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!
- 2018 Pico Maccario Lavignone Rosato (Piedmont): Like a Disney princess – both pretty and bold. $18 B+
- 2016 Rocca delle Macie Ser Gioveto Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany): Big, burly, but ultimately true. $35 A-
- 2016 Tasca d’Almerita Tenuta Regaleali Lamuri Nero d’Avola (Sicilly): Everything here is completely delicious apart from the glass and label. $20 B+
- 2014 Bodega Tapiz Black Tears Malbec (Uco Valley): Fruuuuuiiiiittyyyyyyyy AF!!!!! $60 A-
- 2016 Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Like ’em woody but tasty? Well, here you go, then. $58 A-
- 2018 Siduri Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): It’s wild berry time, children! $35 A-
- 2017 Dutton-Goldfield Walker Hill Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): As close to being magically transported to Montrachet as you’re likely to get any time soon. $50 A
- 2019 Pisoni Vineyards Lucy Pinot Noir Rose (Santa Lucia Highlands): Good juice, good cause; big heart, big wine. $19 B+
- 2018 Locanda Becjstoffer Carneros Lake Vineyard Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Plush divan, adorned with lemons, peaches and cream. $NA A-
- 2018 Brooks Riesling (Willamette Valley): Lime love letter, sealed with flint. $24 B+