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loring h — Empire Wine Community

loring h has been a customer since Aug 2013

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Eugene Carrel & Fils Jongieux Blanc 2018 image
Posted Nov 12, 2019[Verified]

"REALLY Nice for the price! Try it ! Buy it! We're getting more. WS got it right..."

Companhia Das Lezirias 'Tyto Alba' Red 2014 image
Posted Nov 9, 2019[Verified]

"VERY nice! A good value for the price. We're getting a case. Try it! You'll not be disappointed..."

Niepoort 'Redoma' Tinto 2016 image
Posted Nov 9, 2019[Verified]

"Good wine, enjoyable, but at this price point, not a great value. We'll buy it again, but not in quantity."

Terre Nere 'Santo Spirito' Etna Bianco 2017 image
VERY NICE
Posted Jul 28, 2019[Verified]

"Try it. If you like whites, this is different, in a good way. We're getting more."

Zorzal 'Eggo Tinto de Tiza' Malbec Blend 2016 image
NOT A 95
Posted May 19, 2019

"More like an 88 or 89. Austere, and a bit short on body & finish."

Ovum 'Memorista' Riesling 2016 image
IT IMPRESSED MY WIFE...
Posted Apr 30, 2019[Verified]

"And she's hard to impress, especially on whites. Very nice, we're getting more."

Zorzal 'Eggo Tinto de Tiza' Malbec 2015 image
AGED IN CEMENT EGGS?
Posted Apr 21, 2019[Verified]

"It's a good thing that I drink wine, not make it...If you get past the cementT, it is a very nice wine, well worth a try. We're getting more"

Olivier Leflaive 'Les Setilles' Bourgogne 2017 image
VERY NICE
Posted Apr 10, 2019

"We had this at a local restaurant. A very nice white burgundy. We're getting some to drink at home. Try some, you'll like it!"

Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2016 image
VERY NICE
Posted Apr 5, 2019[Verified]

"We're getting more...Try some!"

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 image
WE'D GO WITH WINE SPECTATOR
Posted Apr 4, 2019[Verified]

"Real value in a wine of this quality. It should age well; still young, but very enjoyable now. We're getting more..."

Chateau Saint-Roch 'Kerbuccio' Maury Sec 2016 image
EMPIRE NAILED IT!
Posted Apr 2, 2019[Verified]

"OK, we got more. VERY nice. Every time we open a bottle, I'm happy. Isn't that what drinking wine is about? Try some!"

Guy Saget 'Marie Beauregard' Vouvray 2016 image
ANOTHER HIT FROM THE LOIRE
Posted Mar 23, 2019

"Sweet, but crisp. A nicely made, balanced wine, well worth the price. Chardonnay lovers beware, try this, and you'll never be the same... we're getting more."

Idlewild 'The Bee White' 2017 image
A NICE WHITE
Posted Mar 9, 2019[Verified]

"A well made white blend, it goes well with seafood, is also a sipper. We're getting more."

Gramercy Cellars 'Lagniappe' Syrah 2015 image
WORTH THE MONEY. BUY IT!
Posted Mar 5, 2019[Verified]

"98 may be a bit high, but this is a VERY nice syrah."

Perrin Famille Reserve Rouge 2016 image
GREAT VALUE
Posted Mar 3, 2019[Verified]

"Nice wine for the price. Well structured, and smooth."

Vinos de Arganza 'Flavium' 'Seleccion' Mencia 2015 image
EASY DRINKING RED, GOOD VALUE!
Posted Feb 28, 2019[Verified]

"WS got it right. Nice red, You could pay a bit more, and get less. We got more."

Zorzal 'Terroir Unico' Sauvignon Blanc 2016 image
UNUSUAL
Posted Dec 18, 2018[Verified]

"Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina? And this good? Try it. You'll not be disappointed. We're getting more..."

Concha Y Toro 'Gran Reserva' Carmenere 2016 image
VERY NICE
Posted Dec 16, 2018[Verified]

"Well made, and worth the price. WS got it right. Like a nice merlot."

