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 Vidal-Fleury Ventoux (Rhone): Get down with your spicy, over-achieving self! $14 B+
- 2017 Tenuta Sant’Antonio ‘Monti Garbi’ Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso (Veneto): Equal parts rich and tangy; bring on the bolognese! $24 B+
- 2019 Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Selection ‘Urban Riesling’ (Mosel): A delicious “Welcome!” sign to the Mosel. Will play very nicely during Turkey Day… just sayin’… $12 B
- 2018 Dutton-Goldfield Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Petaluma Gap): This one understands that we could all use a little more nuance in our lives right now. $62 A-
- 2018 Dutton-Goldfield Devil’s Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County): Devilish, alright – as in, devilishly savory and complex. $72 A
- 2018 Dutton-Goldfield Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley): Cranberry compote on smoked meat, with a finish almost as long as the Alaskan pipeline. $68 A-
- 2018 Dutton-Goldfield Walker Hill Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Large, In-Charge, and Elegant are all just fine hanging out together, apparently. $50 A-
- 2015 Foundry Wines Blanc de Blancs (Sonoma Coast): Toasty, perky, full, and just damned good at impersonating vintage Champers. $55 A-
- 2017 Foundry Wines Pinot Noir Rodgers Creek Vineyard (Sonoma Coast): Complex aromatics, lots of herbal notes, lithe and gorgeous palate… so, basically, it’s showing off. $62 A-
- 2017 Wapisa Malbec (Rio Negro): A large, spicy, hearty, and meaty meal that lasts almost as long as a proper Asado. $20 B+