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!
- 2019 Symington Quinta da Fonte Souto Branco (Alentejo): Heady and intoxicating… in both senses of the latter word. $25 A-
- 2017 G Wine Kisi Amber Wine (Kakheti): An acquired taste, perhaps, but once this fiercely authentic and structured taste is acquired it won’t soon be forgotten. $30 A-
- NV W & J Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port (Portugal): Still the Mac Daddy? Yeah, it’s still the Mac Daddy. $67 A-
- 2017 Lienage Wines Mia Nipote “I Fondatori” (Livermore Valley): Gorgeously balanced between amiable and brooding. $85 A
- 2017 Roar Wines Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): Richly appointed, refined in structure, and practically regal in essence. $45 A-
- 2018 Bouza Tannat (Montevideo): Deep black cherry, sultry dark tobacco spices, and a BIIIIIG attitude to match them. $24 B+
- 2019 Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc (Rio Negro): Like witnessing a controlled, well-executed, and appealing citrus explosion. $15 B+
- 2019 Pascual Toso Alta Reserve Barrancas Vineyards Malbec (Barrancas): About as chewy and as spicy as they come—a demanding & rewarding mouthful. $50 A-