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 Quinta do Vallado Tinto (Douro): Peppery purple passion and possibility. $23 B+
- 2017 P+S Prats & Symington Post Scriptum de Chryseia (Douro): Bursting at the seams this vintage, oozing dark and spicy richness. $27 B+
- NV W & J Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Port (Portugal): The only reservation you should have here is whether or not you want to share any with your dinner guests. $25 B+
- NV Cantina di Carpi e Sorbara ‘Il Duomo’ Lambrusco di Modena (Emilia-Romagna): Like a visit to the cathedral; maybe a bit reserved, but still plenty of fun. $13 B
- 2014 Villadoria Bricco Magno Langhe Nebbiolo (Piedmont): Earthy meets tangy, and everyone gets along splendidly. $23 B+
- NV Adriano Adami Dei Casel Extra Dry Prosecco Superiore (Valdobbiadene): Elegance without the complexity, but also without the fuss. $20 B
- NV Faire La Fete Cremant de Limoux Brut (Languedoc-Roussillon): Apples, guava, and an instant upgrade for Tuesday night dinner. $20 B
- 2018 La Paca Sonriente Garnacha (Spain): Plummy power, decent depth, and a grab-bag of grit. $10 B-
- 2016 Bodegas Caro ‘Caro’ (Mendoza): True to its namesake, it’s pricey; but then, so is exquisite, fine leather. $60 A-
- 2017 Tongue Dancer Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Gorgeous, heady, and delicious; just keep that baked apple/apricot/peach pie coming… $39 A-