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!
- Hic et Nunc Pandemonio Brut Rose (Monferrato): Almost aggressively forcing you to enjoy it (and you probably will). $NA B
- 2017 Hic et Nunc Femminile Singolare (Barbera del Monferrato): Wild red berries and hints of earth, very well put together into ma wildly likeable combo. $NA A-
- 2018 Hic et Nunc Mondano Dolcetto (Monferrato): Tart, lively and full of the kind of personality you’ll want to hang with regularly. $NA B+
- 2017 Cantina Vignaioli Elvio Pertinace Vigneto Nervo (Barbaresco): An exercise in understated, food-friendly loveliness. $65 A-
- 2016 Freeclimber Riesling (Mosel): Joyous, simple, to-the-point expression of wet slate and limes. $15 B
- 2018 Davis Bynum River West Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Correctly and deliciously deciding not to take a side between zesty and hedonistic. $25 B+
- 2019 Davis Bynum Dutton Ranches Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): You’d better like ’em savory, leathery, and loaded! $55 A-
- 2018 Og de Negoce N. 49 Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Sexy, sexy, juicy, and SEXY. $20 B+
- 2020 Troon Vineyard Druid’s Fluid White (Applegate Valley): Apparently they Do make them this flinty in Southern OR! $20 B+
- 2019 10000 Hours Syrah (Red Mountain): A big, woody and built-to-impress rendition of WA State’s best red grape. $35 B+