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 Flora Springs Soliloquy White Wine (Napa Valley): New blend, but classic mix of the rich, friendly, serious, and flowery. $50 A-
- 2017 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Like Stacy’s mom, it’s got it all going on. $38 A-
- 2018 Sidebar Kerner (Mokelumne River): Quaffable enough to quench your thirst; unforgettable enough to factor into your wine dreams. $26 B+
- 2013 VIK (Millahue): Very serious Bordeaux imitations only need apply. $160 A-
- 2018 Southern Right Pinotage (Hemel-en-Aarde Valley): That time when that burly grape got sooooooooo freakin’ pretty. $30 B+
- 2016 Ashbourne Pinotage (Hemel-en-Aarde Valley): How deep can “tangy” get? Sip this one to find out. $50 A-
- 2017 Leopold Aumann Wiege Rotgipfler (Thermenregion): All that honey and lemon, and so little room in your waiting mouth… $NA B+
- 2017 Alphart am Mülbach Rotgipfler Reserve (Thermenregion): You’ll still be remembering – and tasting – those white peaches long after you’re staring at an empty glass. $NA B+-
- 2017 Biegler Zierfandler Ried Badener Weg (Thermenregion): Making you pine for the warm days of next Summer already. $NA B+
- NV Dow’s 20 Year Tawny Port (Porto): Caramel and Mexican dark chocolate. For daaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyysssss. $65 A-