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), and are presented links to help you find them, so that you can try them out for yourself. Cheers!
- NV Camille Braun Cremant d’Alsace Brut (Alsace): It’s not actually NV Champers; but you’d be pretty hard-pressed to tell the difference… $29 A-
- 2017 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc (Alsace): Lovely balance between lemon perkiness and tropical breadth. $18 B+
- 2018 Lucien Albrecht Cuvee Romanus Pinot Gris (Alsace): Somewhat soft in the middle, but ooooohhhh so cuddly! $18 B+
- 2016 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Legende R (Saint-Emilion): Meaty, moody, firm, and probably a little bit misunderstood. $45 A-
- 2018 Villa Matilde Rocca dei Leoni Falanghina (Campania): Grapefruit, blossoms, and satisfaction. $16 B+
- 2018 Masseria Li Veli Orion Primitivo Salento (Puglia): Spicy, true, and plummy, too. $18 B+
- 2019 Masseria Li Veli ‘Askos’ Verdeca Valle d’Itria (Puglia): A rare, refreshing, delightful treat. $21 B+
- 2016 Flora Springs Merlot (Napa Valley): Plummy, complete, and getting its BBQ fully on. $35 A-
- 2017 Seavey Merlot (Napa Valley): Black plums, black olives, black satin. $65 A-
- 2017 L’Ecole No. 41 Estate Merlot (Walla Walla Valley): Merlot is back? For some folks like this, it never actually left! $37 A-