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!
- 2015 Quinta do Quetzal Reserva Branco (Alentejo): Creaminess and Zesy energy coming together like the two halves of The Power Sword. $30 A-
- 2015 Quinta do Quetzal Reserva Tinto (Alentejo): Silkiness, depth, and grit, all sultrily hand-in-hand. $NA B+
- 2016 Quinta do Quetzal ‘Guadalupe’ Tinto (Regional Alentejo): Smokin’ all that it has got, in crowd-pleasing textural layers. $NA B+
- 2013 Quinta do Quetzal ‘Quetzal Familia’ Grande Reserva Tinto (Alentejo): Big, bold, balsamic, and barely in its teenage years yet. $NA A-
- 2017 Passopisciaro Passorosso Terre Siciliane (Sicily): Floral, chewy, and absolutely excellent. $42 A-
- 2017 Passopisciaro ‘Passobianco’ Terre Siciliane (Sicily): Minerals, sea breezes, freshly baked citrus, and a little tiny slice of Mediterranean heaven. $31 A-
- 2016 Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy Monte Aribaldo Dolcetto d’Alba (Piedmont): Classically tangy, if carrying a bit of extra weight around the midsection. $24 B+
- 2018 Domaine de Cala Prestige Rose (Coteaux Varois en Provence): You could easily – and happily – get lost in this one’s flower garden. $30 B+
- 2019 Stinson Vineyards Rose of Mourvedre (Virginia): Wild and wily, with juuuuuust enough of its nature tamed. $20 B
- 2017 The Pairing Syrah (Santa Ynez Valley): Sausages. The pairing is grilled sausages! $27 B+