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!
- 2015 Catena Zapata ‘Catena Alta’ Historic Rows Malbec (Mendoza): All the haters who like to complain about Malbec being a “one note” grape can go suck it. $55 A-
- 2017 Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling (Eden Valley): Oh, how I have missed your electric touch! $20 B+
- 2016 Yangarra Estate Roussanne (McLaren Vale): Rich and complex, but not skimping on either the energy or the stone fruits. $34 A-
- 2014 Yangarra Estate Shiraz (McLaren Vale): To quote the late, great David Bowie, “leather, leather everywhere…” $34 A-
- NV Jansz Premium Cuvee Rose (Tasmania): Earthy red berries, brioche, and a sense of promising things to come. $28 B+
- 2014 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (Veneto): Densely packed, potent, and just the thing for long, cold Winter nights. $65 A-
- 2016 Windvane Chardonnay (Carneros): Is ti big? Well, yeah. But did it forget to bring the lemons? Hellz no! $40 A-
- 2014 Peachy Canyon Vortex Zinfandel (Paso Robles): Spicy, luxuriant, and demanding that you pay it some respect. $44 A-
- 2014 Bonterra Vineyards ‘The McNab’ McNab Ranch Vineyard Red (Mendocino County): Pepper and leather abound; crowds will be pleased ere this day is done. $50 A-
- 2016 Siduri Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): ‘Highlanders’ like this will make you feel high on life all around. $34 A-