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!
- NV Freixenet Prosecco Extra Dry (Veneto): Making – and quickly getting to – the fresh, tasty point. $17 B
- 2018 Donnafugata Sherazade Nero d’Avola (Sicily): Boldly strolling through Nero’s more herbal side. $21 B+
- 2018 Masseria Li Veli ‘Askos’ Susumaniello (Salento): All the pepper that you need to spice up a Tuesday night. $18 B+
- 2019 Troon vineyard “Piquette!” (Oregon): Putting all the funky fun back into Pét-Nat. $25 B+
- 2018 Laetitia Vineyard & Winery Estate Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): When you positively, absolutely need to have a concentrated hit of purity-of-expression. $28 B+
- 2018 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc (Clarksburg): Floral, fruity, and just as fun as ever. $13 B+
- 2018 Merry Edwards Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): That time that rhubarb became transcendent. $66 A
- 2018 Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Showing off cascades of complexity within the rippling curves of its flexing muscles. $68 A
- 2016 Mi Sueño Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Line up the hedonists, for they are thirsty! $75 A-
- 2016 Summit Lake Vineyards Emily Kestrel Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain): Huge, and dense in several senses of the word; but probably poised to prove the haters at least a little bit wrong in the end. $89 A-