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 Troon Vineyard Grenache (Applegate Valley): Hearty and Meaty meet Floral and Lovely. $35 A-
- 2017 Mettler Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Lodi): Manly, but with a penchant for fresh garden herbs. $25 B+
- 2017 Mettler Family Vineyards Petite Sirah (Lodi): One of the most potent, palatable, and potential-filled incarnations of this burly grape you’ll find, and for mostly a pittance. $25 A-
- 2017 Mettler Family Vineyards ‘Epicenter’ Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi): Big, bountiful, and downright bold to behold. $25 B+
- 2018 Mettler Family Vineyards Albarino (Lodi): Tropical, herbal, and, best of all, delightful. $20 B
- 2017 Tongue Dancer “Pinot de Ville” Putnam Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Boldly gorgeous; or is that gorgeously bold? $68 A
- 2018 Adriano Adami Dry Vigneto Giardino Rive di Colbertaldo (Prosecco di Valdobbiadene): Fruity, fun, and fashionably serious. $22 B+
- 2013 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Tuscany): Plummy, earthy, vibrant, elegant and powerful red in search of a hearty beef stew, serious enquirers only please. $48 A-
- 2018 Vignobles Lacheteau Sur Lie (Muscadet Sèvre et Maine): Add scallops, and a friend, and you’ll be good to go. $9 B-
- Vignobles & Compagnie Reserve des Chastelles Rosé (Tavel): If the song “Lola” were written about a rose, this could be the muse. $10 B-