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 Herdade das Servas Colheita Selecionada Branco (Alentejo): Perfumed & floral white delivered to your mouth with a noticeable BANG! $NA B+
- 2017 Herdade das Servas Reserva Branco (Alentejo): Will come off as a bit much for some; but we don’t have to share it with them, do we? $NA A-
- 2017 Symington Quinta da Fonte Souto ‘Florao’ Tinto (Alentejo): Modern and authentic, jauntily alive and tossing licorice and bramble as it dances by. $NA B+
- 2018 Torre de Palma Branco (Alentejo): Flowers, tropical fruits, and apples served up seaside in the sunshine. $25 B+
- 2017 Brennan Vineyards ‘The Protectors’ Red (Texas): Portugal comes to Big Country with violets, grit, and rhubarb. $28 B+
- 2016 Bending Branch Winery Tannat (Texas): It takes a tough state to tame a tough grape into floral tenderness. $30 B+
- 2017 L’Ecole No. 41 Merlot (Columbia Valley): A brawny-but-silky, conteplative-yet-crowd-pleasing bargain. $25 A-
- 2017 Canard Vineyard Reserve Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Black fruits that are deeper than the Tonga Trench. $90 A-
- 2016 Goosecross Cellars State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): When you need the characters in the story to be dark, complex, and immediately accessible. $80 A-
- 2018 Bodega Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec (Uco Valley): Fresh plums that are sweetly ripe like god-given nature’s candy. $19 B+