Matt M — Empire Wine Community

Matt M has been a customer since Nov 2017

My reviews (11)

Reyka Vodka 1.75L 80proof image
Posted Sep 10, 2019

"Derived from the Icelandic word for smoke, Reyka embodies the purity and uniqueness that the island is known for. Distilled using geothermic power and arctic spring water that runs through a 4000 year old lava field, its crisp flavor and silky texture makes for an incredibly easy drinking experience, both mixed and and on its own. Green focused and gluten free, Reyka is a wonderful alternative to to higher and similarly prices vodkas such as Grey Goose and Tito's. My new go to spirit!"

Monte del Fra Bardolino 2016 image
Posted Apr 7, 2019

"Finally the weather's getting nicer, and with it, we have the perfect opportunity to enjoy this light bodied northern italian red. Flush with raspberry jam and spice on the nose, bright maraschino cherry, pomegranate, and vanilla warm the early palate. Lingering hints of pepper and tobacco along with mild tannins make this an ideal paring for food. Meant to be enjoyed immediately."

La Antigua Classico Rioja Reserva 2010 image
Posted Mar 4, 2019

"Produced at high elevation, using over 70 year old vines, this sturdy, vibrant rioja offers complexity and structure rare at this price point. A blend of garnacha, tempranillo, and graciano, cherry, plum and vanilla notes marry well to a strong oak overtone, owing to the 6 years spent in French and American casks. Almost drinks like a Southern Rhone. A Perfect compliment for savory meats and cheeses."

Bodegas Castano 'Solanera' Red Blend 2015 image
Posted Jan 20, 2019

"With the cold weather in full swing, this rich monastrell blend makes for a perfect companion on a chilly winter's evening. Truly alluring in the glass. Full bodied, deep garnet, aromas of candied cherries, plum and the complex terrior of the region give way to bright acidity and lively tannins, demanding a savory food pairing. Decant for an hour+ to open up this dry cuvee's full potential."

Roark Wine Co. Chenin Blanc 2016 image
Posted Nov 11, 2018

"Clean and simple, rich and refreshing, this dry offering from a quality producer will make a great addition to family gatherings heading into the holiday season. Pale straw in the glass, scents of lush lychee and fresh lemon grass give way to light notes of pear and peach, long and lingering on the palate. Will pair beautifully with turkey dishes and winter chill yet upon us."

Bodegas As Laxas Albarino 2017 image
Posted Aug 6, 2018

"Crisp yet complex, this semi-aromatic dry Spanish white offers lively effervescence to compliment any summer evening. Pale straw in color, pleasant aromas of citrus and fresh herbs compliment bright notes of peach, stone fruit and white pepper on the pallate. Balanced by medium acidity, underlying minerality and salinity, As Laxas would pair beautifully with seafood or pasta."

Domaine Labruyere Moulin-a-Vent 2014 image
Posted Apr 30, 2018

"Light colour. Elegant, fresh cherry fruit nose with spicy, earthy notes in the background. The palate is beautifully expressive and elegant with subtle spice under the smooth, pure fruit."

Chateau La Croix Lartigue Cotes du Castillon 2011 image
Posted Apr 1, 2018

"A savory expression from the Bordeaux region, this Merlot, Cabernet Franc blend will steal the show at your next gathering. A broodingly dark medium to heavy body hits the nose with soft blackberries, vanilla and cocoa. Firm tannins throughout provide the backbone as underlying coffee, tobacco and stone notes support smoky dark fruits on the palette. Will easily hold up for several years in your cellar."

Domaine Champalou Vouvray Cuvee Fondraux 2016 image
Posted Mar 4, 2018

"This effervescent Loire white will easily impress at your next gathering, and for good reason. Full bodied with a long, off dry finish, hints of limestone and flint blossom into bright apple, honey and pear. Produced in a traditional, organic method, its mild acidity and approachability will pair beautifully with chicken and shellfish dishes."

Domaine Roger Perrin Chateauneuf Du Pape 2015 image
Posted Feb 2, 2018

"Youthful yet refined, this vintage has the classic trappings of a good CDP. Rich, lustrous color in the glass compliments a vibrant fruit bouquet with subtle accents of clove and vanilla. Soft black currant and berry, supported by light tannins and underlying minerality, give way to an elegantly long, herb tinged finish. This light, savory nature would pair beautifully with roasted meats or charcuterie and begs to be enjoyed now."

Herencia Altes 'La Peluda' Garnacha Peluda 2015 image
Posted Nov 12, 2017

"A wine that has personality without being overbearing, this 100% Spanish Grenache is a wonderful value as we head into the holiday season! Deep, vibrant ruby in color, its aroma draws you in with essence of ripe raspberry, strawberry, and white pepper. On the palate; medium body and soft tannins compliment delicate red fruits and spice with a silky, lingering finish. Would pair marvelously with savory meats, such as turkey or lamb."

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