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 Gustave Lorentz Riesling Reserve (Alsace): Limes, flint, and an ability to bench press 220lbs using only acidity. $24 B+
- 2018 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris (Alsace): Combining the tropical with deadly seriousness, kind of like a James Bond scene. $25 B+
- 2018 A. Christmann Riesling Trocken (Pfalz): Spiking your afternoon with quince & lemon zest. $22 B+
- 2016 McIntyre Vineyards Kimberly Vineyards Merlot (Arroyo Seco): C’mon in – the red fruits are sweet & ripe, and the spice is niiiiiiiiice… $25 B+
- 2015 McIntyre Per Ardua Proprietary Red Blend (Arroyo Seco): Through struggle? More like “effortlessly through silk.” $60 A-
- 2018 Roar Wines Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Classic, classy, and – successfully – clamoring for your attention. $65 A-
- 2019 Black Stallion Winery Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Walking a lovely line between serious stare and friendly gaze. $22 B+
- 2017 Black Stallion Winery Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon (Oak Knoll District): Just give in to the seduction already, it’ll be easier. $60 A-
- 2017 La Jota Vineyard Merlot (Howell Mountain): The Oracle has read the coffee, olives, dark berry, plum, vanilla, & graphite, and predicts a very bright future, indeed! $85 A
- 2018 Mettler Family Vineyards Petite Sirah (Lodi): Proof positive of this grape’s crowd pleasing juiciness when tended by the right hands. $25 B+