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 Berryessa Gap Chardonnay (Yolo County): Toasted nut and zesty lemon curd, dancing a bit of an irresistible jig. $27 B+
- 2018 Berryessa Gap Dry Rose (Yolo County): The lively, floral result of some strange grape variety bedfellows. $19 B
- 2018 Berryessa Gap Sauvignon Blanc (Yolo County): Mostly tropical; also, also mostly excellent. $24 B+
- 2018 Youngberg Hill Vineyards Aspen Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Grapefruit, flowers, lemongrass… wait, what is this again? $27 B+
- 2015 Iris Vineyards Chalice Estate Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): A few delicious years young, and still wiping the earthy dust from its kid pants. $25 B+
- 2017 Iris Vineyards Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Mineral, and refreshingly refreshing for OR PG these days. $16 B+
- 2018 Bodega Colome Torrontes (Salta): Quite happy to be floral, and also quite happy to be in your face about it. $14 B
- 2017 Inama Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico (Veneto): A heavy hand, married with a perky, pretty attitude. $24 B+
- 2018 Famille Combard Figuière Première Rosé (Côtes-de-Provence): Wild berries; ecstatic tastiness; tame pleasantness. $23 B+
- 2017 Bodegas Forjas del Salnes Leirana Albarino (Rias Baixas): Lemon zest and wet stones, forging a small path of delightfulness. $29 B+