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 Miner Family Winery Garys’ Vineyards Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Big boy Pinot, only with extra freshness & dried rose petals in his hair. $50 A-
- 2017 Talbott Vineyards Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): Holding its ample, white-peachy & lemony weight with fantastic aplomb. $42 A-
- 2018 Lucia Vineyards Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): Lemony & Creamy AF. Also delicious AF. $65 A-
- 2016 Hahn Family Wines ‘SLH’ Orchestral Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Earthy, rich, and loooong. When you have to have your berries brambly, concentrated, & deep, and with tea leaves to finish it out. $90 A-
- 2018 Walt Wines Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Bright, deep, well crafted, and more-or-less irresistible. $60 A-
- 2018 McIntyre Vineyards Estate Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): Mineral, lifted, and plumbing its peachy and lemony depths. $28 B+
- 2017 McIntyre Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Juicy, juicy, juicy. Almost electric red berry action. ZAP! $42 A-
- 2019 Morgan Winery Double L Vineyard Riesling (Santa Lucia Highlands): Those Ls are for Lemons and Limes! $24 B+
- 2017 Cattleya ‘The Initiation’ Syrah (Santa Lucia Highlands): Complex. Rich. Deep. So. Good. It. Will. Make. You. Write. Like. Shattner. Speaks! $70 A
- 2017 Lula Cellars Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino): Cherry cola raised nearly to the level of fine art. $45 A-