more."

Fattoria del Cerro Chianti Colli Senesi 2017 image
GREAT WINE FOR A GREAT PRICE
Posted Jan 29, 2019[Verified]

"Traditional Chianti with plenty of fruit. A solid red for pairing with hearty Italian fare, cheese, and meat."

DiamAndes 'Perlita' Malbec-Syrah 2016 image
EXCELLENT
Posted May 10, 2018

"A reasonably priced red blend that is smooth and juicy. My first bottle and I am sold!!"

Marietta Cellars 'Old Vine Red' Lot 66 image
EXCELLENT
Posted Apr 26, 2018[Verified]

"A lighter bodied zin that drinks like the Italian cousin, Primitivo. Great fruit and spice. Highly recommended."

Tratturi Primitivo di Salento 2018 image
NON-DESCRIPT
Posted Apr 20, 2018

"I purchased this based on the alleged bargain. Cheap yes, but tasteless. Little or no bouquet and it's a reflection of what's to come. All tannins and zero taste. Skip this one."

Attems Winery Pinot Grigio 2015 image
EXCELLENT
Posted Mar 11, 2018

"Far above your average Pinot Grigio this crisp white wine compares with popular higher priced wine."

Mossback 'Central Coast' Pinot Noir 2014 image
RICH AND DEEP
Posted Jan 23, 2018

"Great rich Pinot with a richer concentrated flavor than what you normally would expect. Spicy cherry notes with some subtle notes of rhubarb."

Tenuta La Pergola Monferrato Rosso 2015 image
A SMOOTH ITALIAN RED
Posted Jan 19, 2018

"Best described as a cross between a Syrah and Grenache. Hearty but not heavy with a smooth finish."

Funckenhausen Malbec Blend 2016 1.0L image
A BIG RED BLEND
Posted Jan 6, 2018

"A nice blend with the meatiness of a Malbec and the subtleties of a Syrah. This is also sold as a full liter so a little more wine for your buck."

Bodegas Pedro Regalado 'Embocadero' Tempranillo 2014 image
SUPERB
Posted Nov 18, 2017

"A rich velvety tempranillo with dark cherry notes, leather, vanilla."

Raeburn Winery Chardonnay 2015 image
A SUPER CHARDONNAY
Posted Sep 9, 2017

"Staff recommended this mid-price Chardonnay and it lived up to his high praise. Absolutely delicious smooth and creamy Chard with nectarine and apple notes that you would expect to cost 2x this price. AWESOME!"

Vina Cobos 'Felino' Chardonnay 2015 image
A SUPER CHARDONNAY
Posted Jul 27, 2017[Verified]

"A great buy for excellent chardonnay."

Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2013 image
ALL THAT'S RIGHT IN ITALIAN RED
Posted Jul 24, 2017[Verified]

"A rich but not too heavy red blend with wonderful cherry and leather notes. Great price, highly recommended."

Benziger Family Winery 'Sonoma' Chardonnay 2014 image
A SUPER CHARDONNAY
Posted Jul 24, 2017

"A rich Chard with melon and peach notes and just enough oak to add some edge."

Bayten Sauvignon Blanc 2016 image
A GREAT CRISP SAUVIGNON
Posted Jul 12, 2017

"A well crafted white with a wonderful flavor. Not the grapefruit forwardness of those from New Zealand. Perfect for sipping with cheese, or partnered with chicken, seafood, or pork."

Hirsch Selection 'Small Batch' Reserve 92prf 750ml image
MIDPRICE SMALL BATCH
Posted Jul 12, 2017

"A great smooth bourbon with vanilla, butterscotch notes. Great for sipping or in a manhattan but go easy on the vermouth you'll want to enjoy the flavor of this small batch bourbon."

Santa Ema 'Reserve' Merlot 2013 image
GREAT RED FOR A MODEST RPICE
Posted Jul 12, 2017

"A delicious smooth red with hints of chocolate and red berries. Wonderful accompaniment to a steak or other grilled meats."

Castillo Perelada Blanc Pescador NV image
A GREAT NEW FIND IN WHITE
Posted Jul 11, 2017[Verified]

"While this Spanish white is reminiscent of a Portugese Vino Verde, the flavor is fuller, but the effervescence is in the same ball park. A great crisp white to accompany seafood, chicken, pork, or mild cheese."

