I like wine, pie, and laughter. Also dark things and cats. WSET Diploma Candidate, CMS Certified
Wine as art. Wine like the book you reread or the movie you rewatch and find something new each time, except with sips. I will restrain myself so I can try it over a couple days but ohhhh Boudignan how I love your work. Acid lasers cutting honeycomb onto beds of greens like lemon verbena composed in sheepskins (lanolin!) in a pear orchard. Rich complex and every sip is a new season in the orchard revealing new things. Omg this wine. It makes me MAD. Because I only got one bottle of it. — 4 days ago
Tonight’s actual quaranwine! If you aren’t wearing the same shirt you have all week/haven’t gained five stress-baking pounds you aren’t doing quarantine right. Also, ignoring this particular wine would be silly as it is reliable (needed in these times), scrumptious (needed always because yummy things make happy people) and yeah, I am a fan of Talbott’s work. You know those black and white pictures you see that if you look at one moment you see one thing and the next moment another? I feel like this wine is if paying attention to fruit—rich and heady! Then you think of acid, tannins and body and see something else. And all of that keeps you going through the glass. I’ve been lucky enough to have Talbott wines sent to me (yes this was a free sample but if you saw how many samples DIDN’T get written about...) and I feel lucky to be able to say both this and their Chardonnay have been dependably punching above their weight, price-wise. Yum. C’est tout. Ce soir. — 18 days ago
Not seeing the bf for at least a day or so bc his roommate (who works at the airport) is ill. So...alone time.
Also so let us enjoy the hell out of affordable Zin. Ps bf you know I love you we are both doing our part to keep this nonsense from spreading.
But this zin!
Low cost. Full of raisin-y stuff.
That’s probably the second thing you’ll notice after—thinking “crushable”. — 22 days ago
Oh hey! Line39. I keep wanting to ignore them but they keep overdelivering on price point and right now if I can tell you a good budget friendly thang to find at Whole Foods...here for that. It has a bunch of that yeasty lees-y honeyed fruit richness but a refreshing acid and...damn I am enjoying this wine also it goes well with cheesy-ness on bread aka white pizza. Also I get a hint of beer and peanut shell but blinded, what would I think this was? Maybe okay maybe a pinot Grigio but an old world one. I don’t know if there are manipulations on this wine but it has a good balance and taste. I like. — 6 days ago
Positively delightful. Balanced, with some complexity and a jolt of acidity that excites me. I wanna dance with this wine on a morning dewy lawn. I wanna dance with fresh squeezed tangerine juice. Dang this wine and I are gonna have fun times. — 8 days ago
Hey hiiii I opened this for my first solo pod recording but don’t you babies worry I drunk dialed a friend at the end so you hear someone else. This wine‽ Smells like what you thought high-school-autumn would taste like in junior high. Tastes like a damn good adult vacay to say...I dunno autumn leaves in Vermont? I’ve never done that but if I’m ever allowed to leave LA again (“Safer at Home” mandates staying in place so I dream). Essentially this is your perfect Cali Pinot. If called to make a J Vineyards fave call? Well I would need to taste this beside the Strata bottling (in my Taco Bell pairing column) but gosh it’s good. — 21 days ago
Should quarantine force me to eat pizza parlor offerings nightly? Maybe not but I’ve tasted Rotari before and was excited for a reason to get into another bottle which, spoiler, does well with well Parmesan/garlic infused quick pizza parlor orders. I mean it would be great in many places methinks but right now we are all either ordering in or cooking so...really thought this went well with some seasoned bread stuff. Wet stones, and cherry and peach yogurt and some lemon curd on the nose. Ripping acid. Abv were I to guess is...13 and it is, lemme see...12.5. They say lolz. I should make this review more amusing maybe? Or is this the time we all just need to exchange virtual hugs and carry on. I miss hugs. — 8 days ago
A fabulously casual wine. Unassuming in price but delightful on the palate. Is it the NPR of wine—free but well-bred and a smidge eclectic? I’m struggling for a metaphors guys. Quite juicy but herbal. And spicy. And purpley. With plums. With gently grabby tannin times. And a bit of tang backing the big fruit. Thoroughly an overdeliverer. — 10 days ago
Quaranwine if the day. Looks like I may have been exposed so expect ever so many quaranwines. Ps I feel great but I am doing my part and chilling indoors next two weeks. If I don’t die from lack of hugs, I shall live to drink more more more Burgundy. Especially the sometimes overlooked Cote Chalonnaise. This is ever so exuberant. It just leaps out of the glass at you. Or maybe I’m projecting how I’m gonna be in a coupe weeks. Anyway. Ripe frisky fruits, spice, sass, with this one odd footnote that says raspberry vinegar and herbs. Keeping us thoroughly en France. — 20 days ago