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!
- 2019 Cascina Gavetta Nas-Cëtta del Comune di Novello (Langhe): Lovely Riesling-like blossom action that’s fresh, as, well, as daisy! $NA A-
- 2019 La Pergola Nas-Cëtta del Comune di Novello (Langhe): You can go ahead and drop those minerals off *right here* in my mouth. $NA B+
- 2019 Passone Massimiliano Nas-Cëtta del Comune di Novello (Langhe): Enough bruised apples, herbs, and dried apricots to give Rioja Blanco a run for its money. $NA B+
- 2018 Carl von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Pinot Noir (Mosel): Well, look at the Mosel gettin’ all bulked up and lifting mad weights, bro! $69 A-
- 2017 Stone Castle Gecaj Estate Owner’s Choice Red (Rahoveci Valley): Classically framed, amply structured, interestingly spiced. $80 A-
- 2020 Blackbird Vineyards Dissonance (Napa Valley): Round but refreshing, plush but peppery, kicking ass but sparing your wallet. $21 A-
- 2017 Fiddlehead Cellars Gruner Veltliner (Sta Rita Hills): Already showing some wrinkles, but we’re digging the Nuts -N-Honey vibes. $30 B+
- 2019 Jordan Winery Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Balanced, stocked with tangy lemons and ripe peaches, & juicy AF! $36 A-
- 2018 OG de Negoce N 61 Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): A chewy, complex, and dark-berried-filled bargain. $25 A-
- 2017 Sosie Wines Spring Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Here we go ’round the mulberry bush, beeeaaatches!!! $45 A-