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!
- 2017 Juve y Camps Reserva de la Familia Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava (Catalonia): An afordable way to add some elegant texture to Tuesday night drinking. $17 B+
- 2016 Perinet Merit (Priorat): A lot of size, depth, and boldness for not a lot of change. $29 B+
- 2018 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico (Tuscany): Rich, earthy, approachable, and mineral; your pasta dish will thank you later. $28 B+
- 2017 Domaine le Clos des Lumieres L’Eclat Rouge (Cotes du Rhone): Spicy, floral, and not easily tamed without a good burger or two. $12 B
- 2020 Troon Vineyard ‘Glou-Glou’ Cowhorn Vineyard Grenache (Applegate Valley): Downright bouncy with fruits and flowers that are blue in the cheeriest sense. $35 B+
- 2017 Brevity Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The brand name, in this case, accurately describes the finish. $NA B-
- 2018 Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon (California): Plum, sour black cherry, sweet oak, and a tendency to stay within its lane. $12 B-
- 2020 Justin Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles): Like a ripe melon flavor deliver mechanism in a bottle. $15 B
- 2018 Justin Vineyards & Winery Reserve Malbec (Paso Robles): Subtle? By no means. Delicious? By pretty much all means, yeah. $45
- 2018 Justin Vineyards & Winery Savant (Paso Robles): Ample spice, more ample black fruitiness, and even more ample power, all being held admirably in hedonistic balance. $55 A-