Gerry R. Wine Reviews



 

 

2002 - Anne Amie Pinot Noir Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir

This Pinot is a very good Pinot...I don't love Pinot

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a very good pinot. I do not concider a pinot to be a favorite wine. This Is a thicker smokey pinot that I look for when I think that I need a pinot for a change. Usually I don't care for most pinot as they seem to be washed out or week. This is that exception. There are other Pinot from the Roseburg Oregon that are also thisk and smokey. There are some California Pinots that are also good thick Pinots...This is worth a try.
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2003 - Kaesler Shiraz Stonehorse Syrah

Full body taste treat

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Beware this wine is good...too good an entire bottle can dissappear in no time. This wine is a wine that is a thick, Spicey stand alone wine. Of the many wines I have tasted this is near the top of the list. This I have shared this wine with many people and met with great results. The wine in this bottle will be gone before you know it and you'll want more.
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2003 - Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford  Cabernet Sauvignon

Another Napa Valley Winner

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star

This wine is better than its 2003 Stags leap wine that costs almost twice as much. this is a classic cabernet that I could drink most any time. This is a wine that can be paired with red meat or a good blue cheese.  

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1998 - Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

Great Wine does come from Washington State

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Another winner from Washington State. This wine was one of the best I have ever tasted. The wine is still full flavored and very drinkable. This wine has aged as well as any of this age that I have drank. Celebrate this wine with Ahi Tuna a steak or a prime rib.  
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1981 - Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Happy Anniversy Wine

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine I bought to celebrate 25 years with my wife. The wine was good, with a minty berry layered taste. The cork was in good condition and the wine was still drinkable. This was  fun to have and as much fun to drink. Heitz wines seem to be well engineered and weathered the years well.
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2004 - Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

This is better than 2003 to my palate

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I prefer this wine to the 2003. It seems thicker and richer. I would drink either year and they would both rate very well. This is the quality of wine that I expect from the napa valley. This is also a wine that infrequent wine drinkers enjoy. This is a great gift idea.
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2003 - Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Full flavored full body cabernet

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Plump Jack is a great wine...The wine is consistant from year to year. This is a wine that I like to have in the cellar. this works well with a good steak or a nice smoked blue cheese from the Rogue creamery in southern Oregon. this is a thick wine with lots of berries smoke and earth.
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2002 - Trentadue Zinfandel la Storia Zinfandel

Spicey...Zesty Ready to drink

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a wine that is a juicey spicey wine that I can enjoy by it self. I have served it with grilled lemon peppered asparagus. The pepper works well with this wine. This wine also goes well with a fine spicey chocolate or pepperjack cheese.
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2005 - St Clement Oroppas Cabernet Sauvignon

Great wine...This is a keeper

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is a great wine . I found this wine on line at the 33.00 dollar mark. I can pour this wine to non wine drinkers and they always enjoy it. This wine can be drank  now or put away for a few years. The licorice berry powerhouse is a wine that I have already tracked down and rebought. This is another "GO TO " wine. A very good Napa valley wine at a good price.
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2004 - Artazu Santa Cruz de Artazuri Grenache

Nice spainish Wine that needs a bit of time.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine was peppery and cherry. It was served with seared blackened ahi tuna. this is a wine that needs some time. The wine does well if decanted for 30-45 minutes minimum. This is as good as some of my favorite Italian food wines. This wine is a wine that i will always to keep in the cellar. I reccomend this wine to friends. I have shared this wine with servers in restaurants and they enjoy this wine very much.
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2003 - Delille Cellars Doyenne Proprietary Blend

This isn't a flavor that pleased my palate

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star
This is a wine that I did not like. The wine was drinkable. the taste was a roasted meat tomatoey taste. this wine was very unusual to me. This vinyard makes some of my favorite wine...This just isn't one of them. I have wondered if I should try it again, maybe it would taste different next time.
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2001 - Venge Vineyards (Saddleback Family Reserve) Merlot Merlot

