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!
- 2017 Torre de Palma Tinto (Alentejo): Smoke ’em if you got ’em, and this most definitely has got ’em. $30 B+
- Torre de Palma Arinto – Alvarinho (Alentejo): The flowers are white, the peaches are white, the glass is soon to be empty. $28 B+
- 2018 Herdade das Servas Arinto (Alentejo): Fresh, deep, lingering, full of salinity, roundness, and deliciousness… can we all get together and import some pallets? $29 A-
- 2015 Herdade das Servas Alicante Bouschet Reserva (Alentejo): The adopted son of Alentejo is now the strapping, burly, prodigal son of Alentejo. $45 A-
- 2015 Herdade das Servas Touriga Nacional (Alentejo): Chewin; on a stogie while sniffing violets and eating beef jerky. $NA A-
- 2015 Herdade das Servas Vinhas Velhas (Alentejo): Savory, floral, powerful, and just about as deep as they come. $70 A-
- 2018 Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Earthy as you’d expect, as bold as you’d want, and bigger than you might imagine. $35 A-
- 2017 Dutton-Goldfield Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): The angles like to smoke and sing fun, ribald songs at this camp, apparently. $62 A-
- 2014 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Le Reve Rose Sparkling Brut (Napa Valley): Holy. F*ck! Still a mere foal, but a thoroughbred in the making. $140 A
- 2017 Cliff Lede Vineyards Dancing Heart Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District): Almost obnoxiously too loud. Almost. Almost obnoxiously too delicious. Almost. $120 A