Wine Reviews for October 2020

Frank Family Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

This vintage is limited and extraordinary: they only produced about half the usual volume due to the 2017 fires near the winery.  Dark fruit and baking spices with a Napa-lush texture.  For the fan of deep extracted wines, this is your bottle. 

WSoP Rating: 93 Points
Price in PA: 32.99
‌Vite Colte 2016  " Luna E I Falo" Barbera D'asti Superiore

‌Vite Colte 2016  ” Luna E I Falo” Barbera D’asti Superiore

A muscular Northern Italian red with significant oak influence. Aggressive tannins coupled with a pretty blue floral note is unique and compelling.  The mocha-vanilla-fig finish is a long study in deliciousness. 

WSoP Rating: 90 Points
Price in PA: 12.99
‌Château Jérémie 2017 "Y"  Corbières Boutenac

‌Château Jérémie 2017 “Y”  Corbières Boutenac

Majority Carignan, with Syrah and Grenache filling in the gaps.. Black cherry and dark chocolate with violet. A layer of crunchy red fruit keeps this bottle vibrant and elegant. Just enough violet and mineral to put this into the luxury wine category, despite the low price. 

WSoP Rating: 91 Points
Price in PA: 13.99
‌Nine Hats 2017 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley

‌Nine Hats 2017 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley

The combination of Columbia Valley and Pinot Gris is a heady one. Honeycomb, basil, and oyster shell stitched into fresh lemon zest. Pure joy and light footed, this works surprisingly  well with crab cakes and old bay. 

WSoP Rating: 88 Points
Price in PA: 8.99
‌Trefethen 2018 Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley

‌Trefethen 2018 Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Before the butterballs of the ’90s, Napa Chardonnays were more like this. Elegant layers of quince and hazelnuts are buoyed with bright apple and tomato skin. 

WSoP Rating: 91 Points
Price in PA: 19.99

Leave a Comment

Item added to cart.
0 items - $0.00