De Wetshof 'Limestone Hill' Chardonnay 2016 image
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Posted May 3, 2017

"This South African Chard displays the wonderful crisp edge of French wines with the depth of California wines but the oak is not the leading edge. Beautiful with seafood and white meat dishes."

Vina Tarapaca Gran Reserva Red 2014 image
AN AFFORDABLE RICH RED BLEND
Posted Apr 19, 2017

"This wine is in regular rotation at Albany's Gingerman restaurant. As tasting notes indicate it's a rich blend and organically grown and produced. Great flavor for a very modest price."

Sella & Mosca 'Riserva' Cannonau di Sardegna 2012 image
GREAT ALTERNATE RED
Posted Apr 13, 2017

"This red from Sardinia is a wonderful medium bodied red reminiscent of Chianti. Plenty of nice fruit and light spice perfect for a classic Italian meal or seafood. The price seals the deal."

Rebel Yell Rsv 90.6prf 750ml image
A GREAT VALUE
Posted Sep 27, 2016

"This flavorful and smooth bourbon is a steal at $20 a bottle. Great vanilla notes and a smooth finish."

Di Majo Norante 'Ramitello' Biferno Rosso 2012 image
SUPERB ITALIAN RED
Posted Sep 27, 2016

"The perfect accompaniment to Italian food, red meat or a strong cheese, this red has spice, fruit, and nice acidic finish. Highly recommended."

Big House Wine Company 'Frank Nitti' Zinfandel 3.0L image
A NOT SO BOLD ZIN
Posted Sep 27, 2016

"For $17 this wine might be an option for a picnic with burgers and hot dogs, but for anything else it would fall flat. Very watered down and diluted not the bold fruity/spicy taste that you would expect from this varietal. Buyer beware."

Routestock Cellars ‘Route 121' Chardonnay 2013 image
GREAT MID-PRICED CHARD
Posted Jun 28, 2016[Verified]

"Reasonable priced Chard with nice oak, melon, vanilla and citrus. A great buy comparable to much more expensive vintages."

Beringer Winery Waymaker Red Blend 2013 image
A GREAT RED BLEND AT A GREAT PRICE
Posted Apr 25, 2016

"Great multi-dimensional medium bodied wine with deep red fruit and a nice Zin type spice finish."

Ladera Sagrada Castelo do Papa Godello 2014 image
A GREAT CHARDONNAY ALTERNATIVE
Posted Feb 27, 2016

"A nice surprise find. A smooth white with mineral and citrus notes."

Santa Tresa Frappato 2014 image
GREAT LIGHT BODIED RED
Posted Feb 17, 2016[Verified]

"Very reminiscent of a Pinto Noir with strawberry and spice notes."

Hirsch Selection 'Small Batch Reserve' 86prf 750ml image
Posted Apr 26, 2015

"This small batch bourbon is all that its promo touts and more. At 86 proof is smooth and delicious either straight or in a Manhattan but go easy on the vermouth and let this little gem shine."

Conundrum Proprietary White 2012 image
A REALLY GREAT BLEND
Posted Mar 17, 2015

"Given to us as a gift we really liked this white blend that will appeal to both Chardonnay and Sauvignon drinkers."

Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir NV image
GREAT BUY
Posted Mar 4, 2015[Verified]

"Pepperwood is a solid pinot noir with a great strawberry nose and lasting finish. The price is just ridiculous for a quality wine. You may be tempted to pass because it's so inexpensive, but you would be WRONG."

Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola 2018 image
BUY IN BULK
Posted Oct 21, 2014

"A first class medium bodied red sort of a cross between a pinot and a chianti. Full of cherry notes and great with Italian food or a burger. The price on this is ridiculous."

Sterling 'Vintners Collection' Meritage 2017 image
WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE!
Posted Apr 9, 2014

"A great fruit forward medium body red blend with lots raspberry notes. The price is ridiculous for a wine of this quality and taste. You'd be hard pressed to find a blend to match it."

The Royal Chenin Blanc Old Vines Steen 2013 image
GREAT BUY INDEED
Posted Apr 9, 2014

"A dry chenin blanc with lots of fruit and citrus notes. A perfect alternative to pinot grigio or a dry riesling."

