Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for May 13, 2024

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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!

  • 2020 Rio Grande Vineyards & Winery ‘El Santo’ Red (Mesilla Valley): A pleasing onslaught of tangy red cherries. $NA B
  • 2023 Lescombes Family Vineyards ‘Heritage’ Pinot Noir (New Mexico): Baskets of ripe, fresh strawberries for the taking. $34 B+
  • 2019 Luna Rosa Winery Aglianico (New Mexico): Crowd pleasing combo of currant compote, cloves, and cinnamon. $NA B+
  • 2020 Luna Rosa Winery Merlot (Mimbres Valley): Savory, beefy, and pushing everything to its theoretical limits. $20 B
  • 2020 Luna Rosa Winery Sangiovese (Mimbres Valley): The cherries are on point, even if the power is a bit on the forceful side. $22 B
  • 2020 Luna Rosa Winery Tempranillo (Mimbres Valley): Balanced, spicy, and fresh proof that Temp is becoming one of the world’s best-traveled vars lately. $20 B+
  • 2018 Chronic Cellars ‘Sir Real’ Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Charging energetically into battle with a phalanx of red fruit and cocoa. $18 B+
  • 2014 Herzog Wine Cellars Variations French Oak Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast): On the way out, but it’s a flashy, bright, smoky, spicy, thrilling exit of a performance (& one that proved the naysayers wrong). $35 A-
  • 2021 Domaine Bousquet ‘Cameleon’ Signature Cabernet Sauvignon (Tupungato): Eager mix of licorice, black fruit, leather, and grip! $20 B+
  • 2023 Domaine Bousquet Malbec (Tupungato): Tasty blue fruits for daaaayyyyyyssssss… $12 B
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