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 La Marca ‘Luminore’ Prosecco Superiore (Veneto): Gets the job done. Yeah, I mean pretty much any job associated with adult beverages. $24 B+
- NV Pasqua ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Prosecco di Treviso (Veneto): Stylish, and stylistically on point. $18 B
- 2018 Peter Zemmer Pinot Grigio Alto Adige (Trentino-Alto Adige): PG that’s the RD – as in, the Real Deal. $19 B+
- 2017 Vintage Longbottom H Syrah (South Australia): Playing the pleasing middle ground between blueberry fruit and peppery spice. $30 A-
- 2019 Mettler Family Vineyards Albarino (Lodi): Ripe, mineral, and packing some punch – in multiple senses of the word. $20 B+
- 2014 Pedroncelli Dry Creek Valley Estate Vineyard ‘Wisdom’ Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County): Big, dark, big, juicy, big, bold, and even bigger. $35 B+
- 2016 Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Concentrated, in just about all of the right ways. $38 A-
- 2018 Eden Rift Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir (Cienega Valley): A bargain even at this lofty price, because the mouthfeel is priceless. $52 A
- 2018 Eden Rift Vineyards ‘Valliant’ Pinot Noir (Central Coast): Courage not required to dive into this kind of fruitiness. $30 B+
- 2018 Tongue Dancer Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The total juicy, spicy SC package. $49 A-