Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 26, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? 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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 14 Briziarelli Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria): Powerful, and sizeable, but there's enough tobacco, leather, graphite & dried herbs to match. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Briziarelli Vitruvio Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria): Ripe, dark, spicy, long, and just utterly and completely pleased with itself for being all three of things. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Briziarelli Rosso Mattone Montefalco (Umbria): Peppery, cherry-fruited goodness served up with at least an entire day's recommended dosage of iron. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Kellerei Kurtatsch Gewurztraminer (Trentino-Alto Adige): Talk about textbook; an encyclopedic-worthy Gewurz entry, replete with the requisite rose petals and lychee. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tascante Ghiaia Nera Nerello Mascalese (Sicily): It would have been sexy even if it hadn't have shown up with all of those flowers. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Oddero Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda (Barolo): This wants you to go away for about a8 years, after which it will be mellow enough to receive you… & to probably blow your mind. $160 A >>find this wine<<
  • NV Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose Brut (Champagne): Red berry preserves on brioche, as prepared by angelic cherubs or their modern equivalents. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Famille Perrin Les Cornuds (Vinsobres): Impeccably crafted, spicily characterful, amenably versatile, and basically affordable. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Schild Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa Valley): Don't let the not-so-aesthetically-pleasling label deter you, this is a classically supple, minty-tinged bargain. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 MacMurray Estate Vineyards Select Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): That's a crap-ton of fruit purity for a decidedly not-a-crap-ton of cash outlay. $38 A- >>find this wine<<

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 19, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? 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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 15 Susana Balbo Signature Malbec (Valle de Uco): Expertly crafted, resulting in generous sexiness without a lack of determined focus. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Casarena Owen's Vineyard Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon (Lujan de Cuyo): See, people, this is an example of why I keep telling you that magic can happen in the 30-bucks range… $32 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Chenin Blanc (Swartland): Racy, ripe, & lovely – since we don't have an R word for lovely handy; a side of toasted nuts makes this a nice bargain, too. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 m2 Wines Lodi Native Soucie Vineyard Zinfandel (Mokelumne River): All the spiciness and jammy fruit that your lil' ol' Zin-lovin' heart (and bless it!) desires. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Gorgeous, sexy, and bright; more people, let alone wines, ought to aspire to be like this elegant combo. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Miner Family Wines Emily's Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Basically, this is kind of like having a hot date, only it's in a bottle format. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tommasi Poggio al Tuffo Rompicollo (Toscana): A mouthful of both pronunciation & chewy, plummy fruits; also kind of a versatile, tasty steal. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Mansalto Vino Spumante Brut Rose (Italy): Citrus peel and cherries combine into focused raciness; Sangio showing even *more* versatility, not that we ever doubted it. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 McBride Sisters Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Gooseberries and starfruit for days; or, alternatively, Days of Gooseberry and Starfruit. Whatever, it's delicious. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV McBride Sisters Brut Rose (Marlborough): Red berries galore, and an enthralling, enviably delicate – and dare we say, feminine – personality. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 12, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? 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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 12 Rodney Strong Brothers Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Still big, still fruity, still spicy, still brawny, still smooth, & still laughing at your paltry attempts to question its might. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Sterling Vineyards Blanc de Blancs (California): Robust, chalky, and will get the job done liek a good soldier when deployed onto the front lines of the aperitif zone. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Weingut Winter Dittelsheim Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): Winter is coming, and if it's as steely and racy as this, you'd better bundle up… and bring stemware… $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Taron Reserva (Rioja): A lot of modernly classic – or is that classically modern? – Spanish style for not a whole lot of your previous coinage. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Brancaia Tre (Toscana): Sleekly modern, but never betraying the soul of its vibrant and sunny Tuscan roots, either. Also, it wants some flank steak. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Chateau Garamache Rose (Cotes du Provence): Like watermelon? How about when it's served up fresh on slate and flint charger plates? $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Ferraton Pere & Fils Samorens Rose (Cotes du Rhone): When you want your cherry flavors to be DEEP; just don't expect a boisterous aromatic conversation. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Blason Louis Graves Bordeaux (Graves): Fourteen years *young*; and it hasn't lost one jot of its plummy, spicy edginess, either. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Blason Louis Graves Bordeaux Blanc (Graves): Sporting riper, fleshier stone fruits than you might be expecting; in this case, the surprise is the good kind. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bird In Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills): The hills are alive… in this case, with the textural earthiness of brambly red berries. $18 B >>find this wine<<