This is a nice wine that pairs well with many foods

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a wine that will pair with most foods. It has a big flavor that I can eat with chocolate or a nice Italian meal. This was a wine that I would buy again. This vinyard has made wine that i enjoy  and will buy again. I reccomend this wine to other wine drinkers th find and keep a bottle in the cellar.
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2000 - Aphillanthes, Domaine les Cotes du Rhone Villages Cuvee des Galets Proprietary Blend

This is a french wine that was nice.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
I would pair this with blue cheese fig or onion jam and bread. the wine pairs well with the jam and blue cheese. this wine is a wine that is ok and I would drink it again, but maybe I wouldn't seek it out. The flavor of the wine is good not washed out.
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2001 - Craneford Shiraz Syrah

This wine left me wanting for more.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This was a great wine that I would buy again. This wine has a full taste that I look for in a cabernet. This is a wine that goes well BBQ. The pepper chocolate also pairs well with this wine. This wine is a fine example of Austrailian wine. This is a keeeper.
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2000 - James Johnson Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Bisou Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a nice wine that pairs well with food

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine didn't reall stand out. The flavors of berry and cherry were not as strong as I would like, This isn't a wine that cost too much but doesn't really stick out too much. I don't need to purchase it again.
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2000 - Bonaccorsi Syrah Syrah

Nice spicy Syrah

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine pairs well with a BBQ or A cyanne pepper chocolate. This wine is spicey and needs spicey food for an excellent match. This wine is fun to have in the cellar and any level wine drinker will enjoy this wine. The price is fair at around 20.00.
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1999 - Falesco Merlot dell'Umbria IGT Merlot

Very good wine

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine was very good and I will buy this wine again if I can find it. The Berry flavors were very evident. The wine is thicker like the cabernets that i enjoy. This is also a wine that I can pair with a dark chocolate. This is a sweeter wine than most i drink, but good.
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1990 - The Hess Collection Winery The Hess Collection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine was a bit past its prime but drinkable

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is good but the flavor has lightened up a bit over time. This wine was fun to have around but not as good as some of the newer Hess collection wines that are available today. I don't need to buy this one again.
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2002 - Greenock Creek Shiraz Apricot Block Syrah

This was a terrific wine.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This was a very concentrated wine that I will buy again and enjoy. The wine has a big full berry flavor that left me wanting for more.  The price was very fair I paid about 25.00. This is as good a bargain as I have found. If you find this one give it a try I think you'll like it.
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2000 - Leonetti Cellar Merlot Merlot

Great Wine...Great Taste

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is another graet food wine, light but tastey. It will pair with any food and won't overpower. This wine has a smooth finish and will pair well with chocolate. This could se paired with a brin d' amour (Sheep's milk cheese) Enjoy
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2003 - Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Proprietary Blend

Great Price Easy to drink Washington Wine

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star

Everything about this wine is great...The Price...The Vanilla, Smokey, Berry, Flavor make this wine a memorable wine that all wine drinkers should e njoy. This wine is well balanced, can be drank alone or paired with most food without overpowering the food. Thei is a very fine wine at 25-00 dollars is a smart  buy.

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1999 - Hartwell Mistique Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

A nice Stags Leap wine.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine seems to be a little bit past its prime. The Flavors have faded a bit. It will be a wine that drinks nicley with chocolate. The chocolate seems to mellow the wine for a tastey dessert. This wine isn't a shining star but won;t dissapoint.
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1999 - Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a fine of washington wine.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
this is a wine that has mellowed over time and will pair with any meal. The cherry-berry smokey Licorice flavor is a delight to my palate. This is a nice addition to any cellar and a winner with any meal.
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1999 - Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a nice mellow wine.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine has aged well over the years and can be enjoyed with any meal. It will not overpower a meal. With flavors of light smoke and cherries and berries it will be a winner with any meal.. This is a fine example of a better than average wine. Cheers
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2002 - Phelps, Joseph Merlot Merlot

