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 Corvezzo Organic & Vegan Prosecco Rose Extra Dry (Veneto): Pure expression, fun red fruit flavors. The warmer outside, the more delightful it becomes. $14 B+
- 2017 Stone Castle Gecaj Estate Owners Choice Shiraz (Kosovo): Bacon, pepper, raspberry, silk, and an endearing sense of fun. $NA B+
- 2019 Sosie Wines Charlie Smith Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Moon Mountain District): Big, bodacious, brawny, and beautifully made. $75 A-
- 2019 Papapietro Perry Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): If you think rhubarb is sexy stuff, then THIS is your jam. $66 A-
- 2018 Scenic Valley Farms Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Authentic, earthy, lively and VERY spicy. Hope you like licorice! $40 A-
- 2020 Scenic Valley Farms Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Lithe, lively, lovely, and so very comfy in its own skin. $20 B+
- 2021 Scenic Valley Farms Hop Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Quirky in an undeniably polarizing—but undeniably heady & gorgeous—fashions. $30 A-
- 2020 Los Vascos Rosé (Colchagua Valley): A pink for “rosé all day” that won’t sunset your bank account. $13 B
- 2020 Tilia Chardonnay (Mendoza): Peachy and perky porch pounder, please. $13 B
- 2019 Bodegas Bianchi ‘Famiglia Bianchi’ Malbec (San Rafael): Familiar ripe flavors that are uncomplicated and party-ready. $20 B