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!
- NV Earl Stevens Prosecco (Veneto): You cleaner than a bar of Dove soap? Yup! $15 B
- 2020 Day Owl Rose (California): Like a glass full of lip-smacking watermelon candy. $15 B-
- 2020 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc (Arroyo Seco): Honeyed, unctuous, delicious, and very highly recommended. $15 B+
- 2017 Two Angels Petite Sirah (High Valley): Powerful enough that you might need both angels looking after you after drinking it… $19 B+
- 2017 River Road Vineyards Stephanie’s Cuvee Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Stephanie likes to dress pretty, that’s for sure. $30 B+
- 2019 Firesteed Cellars Pinot Noir (Oregon): A steed that’s as easy to ride as a fairground pony. $14 B-
- Dixie & Bass Sauvignon Blanc (Horse Heaven Hills): Going for tasty, ripe melon breadth—and largely hitting the mark. $18 B
- 2018 10000 Hours Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain): It’ll take you a LOT less time than that to finish off a bottle of this smoky, dark, and meaty number. $30 A-
- 2019 Bodegas Bianchi ‘Oasis Sur’ Cabernet Sauvignon (San Rafael): Appealingly easy to get your head around; a pleaser looking for a crowd. $18 B
- 2019 Pascual Toso Alta Barrancas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Barrancas): Line up the hedonists, because their red deep, rich, and sultry pour just showed up! $50 A-