Month: August 2021

  • Lunessence Brut Riesling 2020

    Bar none the sparkling wine of summer 2021.  We drank it, we sipped it, we had it as an aperitif, sometimes with a dash of Amaro or Campari; one guest even asked for an Aperol spritz (it takes all types…).  It’s dry.  Gorgeously tart and citrus forward with a toasty, chewy note on the palate […]

  • Duca di Saragnano Nero di Troia, 2019

    The neck of this bottle has a sticker (not shown in the pic) that it scored 97 points.  97 points!  On a scale of what? 113?  Then yes darling, this is up there.  Up there in the points. As for the wine.  What is the wine?  Red.  It’s red.  It’s identifiably red. It’s drinkable.  I […]

  • Blue Mountain Reserve Pinot Noir, 2018

    Liked it a lot, did not love it.  It’s potent, it’s a gut punch, it has none of the ethereal lightness of Burgundy.  There is tar, yeast, and very sharp pepper notes, cranberry on the finish.  The professional reviews said smooth and silky; we definitely totally, unequivocally got nothing smooth.  In fact, it could do […]