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 Condado de Haza Crianza (Ribera del Duero): Dark and dangerously drinkable mixture of earth, tobacco, and spicy, savory plumminess. $24 B+
- 2019 Imagery Estate Winery Chardonnay (California): Friendly, smooth, and evoking California sunshine pretty much all the way. $17 B
- 2019 Benziger Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County): Juicy currants bouncing on a grippy, herbal, and hearty palate trampoline. $20 B-
- 2019 Dry Creek Vineyards DCV10 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Practically pitch-perfect peaches and pears pair-up. $34 A-
- 2018 OG de Negoce N. 17 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): A serious, minty, structured bargain; Tuesday night drinking just got elevated. $25 A-
- 2020 Troon Vineyard Vermentino (Applegate Valley): Almond, citrus, minerals—repeat until satisfied… or, just keep repeating anyway because it’s so good. $22 B+
- 2019 Pascual Toso Alta Reserve Barrancas Vineyards Syrah (Barrancas): A meaty, smoky, tasty sipper that packs a wallop, and follows it up with *another* wallop… $50 A-
- 2019 Domaine Bousquet Reserva Pinot Noir (Tupungato): Bramble and character meet steakhouse levels of power and polish. $17 B
- 2019 Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Sauvignon (Tupungato): Bringing a surprising amounts of aromatic complexity and fresh tastiness for the coin outlay! $11 B