Empire Wine Community > Michael


Joined on: January 6, 2013


Slingshot 'North Coast' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
So Good
Have had this wine by the glass @ nice restaurant in Plattsburgh, always enjoyed. Now buying several bottles, great fruit, jammy, nice cab for the price.
Review added on: 3/17/19
Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Silver Label 2015
Spain Revisited
Been years since I have had this wine and it never lets you down. Great flavor, smooth and worth the price. A hidden gem.
Review added on: 11/4/18
Xavier '100%' Cotes-du-Rhone 2015
Real nice fruit, dry and to be enjoyed glass after glass
Review added on: 10/28/18  [Verified]
Bodega Monteviejo 'Petite Fleur' Red Blend 2012
There are great wines from Portugal, Argentina that just don't get press. Malbec is on the map. This wine is outstanding, blend of grapes is on point. Buy this!
Review added on: 10/7/18
1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel 2016
Real Nice
For what is @ price point, nice zin character, will not ruin a meal, consider consistent with past offerings.
Review added on: 8/19/18
Chateau Puech Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2016
Review added on: 8/6/17  [Verified]
Domaine des Anges 'Seraphin' Ventoux Rouge 2012
Its a Ventoux
Juicy, flavorful, Grenache. Be cautious of any ventoux out there but this is good, approachable and tasty for price.
Review added on: 7/9/17  [Verified]
1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel 'Gold Rush' Red 2014
Dry, to the point, no need for 15% ABV but tasty and nice price.
Review added on: 7/7/17  [Verified]
Jean-Marc Brocard Dom. Ste. Claire Chablis 2015
Bone dry, flavorful, nice....don't drink too cold
Review added on: 4/11/17
Casaloste Chianti Classico 2013
Dry & On Point
One of the better c classicos that hit the mark, bone dry with nice flavor
Review added on: 4/9/17  [Verified]
Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2013
On Point
Had w/ Ziti Abruzzi ( sausage, chicken, red peppers) nice red, bone dry, comin in @ 13.5% abv (which is great) bought a couple of bottles.
Review added on: 1/19/17  [Verified]
Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2014
Just the Best
When you can find a great value wine from Spain @ this price that delivers with mild tanins big time..buy buy, buy.
Review added on: 12/21/16
Jean Grosperrin Fine Champagne Cognac XO
Its great to find an excellent cognac from the smaller producers that is priced well and tastes fantastic. Would buy again and again.
Review added on: 12/10/16  [Verified]
Domaine Courbis Saint Joseph Rouge 2012
This appellation often overlooked but should be on the Rhone lets look list, dry, supple, and tasty, soft tannins
Review added on: 11/20/16  [Verified]
1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel 2014
Zin Delicious
Smooth, flavorful, great value. Nice layers, doesn't drink like a bourbon 'infused wine', just subtle flavor, really nice
Review added on: 9/15/16  [Verified]
Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
Very nice du Pape, great flavor, balance and finish
Review added on: 11/9/15  [Verified]
Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2012
Supple and delicious
Teasty, dry, layers of flavor for grenache, on point
Review added on: 10/25/15
Aster de Beaulieu Cotes de Castillon 2009
Price Point Perfection
The region continues to amaze and this offering is on point, classic style, limited tannins ( as would expect from mostly merlot) with some ageing potential. Deliciousness understated.
Review added on: 2/1/15  [Verified]
Hendry Vineyards 'Blocks 7 & 22' Zinfandel 2011
Zin Gem
Incredible layers of zin excellence
Review added on: 12/28/14  [Verified]
Chateau Fleur la Mothe Medoc 2011
Really Nice
Can't go wrong at this price point, tasty, mild tannins.
Review added on: 10/22/14  [Verified]
Clos Julien Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Good Price
Soft tannins, cab worthy, yummy
Review added on: 10/12/14  [Verified]
Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc 2009
Will only get better
What you get for this price is that nice tight texture, tannins, taste that will really mature in time. If you are drinking now decant and let it just rest for 1-2 hours. Patience has its rewards.
Review added on: 3/25/14  [Verified]
Reguengos de Monsaraz 'Reguengos' Tinto 2016
Value & Taste
Always overlooked the table wines from Portugal bring great value and incredible taste. Dry and great mouth feel, jammy a delight for the price.
Review added on: 11/21/13