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 Giusti Brut Asolo Extra Brut Prosecco Superiore (Veneto): Just about equal parts elegant and affable. $NA B+
- 2012 Villa Trasqua Nerento Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Tuscany): One lively, concentrated, focused step over & above Chianti’s Riserva. $40 A-
- 2018 Weingut Lothar Kettern Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): Incredibly fond of flint, fragrance, and fresh, focused citrus fruitiness. $23 B+
- 2017 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay (Chalk Hill): Bold, bodacious, burlesque show of Chardonnay’s curves and charms. $36 A-
- 2018 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County): Melons, mango and multifaceted, muscular heft. $28 B+
- 2018 Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir (Napa Valley): Brighter than a few dozen suns, at least. $44 A-
- 2018 Goosecross Cellars Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Hope you like complexity; also, hope you like your lees! $40 A-
- 2016 Canard Vineyard Adam’s Blend Red (Napa Valley): Not the spiciest Cab Franc out there, but in the running for the juiciest! $75 A-
- 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot (Napa Valley): As safe & crowd-pleasing a Valley pick as you can muster for under 50 bones. $48 A-
- 2019 Troon vineyard Cotes du Kubli Blanc (Applegate Valley): Tropical, heady love potion capable of making wine geeks immediately swoon in-place. $35 A-