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!
- 2015 Cartograph Transverse Pinot Noir (North Coast): Earthiness and edginess crossing foils in entertaining ways. $64 A-
- 2013 Cartograph Leonardo Julio Vineyard Brut Zero (Russian River Valley): Showing its age? Proudly, when wearing it this exceedingly well. $68 A-
- 2015 Bannister Campbell Ranch Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The raspberries and cherries may be dark, but its soul is nothing but shine. $55 A-
- 2016 Bear Flag Wines Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Doing it’s home state proud with a juicy, spicy level best. $24 B+
- 2018 Eberle Cotes-du-Robles Rose (Paso Robles): And now…. Give us salmon burgers!!! $24 B+
- 2018 Gamble Family Vineyards Gamble Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Yountville): Did you know that the Valley could churn out lemongrass and sage…? Well… $25 B+
- 2017 Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay (Mount Veeder): Like rereading a favorite novel; and it turns out to be one of the Great American Novels. $50 A
- 2014 Domdechant Werner’sches Weingut Hochheimer “Independence” Riesling Classic Medium Dry (Rheingau): The Founding Fathers were apprently *very* into limes. $NA B+
- 2015 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni ‘Vigna d’la Roul’ (Barolo): Classically styled, classically attired, classically lean. $45 A-
- 2018 Weingut Fred Loimer Rose Trocken (Niederosterreich): Hard to argue with this on a hot Summer’s day… or any other time for that matter. $17 B