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!
- 2021 Tenuta Carretta Cayega (Roero Arneis): Wet rocks, white peach, and all around awesomeness. $18 B+
- 2020 Alois Lageder Schiava (Alto Adige): Wild strawberry and brambly earth that are light and delightful. $21 B+
- 2019 Count Karolyi Grüner Veltliner (Hungary): This has almost no right being this good for this price! $12 B+
- 2021 Flora Springs Soliloquy White Wine (Napa Valley): Rich with both poise and Summer blockbuster levels of (exotic tropical fruit) action. $60 A-
- 2018 Flambeaux Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Few would kick this mix of sweet wood spice and ripe blackcurrant fruit out of bed for eatin’ crackers… $75 A-
- 2019 Flambeaux Sangiacomo Vineyards Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Lots going on here, most of it bold and bodacious. $50 A-
- 2019 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Dry Creek Valley): A modern classic of DCV fruit-forwardness. $25 B+
- 2019 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner Meritage (Dry Creek Valley): Sailing seas that are very, very dark indeed. $42 A-
- 2017 Tenshen Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Plush, plush, plush-plush-pluuuuusssssshhhhh. $26 B+
- 2019 Qupé Syrah (Central Coast): Sticking to a winning, fun formula; and who could blame them? $20 B+