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!
- 2019 Pasqua ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Passione e Sentimento Bianco (Veneto): Additional vibrancy and tastiness levels are getting unlocked in this spirited game $16 B+
- 2014 Baron de Ley Gran Reserva (Rioja): Where ‘woodsy’ and ‘lip-smackingly tasty’ collide. $28 B+
- 2017 Baron de Ley Finca Monasterio (Rioja): Complex, spicy, floral… and high octane! $33 A-
- 2018 OG de Negoce N. 30 Cabernet Sauvignon (Atlas Peak): Big-time yummy, and showing equally big-time amounts of craftsmanship. $25 A-
- 2018 OG de Negoce N. 46 Cabernet Sauvignon (Atlas Peak): Tight, dark, structured and powerful, but didn’t forget to stock up on ample amounts of grace. $32 A-
- 2018 OG de Negoce N. 57 Cabernet Sauvignon (St. Helena): MASSIVE, oaky and smoky. And a good version of all three. $40 A-
- 2018 OG de Negoce N. 54 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Mountain): Now THAT’s a lot of ripe dark fruit and spice for the coinage. $25 A-
- 2019 Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Linear and focused? Or sexy and supple? Both, actually. $75 A
- 2018 Domaine Bousquet Gaia Cabernet Sauvignon (Gualtallary): Tangy, ripe, and awfully difficult to stop drinking… $20 B+