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!
- 2017 Buchegger Moosburgerin Reserve Riesling (Kremstal): Apples, apricots, and an aggressive attitude. $36 A-
- 2017 Weingut Stadt Krems Grillenparz Riesling Erste OTW Lage Reserve (Kremstal): Austere, glassy-eyed gazes seldom come with this much soulful depth behind them. $44 A-
- 2017 Weingut Nigl Ried Hochacker “1OTW Privat” Riesling (Kremstal): Dig lemons? I think I just found your new church, and it’s portable! $NA A-
- 2017 Weingut Franz & Andrea Proidl Ried Hochacker 1OTW Riesling Reserve (Kremstal): Baking your lemons, ripening your mandarins, and blowing your mind. $NA A-
- 2017 Weingut Winzer Krems ‘Kremser Pfaffenberg’ Riesling Reserve (Kremstal): The armor around this buffed-up quince specimen is juuuust starting to crack. $NA A-
- NV Le Colture Fagher Brut Spumante (Prosecco di Valdobbiadene): Tropical notes to make it friendly, almonds to show that things are gonna turn serious any minute now. $16 B+
- 2017 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel (Sonoma County): The juicy, chewy traditional lives on, in affordable fashion. $19 B+
- 2017 Dutton-Goldfield Freestone Hill Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): A veritable funhouse ride that’s long, dark, and full of the unexpected; buckle up! $72 A-
- 2017 Dutton-Goldfield Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino County): Comes in pairs – red & black currants; peat and herbs; depth and liveliness. $68 A-
- 2016 Anaba Bismark Vineyard Syrah (Moon Mountain District): What’s an oaky indiscretion or two when that white pepper is soooooooo good? $48 A-