Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for August 7, 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), so you can get right to the point and decide if they’re for you (or not). Cheers!

  • 2016 Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils Chablis (Burgundy): Peel the lemon. Grill the peel. Enjoy the damned good results. $28 B+
  • 2019 Dow’s Vale do Bomfim (Douro): An appealing package of spicy, chewy, brambly, affordable, fruity fun. $14 B
  • 2020 Schlink Haus Riesling (Nahe): A little simple peck on the cheek, wearing sweet lemon drop lip balm. $11 B-
  • 2021 Staffelter Hof – Jan Matthias Klein ‘Little Red Riding Wolf’ (Mosel): Funky, fresh, floral, fragrant, and focused with nuclear-fission levels of energy. $36 A-
  • 2021 Donnafugata Sedara Nero d’Avola (Sicilia): Textbook Nero, in all of its meaty, plummy, mineral deliciousness. $18 B+
  • 2021 Cherry Pie Toro Hills Pinot Noir (Carneros): Ripe cherry and dried herbs, savory notes, bramble, spice… Hot damn, this is good. $55 A-
  • 2021 Cherry Pie San Pablo Bay Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): One for you CA freaks out there—vanilla, oak, cherries, leather, and power, power, POWER! $58 A-
  • 2021 Cherry Pie Huckleberry Snodgrass Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Dusty spice, bramble, dried herbs, black raspberry, rhubarb pie, cherries. It’s big, lovable. succulent, and sexy AF. $58 A-
  • 2016 Monkshood Cellars Syrah (Grand Valley, CO): Hints of pepper, game, mint, and dark berries, all served with mountain air levels of freshness. $44 A-
  • 2019 Pellegrini Vineyards Stainless Steel Chardonnay (North Fork of Long Island): Tree and stone fruit action on a balanced, fresh palate… And all for what’s considered a reasonable price in the LI neck of the woods! $19 B+
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