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!
- 2017 Baumgartner Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein Riesling Reserve (Kamptal): Pure like a mountain stream, fresh like a just-cut lime, steely like a suit of armor. $NA A-
- 2017 Weingut Leindl Zöbinger Heiligenstein Riesling (Kamptal): Seriously strong, seriously spicy, and seriously… serious. $45 A-
- 2017 Barbara Öhlzelt Heiligenstein Reserve Riesling (Kamptal): Holy austerity, Batman!! $36 B+
- 2016 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Ried Steinmassl Riesling Erste Lage (Kamptal): Joyously gorgeous, gorgeously joyous. $40 A-
- 2018 Steinschaden Ried Langenloiser Käferberg Grüner Veltliner (Kamptal): This one likes everything loud; just a function of its youth. $NA A-
- 2018 Tasca d’Almerita Tenuta Regaleali ‘Le Rose’ (Sicily): Le rosy, and le gulpable! $17 B
- NV Francois Montand Blanc de Blancs Brut (France): Apples to apples to guzzling pleasure. $13 B
- 2016 Catena Zapata ‘Catena Alta Historic Rows’ Chardonnay (Mendoza): Brioche, peaches, and toast; and heapin’ helpings of all. $28 B+
- 2017 Foppiano Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Tasty trips down this river just ought to be a bit longer. $35 B
- 2017 Amici Cellars Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Fineness that never forgets its fruity, fun foundations. $40 A-