Not a bad wine, but not a shining star.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine was a good quality wine that was priced right and drank well. This wine pairs well with most foods. It isn't a shining star that the Napa valley is known for...But it isn't dissapointing.
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2001 - Longfellow Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine was OK middle of the road wine.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine was dark berries and cherries it isn't a wine that I need to keep in the cellar. It didn't really stick out and was OK . it was kind of plain not as strong a flavors as I like. The price that i bought it was low so I didn't expect too much. 
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2003 - Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red Proprietary Blend

This is a nice 25.00 dollar bottle of wine.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a wine that will pair well with food. It won't overpower and has a nice finish. with a nose of berries and cherries. This is a great example of an affordable Washington state wine that isn't wimpy .
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1997 - Beni di Batasiolo Barolo Cerequio Nebbiolo

This is a good food wine.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine was paired with duck breast and marinated flat iron steak and was easy to drink. It opened up nicley after about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. This wine needs to breath and will complement any meal. This wine is ripe tasting  and has a fruity nose.
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2003 - Felsina, Fattoria di Chianti Classico Berardenga Rancia Riserva Sangiovese

Great Medium body food wine

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This outstanding medium body wine is great food wine. There is a smokey berry spicey quality with a hint of licorice. I would drink this sangiovise with any food, as it will complement any meal.
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2003 - Leonetti Cellar Merlot Merlot

Great food wine.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is great it has a berry, cherry, concentrated flavor that is outstanding wine with food or on its own. If I want to put a accent on the meal this is what I like. Everybody loves this wine at our house.
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1998 - DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Red Proprietary Blend

This is a favorite at our House.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a very smooth well balanced wine that I can take to any restaurant and it pairs with any meal. It has lots fo dark berry flavor and spice but won't overpower my food. It cost a bit more about $50.00 but worth the money.
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2002 - Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick Proprietary Blend

Thick Tastey Wine

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is another go to wine. With a Licorice and berry flavors it goes well with steak or BBQ. The Spring Valley wines are consistantly made, concentrated wine that is always welcome in my cellar. I washed some bad pinot down with this full bodied wine.
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2003 - Delille Cellars D2 Proprietary Red Wine Proprietary Blend

This is a drink any time always a winner wine, with dinner or stand alone.

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is has a berry vanilla flavor that lasts a long time on the finish. At this price point it will impress your guests and you don't have to tell what you paid.. This serves well with a steak. Big bold and tastey.
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2001 - Spring Valley Nina Lee  Syrah

Spices & Berries

Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a wine that has a long finish and works well with a zippy tangy BBQ dich. The taste is big and thick. This is a wine that I can sip all evening due to the long l finish...Befor you know it the entire bottle is gone. This is another go to wine.
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1966 - Tour de Mons, La  Bordeaux Blend

Drinkable and fun to try.

Apr 08, 2008
1 star 1 star
This wine was very light in flavor but not bad. this was a wine that I found on line and had fun trying it. The wine was a half bottle and went OK with chocolate. the finish was short but the wine did improve over the two hours that it was opened.
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2002 - Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

Great Price Easy to drink.

Apr 08, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is another wine that is a great price point and a good wine for the BBQ. This wine also a good match for blue cheese crackers and your favorite jam or jelly.
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2002 - Powers Merlot Merlot

Smooth Balanced Nice Wine

Apr 08, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a smooth wine that I can pair with pasta pizza or cheese.  This a wine that is versitile and we will take to dinner anytime. The flavor is not overpowering.
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1977 - Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Proprietor's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine was suprisingly drinkable after 30 years

Apr 08, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine was past its prime. The cork was as solid as I have seen after 30 years. The flavors were like a light strawberry soda with a short finish. It worked well with Muenster cheese.
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1997 - Columbia Crest Syrah Reserve Syrah

This was a bit past its prime

Apr 08, 2008
1 star 1 star
This wine was too acidic to suit my taste. I tried red meat and chocolate. Neither seemed to bring out the flavor I was looking for . I have another but each time I see it I wait maybe I will water the roses with it.
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2003 - Northstar Merlot Walla Walla Merlot

This is a thick tastey merlot.

