Customer Reviews - CH



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2008 Kalinda Malbec Mendoza
Review Date: 11-21-2011
Not sure what everyone else was drinking but this had zero fruit on the palate. Lots of green flavors, black olive, some cigar box on the nose and good acidity, but otherwise pretty closed up, even after a day. Tried with steak, mushrooms, onions which you'd think would coax some flavors out of a Malbec. Not bad just not seductive or delicious like others even in this price range.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Rabl Steinhaus Riesling
Review Date: 11-16-2011
Like this even more than their GV. Super food-friendly, fruity but without the sugar. Tropical fruit & quince on the nose, tart apple on the palate, great acidity all the way through.
Price: $7.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Perazzeta Sara Rosso Toscano I.G.T.
Review Date: 10-31-2011
Fresh, fruity, easy to drink, with enough acidity and structure for food and a great value.
Price: $7.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Friedrich Becker Estate Pinot Noir
Review Date: 10-28-2011
Enjoyed this classic Pinot, earthy, mushroomy nose, juicy and spicy on the palate. Little timid on the finish, but very good food wine. Paired with braised pork.
Price: $18.99 Add To Waiting List

2010 Tablas Creek Paso Robles Picpoul Blanc
Review Date: 10-15-2011
Gorgeous. Lemon, apple, mineral finish, good body. Not as high in acid as French examples of Picpoul, more like how what want unoaked Chardonnay to taste like but never get.
Price: $26.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Rabl Spiegel Gruner Veltliner
Review Date: 10-09-2011
Very good, even at twice the price. Gains some fruit after a day, lots of white pepper, acidity. Great house wine.
Price: $6.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Claus Preisinger Zweigelt
Review Date: 10-09-2011
Had high hopes after having last had the very good '05. Unfortunately not very interesting at all. Either I'm drinking this too young, or the '08 is really rather flat. No fruit, high acid, no mid palate, short finish. I'll leave this open for a day or two, but disappointing.
Price: $6.99 Add To Waiting List

2009 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Cariñena
Review Date: 10-02-2011
Rather delicious. Fruity, enjoyable, really good value.
Price: $6.99 Add To Waiting List

2007 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot
Review Date: 10-02-2011
Loved this, everything you want in a savory yet juicy steak wine. Great value. Reminded me of somewhere between Paso Zin and Crozes-Hermitage. $10.99. What?
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List
W&S 93

2009 Perrin & Fils "Reserve" Côtes du Rhône
Review Date: 09-11-2011
Agree with other review, this is a very good wine at $9, fruity, spicy, delicious. Finishes dry but otherwise not distinguishable. Fantastic with herb roasted chicken and inexpensive enough to have around every day.
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Charles Smith "Chateau Smith" Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 08-05-2011
This is mostly 'cigar box' on the palette, aka fake wood chip flavor. Somewhat green nose, signaling unripe fruit. Not a good value. Was hard to match with a steak, which should be a sin for any cab.
Price: $17.99 Add To Waiting List

2004 Calvet-Thunevin "Les Dentelles" Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Review Date: 07-09-2011
Beautiful. Huge fruit yet spicy nose, all those cliches about earthiness. Not overpowering though, great acidity & finish. Unbelievable value at $15.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 91

2008 Jean-Louis Denois "Les Oliviers" Syrah Vin de Pays D'Oc
Review Date: 02-17-2011
Wanted to like this, but it took a day to settle down and even then was just ok. At first very funky, vegetal, a little rubber, too young (slight hint of spritz) and off balance. On day two more fruit and more balanced. There's better, even at this price, look to Central CA for every day syrahs.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Brancott Pinot Noir South Island
Review Date: 02-17-2011
Hard to beat at this price, nice everyday Pinot.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List

Black Maple Hill, Small Batch Bourbon 750ml (1 bottle limit)
Review Date: 06-17-2010
Best with a little water, but very good.
Price: $35.99 Add To Waiting List
Limit of 1 per customer

Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey 750ml
Review Date: 06-17-2010
Smooth, some vanilla and oak, hint of pleasant sourness...doesn't need any water, but good with a little ice.
Price: $22.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 95

2001 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Cubillo" Crianza, Rioja
Review Date: 05-07-2010
Classic flavors of cedar, leather etc. Perfect with ham and other salty meaty foods. This is not fruity globby stuff, but classic food fare with good acidity, herbs and spice. Enjoy some old school crianza instead of the fake fruit stuff.
Price: $23.99 Add To Waiting List
W&S 90

2007 Perrin & Fils Côtes du Rhône-Villages
Review Date: 07-20-2009
Sour cherry & spice...very good food wine.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 90

2007 Casa Castillo Monastrell Jumilla
Review Date: 06-22-2009
Good acidity, some fruit and tannins, but not overly balanced.
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 90 ST 90

2007 Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Drachenstein "Dragonstone" Riesling
Review Date: 06-22-2009
Could have a little more acidity...nice fruit though. Not sure about the food pairing possibilities, but would make a great aperitif.
Price: $16.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 90

Glenlivet 15 year old French Oak Reserve Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 06-20-2009
Loved it, dessert like vanilla finish.
Price: $39.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 91
Limit of 3 per customer

