Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 30, 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 Dutton Goldfield Van Der Kamp Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Mountain): Open for immediate payoff of earthy delights, or don’t for delayed payoff of even earthier delights. $68 A-
  • 2017 Dutton-Goldfield Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley): Sometimes love comes in the form of rhubarb. $62 A-
  • 2017 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): There really just showing off now, aren’t they? $45 A-
  • 2017 Alara Grenache Rosé (San Benito County): Textural, floral, and ballerina-like light on its feet. $25 B+
  • 2018 Ferraton Pere & Fils Cote du Rhone Samorens Rose (Rhone): Wild flowers, spunk, vivacity, and a penchant for overachieving. $15 B+
  • NV Ackerman Cremant de Loire Brut (Loire): A no-muss, no-fuss elegance addition. $20 B
  • 2018 Villa Marcello Prosecco Millesimato Brut (Veneto): Carrying itself with more than enough grace. $18 B+
  • NV La Farra Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene Extra Dry (Veneto): Making up for its aggressive streak with friendliness and fragrance. $17 B
  • NV Cavit Altemasi Metodo Classico Brut Trento (Trentino-Alto Adige): A smooth character, both in conversation and on the dance floor. $24 B+
  • 2017 Estate Argyros Atlantis White (Santorini): See breezes, almonds, citrus, and deep sighs of relief. $20 B+

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