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!
- NV Ca’ di Prata Brut (Prosecco): Melons, pears, apples, and bargains abound when this one’s around, apparently. $16 B+
- NV Ca’ di Prata Extra Dry Prosecco Superiore (Valdobbiadene): Stone fruits and approachable elegance, just in time for Spring. $18 B+
- 2017 Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy Barbera d’Asti (Piedmont): A fruity, friendly, no-fuss choice for elevatating pasta night drinking. $22 B+
- 2017 Ravines Wine Cellars Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes): The kind of overachieving performance that borders on showing off… and we don’t mind a bit. $20 A-
- 2018 OG de Negoce No. 65 Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Very accessible, very broad, and almost very oaky… but also very good. $19 B+
- 2019 OG de Negoce No. 25 Chardonnay (Carneros): White flowers, yellow peaches, white peaches, and all the peaches in between; textural & seductive. $15 A-
- 2016 Blackbird Vineyards Arise (Napa Valley): Black plums for daaaaaaayyyyyyyssssss, people. $58 A-
- 2015 Tongue Dancer Wines Brut Rose (Anderson Valley): A red berry gala that’s both upscale and fun to attend. $25 A-
- 2018 Dutton-Goldfield McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir (Fort Ross-Seaview): Already juicy, savory, and delcious – but still a mere pup. $68 A-
- 2018 Dutton-Goldfield Van der Kamp vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Mountain): An earthy, savory, spicy, and eminently worthy addition to a stellar lineup. $68 A-