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!
- 2018 La Valentina Pecorino Colline Pescaresi (Abruzzo): An extra shot of citric joy for your dining life. $14 B
- NV Fratelli Lunelli Ferrari Metodo Classico Brut (Trento): Low on drama, high on elegant refreshment. $26 B+
- NV Bibi Graetz Testamatta ‘Bollamatta’ Spumante Rose (Tuscany): Artsy label; artsy presentation; down-to-earth substance. $26 B+
- 2016 P. J. Valckenberg Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): All of those limes and pears, and so little time for just 750ml… $14 B+
- NV Tussock Jumper Pinot Noir (France): In case of emergency need for a sip of red, break glass. $9 C+
- 2016 Chalk Hill Estate Red Proprietary Blend (Chalk Hill): Steak dinner has just met its plummy, bold match. $68 A-
- 2018 Record Family Wines Viognier (Paso Robles): For the record, this floral, ripe bottle of enchantment is worth your time. $25 B+
- 2017 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills): It is hereby commanded that you bring your king more of this peppery, bright goodness, immediately. $38 A-
- 2017 Henry’s Drive Shiraz – Cabernet (Padthaway): I’m still not sure who’s in the actual driver’s seat here, but I am sure that this ride is pretty nice. $49 A-
- 2016 Bodega Colome Estate Malbec (Salta): To be given to those who – incorrectly – want to tell you that this grape is all one-note buster. $22 B+