Gary Markowitz's Reviews

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    (1/17/2017)
    Montagu Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    $38.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    Pair with: Grilled meats, Bold Cheeses
    Silver Ghost is aptly named (after the storied Rolls Royce model) as this wine is rich with fruit, complexity and silky smoothness. Surprisingly, none of the notable reviewers caught this vintage in their blogs and while that's sad, it means that opportunity knocks! This is easily a 94-95 point Napa Cab that beats down many of the cult wines from their high 3 figure perches. "Such a deal!"
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    (11/23/2016)
    Yalumba The Scribbler 2012
    Sold Out $17.99
    2013 vintage available for $17.99
    Style: Earth & Spicy
    Pair with: Over-Rated
    As a wine writer without credentials (VinoDuo.com), my review is strictly personal taste. Not sure what all the fuss is about here. The Scribbler is nothing special and is (unfortunately) over-priced and over-rated. Yalumba makes better wines than this within their broad stable of offerings. Seek out alternatives. Would not buy again...
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    (5/26/2016)
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012
    $250.00 $199.99
    Save $50.01 (20%)
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    (10/23/2015)
    Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape (375ML half-bottle) 2012
    Sold Out $21.99
    2013 vintage available for $17.99
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    Pair with: Lamb > Herbs, Beef > BBQ, Cheese > Creamy
    Tasted this at the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival and it was easily one of the surprise finds. This wine is approachable now and will cellar for 3-5 years easily. Domaine Du Vieux Lazaret is an affordable Chateauneuf that flew under the radar of many established taste-leaders. Too bad.... Once the wine opens up, it's tanins meld with the black fruit, anise and white pepper notes to deliver a terrific wine who's finish goes on and on. The wine graders under-valued this wine.... this is on our "Must Buy" list at our blog, VinoDuo.com.
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    (1/13/2015)
    Chateau Greysac  2010
    Sold Out $24.99
    2011 vintage available for $25.99
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    Pair with: Bison burgers, Lamb shank, Roasted Chicken, Any kind of steak
    The pro reviewers must have had an off-day. Chateau Greysac has been one of my favorites for years and the 2010 doesn't let you down. We (VinoDuo.com) would call this a "Must-Buy!" as it's a terrific value tasting $10-$15 more expensive than the going price. Great addition to your short-term cellar.
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    (1/13/2015)
    Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2013
    Sold Out $11.99
    2016 vintage available for $9.99
    Style: Fruity & Smooth
    Pair with: Roasted chicken, hard mild cheeses, sea food
    Yalumba Unwooded Chardonnay is a consistent bottle year to year. Whether you're a Sauvignon Blanc fan, adore Torrentes, or even enjoy whites from Sancerres, this will please a wide array of white wine lovers.
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    (9/24/2010)
    Yalumba Antique Reserve Tawny Port (375ML half-bottle)
    $19.99
    Yalumba's antique tawny is a terrific value. It's got everything a classic top-flight tawny's got except the high price. Yalumba got this one right! Re-purchased and is highly recommended! Although not from Portugal, this can be called a port anytime the snobs aren't listening. Check out our other reviews at blog.vinoduo.com
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