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 Rodrigo Mendez ‘Cies’ (Rias Baixas): A sophisticated, peachy, and nectarine-filled zinger $37 A-
- 2016 Pasqua ‘Famiglia Pasqua’ Amarone della Valpolicella (Veneto): Sporting the kind of vibrancy that’s going to make the style a fan favorite… again… $45 A-
- 2015 Podere Sapaio ‘Sapaio’ (Bolgheri): Well… *THAT* was particularly delicious, wasn’t it? $70 A-
- 2015 Argiano NC Non Confunditur (Toscana): A structured, plummy, balanced bargain to be sought out by the caseload. $20 A-
- 2020 Signorello Hopes Cuvee Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Voluptuous, creamy, and dense—but there’s enough life and vitality peeking through to suggest a new stride has been hit here. $98 A
- 2016 Mt. Brave Merlot (Mount Veeder): Elegant, enthralling, enigmatic, engaging… and easy to adore. $80 A
- 2019 Merry Edwards Bucher Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): With all of that meat, spice, dark berries, concentrated, truffle, dried black tea leaf, and soy, you’ll be unpacking this one for minutes at a time. $63 A-
- 2019 Merry Edwards Warrens’ Hill Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): A panoply of cardamom, wild berries, minerals, truffle, and game that shows their new team is now fully on its game. $75 A
- 2019 Merry Edwards Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Earning its ambassador pin as one THE representatives of its home turf. $48 A-
- 2018 Los Vascos ‘Cromas’ Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Colchagua Valley): Herbal, dark, intense, and please pass the brisket! $22 B+