Gary Markowitz's Reviews
7 reviews were found
Big & Bold
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!"
Earth & Spicy
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...
Smooth & Supple
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.
Smooth & Supple
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.
Fruity & Smooth
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.
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