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 Filippo Gallino Roero Arneis (Roero): Minerals, peach skin, ripe yellow apples, all with depth & vivacity, and all begging for some Asian salad. $17 B+
- 2019 Monchiero Carbone Cecu d’La Biunda (Roero Arneis): This one has serious substance; bolder, rounder, fleshy, peachy, and assertive. $18 B+
- 2017 Cascina Val del Prete ‘Bricco Medica’ (Roero): Well put together, but you’ll need to like ’em big, earthy, & muscular! $27 B+
- 2015 Ca’ di Caire Emanule Rolfo Riserva (Roero): Game, tobacco, dried black cherry, violets, combined with pretty purity and leathery grip. $NA B+
- 2018 Donnafugata ‘Sul Vulcano’ Bianco Etna (Sicily): Herbal and citric, familiar and yet exotic, tasty and… tasty. $30 A-
- 2018 Trestle 31 Chardonnay (Finger Lakes): Honeyed, peachy, and showing impressive richness for this neck of the woods. $32 A-
- 2018 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley): Wild raspberry and herbs FTW! Lithe, elegant, and liking the licorice. $60 A-
- 2017 Experience Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): The overall experience is delicious – big, warming, & chock full of rich, ripe black fruits. $30 B+
- 2018 Troon Vineyard Tannat (Applegate Valley): Whoa! Meaty, peppery, tangy, and looooooonnnnng AF! $40 A-
- NV Domaine Bousquet Pinot Noir – Chardonnay Brut Rose (Tupungato): We really like strawberries and raspberries… and so will you! $13 B