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 Herdade do Esporao Colheita Branco (Alentejo): IS it rude if I say that I *really* like their melons in this context? $15 B+
- 2018 Herdade do Esporao ‘Esporao’ Reserva Branco (Alentejo): No way this much perfumed goodness should be expected under 30 clams… but there it is. $20 A-
- 2018 Herdade do Esporao Colheita Tinto (Alentejo): Just in time for all of that warmer weather burger grilling. $18 B+
- 2016 Herdade do Esporao ‘Esporao’ Reserva (Alentejo): Powerful, plummy, and bound to be popular among your peeps. $30 A-
- NV Segura Viudas Brut Rosado Cava (Catalonia): Fruity, vibrant, and punchy as all get-out. $11 B
- 2017 Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Just the right amount of “dressing” on this gorgeous tropical fruit salad. $66 A-
- 2018 Merry Edwards Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): The earth in which these herbs and fruits are planted is deeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. $48 A-
- 2018 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Serious and fun-loving in balanced, equal measures. $60 A-
- 2017 Black Stallion Gaspare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Oak Knoll District): Coconut, dried herbs, density, and more than enough attitude for your next steak. $75 A-
- 2017 Lenne Estate Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton District): How much juiciness do you need in your dark berries? If it’s “More,” then have they got a red for you… $40 A-