Primaterra Sangiovese 2017 image
WHAT A BARGAIN.
Posted Mar 29, 2014

"A totally wonderful smooth red wine that would be the perfect pairing with a hearty meal of pasta and red sauce or a hamburger. Great price to boot!"

Borgo M Friulano 2013 image
A GREAT NEW FIND IN WHITE
Posted Mar 27, 2014

"A great find in white varietals. Best described asa cross between sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio with crisp almost sparkling finish. Perfect for seafood and poultry, but would hold it's own with pork or duck. A great wine with creamy buttery cheeses/"

J. Ordonez 'Botani' Moscatel 2011 image
SUPERB AND DIFFERENT
Posted Nov 20, 2013[Verified]

"This a great white with prominent citrus orange notes. It is NOT sweet as the Moscatel grape might indicate-somewhere between a chardonnay and pinot grigio. A perfect compliment to chicken and fish or just sipping with cheese. The price is right too."

Matane Primitivo 2012 image
UNSUNG ITALIAN RED
Posted Nov 19, 2013[Verified]

"Italy may be known for Chianti and Sangiovese but Primitivo is a great medium body red with a bright cherry bouquet and plenty of raspberry and fruit on the finish. This is Italy's answer to Zinfandel but in my opinion a totally different wine from CA Zin. Great price for a wonderful bottle of wine."

Vega Sindoa Chardonnay 2013 image
GREAT BUY INDEED
Posted May 17, 2013[Verified]

"A very good lighter bodied Chard with plenty of oak and fruitiness (apple, melon, citrus). Worth a try as an everyday wine for barbeques and picnics with summer on the horizon."

Cinco Joses Chardonnay 2010 image
A GOOD BUDGET CHARD
Posted May 15, 2013[Verified]

"No complaints, this wine is oaky and has a hint of mineral aftertaste. This is a solid everyday wine that pairs well with cheese, chicken, and seafood."

Chateau de Manissy Tavel 'Cuvee des Lys' 2011 image
UNEVENTFUL
Posted May 15, 2013[Verified]

"A very lackluster blush that left little or no impression on me. Lots of better roses and blushes out there."

Chateau de Panigon Medoc 2010 image
GENERIC
Posted May 15, 2013[Verified]

"I would be hard pressed to discern any of the alleged tasting notes in this wine's description. Flat and nondescript. There are definitely a lot better wines under this price that are a lot better."

Paul Mas 'Estate' Picpoul de Pinet 2018 image
A DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT FRENCH WHITE
Posted May 14, 2013[Verified]

"Not much to add to the on-line description. A little Chard, a little Sauvignon but definitely in a class by itself. This one has become one our favorites. served at one of our favorite local wine bars."

Villa Medoro Chimera 2011 image
A GREAT ITALIAN WHITE
Posted May 14, 2013[Verified]

"This wine is so good. Perfectly balanced acidity and a really pronounced long fruity finish. Bought 4 for free(shipping) and will definitely be buying more before it disappears. This wine would pair well with pork, chicken, seafood and pasta."

Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc 2011 image
1ST CLASS WHITE
Posted Jan 8, 2013

"We first tasted this at a local restaurant and we so glad to find it at Empire. A wonderful dry white with citrus and grapefruit notes."

Donati Sorelle per Sempre Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 image
SO GOOD
Posted Jan 8, 2013

"Tired of Chardonnays that have spent way too much time in oak, well this unoaked chard is so flavorful and reasonably priced. I bought 1 bottle on a whim and was back today buying 4 more."

Tasca d'Almerita Lamuri Nero d'Avola 2009 image
LOVE IT!
Posted Mar 11, 2012

"While I enjoy rich reds, my wife prefers whites and lighter bodied reds. I therefore love finding great red wines like this nero d'avola which both of us can enjoy. Great upfront cherry flavor at a very reasonable price. What's not to like!!"

A Mano Amano Primitivo 2008 image
WHAT A BARGAIN!
Posted Mar 11, 2012

"At this price, I had to try this wine and I was so glad I did. Primitivo is often billed as Italy's Zin, but I find it lighter and dryer but still very fruit forward. This a great wine to serve with red sauce, burgers, or a char-grilled steak or pork. A good red at an outrageously low price!!!"

Santa Ema 'Reserve' Merlot 2012 image
GREAT WINE AT GREAT PRICE
Posted Mar 11, 2012

"A rich and smooth merlot with lots of fruit and chocolate in the finish."

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