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 5, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? 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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 17 Steele Cabernet Franc Rose (Lake County): Deftly crafted, watermelon cocktail with sprigs of citrus rind and basil carefully appointed along the rim. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV J Vineyards Brut Rose (Russian River Valley): Arguably has never been more engaging, complete, developed, and balanced. More, please! $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Troon Vineyard GSM (Rogue Valley): A rogue's gallery of three of Rhone's red superstars, and the term "lovable" can and should be applied to each one of them here. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Domaine du Garde Temps Cotes de Provence Tourbillon Old Vines Rose (Provence): What it lacks in overt bombast, it more than makes up for in textural intrigue. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Warre's Warrior Finest Reserve (Porto): Spicy, dark, powerful, almost obscenely tasty, and thoroughly unapologetic about the entire thing. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Montes Purple Angel Carmenere (Colchagua Valley): About as guilty of a pleasure as can be rendered from Carm; only thing missing is playing hooky from work to get a spa treatment. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Domaine Bousquet Malbec (Tupungato): Plummy, floral, and fresh; drop your expectations, this one plays quite nicely with others at the dinner table. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Tupungato): This one is almost a steal; but you probably won't feel too guilty enjoying the ample graphite and currants action. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Campotondo Banditone (Orcia): Juicy, dark, chewy, and delicious. Bonus points for showing up with a heaping helping of rose petals, too. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Campotondo All' Incontro Rosso (Toscana): Don't yet love Colorino? This one might just change your mind. And if it doesn't, what the hell is wrong with you, anyways?!?? $NA B+ >>find this wine<<

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 26, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? 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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 13 Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage Red (Alexander Valley): In time, all of that sweet, elegant wood spice will integrate; but that time will not be short… $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Gundlach-Bundschu Mountain Cuvee (Sonoma County): Dependably coming together in an ensemble that's decidedly sexier than the sum of its constituent parts. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay (Chalk Hill): Think, lobster, butter, potatoes, and cheese, and serve it all up in the chilly dead of mid-Winter. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Blason-Louis Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois (Bordeaux): This is everything that's right about B-L's unique business model; more of this please… much more… $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Blason-Louis Sancerre (Loire): Sancerre as you don't often see it, namely totally relaxed and just letting everything hang out. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Vilarnau Brut Reserva (Cava): Serve it to your annoying friends who say that all Cava sucks, and watch them furiously backpedal on their no-longer recalcitrant stance. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Cantina Campotondo Mezzodi di Campotondo (Orcia): Chewy, and delicious; like, whoops-I-drank-that-entire-bottle-by-myself-with-a-hamburger delicious… $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Poggio Grande Sesterzio Sangiovese (Orcia): All of Sangio's beguiling pieces, still deconstructed but merging inexorably into a cohesive whole. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Podere Albiano Cirie (Orcia): A hefty shot of Merlot gives this spicy Sangio some plusher edges, without losing an ounce of focus or intent. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Val d'Orcia Terre Senesi Sornione Sangiovese Riserva (Orci): For those who like to play fast and loose with their tobacco, spices, and leathery grip. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 19, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? 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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 15 Ravenswood Big River Single Vineyard Designate Zinfandel (Alexander Valley): Aptly named; there is nothing small about this textural, jammy, deliciously-succulent guilty pleasure. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Still one of the cooler stories – and one of the better values – in the modern Zin marketplace. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): So muscular, sinewy, powerful, and gorgeous, it might as well be a thoroughbred. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Caroso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo): The theme here is dark-&-robust; that goes for the tobacco, earth, woody, and fruit. Bring the big boy pants! $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rose (South Africa): A bit like German-language opera, where the craft & execution have to overcome the brute force of raw material. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Robalino Albarino (Rias Baixas): Lemons and lemons and lemons, all of which are fresh and juuuuuust sweet enough that you can't put them down. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Tommasi Rafael (Valpolicella Classico Superiore): Leather, sweet cherries, dried spices, and a penchant for beef stew on really, really cold Winter evenings. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Restoran Vinarija Josic Baranja Ciconia Nigra Cuvee (Croatia): For when you want your red chewy, burger-friendly, and meaning business. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 G. Descombes Morgon (Morgon): Will make you say things like 'More Morgon!' and actually mean them sincerely without feeling like a dork. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Domaine de Cala Rose (Coteaux Varois en Provence): Yet another reason – not that we needed more – to start your exploratory dry rose journey in Provence. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 19, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? 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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 15 Ravenswood Big River Single Vineyard Designate Zinfandel (Alexander Valley): Aptly named; there is nothing small about this textural, jammy, deliciously-succulent guilty pleasure. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Still one of the cooler stories – and one of the better values – in the modern Zin marketplace. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): So muscular, sinewy, powerful, and gorgeous, it might as well be a thoroughbred. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Caroso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo): The theme here is dark-&-robust; that goes for the tobacco, earth, woody, and fruit. Bring the big boy pants! $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rose (South Africa): A bit like German-language opera, where the craft & execution have to overcome the brute force of raw material. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Robalino Albarino (Rias Baixas): Lemons and lemons and lemons, all of which are fresh and juuuuuust sweet enough that you can't put them down. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Tommasi Rafael (Valpolicella Classico Superiore): Leather, sweet cherries, dried spices, and a penchant for beef stew on really, really cold Winter evenings. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Restoran Vinarija Josic Baranja Ciconia Nigra Cuvee (Croatia): For when you want your red chewy, burger-friendly, and meaning business. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 G. Descombes Morgon (Morgon): Will make you say things like 'More Morgon!' and actually mean them sincerely without feeling like a dork. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Domaine de Cala Rose (Coteaux Varois en Provence): Yet another reason – not that we needed more – to start your exploratory dry rose journey in Provence. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 12, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway?
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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 12 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Casato Prime Donne (Brunello di Montalcino): Not all of the heroes survive at the end of this brooding, exceptional, heartfelt tale, performed by an all-female cast. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Leone Rosso Orcia (Tuscany): A Tuscan Sangiovese core, displayed at some of its juicy, plummy, & deliciously friendly best. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Vin Santo del Chianti (Tuscany): Tasty, persistent, powerful, and not at all shy about leaving lasting – and quite positive – impressions. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ehrhart Domaine Saint-Remy Gewurztraminer Cuvee EVA (Alsace): It’s really, really hard not to like something this finessed, rosy & lovely. Except by hard, I mean impossible. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Josmeyer Riesling Hengst Grand Cru (Alsace): Do you like limes? How about slate washed in sea water? Whatever, just shut up & drink this already. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Gustave Lorentz Cremant d’Alsace Rose (Alsace): More perkiness than anything else, but that perkiness is both very pretty and totally charming. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Lieb Cellars Reserve Pinot Blanc (North Fork of Long Island): Take a flower, put a fresh lemon slice on top of it, sprinkle it with a bit of sugar and sea salt, take a whiff, be very happy. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Franciscan Estate Reserve Merlot (Napa Valley): Dense and silky, because, well, duh, but never looses touch with its soulful Merlot roots. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton Goldfield Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Still in fine form, with a bit more nutty pie crust than tropical perkiness. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Goldilocks just-right levels of bramble, fruit, spices, zest, flesh, and flash. $44 A- >>find this wine<<

