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 Pasqua ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Passione e Sentimento Rosso (Veneto): Where for art thou, dark cherries? Oh, ok, here you are. $18 B
- NV W & J Graham’s Six Grapes Special Edition River Quintas Port (Porto): Say, that’s a very good vintage Port impersonation that you’ve got going on there. $42 A-
- 2015 Bodega Colome Estate Malbec (Salta): WTaF?!? Bargain hunters should be getting out their prayer mats in reverence to this kind of over-delivery. $25 A-
- 2019 Domaine Bousquet ‘Virgen’ Organic Malbec (Tupungato): Juicy, crowd-pleasing… and, thankfully, also wallet-pleasing. $13 B
- 2017 Westwood Twenty-One (Sonoma Valley): A dominant GSM that’s dominated by that spicy, meaty S. $105 A
- 2017 Westwood Legend (Sonoma Valley): Not a little hedonism that definitely goes a nice, long way. $65 A-
- 2018 Westwood Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Rich & vibrant, deep & subtle, and probably lots of other seemingly paradoxical combinations. $55 A-
- 2017 Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir (Sonoma Valley): Dig ’em big, bold & densely-packed? No? Then stay away form this & leave it for the rest of us… $48 A-
- 2017 Marietta Cellars ‘Christo’ (California): Jeezus, that’s a sexy little number! $18 B+
- 2019 Lucky Rock Wine Co. ‘County Cuvee’ Sauvignon Blanc (California): Mouth-watering, lip-smacking, & bright as a summer’s day. $17 B