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Bert P — Empire Wine Community

Bert P has been a customer since Mar 2012

My reviews (52)

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EXCELLENT CHARD

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

Posted on Jun 18, 2019  [Verified Purchase]
A NICE RICH GRENACHE

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

Posted on May 7, 2019
RICH DEEP RED

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

Posted on Apr 21, 2019
A+ PLUS BLEND

"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."

Posted on Apr 20, 2019
GREAT WINE FOR A GREAT PRICE

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

Posted on Jan 29, 2019  [Verified Purchase]
EXCELLENT

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

Posted on May 10, 2018
EXCELLENT

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

Posted on Apr 26, 2018  [Verified Purchase]
NON-DESCRIPT

"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."

Posted on Apr 20, 2018
EXCELLENT

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

Posted on Mar 11, 2018
RICH AND DEEP

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

Posted on Jan 23, 2018
A SMOOTH ITALIAN RED

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

Posted on Jan 19, 2018
A BIG RED BLEND

"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."

Posted on Jan 6, 2018
SUPERB

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

Posted on Nov 18, 2017
A SUPER CHARDONNAY

"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!"

Posted on Sep 9, 2017
A SUPER CHARDONNAY

"A great buy for excellent chardonnay."

Posted on Jul 27, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
ALL THAT'S RIGHT IN ITALIAN RED

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

Posted on Jul 24, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
A SUPER CHARDONNAY

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

Posted on Jul 24, 2017
A GREAT CRISP SAUVIGNON

"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."

Posted on Jul 12, 2017
MIDPRICE SMALL BATCH

"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."

Posted on Jul 12, 2017
GREAT RED FOR A MODEST RPICE

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

Posted on Jul 12, 2017
A GREAT NEW FIND IN WHITE

"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."

Posted on Jul 11, 2017  [Verified Purchase]
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

"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."

Posted on May 3, 2017
AN AFFORDABLE RICH RED BLEND

"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."

Posted on Apr 19, 2017
GREAT ALTERNATE RED

"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."

Posted on Apr 13, 2017
A GREAT VALUE

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

Posted on Sep 27, 2016
SUPERB ITALIAN RED

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

Posted on Sep 27, 2016
A NOT SO BOLD ZIN

"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."

Posted on Sep 27, 2016
GREAT MID-PRICED CHARD

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

Posted on Jun 28, 2016  [Verified Purchase]
A GREAT RED BLEND AT A GREAT PRICE

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

Posted on Apr 25, 2016
A GREAT CHARDONNAY ALTERNATIVE

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

Posted on Feb 27, 2016
GREAT LIGHT BODIED RED

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

Posted on Feb 17, 2016  [Verified Purchase]

"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."

Posted on Apr 26, 2015
A REALLY GREAT BLEND

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

Posted on Mar 17, 2015
GREAT BUY

"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."

Posted on Mar 4, 2015  [Verified Purchase]
BUY IN BULK

"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."

Posted on Oct 21, 2014
WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE!

"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."

Posted on Apr 9, 2014
GREAT BUY INDEED

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

Posted on Apr 9, 2014
WHAT A BARGAIN.

"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!"

Posted on Mar 29, 2014
A GREAT NEW FIND IN WHITE

"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/"

Posted on Mar 27, 2014
SUPERB AND DIFFERENT

"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."

Posted on Nov 20, 2013  [Verified Purchase]
UNSUNG ITALIAN RED

"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."

Posted on Nov 19, 2013  [Verified Purchase]
GREAT BUY INDEED

"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."

Posted on May 17, 2013  [Verified Purchase]
A GOOD BUDGET CHARD

"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."

Posted on May 15, 2013  [Verified Purchase]
UNEVENTFUL

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

Posted on May 15, 2013  [Verified Purchase]
GENERIC

"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."

Posted on May 15, 2013  [Verified Purchase]
A DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT FRENCH WHITE

"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."

Posted on May 14, 2013  [Verified Purchase]
A GREAT ITALIAN WHITE

"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."

Posted on May 14, 2013  [Verified Purchase]
1ST CLASS WHITE

"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."

Posted on Jan 8, 2013
SO GOOD

"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."

Posted on Jan 8, 2013
LOVE IT!

"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!!"

Posted on Mar 11, 2012
WHAT A BARGAIN!

"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!!!"

Posted on Mar 11, 2012
GREAT WINE AT GREAT PRICE

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

Posted on Mar 11, 2012