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 Symington Quinta da Fonte Souto ‘Florao’ Branco (Alentejo): Lemons, blossoms, flint, and almost pure joy. $NA B+
- 2017 Symington Quinta da Fonte Souto Branco (Alentejo): Luxuriant in dress, pithy and bright in soul. $30 A-
- 2017 Symington Quinta da Fonte Souto Tinto (Alentejo): Poise, power, and plenty of pepper; hello there, gorgeous. $32 A-
- 2017 Quinta da Fonte Souto Vinha do Souto Tinto (Alentejo): Silky, spicy, sexy, and downright lovely, even when it gets its hands dirty. $60 A-
- 2016 Bodegas Santo Cristo Garnacha Seleccion (Campo de Borja): It came here to kick ass & sprinkle black pepper, and it’s… nowhere near outta black pepper. $14 B
- 2014 Chateau Picoron ‘Les Terrasses’ (Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux): Likes its plums dark, and its herbs rough and green. $35 B+
- 2017 Neely Spring Ridge Vineyard Hidden Block Pinot Noir (Santa Cruz Mountains): The block may be hidden, but you won’t have to look too far for the deep red berry fruitiness. $48 A-
- 2018 LangeTwins Jahant Woods 01 Sauvignon Blanc (Lodi): An affable mix of green herbs, tart tropical fruits, soft edges, and food-friendliness. $20 B
- 2018 Peltier Prééminence Premium White Blend (Lodi): Packing enough seriousness to give its namesake plenty of credence among its region’s white wine peers. $30 A-
- 2018 Eberle Steinbeck Vineyard Syrah (Paso Robles): Large [very], and in-charge [very]. $32 A-