Tarapaca Carmenere 2015 image
A GREAT WINE AT THIS PRICE POINT
Posted Dec 13, 2018[Verified]

"For $13 a bottle, this may be a five star wine. Do not try it warm. 100 percent carmenere, and VERY nice! We're getting more..."

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2015 image
A GREAT WINE AT THIS PRICE POINT
Posted Dec 9, 2018[Verified]

"Maybe not a 95, but if not, it's close. We bought a case. If you like Chianti, buy this."

Rocher des Violettes Montlouis sur Loire 2017 image
ANOTHER HIT FROM THE LOIRE
Posted Dec 6, 2018[Verified]

"Off dry but crisp. A well made wine that goes nicely with a variety of foods. We're getting more..."

Paul Jaboulet Aîné 'Secret de Famile' Viognier 2017 image
BUY IT!
Posted Nov 11, 2018[Verified]

"At this price you'd be crazy to let it go by. We bought a case."

Louis Latour Bourgogne Gamay 2015 image
WS ON TARGET!
Posted Oct 24, 2018[Verified]

"Nice light red, good flavor, goes with salmon like a pinot noir. Good value for the money."

Maison Nicolas Perrin Crozes-Hermitage 2014 image
Posted Oct 20, 2018[Verified]

"Really good! Get some. We're getting more..."

Nittnaus Blaufrankisch Kalk und Schiefer 2015 image
NICE RED FROM AUSTRIA?
Posted Sep 24, 2018[Verified]

"Not exceptional, but nice, a good wine for the .price. A lighter red, sort of pinot noir like"

Ritual by Veramonte Pinot Noir 2015 image
A GREAT WINE AT THIS PRICE POINT
Posted Aug 1, 2018[Verified]

"Very good pinot at this price point. If it was from Cally or Ore. it would be a bit more...We're getting more!"

Chateau Valandraud Blanc 2010 image
WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Posted Jul 26, 2018[Verified]

"Superb white. Very sophisticated, should age well, remarkable now. We're getting more..."

Clos des Lunes 'Lune Blanche' White 2015 image
A GREAT WINE AT THIS PRICE POINT
Posted Jul 14, 2018[Verified]

"Probably 5 stars at this price point. The rare white bordeaux imported to the U.S. Try it if you want a nicely made white blend. We're getting more..."

Tons de Duorum White 2018 image
A GREAT WINE AT THIS PRICE POINT
Posted Jun 23, 2018[Verified]

"Actually not great, but very nice for the money, and a step off the beaten path, if that appeals."

Tenuta Roveglia 'Vigne di Catullo' Lugana Riserva 2014 image
GREAT VALUE
Posted May 30, 2018[Verified]

"Really nice white from Italy, body, flavor, finish, we're getting more."

Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2016 image
REFRESHING
Posted May 20, 2018[Verified]

"Nice light summer white. Well made and should go nicely with food. We are getting more."

Santa Ema 'Reserve' Merlot 2015 image
2 AND 1/2
Posted May 17, 2018[Verified]

"We loved the 2013, this not so much. My wife did not like it, I thought it was OK, but just pizza wine. 91 would be VERY generous."

Quinta do Ameal 'Loureiro' 2016 image
NOT TYPICAL VINHO VERDE...
Posted May 10, 2018[Verified]

"We had vinho verde in Portugal, a light, bland, slightly bubbly sipper. This is quiter a bit more than that. We're getting more, and 4 stars may be a bit stingy at the price."

Mullineux Syrah 2015 image
GREAT GRAPES
Posted Mar 30, 2018[Verified]

"Really sad that this is no longer available. We'd buy a case if we only could.."

San Felice Chianti Classico 2015 image
A FINE BOTTLE...
Posted Feb 3, 2018[Verified]

"At this price, a bargain bottle. WS got it right. It may get better, but you'll enjoy it even if you don't wait. We're getting more."

