Month: June 2020

  • Cune Cava Brut, NV

    Thank you Marquis: A dry, palatable, superb summer sparkler, much more enticing than umpteen local rose offerings and some plain un-outstanding local fizz.  A most perfect mixing faux-champers, a dash of Campari or put a Spanish twist on an Aperol spritz.  Not too effervescent with some heady, yeasty, earthiness and a touch of shale.  Decent […]

  • La Frenz Freedom 75 Chardonnay, 2018

    It’s smooth, it’s caramel butterscotch-y so that it veers towards Werther’s Original.  Fortunately, the freshness and zestiness of some acid keeps the cloying at bay.  It was decent with light fare, easy sipping, and enjoyable.  But remarkably forgettable and seemingly commonplace on the finish.  If you are averse to oak, this is an ideal local […]

  • Rocca Bernarda Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, 2016

    Wow, what a mouthful.  The title I mean.  Makes you think you’ll get more than you do.  Like A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; just too bad it wasn’t funny on film.   Mixed feelings over a mediocre red.  Forcefully acidic, aggressively musky in that wet forest floor sort of fashion, […]