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 Herdade de Coelheiros ‘Coelheiros’ Branco (Alentejo): Friendly, delightful fencing bout between Pineapple and Mineral. $15 B+
- 2015 Quinta do Quetzal Brut Espumante (Alentejo): Quince, lemon rind, toast, and a hefty dose of well-I-wasn’t-expecting-that! $NA B+
- 2017 Quinta do Quetzal ‘Guadalupe’ Winemaker’s Selection Branco (Alentejo): Peaches, perfume, & piquant texture in search of an over-warmed and thirsty wine lover. $NA B+
- 2016 Cortes de Cima Syrah (Alentejo): A wild, sexy, lively ride that ends just a bit too soon. $NA B+
- 2015 Cortes de Cima Trincadeira (Alentejo): Smoky, earthy, and nearly as pleasantly chewy as beef jerky. $NA B+
- 2016 Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany): Tangy, juicy, nigh irresistible, & banging loudly for the buck. $23 A-
- 2005 Delgadillo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Instead of being a fossil, this big, bad boy is growing distinguished with greying temples. $165 A
- 2017 Claiborne & Churchill Edna Valley Dry Riesling (Edna Valley): More (much more) lemony goodness & jasmine than we ought to be getting at this price. $25 A-
- 2018 Eberle Steinbeck – Wine Bush – Cocavin Vineyard Zinfandel (Paso Robles): Overtly large – and generous – in all of the best ways. $32 A-
- 2019 Stinson vineyards Rose of Tannat (Monticello): A wily variety gets tastily tamed into vibrant red-berry submission. $21 B+