2007 Testarossa "Castello" Central Coast Chardonnay
Review Date: 06-20-2009
Surprising acidity for an oaked Chard. Very nice with food.
Price: $22.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Kalinda Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc
Review Date: 06-20-2009
Quaffable, but not memorable.
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Review Date: 06-20-2009
Wow, 8.99, hope it stays at this price point. Compares very favorably to Kim Crawford '08 and Chasing Venus '07. Slightly lighter in weight, but great grapefruit aroma and taste. Better as a cocktail than with food maybe. Unless it's Sushi?
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 90

1997 Lopez de Heredia "Vina Tondonia" Crianza Rosado Rioja, Spain
Review Date: 06-20-2009
Very interesting wine. Starts off smelling like dessert wine, quince, sweetness. First sip is surprisingly dry. Develops great mineral and pear flavors, mile-long finish. Fantastic with Manchego. Seductive.
Price: $23.99 Add To Waiting List
ST 91 W&S 90

2006 Sanford "La Rinconada Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Review Date: 06-20-2009
Wine & Spirits hits it on the nail. Starts off with classic Pinot bouquet, little bit spicy on the palate. After 30 mins, great classic red and black fruit. With some more air loses the fruit of the Pinot and shows what has to be the added Syrah. More spice, minerals, barnyard. Fleshy and fuller than other Sanford Pinos.
Price: $39.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 91 W&S 90

2005 Principi di Butera Deliella Nero d'Avola
Review Date: 05-21-2009
Fruity with some wood on the nose. Delicious, easy to drink. Soft tannies, not a huge finish.
Price: $17.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 89 GR 3

2006 McPrice Myers "L'Ange Rouge" Santa Barbara County Grenache
Review Date: 05-19-2009
If you can find it, buy it. This is extremely delicious, but hard to get. Big wine, but not over the top.
Price: $31.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 91 ST 90

2007 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Chardonnay
Review Date: 05-19-2009
Maybe my favorite Chardonnay. Was served this at a wedding in SB and couldn't get enough. Has all the vanilla and cream you want from CA, with all the fruit and acid you expect from Burgundy. Well priced, great food wine, but weighty enough as a cocktail. House wine.
Price: $16.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 91

2005 Barrel 27 Central Coast Syrah
Review Date: 05-19-2009
Had this a few times with friends, everyone fell in love with it. All you want from a CA Syrah, earth, fruit, acid, creaminess, weight. Maybe better alone than with a meal, but pairs well with cheese, and people...
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

2006 Braunstein Zweigelt "Mitterjoch"
Review Date: 05-19-2009
I love this wine, spicy, fruity, delicious. My favorite with braised meat dishes or bbq. When is this coming back!?
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

2003 Chateau Ste Michelle "Indian Wells" Merlot Columbia Valley
Review Date: 05-19-2009
Delicious, good value. Great fruit, good finish, very fun to drink. And for the price, why not?
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 89

2008 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand
Review Date: 05-19-2009
Great NZ Sauv Blanc, with little more weight, which makes it great with food or on its own. Better than the Kim Crawford at the same price, but you won't find this one in many restaurants.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

2002 Louise Brison Vintage Brut
Review Date: 05-19-2009
We had this for New Year's Eve, everyone absolutely adored it.
Price: $34.99 Add To Waiting List

Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wne
Review Date: 05-19-2009
Surprisingly good for CA and for the price. Fruity, yeasty nose. Prefer it to the Blanc De Blanc which is a little one sided. Great as an aperitif and as a breakfast cocktail with egg dishes etc.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 90

2008 "Gruner" by Ebner Ebenauer, Gruner Veltliner (1L)
Review Date: 05-19-2009
Not bad at all, but also not terribly exciting. None of the classic spice and fruit - rather bland, quaffable white. I'd go for the Hugl or Berger instead for the same price.
Price: $10.99 Add To Waiting List

2008 Hugl Gruner Veltliner (1L)
Review Date: 05-19-2009
Spicy, green apple goodness. Classic GruVe, on the nose and palate. Great value, similar to Berger.
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List

2006 Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc
Review Date: 05-14-2009
Should be everyone's house white, perfect for any white wine food. Great acidity, not over the top on the fruit like the NZ SBs. Love it.
Price: $6.99 Add To Waiting List

2006 Saint-Bris, Sauvignon, Domaine Anne & Arnauld Goisot
Review Date: 05-14-2009
This is a huge surprise and very unique. Sauv Blanc with flavors of quince and tangerine. Very distinct, very food friendly, but complex enough for sipping on its own. What a deal.
Price: $10.99 Add To Waiting List

2007 Valle del Acate Poggio Bidini Nero d'Avola
Review Date: 05-14-2009
Fantastic and more complex than expected for an unoaked red.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List

Markus Altenburger Brut Rosé Sekt
Review Date: 05-14-2009
Beautiful wine in a great presentation. Little flat on the nose, but good fruit and mouthfeel.
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List

2006 Weingut Allram Blauer Zweigelt 1L
Review Date: 05-14-2009
This is great tasting, uncomplicated wine at a great price. Spicy, fruity, some tannis, great acidity, great with food. Really good value and something different for the mid-week...also fun slightly chilled.
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List

Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 05-14-2009
Fantastic nose, yeasty and creamy. Classic champagne flavors, great finish.
Price: $18.99 Add To Waiting List
WE 91 WS 90

2006 Hesketh "Usual Suspects" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Review Date: 05-14-2009
Very fun, fruity with good acidity and surprising structure. Good alone, good with food. Everything you expect from Shiraz, great value.
Price: $18.99 Add To Waiting List
ST 89

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