Here is the next wine release, and some of its highlights:
1. Cambria, Katherine’s Vineyard, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley, 2017, $29.95. Definitely a wine for those that like oaked chards., but it does have balance. Drink now, scored 91 by Wine Spectator, and was their #61 wine in their top 100 wines of 2019.
2. San Pedro, 1865 Selected Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, 2018, $19.95. A dependable cab sauv from Chile, aged in tank, and larger oak barrels. Scored 90 by Parker, drink now.
3. Vasse Felix, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, 2018, $24.95. Western Australia is my preference for cab sauvs from Australia. Always more Bordeauesque. Drink now
4. Clarence Dillon, Clarendelle, Bordeaux, 2015, $24.95. Decent value red producer from Bordeaux, and the 2015 vintage was very well regarded. Drink now
5. Domaine la Rougeante, Corbieres, 2016, $19.95. This Southern-French red is blend of mouverdre/grenache/syrah. Tank aged , so should be less tannic, and smooth. Drink now, scored 92 by Jeb Dunnuck.
6. Ama, Chianti Classico, 2016, $35.95. A terrific Chianti, though starting to push the boundaries for value. This will need 2+ years of bottle age. Scored 93 by Wine Spectator.
7. Guado al Tasso, Il Bruciato, Tuscany, 2018, $24.95. A Super-Tuscan blend of cab. Sauv/merlot and syrah. It tends to be an early-drinking softer style of wine. Scored 92 by Parker
Wine reveiw by Oliver Herbst