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!
- 2017 Herdade do Rocim Brut Nature Rose (Alentejo): Touriga rarely tasted so elegant – or so fun. $NA B+
- 2018 Herdade do Rocim Amphora Branco (Vinho Regional Alentejano): The colors – and the flavors – of peach skins to brighten your day. $14 B+
- 2017 Herdade do Rocim Alicante Bouschet (Vinho Regional Alentejano): Burly, mysterious, dark; so basically, very difficult to resist. $25 B+
- 2017 Herdade do Rocim Reserva Tinto (Vinho Regional Alentejano): Silky, plummy, spicy, and staking out its territorial boundaries with thick strokes of graphite. $NA B+
- NV Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad Brut Cava (Catalonia): Lively, toasty, and much prettier on the inside than its classic garish exterior would suggest. $25 B+
- 2019 Donnafugata Dolce & Gabbana ‘Rosa’ Rosato (Sicily): Stylistically as lovely and traditionally to form as a Sicilian tile artwork. $50 A-
- 2018 Bodega Amalaya Blanco (Salta): Almost equal parts flowers and sunshine. $13 B
- 2017 Bodega Colome Estate Malbec (Salta): Pure, powerful dependability; a bargain even by bargain-rich Argentine measures. $27 A-
- 2018 Tongue Dancer Pratt vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Ok, now that’s just downright sexxxxxaaaayyyyy! $39 A-
- 2018 Westside Crossing Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Bouncy, bright, and brambly; break out the grilled sausages. $28 B+