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 Botromagno Rose di Lulu Murgia IGP, Puglia: Behold, the zesty, floral-laden arrival of Spring! $17 B
- 2018 Donnafugata ‘SurSur’ Grillo (Sicily): Pink grapefruit, white flowers, & an exceedingly good attitude. $21 B+
- 2018 Enrico Serafino ‘Grifo del Quartaro’ (Gavi di Gavi): Delicious, refreshing, and… when is Summer getting here, again? $17 B+
- 2017 Weingut Heinrich Spindler Sauvignon Blanc Trocken (Pfalz): Zest, zest, zest, and… more zest! $NA B
- 2016 Domaine Jean Fery & Fils Les Vergelesses, Pernand-Vergelesses Premier Cru (Burgundy): For when you’re ready to prize elegance over power. $69 A-
- 2017 Ferraton Pere & Fils Crozes-Hermitage La Matiniere (Rhone): All of that game and black raspberry, with none of the fat. $26 B+
- 2017 Dutton-Goldfield ‘Deviate’ Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The farmer’s daughter dressed up, elegant & sexy, and it was a sight to behold. $72 A
- 2017 Dutton-Goldfield Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Petaluma Gap): Rich, without being obnoxious about it. $62 A-
- 2017 Amici Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Hearkening back to a time when pretentious crap wasn’t even on the Valley’s radar. $50 A-
- 2016 Smith Madrone Riesling (Spring Mountain District): Lemony-lime seriousness? Yep, lemony-lime seriousness! $30 A-