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), so you can get right to the point and decide if they’re for you (or not). Cheers!
- 2017 Orlando Abrigo Meruzzano (Barbaresco): A very burly but successfully executed interpretation for the traditionally more delicate side of Nebbiolo. $45 A-
- 2014 Orlando Abrigo Rongalio Riserva (Barbaresco): Exciting. Delicious. And Earthyyyyyyyyyyyy! $60 A-
- 2018 Hic et Nunc ‘Altromondo’ Grignolino (Piedmont): Very delectable spice. Very delectable florals. Very delectable everything, actually. $NA B+
- 2015 Chateau Marsau (Francs Cotes de Bordeaux): Dark spices, dark toast, dark roast, but tangy soul. $27 B+
- 2018 Mettler Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Lodi): Nice and complex, nice and ripe, and nice and affordable $25 B+
- 2018 Cameron Hughes Lot 704 Pinot Noir (Carneros): Napa PN at its most accessible (in all senses of the word). $17 B
- 2018 Cameron Hughes Lot 744 Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Jam-Pepper-Sexy-Magic $17 B+
- 2015 Saint Gregory Pinot Meunier (Mendocino): Substantially pretty, and also pretty substantial. $20 B+
- 2013 Windrun Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County): Long may you run, apparently!! $30 B+
- 2018 Spicewood Vineyards Tandem Red Blend (Texas): A bit smoky, a bit meaty, a whole lotta tasty. $33 B+