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!
- 2016 Poderi dal Nespoli Prugneto Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore (Emilia-Romagna): For when you need your red to stay spicy & juicy down to the last drop. $17 B+
- 2016 Fattoria Nicolucci ‘Tre Rocche’ Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore (Emilia-Romagna): Apparently the 3 castles here are named “Lovely,” “Lithe,” and “Overachieving.” $12 B+
- NV Caviro Bole NOVEBOLE (Romagna Trebbiano Spumante): Pear-apple-mineral party in a bounce house. $NA B
- 2018 Settesoli Mandrarossa Perricone Rose (Terre Siciliane): Fresh as a briny breeze by the waterway. $NA B
- 2014 Compania de Vinos del Atlantico Sierra de la Demanda (Rioja): Fresh, funky, and probably thoroughly misunderstood without food. $35 B+
- 2016 Ritual Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley): Things are just getting toasty and very, very interesting around here… $20 B+
- 2016 Youngberg Hill Vineyards Natasha Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): You’ll need to like your game meat rubbed with sage and blackberry jus. $60 A-
- 2016 Miner Family Winery Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Rich tropical fruit and citrus peel that don’t at all mind getting their hands a little dirty. $30 B+
- 2017 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County): Melons, cream, and a garnish of freshly cut grass. $23 B+
- 2014 Oso Libre ‘Bendicion’ Mourvedre (Paso Robles): Pepper, heft, and enough gushing, ripe red fruit to fill a farm stand. $80 A-