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 Sommariva Brut (Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiane Superiore): Delightful, delicious, and definitely going to please the discerning amongst the crowd. $15 B+
- 2020 Mongarda Brut (Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore): Long, refined, elegant… Hot damn, Prosecco just doesn’t get much better than this bargain. $19 A-
- 2019 Cantina Vignaioli Elvio Pertinace Langhe Nebbiolo (Piedmont): A succulent, savory, and simple-to-love introduction to Nebbiolo’s tasteful wares. $25 B+
- 2019 Cantina Vignaioli Elvio Pertinace Barbera d’Alba (Piedmont): A juicy, and very bright, method for washing down pizza with ease. $15 B
- 2019 Mathew Bruno Wines Chardonnay (Carneros): Heady, heavy and funky in all the good ways. $38 A-
- 2019 Tom Mackey Woolard Family Vineyard Merlot (Sonoma Valley): Long on dark plums, cedar, black olives, and on a finish that holds all its power pretty elegantly. $35 A-
- 2010 Mira Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sorry, haters – this one’s not even *close* to being dead! $NA A-
- 2018 Og de Negoce N. 90 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley): Big, dark, smokey, okay, and very, very well made. $19 A-
- 2017 Troon Vineyard Zinfandel (Applegate Valley): All the juiciness, pepper, power and joy that you want, without the fat. $28 B+
- 2020 Henry’s Drive – Vintage Longbottom H Syrah (Adelaide Hills): Going down like a high-end eucalyptus/red fruit cola. $30 B+