Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 6, 2020

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!

  • NV Boizel Brut Reserve (Champagne): Lots of green apple, brioche, & almond, but maybe even just a little more purity. $45 A-
  • 2016 Chateau de Cary Potet Premier Cru Les Burnins (Montagny): A peachy, hedonistic, seabreeze-feeling and seaside-view sipper. $48 B+
  • 2018 Pieropan Soave Classico (Veneto): Fresh, friendly, and just plain f*cking good. $17 B+
  • 2018 Col Vetoraz Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene Brut (Veneto): A panoply of apple-pickin’ delight awaits you and your beleaguered wallet. $20 B+
  • 2016 Donnafugata ‘Fragore’ Contrada Montelaguardia Rosso (Etna): Wild in all of the best ways, from its berries-in-the-bush bottom to its field-full-of-violets nose. $70 A-
  • 2019 Domaine Bousquet Sauvignon Blanc (Tupungato): More tropical bang for the buck is unlikely to be had. $10 B
  • 2017 The Hess Collection Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Dear Lord, forgive us our oaky sins, for we are both tasty and sexy… $30 B+
  • 2016 Newton Vineyard Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): At once deep and totally accessible, the term A-for-effort pops immediately to mind. $190 A
  • 2018 Anaba Turbine White (Sonoma Valley): Fitting flowers, vivaciousness, bite, & body into a delicious – and intellectual – jigsaw puzzle. $32 A-
  • 2016 Anaba ‘Westlands’ Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Just-ripened cherries, with stems still attached, served next to black tea. $60 A-

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