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!
- 2018 Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): Sweet pear and fresh lime, all hot for one another and making out in public. $25 B+
- 2016 Georges Duboeuf Domaine des Quatres Vents Fleurie (Beaujolais): Pepper, violets, berries, and *substance*. $22 B+
- NV Travaglino Cuvee 59 Brut (Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico): A fine homage to its spiritual idol, Champagne. $NA B+
- NV Zardetto Extra Dry (Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene): Maybe lacking a bit of exuberance, but certainly not lacking in the florals department. $NA B
- 2010 Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (Tuscany): Sultana, spices, and rum raisin locked in a powerful and entertaining battle for supremacy. $45 A-
- 2015 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo (Piedmont): Funky vViolets growing in gritty, fertile earth. $50 A-
- 2018 Two Hands Wines Gnarly Dudes Shiraz (Barossa Valley): The dudes are crafting a silky, deep, and expressive, well, expression. $30 B+
- 2015 La Pitchoune Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Hedonistic, or restrained? How about… both? $50 A-
- 2018 Gundlach-Bundschu Estate Vineyard Gewurztraminer (Sonoma Coast): What’s a little heat between friends, when everything else about the conversation is just about pitch-perfect? $21 B+
- 2015 Grgich Hills Estate Grown Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Fresh peach main course, and a lemon pie dessert. $43 A-