Ravines Cellars Dry Riesling 2015 image
SHOULD AGE WELL
Posted Feb 1, 2018

"Very nice, still young, as WS notes, could improve over the next decade. We bought half a case after the first bottle, will buy more... Could be the best wine we've had from NY."

Buchegger Riesling Tiefenthal 2013 image
GROWS ON YOU...
Posted Jan 25, 2018[Verified]

"A bit austere at first, but it opens up nicely in the glass. Perhaps we should have decanted it? Very nice with asian food."

Kir-Yianni 'Ramnista' Xinomavro 2013 image
GOOD RED FROM GREECE?
Posted Jan 22, 2018

"We had the 2012 tonight, worth buying as a food friendly red in the cabernet franc grouping. Plenty of body and flavor for us, probably one that the california cab folks would describe as rustic..."

Wachter Wiesler Eisenburg Blaufrankisch Bela Joska 2015 image
TRY THIS IF YOU LIKE CABERNET FRANC
Posted Jan 20, 2018

"We had the 2013, really a nice bottle, and excellent with food. We'll try the 2015 as well, you should too."

Royal Tokaji 'The Oddity' Dry Furmint 2015 image
THEY NAMED IT RIGHT
Posted Jan 13, 2018[Verified]

"It is an oddity. Well made and a bit different. Recommended for those who like something new. We're getting more."

Carlisle 'Palisades Vineyard' Petite Sirah 2015 image
GOOD PETITE SIRAH IS NEVER (SADLY) CHEAP...
Posted Jan 12, 2018[Verified]

"Really, really nice! Young, so it will improve over the next few years, but a total pleasure right now. Let it breath."

Mas Belles Eaux Les Coteaux 2009 image
$10 BUCKS?
Posted Dec 23, 2017[Verified]

"For $10, this has to get 5 stars. A 2009 that is in it's PRIME..."

Mendel Winery Semillon 2015 image
VERY NICE
Posted Dec 18, 2017

"A very enjoyable wine. We're sad we can't get more..."

Les Chais du Vieux Bourg Cotes du Jura Savagnin 2011 image
LOOKING FOR A CHANGE?
Posted Dec 13, 2017[Verified]

"Well made and an atypical wine. Well worth a try. Very nice!"

Domaine des Lises Crozes-Hermitage 2015 image
SMOOTH
Posted Dec 11, 2017[Verified]

"W.S. got it right. Nice wine at this price point. We're getting more."

Cune 'Monopole' 'Classico' Viura 2014 image
WELL MADE WINE
Posted Nov 28, 2017[Verified]

"Very nice with fish. Not complex, but you'd not expect that. Clean, tasty, and enjoyable. Nice finish."

Jean Claude Dagueneau Cuvee d'Eve Pouilly Fume 2015 image
EXCELLENCE FROM THE LOIRE
Posted Nov 24, 2017[Verified]

"Very nice! We're getting more..."

Cuvee Darius Fitou 2013 image
A GREAT WINE AT THIS PRICE POINT
Posted Nov 9, 2017[Verified]

"We're getting more. Really nice wine..."

Susana Esteban 'Procura' Blanco 2015 image
REALLY INTERESTING!
Posted Oct 28, 2017[Verified]

"Different, and very nice. Try this if you like to walk the path untrod. We're buying more..."

Santa Ema 'Reserve' Merlot 2013 image
GREAT VALUE
Posted Oct 20, 2017[Verified]

"if you like merlot, this is a GREAT value for the price. Tastes like it should cost much more. We bought a case..."

Poderi Luigi 'Einaudi' Dolcetto di Dogliani 2015 image
PIZZA WINE
Posted Oct 19, 2017[Verified]

"either not as good as spectator thinks, or needs that additional time they mentioned. ordinary in the fall of 2017"

Hardys Whiskers Blake Tawny Port image
5 STARS
Posted Mar 21, 2016[Verified]

"Just the best inexpensive port out there. The fact that it is made down under is unimportant. Can't believe anyone wouldn't like this after a nice meal.'"