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 Juve Y Camps Rose Brut Pinot Noir (Cava): Dark AF for bubbly rose! Tart red cherry action for daaaaayyyzzzzzz. $19 B+
- 2020 CVNE ‘Monopole’ Blanco Seco (Rioja): There’s basically nothing about this that isn’t perfect for the Summer. $15 B+
- NV Pizzolato Organic Prosecco Spumante Brut (Veneto): Fruity and fun, with emphasis on both the Fruit and the Fun. $NA B
- 2017 Chateau Lassegue Les Cadrans de Lassegue (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru): All the herbs you want with none of the green that you don’t. $30 A-
- 2014 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Pinot Noir Reserve (Alsace): Vibrant! Earthy, lithe, and did I mention vibrant? $33 B+
- 2019 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (Central Coast): Almost as spicy & earthy as you’ll remember, but will ultimately have you pining for ‘the good ol’ days’… $16 B
- 2019 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Still on the woody side, but the quality of jam and spices in this edition simply cannot be denied. $25 A-
- 2018 Dutton-Goldfield Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel (Russian River Valley): This one’s just a pup! And one that’s showing some impeccable breeding at that. $50 A-
- 2017 Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards Block 6 Shiraz (McLaren Vale): Spicy, meaty, and almost obnoxious in how undeniably concentrated – and incredibly good – it is. $130 A