Château Du Rival

Matthews Cellars

Claret Red Bordeaux Blend

The 2014 is a close rival to the 2017, perhaps a little sharper and not quite as fragrant as the 2017 though GREAT with any food choice. Smooth, fruity, scrumptious. — 2 months ago

Arch Rival Wines

Velvet Hammer Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Very good wine for the price. A bit formulaic but still good with food or to sip and it certainly doesn’t break the bank. Would buy again. — 4 months ago

Pyramid Valley Vineyards

Field of Fire Chardonnay 2015

This stuff is bloody excellent. Had with chicken with tallegio and breadcrumb crust with baby tomatoes. Perfect accompaniment. Well rounded , fresh but long and complex. A burgundy rival without question. Love it. Tempted to give higher score. — a year ago

Bergström Wines

Sigrid Chardonnay 2016

What I pour when people say Chardonnay in the US can’t rival Burgundy. — 2 years ago

William & Mary Wine Company

Shifflett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Rob N

2016. Very tasty cab. Bold, with acidity, almost effervescent. Low tannin. But the Costco cab we blind tasted was a surprising rival in quality! — 3 months ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Chinon Blanc Chenin Blanc 2018

Beautiful apple cider color.

Straight up mangoes. Pineapples. An effervescence in the nose that cannot be pinpointed. Almost like the spindrift of a cresting wave colored sweet with bee pollen and honey.

Honeyed lavender, citrus peel. This is a Chenin Blanc I’d bring to the beach in the heat, toss a football around, and introduce the bros to a wine that could rival, I hate to say it, a mango white claw. I mean it’s a great picnic wine, too. Or a cheese wine. But convincing bros to drink a Chenin Blanc is a challenge I will accept any day. Now if only I could get to a beach without having to wear a face mask.

It’s a bit on the sweeter side without the bubbles to round it out, but the tropical fruit notes are killer enough to hit the 9s.
— a year ago

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Venge Vineyards

Silencieux Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Damn, this is just great. Continues to rival the Myriad Napa for QPR. Great stuff coming out of Venge for the money. — a year ago

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Tenor Wines

Syrah 2017

This Syrah has all the components I love - terrific tannins and flavors of peppery, meaty, spicy flavors that open up to black fruits and cocoa. Not (yet) as smooth as the 2016 vintage, though I expect it will rival it nicely in the future. — 4 months ago

Iron Horse Vineyards

Wedding Cuvée Sparkling Blend

This incredible sparkling wine is unbelievable! I visited this wonderful vineyard in 2013. The hue of rose’ is almost pale salmon. It’s medium to full body flavor is off the charts delicious. A touch of mineral and fabulous fruit. At the mid palate there is a heartiness I can’t quite figure out. This can rival any and every pink and brut champagne in the world. It’s that great!!! — 10 months ago

Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Recommended by a wine shop employee in Paris, and it did not disappoint. Had a perfectly cooked NY strip steak with a couple glasses of this and it was an amazingly tasty dinnerto rival the best restaurants. — a year ago