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!
- 2016 Weingut Piriwe Pinot Noir (Thermenregion): Spices right from the garden, delicately nuanced. $NA B+
- 2015 Weingut Schwertführer 35 Pinot Noir (Thermenregion): When you want your secondary to outshine your primary, in good ways. $NA B+
- 2016 Weingut Schwertführer 47er “Top Edition” St. Laurent (Themenregion): Balanced between power and poise, freshness and juiciness. $NA B+
- 2016 Weingut Familie Auer Reserve St. Laurent (Thermenregion): Doing its best Pinot Noir impersonation; and it’s a damned good one. $NA B+
- 2016 Johann Gisperg Reserve St Laurent (Thermenregion): Wild, racy, and smoking a big, spicy cigar. $NA B+
- 2016 Jean-Claude Dagueneau Domaine des Berthiers Pouilly-Fume (Loire): You get some gunflint, and *you* get some gunflint, and *you all* get some gunflint! $28 B+
- NV Gratien & Meyer Cremant de Loire Rose Brut (Loire): Classic presentation, and juuuuuuuust the right amount of elegance and creaminess. $17 B
- NV Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Rose Brut (Alsace): Red berries, roses, and an endearing sense of self importance. $22 B+
- 2016 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner Meritage (Dry Creek Valley): A rustic personality peeking out from behind a freshly cleaned and modern suit. $50 A-
- 2016 Bannister Wines Lancel Creek Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Bramble, all cleaned up and attending the opera. $60 A-