Robert Dwyer

Robert Dwyer

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2 days ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - New Releases from Sojo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Rodgers Creek has been terrific for me as well. 92 across the board across a number of bottles. And good point - all Sojourn single vineyards aren't priced equally. Cheers Chad!

3 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - Photo Trip Report: Foo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ooo - Southern Rhone. That's not too far from some areas in the south of France I'd very much like to visit. That sounds awesome to me.

Cheers Lon!

6 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - 7 Reliably Outstanding... · 0 replies · +1 points

I have! Just looked back at my notes on their 2010 Pinot. I *did* note ample fruit and thought it was a great value in the $30 neighborhood. Solid stuff.

7 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - Drync Wine App Makes B... · 0 replies · +1 points

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12 weeks ago @ The Wellesley Wine Press - One Weird Trick Might ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I hope you're not right. I could be reading way more into the truck permitting business than is warranted. Let's hope it's not that big a deal. We shall see.

17 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.

18 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. :)

18 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?

18 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!

18 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!