Howdy, welcome to my quick guide to some great wines I’ve tried recently. You may notice some trends: I tend to prefer drier, minerally white wines and roses, and spicy, tannic and structured reds. All said, I lean toward an adventurous pallet, so hopefully you agree this selection is wide reaching. Wines are listed by color, then name, followed by a brief tasting notes description. 


Uncaged Chardonnay

Z Alexander Brown 

2019 Monterey

Favor Balances bright fruit and acidity with rich vanilla and toasted oak notes 

Washington Hills 

2019 Washington 

Flavor light, with notes of fresh thyme, apricot and stone fruit. A hair off-dry, with full-feeling peach flavors following, and enough acidity to keep the interest up. 


Cotes de Provence Rosé

Rosé de Printemps

Provence 2020

Flavor Rosé de Printemps translates to “rosé of spring,” but this bone-dry, peppery wine is more a refreshing wine of summer.


Vin de Days

Day Wines 

2020 Oregon

Flavor  Notes of white flower, tropical fruit, and a slightly flinty, mineral-drive thanks to the Riesling. Easy drinking, slightly grippy from the skin-contact, and super tropical. Pair to sweet, salty and even spicy food like Kung Pao chicken or Mapo tofu. 


Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Cantina Di Lana

2017 Italy 

Flavor Burnished aromas and flavors of dark plum, blackberry jam, coffee, cocoa, flint and dried flowers. Stunning texture with a breadth. Balanced acidity gives this rich yet subtle wine and elegant character and definition.

Gorgeous Grenache

Thistledown Wine Company 

2018 South Australia

Flavor Aromatic, deceptively light but with beautiful wild fruit, and slurpy, supple tannins

Nature Rouge

Famille Perrin

Cotes Du Rhone, France

Flavor Bright fruit and soft tannis

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