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 Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg Hengsberg Gruner Veltliner (Wagram): Veggies, minerals, and fruit… so basically the entire garden is on display here. $24 B+
- NV Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg Klostersekt Brut (Niederosterreich): Peaches and cream, Austrian style; which means a sprinkling of austerity throughout. $NA B+
- 2017 Weingut Tom Dockner Hochschopf Pinot Noir (Niederosterreich): A raspberry flame – fine, light, transparent, wild, and intense. $NA B+
- 2017 Markus Huber Himmelreich Spatburgunder (Niederosterreich): Tea, fine meats, black cherries, all served up on shining china plates in an old European mansion. $NA B+
- 2014 Barone Pizzini Saten (Franciacorta): Sure you like ’em elegant, but how about elegant *and* yeasty? $45 A-
- 2018 Dominio del Plata Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes (Argentina): Flowers up in your grill, just the way that it ought to be. $15 B
- 2016 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot (Napa Valley): Spices in spades, though not all of them are playing nice together… $54 A-
- 2018 Eberle ‘Cotes-du-Robles Blanc’ (Paso Robles): When you need your roundness to be zestier, or your zesty-ness to be rounder. $26 B+
- 2017 Gundlach-Bundschu Estate Vineyard Mountain Cuvee (Sonoma Valley): Presenting juiciness as an overriding directive. $22 B+
- NV Warre’s King’s Tawny Port (Portugal): Ticking all of the main boxes – spicy, powerful, succulent. $22 B+