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 Cave de Die Jaillance Cuvee Imperiale Tradition (Clairette de Die): A spirited game of tropical fruits, blossoms, and sweet citrus kisses. $17 B
- NV Marsuret San Boldo Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore): Refreshing, delicious, and cutting to the chase with irresistible fruitiness. $18 B
- 2018 Sensi ‘VegantE’ Biologico (Chianti Superiore): Bright enough to liven up your next pasta night. $17 B
- 2019 Sensi Ninfato Sangiovese (Tuscany): A fine substitute for a sign that reads “Welcome to Tuscan Reds!” $NA B+
- NV Keush Origins Brut (Vayots Dzor): What a bargain. Bruised yellow apple, biscuit, white flower… all damned good, too. $25 A-
- 2018 Zulal Reserve Areni (Vayots Dzor): Pretty, peppery, plummy, and proving that Armenia is ready for a prime time spotlight. $33 A-
- 2020 Diora ‘La Belle Fete’ Rose of Pinot Noir (Monterey): Watermelon, cherry, &pith, all delightful, refreshing, and long. $20 B+
- 2019 Merry Edwards Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Basically has the whole “silky & alluring” thing down pat. $73 A-
- 2018 Windracer Saralee Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): More rich than fresh, and wowing with lemon curd, toast, and verbena action. $65 A-
- 2018 Windracer Sealift Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): 2 blocks, 2 clones, 1 awesome display of black raspberry and cardamom. $75 A