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 São Lourenço do Barrocal Tinto (Alentejo): Dusty, determined, and downright delicious. $NA B+
- 2013 São Lourenço do Barrocal Tinto Reserva (Alentejo): Authentically rustic in all of the good ways. $NA A-
- 2017 Kellerei St. Pauls ‘Passion’ Pinot Noir Riserva Alto (Trentino-Alto Adige): Earthy, dark, and thoroughly unconcerned about whther or not you’re impressed. $45 A-
- NV Mionetto Prestige Collecion Organic Extra Dry Prosecco (Veneto): Green apples on parade, followed up by… more green apples! $12 B
- 2013 Luca Bosio Vineyards Barolo (Piedmont): This Bosio wants very much to be bossy. $45 B+
- 2019 Fleurs de Prairie Cotes de Provence Rose (Provence): Energetic to the point of nerviness, poised to the point of classiness. $16 B
- 2019 Rodney Strong Charlotte’s Home Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County): Home is where the refreshing, freshly-cut herbs are! $17 B+
- 2019 Tongue Dancer Rose of Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Tangy, full, and indeed… dancing on the tongue. $22 B+
- 2017 Neely Spring Ridge Vineyard ‘Upper Picnic’ Pinot Noir (Santa Cruz Mountains): Potent, but carries the weight well on twin supports of cranberry and spices. $48 A-
- 2018 Loveblock Pinot Noir (Central Otago): Zippy, zesty, and juicily zingy. $29 B+