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!
- 2016 Bouchard Pere & Fils Pouilly-Fuisse (Maconnais): Tangy? Check. Juicy? Check? Flinty? Check? Pricey? Only semi-check. $30 A-
- 2015 Weingut Steintal – Stadt Klingenberg Benedikt Baltes Grossheubach Alte Reben Spatburgunder Trocken (Franken): Deep, smoky, and almost as much of a mouth-full as its name. $36
- 2018 Alois Lageder Muller Thurgau Sudtirol – Alto Adige (Trentino-Alto Adige): Bringin’ just about all the zing. $18 B+
- 2019 Pasqua ’11 Minutes’ Odi et Amo Rose (Italy): Poised to make your summer delightful for a lot longer than 11 minutes. $20 B+
- 2017 Quinta do Vallado ‘Quinta do Orgal’ Superior (Douro): Meaty, spicy, and decidedly burger-friendly. $22 B+
- 2017 Lievland Bushvine Pinotage (Paarl): For those times when you need to have artisanal beef jerky in liquid form. $19 B+
- 2017 Mia Nipote Il Rinnovo (Livermore Valley): Savory, chewy, and big, meet at the corner of Well & Crafted. $50 A-
- 2018 FEL Chardonnay (Anderson Valley): Lemons, saline and a bit of grit between its teeth. $33 B+
- 2018 Eden Rift Vineyards Estate Chardonnay (Cienega Valley): White peaches on toast with lemon zest shavings, enjoyed with a sea breeze wafting refreshingly on your face. $53 A-
- 2017 Silver Ghost Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): For this kind of QPR from NV, your minor oaky transgressions are forgiven. $35 A-