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), and are presented links to help you find them, so that you can try them out for yourself. Cheers!
- NV Gancia Prosecco Brut (Veneto): Bringing the citrus in refreshing bucketfuls. $15 B
- 2021 Bonny Doon Vineyard Picpoul (Central Coast): Arriving tom save the day like a superhero, just in time for warmer forecasts. $15 B+
- 2019 OG de Negoce N. 185 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Pretty much the very definition of RRV rich deliciousness. $19 B+
- 2019 Chelsea Goldschmidt ‘Guidestone Rise’ Merlot (Alexander Valley): Single vineyard, older vines, irresistible tastiness, & not a lot of coin. $22 B+
- 2016 Cameron Hughes Lot 625 Cabernet Sauvignon (Yountville): Interesting and intellectual mix of tomato leaf, currants, & plums. $24 b+
- 2016 Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): For those times when only the most hedonistic, sweetest tannins are gonna do. $65 A-
- 2018 Signorello Padrone Proprietary Red (Napa Valley): A tightly wound powerhouse, waiting for the right moment to spring into furious, leathery, blackcurrant action. $180 A
- 2016 Coventina Pinot Noir (Rogue Valley): Thick, dark and juicy take on Oregon’s signature red—consider this one a successful N. CA impersonation. $35 B+
- 2019 Owen Roe Sinister Hand Red (Columbia Valley): The moves may be too familiar but the dance is still sexy. $28 B+
- 2018 Pedenales Graciano (Texas High Plains): Like staring right into the heart of a dark, blackberry-vanilla-blackcherry cavern… $45 A-