Robert Dwyer

Robert Dwyer

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2 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - Slideshow: Best (and w... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's been a while but I did try the 2009 Green Fin White. Not bad!

Thursday, December 02, 2010 - I think this wine would play well at a summer tiki party. On a chilly late autumn evening in New England it seemed overly sweet if guzzle-able so I'll give it a "good" rating.

83/100 points.

2 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - Flowers: A Benchmark C... · 0 replies · +1 points

I definitely sense a shift where Flowers is now vs. where I'd mentally pegged the style 5+ years ago. Will look forward to trying more! Thanks for checking in. :)

2 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - Flowers: A Benchmark C... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'd put Siduri and Loring more on the ripe end of the spectrum. I was surprised how restrained (in a good way) this Flowers was. I'd previously wrongly pegged them as a higher octane producer I think.

I had a '12 Ken Wright Willamette Valley Pinot recently. It was "very good" but not quite "outstanding" for me. I think I need to step up to the single vineyard bottlings?

3 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - Modeling Value: Introd... · 0 replies · +1 points

There sure are a lot of publications and people out there scoring wines - I agree. I think once a person develops confidence navigating a category and learns their favorite producers scores mean less and less. But still, when someone is just exploring a category and buying off rating - that's what I'm trying to model with the WWP QPR Calculator.

Thanks for your comment!

3 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - Modeling Value: Introd... · 1 reply · +1 points

Hi Moreau! Thanks for your comment.

I don't think I get too specific when trying to come up with a baseline. For example, if I was in the market for 2010 Bordeaux I'd search Wine Spectator's ratings database for all the 2010 Bordeaux (red) that was rated 90 points. They range from Chateau Joinin ($12) - Clos Dubreuil ($140). All I really care about when trying to determine a baseline is the point at which is becomes relatively easy to find a 90 point wine from the category.

For 2010 red Bordeaux that looks to be around $20-$25 or so.

Hope that helps!

8 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - A Visit to Total Wine ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Thomas. The point about the Veraton being more approachable in its youth is spot on. It was just what I was looking for last night and I'm glad they have it in their line-up. Their 2010s have really impressed me.

Hope to see you at a Grand Tour event this year!

8 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - A Visit to Total Wine ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Saw that! Great price. Have you tried the Veraton?

8 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - Dates set for Wine Spe... · 0 replies · +1 points

Here's a link to participating wineries: http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/html/gtwineri...

Enjoy!

15 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - The Perfect Case: Tota... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Chris! Happy New Year to you and yours. Looking back at my list, I recall a few I tried while down there: The Angeline, Votre Sante and Juan Gil were actually all quite rough out of the hotel wine glasses. I've enjoyed all of these a lot more at home. Seems like the setting was rough (or all 3 suffered from the Florida heat en route?). Who knows how they keep wine cool on Florida trucks.

15 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - The Perfect Case: Tota... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the tip Pamela! We ordered some wine glasses from room service ("free" except for delivery service charge/tip). They were better than the in-room water glasses but not by much. :)