Thomas W — Empire Wine Community

Thomas W has been a customer since Sep 2014

My reviews (14)

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Orin Swift 'Locations CA-5’ California Red Wine 2015 image
SUPERB
Posted May 19, 2018[Verified]

"Best wine I've ever purchased at Empire, at a great price. Finally, a red with some genuine depth."

Eric Solomon Selections 'Novellum' Chardonnay 2015 image
SUPERB
Posted Jul 4, 2017[Verified]

"Best white I have had this summer, and what price point from France? Fine balance and texture. Excellent!"

Gnarly Head 'Authentic Black' Blend 2018 image
DIVINE BLEND
Posted Nov 13, 2016

"Always on the look-out for a red under $10, who isn't? This wine has some real depth, however one dimensional, but inky out of the bottle, and supple Petite Sirah blend. Bought half a case of similar blends for under $10, and this is the only one that doesn't have that sweet, thin candy taste. Time to try their Cabernet."

Durigutti Cabernet Franc 2013 image
NO LONGER AVAILABLE?
Posted Feb 15, 2016[Verified]

"I was going to reorder until I saw that it is no longer available. Fabulous wine."

Columbia Crest 'H3' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 image
I'M WITH NORMAN
Posted Feb 15, 2016[Verified]

"Right on, this wine is layered with real fragrance and depth. Nothing beats the price point on this."

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 image
PERFECT FOR PRICE RANGE
Posted Jan 20, 2016[Verified]

"Solid wine; complex structure, with some real backbone through the finish. Much smoother the following day; this wine can sit for a few more years. I keep trying to find the same depth at a $10 price range. I think the same rule applies: gotta start at $20 or more."

Fattoria del Cerro 'Manero' Rosso de Toscana 2014 image
NOT AN EXCELLENT WINE
Posted Jan 17, 2016[Verified]

"Right for the price--one dimensional, borderline too thin, but it's $10 a bottle. Look harder in the same price range for more depth and complexity."

Chateau Escot Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2010 image
BETTER THE NEXT DAY
Posted Jan 16, 2016[Verified]

"Excellent value. This really softened up after one night. There is some depth here that is lacking in the majority of these 90points and above wines from Empire, finally!"

Gnarly Head 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2018 image
SUGAR WATER
Posted Oct 4, 2015[Verified]
Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 image
THIN AND CANDY-LIKE
Posted Oct 3, 2015[Verified]

"You get what you pay for. One-dimensional, light tone in the glass, dead giveaway before tasting. You can do better for the price. These lower priced wines are all tasting the same, but look hard enough, and there are gems."

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 image
Posted Jun 19, 2015[Verified]

"Great price. I was paying twice as much for this wine in Waterford, before I found it here. Fabulous wine with some bonafide depth."

Spellbound Petite Sirah 2012 image
PRIVATE REVIEW
Posted Jun 19, 2015[Verified]
Dona Paula 'Estate' 'Black Edition' Red Wine 2012 image
Posted Jun 19, 2015[Verified]

"One dimensional. You get what you pay for. Unexciting wine."

Columbia Crest 'Grand Estates' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 image
Posted Jun 19, 2015[Verified]

"Thin and candy like. Never ordering a 90 rated wine again in the $10 range. BIg mistake."

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