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), and are presented links to help you find them, so that you can try them out for yourself. Cheers!
- NV Corvezzo Organic & Vegan Prosecco Rose Extra Dry (Veneto): Helllooooo red berries. And elegance. And fun! $13 B+
- 2016 Vite Colte ‘Essenze’ del Commune di Barolo (Barolo): Understated, in just about the classiest of ways. $35 A-
- 2020 Troon Vineyard Kubli Bench Amber (Applegate Valley): You’ll want to deduct points for some lack of varietal definition, but because of that floral spiciness and tea-like tannin, you won’t! $35 A-
- 2018 Diora ‘La Petit Grace’ Pinot Noir (Monterey): Doesn’t feel at all small in its generous, earthy red fruit action. $26 B+
- 2018 Jordan Winery Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Leaning creamy for their recent style, but still as lively – and delicious – as we’ve come to expect. $35 A-
- 2019 Balletto Teresa’s Unoaked Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): White peach, white fig, and… just throw up the white flag & surrender your dollars! $21 B+
- 2020 Sonoma-Cutrer Rose of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): The Full Watermelon Monty – fruit, pith, skin, tastiness, and all. $24 B+
- 2019 Tongue Dancer Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): On the plusher end of the spectrum for these guys, and – naturally – as sultry, earthy, leathery, spicy, and plummy as ever. $49 A-
- 2019 Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel (Napa Valley): More than a fitting entry with which to toast the 21st anniversary of this spicy, peppery, iconic delight. $49 A-
- 2015 Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir (Marlborough): Still sporting way more than enough fresh tanginess to shut up the haters. $24 B+