Apr 08, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a wine that is Spicey, Dark Berry, and Licorice. I like this wine with bread, jam (Your Favorite Flavor)  and a nice blue cheese. This wine is thick enough to take on and tame the blue cheese.
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2002 - Parducci Petite Sirah Petite Sirah

Zippy Tart & Tastey

Apr 08, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a very tastey wine that has a nice finish. At this price this as a wine that can be enjoyed everyday. This wine is Tart good with spagetti or pizza. Throw this one in the picnic basket and head out.
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2002 - Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

A fine Stag;s Leap wine

Apr 08, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I found this wine at a restaraunt and enjoyed the thick Berry/Cherry flavor. this wine was the first Stags Leap wine that I have ever tried. The concentrated word is important to my taste. I have this wine on hand to dredge up a great memory when I open it.
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2003 - Cliff Lede  Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

Full Body Taste Expirience

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a wine that tastes great and has all the full body you could want in a wine. Concentrated wine that has a long finish. this is a nice wine with dark berry . This wine well drink for years. This works well with steak.  
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1997 - Fox Creek Shiraz Cabernet Franc  Proprietary Blend

Spicy Tastey Great wine.

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a great wine that I bought again as soon I could. This has a full taste and is a full body wine. This has great concentration and you'll want two. It seems to have a few years left. Don't wait. try some today.
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1999 - Seven Hills Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot Merlot

Another Outstanding Washington Wine

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a great example of the quality wine from Washington state. This is a great food wine that will stand alone as well. This is a full body that you will want more than one. Concentrated and full of flavor is what stands out.
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2002 - Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley Merlot

Nice Everyday Wine

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is fruity and has a nice long finish. This a great buy, an everyday drinker. Buy a case it is full of flavor and easy on the pocketbook. This is a great example of a big winery that can put out a fine product.
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2002 - Sebastiani Merlot Alexander Valley Merlot

Nice Everyday Wine

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is fruity and has a nice long finish. This a great buy, an everyday drinker. Buy a case it is full of flavor and easy on the pocketbook. This is a great example of a big winery that can put out a fine product.
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2002 - The Hess Collection Winery The Hess Collection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a reasonable priced wine with great taste.

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is tastey wine that I would put up against any other California at this price point $35.00. This is smokey, dark berry, concentrated wine that will be gone from the bottle before you know it. Great with food or sip it all evening. Buy two one won't last and you'll wish you had another.
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2005 - Tamarack Cellars Merlot Merlot

This is an excellent Washington Wine

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine has a great taste. It reminds me of some of the 2002 or 2003 merlots from the Walla Walla  area merlots. This is well balanced wine that will work well with any meal. Its about 28.00 a bottle. This is another wine that will be enjoyed by a non regular wine drinker.
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1996 - Penfolds Cabernet / Shiraz Bin 389 Proprietary Blend

Nice steak wine...or Chocolate

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Enjoy this wine with a steak or maybe some dark chocolate. This wine is a bit past prime but still drinkable.
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2002 - Hartwell Merlot Stag's Leap District Merlot

Outstanding...Concentrated...Very Tastey

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is very concentrated, It is one of the finested wines I have tasted. It may cost a bit more but its worth it. Most folks who don.t drink wine regularly will be impressed. Cherries, Toffee, Smoke and a long finish will impress the palate.
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2004 - Shafer Vineyards Merlot Merlot

Solid Wine With Food or by it self.

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a great wine to share with folks that love wine. This is a big merlot that can be enjoyed with food or stands alone nicely. Licorice, dark berry with a long finish. Not a wimpy wine.
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2005 - Santa Ema Merlot Reserve Merlot

Great Buy Excellent taste...Good food wine.

Apr 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine pairs well with many foods and is affordable. It has smokey,chocolatey, black cherry, rasberry finish. The flavors are strong with a long finish and higher acidity...Very drinkable.
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