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!
- 1999 Domane Wachau Freie Weingartner Achleiten Riesling Smaragd (Wachau): Insert long series of repeating mind-blown emojis here. $NA A
- 2012 Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Singerriedel Riesling Smaragd (Wachau): Quince, apricot, and enough energy and spices to keep you bust for a good, long while. $97 A
- 2017 Schloss Gobelsburg Heiligenstein Riesling Reserve Erste OTW Lage (Kamptal): Lemons, limes, flowers, and a sense of total satisfaction. $63 A-
- 2014 Weingut Hirsch Ried Heiligenstein Riesling Erste Lage (Kamptal): Lovely, long, lively, and lemony, with all of petrol, flint, and spice that you never knew that needed in your life until now. $60 A
- 2016 Weingut Hiedler Heiligenstein Riesling Erste OTW Lage Reserve (Kamptal): A lot of candied lemon peel, even more limes, and yet even more deliciousness. $50 A-
- 2017 Steinschaden Ried Engabrunner Stein Grüner Veltliner Reserve (Kamptal): Delicate like fine lace, peachy like… uhm… well, white peaches. $NA B+
- 2018 ZD Wines Chardonnay (California): Fruity, toasty, creamy, self-indulgent… and we love it for it! $42 B+
- 2017 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Juuuuiiiiiicccyyyyy, baaaaaaaaabyyyyyyyyyy! $58 A-
- 2018 Merry Edwards Winery Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley): There’s good reason this is an RRV standard-bearer; actually, make that a great reason. $36 A-
- 2017 Merry Edwards Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Darker, deeper, and more compelling than a good Film Noir. $48 A-