I posted new reviews while I was off work for a while, but now that I’m back, finding the time to post reviews in my usual thorough style is much more challenging. I thought I’d switch instead to brief comments here on what I’ve liked lately. (I probably won’t say much about wines I didn’t like.) Let’s see how it goes.
Domain Sumeire 2017 Côtes de Provence rosé, $4. Light, smooth, crisp. Delicious and went down like water during the recent heat wave.
Pavi 2013 Dolcetto, Napa Valley, $7. At first, this wine didn’t seem like much: thin and acid. However, after being decanted for 2.5 hours, the wine filled out in flavor and complexity, becoming dark-fruited, even sweet-tasting, with more oak than the Italians use.
Infinito 2014 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, $10. The first day, it aired to be pretty tasty after a couple hours, but still a bit reserved and acid. The saved bottle was delicious, with full, ripe, dark blue / black fruit. Maybe if it had been sitting at home for a couple weeks to get over shock of transit to the store, it would be good on the first day after a couple hours.