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 Corvezzo Organic & Vegan Prosecco (Veneto): There’s almost no time when this is not a total pleasure. $15 B
- 2009 Palazzo Vecchio Terra Rossa (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano): Performing better than expected, delivering a power-packed punch of dark fruit and baking spice. $NA A-
- 2011 Palazzo Vecchio ‘Maestro’ (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano): Sultry, savory, sophisticated, and satisfying. $NA B+
- 2012 Ciu Ciu ‘Oppidum’ (Marche Rosso): Still dark and still very much alive, in black plum and anise spice glory. $NA B+
- 2021 Herdade do Esporao Colheita Branco (Alentejo): Tropical delights await the thirsty among you… $18 B+
- 2019 Jolie Laide Wines Shake Ridge Vineyard Red Blend (Amador County): A nuanced red for the adventurous and open-minded. $40 A-
- 2017 Sandlands Vineyards Mission (Amador County): It’s mission? Supplying the unexpected. And we choose to accept it! $47 A-
- 2021 Scenic Valley Farms Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Fresh apricots and a finish for daaaaaaays. What a zesty bargain. $20 A-
- 2016 Red Fox Cellars Teroldego (Colorado): A tangy, earthy reminder that this is probably the grape with the most potential in CO. $40 A-
- 2019 Mac Forbes RS 3 Riesling (Strathbogie Ranges): Jasmine, citrus, and enough acidity to power several batteries. $30 A-