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!
- 2018 Quinta da Fonte Souto Tinto (Alentejo): Boisterous, surprising, delicious and highly recommended. $26 B+
- 2021 Torre de Palma Arinto – Alvarinho (inho Regional Alentejano): Pour a glass of this, order some Thai take-out, and watch the culinary sparks fly. $40 A-
- 2020 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina del Sannio (Campania): Floral, flinty, fruity & finely crafted. $23 B+
- 2019 Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Wow. Layered, long, feisty, elegant… an absolute home-run. $28 A-
- 2020 Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo (Campania): Citrus and freshness for days… actually, make that weeks. $28 B+
- 2019 Stinson Vineyards Merlot (Monticello): Confidently setting a new fruity, juicy standard for VA. $27 B+
- 2018 Cameron Hughes Lot 718 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Gorgeous lemony fruit expression that slams the door on its way out. $18 B+
- 2020 Metz Road Riverview Vineyard Pinot Noir (Monterey): Spicy, textured, balanced, and willing to do whatever everyone else wants to do tonight. $36 B+
- 2015 Portlandia Pinot Noir (Oregon): Earthy, vibrant, and still very much kickin’! $19 B
- 2019 United Ink Pinot Noir (Oregon): Might be lacking some character, but those Plummy black fruit flavors will still get the job done. $20 B-