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!
- NV Andreola ‘Col Forno – Rive del Refrontolo’ (Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore): A lot of green apples and even higher amounts of elegant fun. $24 B+
- 2014 Tenuta Carretta Cannubi Riserva (Barolo): A savory, red0fruited mouthful that will stay that way many, many moons from now. $190 A-
- 2012 Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella (Veneto): BIg spices, big juiciness, big balance, and big… well, everything. $49 A-
- 2017 August Kesseler ‘The Daily August’ Pinot Noir (Rheingau): Earthy and rustic in pretty much all of the most delicious ways. $29 A-
- 2018 Sosie First Things First Brut Nature (Sonoma County): First things first, make room for this floral tastiness in your fridge! $30 B+
- 2018 Dutton-Goldfield Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Bigger and bolder for these guys; also, just as damned good as always. $62 A-
- 2018 Dutton Goldfield Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino County): Boysenberry for days. Also, bramble and elegance in a seemingly paradoxical dance. $68 A-
- 2016 Wrath Ex Pinot Noir (Monterey): Earthy and delicate, with roses and black cherry delights. $27 B+
- 2016 Ironstone Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Franc (Sierra Foothills): Ripe (very), tasty (very), and spicy (very). $25 B+
- 2018 Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay (Livermore Valley): Butter, meet balance. $14 B+