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 Herdade do Rocim ‘Mariana’ Rosado (Alentejo): Floral, plummy, pretty, and not begging for too much attention. $13 B
- 2018 Herdade do Rocim Mariana Branco (Alentejo): Admirable amounts of mandarin, lift, and volume; heaping amounts of tastiness. $13 B
- 2018 Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Wiltinger Kabinett Riesling (Mosel): Lemons. Flint. Sweet dreams, love, cuddles, and nice things. $21 B+
- 2019 Viña Leyda Single Vineyard Garuma Sauvignon Blanc (Ledya Valley): Fresh, with excellent aromatic complexity. These guys just rock it. $17 B+
- 2016 Garces Silva Family Vineyards Amayna Pinot Noir (Leyda Valley): Meaty stuff, leathery, too. A big black-cherry bomb in the good kind of way. $38 A-
- 2017 Santa Ema Reserva Merlot (Maipo): Smooth, round, and basically ready to party down. $14 B
- 2013 Odfjell Aliara (Central Valley): Chile’s best red grape – Carignan – showing off its graceful aging curve. Just bring your love of the mature. $38 B+
- 2017 Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon (Puente Alto): Big, bold, statement-maker that isn’t at all scared of showing off its spicy side $25 B+
- 2017 Viña San Pedro Sideral (Cachapoal Valley): Herbs, spices, and dark fruits that are more than a bit generous. $26 B+
- 2018 Domaine Bousquet ‘Gaia’ Cabernet Franc (Gualtallary): Spicy, rich, and doing its best Cab Sauv impersonation. $20 B+