Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for July 17, 2023

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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!

  • 2019 Campo Alla Sughera Arnione Bolgheri Superiore (Tuscany): Mint, orange peel, violets, spices, wild red berries, plum. Textual and delicious. Excellent. $40 A-
  • 2021 Campo alla Sughera ‘Adeo’ Bolgheri Rosso (Tuscany): Plummy, vibrant, ripe blue fruits that all want to be your best friends. $25 B+
  • 2016 Cantine Ermes ‘Epicentro’ Nero d’Avola Riserva (Sicily): Brought to you by the letter ‘B’—for Big, Bold, & Beefy. $18 B
  • NV Tenuta Gorghi Tondi ‘Ziller 47’ Bianco (Sicily): Bonkers! Zesty, skin-fermented excellence, with grilled citrus, orange peel, dried flowers, honey, mesquite, & almond. $60 A-
  • 2018 Condado de Haza ’20 Aldeas’ (Castilla y Leon): Buxom and sexy, with swirling tobacco action. $30 A-
  • 2017 Scheid Vineyards Escolle Road Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): Honey, toast, grilled peaches, creme brulee, and a pinch of lemon zest. Sound yummy? That’s cuz it is. $45 A-
  • 2019 Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Vanilla, cinnamon, cloves… the spice rack showed for this toasty, tasty treat. $55 B+
  • 2021 Lake Sonoma Winery Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): What it lacks in intensity and complexity, it makes up for in deliciousness and bramble. $38 B+
  • 2021 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County): Tropical, bountiful, and well-executed. $38 A-
  • 2019 Stinson Vineyards Meritage (Monticello): A plummy, spicy, and energetic vintage. Short on complexity but long on the finish. $40 B+
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