I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format.
They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented links to help you find them, so that you can try them out for yourself. Cheers!
- 2016 Alois Lageder Schiava (Alto Adige): A little too funky for its own dang self, but then that’s actually part of the appeal in this case. $18 B
- 2016 Cantine-Feudi di San Marzano ‘Talo’ Negroamaro (Salento): A smooth enough operator that it’d make even Sade fans a little bit jealous. $19 B+
- 2017 Tasca d’Almerita Grillo di Mozia (Sicilia): Congratulations, you just seriously upgraded your next seafood dinner. $26 B+
- 2017 Bortolin Angelo ‘Rive di Guia’ Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore (Veneto): The world’s favorite party pop wine just donned an evening dress and shiz got very, very serious. $33 A-
- 2012 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito (Umbria): Just the right “Goldilocks” mix of sweetness and brute force. $43 B+
- 2017 Acquiesce Grenache Rose (Lodi): They’re almost nailing this formula, which is about equal parts tangy red fruit and overall easy accessibility. $25 B+
- 2015 Murrieta’s Well “The Spur” Red (Livermore Valley): Sultry, satisfying, supple, and not at all stingy when it comes to all of those deep red fruits. $33 B+
- 2015 Dutton-Goldfield Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Earthy, herbal, complex, and fantastic; bring your thinking cap. $72 A
- 2014 Cameron Hughes Lot 603 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Silky and sexy bedspread, for sure, but the mattress feels just a bit too soft. $35 B
- 2016 Amici Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Still one of the best buys in all of the Valley; yes, even when clocking in at five Hamiltons. $50 A-