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 Mionetto Prosecco di Treviso Brut Prestige Collection (Veneto): Zesty, tangy citrus and just-ripe tropical fruits in an over-achieving bargain package. $15 B+
- NV Sekthaus Raumland Cuvee Marie-Luise Brut (Rheinhessen): This house has the winning hand, and it tastes like a like a gorgeous lemon and red berry biscuit. $46 A-
- 2018 Weingut Schäfer Pinot Noir (Rheinhessen): For those times (outdoors, in the sun) when you need your Pinot as fruity and refreshing as all get out. $14 B
- 2019 Clean Slate Riesling (Mosel): This pleasant citrus bomb will absolutely wipe a thirst clean away, that’s for sure. $11 B
- 2016 Quinta do Crasto Superior (Douro): Dark, smooth, earthy, and thiiiiiiiccccck! Clear the schedule after opening, it’ll want your full attention. $24 B+
- 2017 Mathis Überblend (Sonoma Valley): Meaty and substantive, and not afraid to bring the funk, whether you’re ready for it or not. $32 B+
- 2019 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Black cherries, blackberry, camphor, smoked meat, dried herbs… and not one of them non-delicious. $60 A-
- 2016 Pope Valley Winery Sangiovese (Napa Valley): You won’t mistaken it for a Tuscan any time soon, but it amicably delivers a great balance of tangy-supply-earthy pleasures. $36 B+
- 2020 Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley): Aptly named, since you’ll most likely want to sip these gooseberry, herbs, and in-your-face citrus and stone fruits flavors Great for sipping by a coast this Summer. $17 B+