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.
Z Alexander Brown
Favor Balances bright fruit and acidity with rich vanilla and toasted oak notes
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.
Rosé de Printemps
Flavor Rosé de Printemps translates to “rosé of spring,” but this bone-dry, peppery wine is more a refreshing wine of summer.
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.
Cantina Di Lana
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.
Thistledown Wine Company
2018 South Australia
Flavor Aromatic, deceptively light but with beautiful wild fruit, and slurpy, supple tannins
Cotes Du Rhone, France
Flavor Bright fruit and soft tannis