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 Vintage Longbottom H Sauvignon Blanc (Adelaide Hills): This is basically 99.999% pure delight. $40 A-
- NV Le Grand Courtage Grande Cuvee Brut Rose (France): Fans of warmer weather and chilled beverages, rejoice! $21 B+
- 2019 Domaine de Cala Coteaux Varois en Provence Rose (Provence): The berries here – just like your thirst that it’s about to quench – are fresh and wild. $19 B+
- 2017 Bell Colle ‘Nuwanda’ (Barbera d’Asti Superiore): When Barbera decided to do big weight squats with the big boys. $29 B+
- 2014 King Family Vineyards Loreley Petit Manseng Dessert Wine (Monticello): If tree fruits were an affectionate puppy, giving non-stop fruity sweet kisses. $29 B+
- 2014 Jason-Stephens Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Santa Clara Valley): The world needs more guilty pleasures like this right now. $28 B+
- 2018 Siduri Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County): Bold, but balanced, though not afraid to show off that fact from time to time. $30 A-
- 2019 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Shop Block Pinot Blanc (Green Valley): This isn’t from Alsace? The real deal, folks, and their best one yet. $30 A-
- 2016 Locanda Remus (Sonoma Valley): Enormous, and also enormously enjoyable. $95 A-
- 2016 Locanda Romulus (Sonoma Valley): Dark meat, dark cherries, dark chocolate, and darkly enticing. $95 A-