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 5, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway?
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 with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 13 Wunsch & Mann Pinot Gris Hengst (Alsace Grand Cru): Taking you back to old school Alsace; squash soup, drizzled with smoked honey. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 96 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst (Alsace Grand Cru): Simultaneously intellectual & insane; imagine complex oyster honey, only it’s actually excellent. $75 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Hengst (Alsace Grand Cru): Lemon drop and marmalade candy, only they were dropped from the heavens, apparently. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes (Alsace): For when you need to be reminded that Pinot is supposed to also have earth, balsamic, and freshness. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Hengst Grand Cru Riesling (Alsace): Still thoroughly an infant, maybe even a zygote; give it a few more years for those limes to blossom. $46 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Josmeyer H Vieilles Vignes Pinot Auxerrois (Alsace): Don’t let the broad melon fruits fool you, this one is energetic enough to act as a battery for most modern electronics. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri Parsons’ Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Delivering the generous fruit of the CA sun, but with the flab trimmed. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut (South Africa): A classic Cap Classique that that manages to cap off its classy reputation with even more classiness. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Donnafugata Ben Rye (Passito di Pantelleria): Rich, bold, sticky, and triumphantly resplendent, this should excite you if your heart is actually still beating. 375ml $40 A >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Podere Sapaio Bolgheri (Bolgheri): Refined, rustic chewiness; bring Bolognese pasta and prepare to be pleasantly surprised. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<

 

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 29, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway?
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 with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 15 Georges Duboeuf Chateau de Saint-Amour (Saint-Amour): This peppery, bright, but not-insubstantial delight will sneak up on you… proceed with caution. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 F E Trimbach Riesling Clos Sainte Hune (Alsace): Everything here from the firm scaffolding through the tiny, detailed accoutrements says “instant classic.” $275 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 F E Trimbach Riesling Clos Sainte Hune (Alsace): Seven years young, and thoroughly, transparently ethereal in ways that strongly suggest that the hype is not really hype. $225 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Sipp Mack Rosacker Grand Cru Riesling (Alsace): Well, that’s just lovely. I mean that literally, in this case; that’s just… dramatic pause… lovely! $43 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine Mittnacht Freres Rosacker Riesling Grand Cru (Alsace): Long & toasty, it’s what’s dancing on top that counts here; limes, saline, blossoms, wet stones, & awesomeness. $37 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Frederic Mallo Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker (Alsace): You’ll come for the stone fruits, stay for the structure, and wish that the finish stayed longer than it does. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Jean-Luc Mader Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker (Alsace): Poise, power, pith, precision, and a plethora of spice and we’ve pretty much run out of P words now. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Simonsig Chenin Avec Chene Wooded Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch): Heady, sexy, perfumed in just the right amounts, and profoundly difficult to resist. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Simonsig Merindol Syrah (Stellenbosch): With the oak, sweetness, & extraction, you’ll want to hate it; and you’d be a complete fool for doing so, because it kicks ass. $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 FEL Chardonnay (Anderson Valley): Baskets-full-of-daisies fresh, but not skimping on the rich apricot promise that is so quintessentially Californian… dude… $32 B+ >>find this wine<<

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