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!
- 2020 San Piero Rive di San Pietro di Feletto Brut (Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore): Valuing refreshment above all else, but still holding refinement as a core belief. $NA B+
- NV Brancher Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG Extra Dry Superiore (Veneto): ‘B’ is for Banana Bread! $20 B
- NV Cantine Vedova ‘Casa dei Faveri – Casa Farive’ Extra Dry (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore): Crowd-pleasing bargain of apple orchard fruit action. $13 B+
- 2017 Herdade de Sao Miguel Colheita Seleccionada (Alentejo): Fleshy, broad, and ok, a little chunky; those fine black plum flavors will earn forgiveness for its minor sins. $25 B+
- 2013 The Winery SF Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Mature, earthy, gamey, and primed for intellectually stimulating conversation. $NA B+
- 2016 Rodney Strong Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Well, look at you, still all fresh, earthy, vibrant, and overachieving! $20 B+
- 2018 Charles Woodson Intercept Hall of Fame Edition Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Concentrated, spicy stuff that’ll get the (steak house) crowd leaping to their feet. $150m A-
- 2014 Spelletich Cellars Bodog Red (Napa Valley): Kickin’ it funky style with supple, big-but-elegant red fruits. $62 A-
- 2019 Pascual Toso Reserva Las Barrancas Vineyard Malbec (Barrancas): Raspberries galore, and they’re of several (ripe!) types. $25 B+
- 2019 Pascual Toso Las Barrancas Vineyards Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Barrancas): Delicious, rich, delicious, herbal, silky, and… delicious $28 B+