Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 1, 2019

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), and are presented links to help you find them, so that you can try them out for yourself. Cheers!

  • 2017 Duchman Family Winery Trebbiano (Texas): Crowd-pleasing perkiness from where you might just have least expected it. $20 B+
  • 2017 Duchman Family Winery Viognier (Texas): Oily breadth, citric bounce, and floral breath. $18 B+
  • 2016 Pedernales Cellars Texas Albarino (Texas): Topping off your tropical fruits with candied ginger and honey? Count me in. $30 B+
  • 2016 Pedernales Cellars GSM “Melange” (Texas): Rollin’ tobacco in the bramble, and striking the match on a well-used block of flint. And doin’ it all sexy-like, too. $35 B+
  • 2015 Bending Branch Tempranillo (Texas): Sweet pipe tobacco, sultry plummy plumpness, and leather boots just tailor-made for kickin’ ass. $30 B+
  • 2015 Bending Branch Winery Tannat (Texas): See, you though that crowd-pleasing Tannat only came up out of Uruguay. And see, you thought dead wrong. $30 B+
  • 2016 Brennan Vineyards Tempranillo (Texas): Showing off the savory, feminine side of the red grape that Texas should be showing off after all. $28 B+
  • 2017 Le Cadeau Vineyard Diversite Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Painting with substantive, rich strokes, yet with a deft, light hand. $50 A-
  • 2017 Le Cadeau Vineyard Rocheux Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): And then things got very, very, veeeeeerrry serious around here… $50 A-

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