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!
- 2018 Hofbauer-Schmidt “Klassik” (Weinviertel): Gruner, doing its level best Sauvignon Blanc impersonation. $NA B
- 2017 Weingut Ewald Gruber-Röschitz Mühlberg Grüner Veltliner (Weinviertel): Maybe sporting a bit too much midriff, but you gotta love the pepper-herbs-grapefruit combo. $32 B+
- 2015 Salzl Seewinkelhof Sacris Premium (Burgenland): Zeigelt that won’t give you the Zzzs; rounded, juicy, and delicious. $NA B+
- 2015 Weingut Gerhard Markowitsch Ried Kirchweingarten Zweigelt Reserve (Carnuntum): Prepare for your gamey, plummy, grippy, and potent wake-up call. $NA B+
- 2015 Weingut Paul Achs “Pannobile” (Burgenland): Kitchen-sink red blend? Not so fast, Jack; this one rises on beguiling wafts of tobacco smoke. $64 A-
- 2018 Eisacktaler Kellerei Cantina Valle Isarco Sauvignon (Trentino-Alto Adige): Racy, pungent, lovely and lively… and basically a bargain. $20 B+
- 2015 Gagliole Rosso Colli della Toscana Centrale (Tuscany): Both zippy and firm; an intriguing study in contrasts. $49 A-
- 2016 Herdade dos Grous Moon Harvested (Alentejo): Chewiness is next to godliness… or is that deliciousness? $30 B+
- 2018 Copain Wines Tous Ensemble Rosé (Anderson Valley): All together, let us toast the dawn of Spring! $23 B+