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Reviews (9)

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2019 image
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2019
Posted Feb 20, 2021[Verified]
ITALIAN PINOT GRIGIO WITH CHARACTER??"This is not a wine to save for a special occasion; it's a very good every day bottle. Tasting shows a little bit of citrus and a lot of pears. Nothing complex. It will fit nicely in the summer rotation."
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Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2021
Posted Feb 6, 2021[Verified]
TRICKED MYSELF"I thought I was buying the Reserve bottling of this Bousquet. This is an OK malbec from Argentina but there are too many others at price points near the cost of this one that are far superior."
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Martin Ray Chardonnay 2018
Posted Feb 6, 2021[Verified]
NOTHING SPECIAL"Not much here to recommend it. Fruit is subtle, not much finish, no acidity. On the positive side it's a screwcap for easy, quick entry. The price is attractive, I use wine like this average down on a case purchase so I can not feel guilty buying a 40 dollar Chablis. Not sure where the JS92 rating came from. Best served really cold."
Jaume Serra 'Cristalino' Brut NV image
Jaume Serra 'Cristalino' Brut NV
Posted Apr 3, 2020[Verified]
NEED SOME BUBBLES TO CELEBRATE SOMETHING GOOFY?"This cava from Jaume Serra is Spain's big secret. A bottle of champagne method wine for less than ten dollars that actually has good qaulity characteristics is nearly impossible to find. It's a nonvintage wine that is consistently adequate from year to year with some upfront fruit and a nice champagnelike yeasty flavor on the finish. Not for New Years Eve or a milestone birthday, this wine is suitable for celebrating the good weather of spring, the first frost of autumn, catching three green lights in a row on the commute home, etc...."
Salentein 'Reserve' Malbec 2018 image
Salentein 'Reserve' Malbec 2018
Posted Apr 2, 2020[Verified]
GOOD MALBEC AT A GREAT PRICE."This malbec has been fairly consistent from vintage to vintage over the past few years. Not exactly a fruit bomb but great flavors of ripe plums and cherries with a little spice on the finish. We find this wine is best served with a meal; it's not interesting enough to drink without food."
Jean-Marc Brocard Dom. Ste. Claire Chablis 2018 image
Jean-Marc Brocard Dom. Ste. Claire Chablis 2018
Posted Oct 9, 2019[Verified]
ANOTHER VERY GOOD VILLAGE CHABLIS"We've been drinking the Brocard Ste Claire since 2009 and each vintage has been reliably tasty at a price point that allows it to be a regular on our table. The wine has classic Chablis minerals, moderate fruit, and a nice finish. Tasted blind I suspect this one could be confused with a low end 1er cru."
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Revello Barbera d'Alba 2017
Posted Oct 8, 2019[Verified]
REVELLO BARBERA, A GREAT ALTERNATIVE"You know those nights when you want a hearty glass of red wine to go with an inexpensive grilled steak but you don't have any Barolo in the cupboard? Well just open a bottle of Revello Barbera when you fire up the grill. It's a perfect glass of wine for quite a bit less than twenty bucks. It's unctuous, heavy with red fruits, and gets better with a little air. I will be buying this one again."
Vins Auvigue 'Solutre' Pouilly Fuisse 2015 image
Vins Auvigue 'Solutre' Pouilly Fuisse 2015
Posted Jun 13, 2019[Verified]
REASONABLY PRICED FROM A GOOD VINTAGE"It's more and more difficult to find a tasty wine reasonably priced in the Maconnais, especially from good vintages. This wine does all that. Some minerality is evident with a delicate peach-like fruit flavor. Three bottles consumed over 2 months are consistently the same."
Jean-Marc Brocard Dom. Ste. Claire Chablis 2017 image
Jean-Marc Brocard Dom. Ste. Claire Chablis 2017
Posted Apr 15, 2019[Verified]
RELIABLE FRENCH CHARDONNAY"We have bought the last seven vintages of this wine as our go-to lightweight white wine. The price is consistently reasonable from year to year and the wine is a typical Chablis village wine. Great mineral notes with no overbearing oakiness usually found in low-mid priced chardonnays."
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