Patina Wines New Releases (2019 and 2018 vintages)

These wine reviews are from Patina Wines in the Orange region of New South Wales in Australia. The latitude here (approximately 33c) is moderated by altitude, and typically the wines present in cooler climate styles. I have tasted successful wines from this region, particularly among the whites. 2018 Reserve Chardonnay The 2018 reserve chardonnay isContinue reading “Patina Wines New Releases (2019 and 2018 vintages)”

Terre à Terre Crayères Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018 Wine Review

This wine is from Terre Ă  Terre, a very good producer in Wrattonbully near Coonawarra in South Australia. It’s an unorthodox blend of cabernet franc (63%) and shiraz (37%). In the glass, there are brooding aromas of dark fruits and cedar, and lifted herbal characters with time. The palate is medium to full bodied, theContinue reading “Terre Ă  Terre Crayères Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018 Wine Review”

Castellari Bergaglio Fornaci Gavi 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of Castellari Bergaglio’s Fornaci 2019 Gavi.  I taste few Gavi, so my expertise is modest on this wine style made from the white cortese grape variety in Piedmont.  It resembles its textbook descriptions, perhaps being slightly more aromatic than some, with aromas of florals and green apple.  The palate is dry,Continue reading “Castellari Bergaglio Fornaci Gavi 2019 Wine Review”

Ansgar Clüsserath Mosel Riesling Spätlese 2019

This wine review is of Ansgar ClĂĽsserath’s Mosel Riesling Spätlese from the 2019 vintage. It is a fine, crystalline wine with low alcohol (8.5) and a medium dry finish. Its aroma reminds of lemon and freshly cut, just ripe pineapple. The palate has good tension between its very high acidity and its residual sugar. ThisContinue reading “Ansgar ClĂĽsserath Mosel Riesling Spätlese 2019”