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 La Gioiosa et Amorosa Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore (Veneto): For when your need for refreshing, crisp, green-apple action simply cannot wait. $18 B+
- NV Valdo ‘Cuvee 1926’ Extra Dry Prosecco di Valdobbiadene (Veneto): Deliciously melding tropical/banana hints and toasted almonds. $20 B+
- NV Ciodet ‘Labano’ Brut Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore (Veneto): Apples, flowers, and the bearable lightness of being. $18 B+
- 2016 Mandrarossa ‘Sentiero delle Gerle’ Rosso Etna (Sicily): Totally, unabashedly, unashamedly Nerello Mascalese. You have been warned! $NA B+
- 2017 Mandrarossa ‘Cartagho’ Rosso (Sicily): Approach-ably sexy. Or Sexily approachable. Take your pick. $20 B+
- 2017 Ferraton Pere & Fils Samorens (Cotes du Rhone): Just as seductive as ever, my dear. $16 B+
- 2016 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Chateau d’Aussieres (Corbieres): Spicy, lithe, and not too concerned at all about how you feel about it. $50 A-
- 2017 Trestle 31 Chardonnay (Finger Lakes): Identity crisis between brioche and lemon? Nah, they work it all out just fine in the end. $32 A-
- 2016 Martellotto ‘La Bomba’ Cabernet Sauvignon (Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara): Large, meaty, and certainly not messing around. $40 A-
- 2015 Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County): Power and sultriness to spare. $26 B+