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 Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve (Champagne): A bubbles portrait, classically framed. $69 A-
- 2019 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages Nouveau (Beaujolais): Eschewing bubble-gum for lively, floral fruitiness. $14 B
- 2017 Renato Ratti Ochetti Langhe Nebbiolo (Piedmont): More of the plummy earthiness that you want, with less of the tannic assault that you don’t. $26 B+
- NV Jansz Premium Cuvee Brut (Tasmania): The only devil int he details here is how devilishly tasty this is. $25 B+
- NV Piper Sonoma Brut (Sonoma County): When citrus, peach, and elegance are all that you need, which is, like, every Tuesday, right? $22 B+
- NV Piper Sonoma Brut Rose (Sonoma County): Sexy, *and* it’s a relatively cheap date! $22 B
- 2018 Pfendler Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Big, fruity, too young, and yet… still manages to be classy. $45 A-
- 2017 Dutton-Goldfield Devils Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County): Brash boldness that will one day tame itself into luxurious elegance. $72 A
- 2017 Dutton-Goldfield Redwood Ridge Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): All oft hat red and all of those spices, just in time for the Holidays… $62 A-
- 2018 Cartograph Starscape Vineyard Gewurztraminer (Russian River Valley): A delightfully – and unexpectedly – more citric expression of our favorite unpronounceable grape. $26 B+