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 Acquiesce Clairette Blanche (Lodi): Let the tropical parade officially commence! $28 B+
- 2018 Acquiesce Bourboulenc (Lodi): A weighty delivery of flowers and citrus. $28 B+
- 2018 Rob Rubin Pam’s Unoaked Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Pam doesn’t like oak but she still sure as hell likes creaminess. $15 B
- 2018 Ron Rubin Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Tropical fruitiness all up in the grill of this modernly styled palate roadster. $20 B+
- 2018 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Fruity, almost to a fault… but just *almost*. $36 A-
- 2017 The Larsen Projekt Grenache (North Coast): Floral, fun, and firmly (& darkly) engaging. $35 A-
- 2016 Opolo Vineyards Malbec (Paso Robles): This is done right. Dark in everything: plums, tobacco, spices, and mood. $25 B+
- 2019 Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare Rose (California): Never not zestily, refreshingly captivating. $16 B+
- 2017 Kalfu Kuda Pinot Noir (Leyda Valley): When you need your litheness to be balanced by your fullness, and you need it on the cheap. $19 B+
- 2018 Bollini Pinot Grigio (Trentino): Hot day, meet your refreshing, mineral cure. $15 B+