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 Freigut Thallern Student Rotgipfler (Thermenregion): If it’s friends that you want to make, then by gawd, with peachy goodness like that, it’s friends you shall receive! $NA B+
- 2017 Alphart am Mühlbach Zierfandler Ried Otzler (Thermenregion): Hello, dad… Hello, mom… I’m your l-l-l-l-l-LEMON bommmmmb! $NA B
- 2016 Weingut Stadlmann Mandel-Hoh Zierfandler (Thermenregion): I’ll take all of that dried pineapple to go; on second thought, I’m gonna eat it all right now… $34 B+
- 2016 Johann Gisperg Reserve St Laurent (Thermenregion): Funky, fresh, and talking a walk on the wild side. $NA B+
- 2013 Lamole di Lamole Vigneto di Campolungo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Chianti): Classic, right down to its red plummy core, at which you’ll also find some black truffles. $40 A-
- 2016 Marco Felluga Russiz Superiore Cabernet Franc Collio (Friuli-Venezia Giulia): We surrender to our new, benevolent black-pepper overlords. $28 B+
- 2015 Marco Felluga Molamatta Collio Bianco (Friuli-Venezia Giulia): Queue up the Robert Palmer, because this one is… simply irresistible. $25 B+
- 2018 Alois Lageder Chardonnay (Sudtirol – Alto Adige): Lemons for days, with more than enough zest to spare. $14 B
- 2015 Materra Right Bank (Oak Knoll District): Playing it a bit (too) safe and a bit (too) soft. $50 B+
- 2016 Balletto Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): There is nothing about this that isn’t lovely, tasty, and friendly – including the price, in the case of the latter. $25 B+