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 Domaine du Mistral Grignan Les Adhemar (Rhone): Delicious, spicy and solidly on point. $13 B
- 2013 San Felice Vigorello (Toscana): art plums, dusty spices, classic character; Hard to ask for much more than this after nearly a decade. $52 A-
- 2021 Cattleya ‘Alma de Cattleya’ Rose of Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Rocking a nice combo of subtle flavors and bombastic, rich textures. $20 B+
- 2020 Cattleya ‘Alma de Cattleya’ Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Ripe peach, saline, citrus pith, and fascination. $26 B+
- 2020 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Chalk Hill): Starfruit and Jasmine that both refuse to quit. $25 B+
- 2018 Four Vines The Biker Zinfandel (Paso Robles): The ride isn’t long, or complicated, but it sure is fun. $19 B
- 2019 Spicewood Vineyards Tempranillo (Texas High Plains): Close your eyes and you might just think you’re in Ribera… $39 A-
- 2018 Antigal 1 Uno Malbec (Mendoza): Wow… sing its praises, because this is a floral, tasty, bold M to be had for a song. $15 B+
- 2018 Orfila Reserva Malbec (Uco Valley): The nose? All about the lighter, delicate side. The palate? Totally wearing leather, baby. $20 B
- 2014 Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend (Stellenbosch): Still an easy to love mix of leathery and meaty spices, and tangy red fruits. $NA B+