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 Gratien & Meyer Brut (Cremant de Loire): Bubbles for Now. Which ought to suit most of you gorgeous lushes just fine, right? $20 B
- NV Ruhlmann Harmonie de Rose (Cremant d’Alsace): Usually, balanced mixes of earthy and fruity like this only happen in orchards. $22 B
- 2017 M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut ‘L’Esquerda’ (Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde): Spicy, fun, classy, and HOW THE ACTUAL F*CK do they keep doing this so well for the money?!?? $28 A-
- NV Segura Viudas Brut Cava (Catalonia): Fresh, floral, anda friend to both your mouth, your friends’ mouths, and your bank account. $10 B-
- 2015 Bodegas Virgen del Aguila – Paniza Agoston-Jabali Garnacha – Syrah (Carinena): Capable sipping, ringed by sweet plums and fresh violets. $10 B-
- 2016 Morgadio Legado del Conde (Rias Baixas): Still mineral, still kicking, still delightful, still a little under-priced. $17 B+
- 2014 Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage (Alexander Valley): Bord’x blend, done big; Big, done right. $50 A-
- 2016 Sidebar Cellars Old Vines Zinfandel (Russian River Valley): Deep, dark, complex, and punching above its weight class. $28 A-
- 2016 Brooks ‘Sweet P’ Riesling (Willamette Valley): Tangerine dream, in bottled format. $25 B+
- 2017 Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Oregon): Like a fine steak with the deepest, darkest, earthiest sauce you can muster. $29 B+