On the Road with the Grape Guy

Profile Wine Group Tasting

13 Mar 2020

(September 2019) … At a Profile Tasting there are way too many wines to try in one sitting (especially because you’re walking around) – so it was time to pick-and-choose, mainly stuff coming to Vintages, then on to other stuff that might be interesting … this is the list of wines I came up with, and at the 4-star and above level I have linked the wines to a full review – enjoy:

Three & a Half Star Wines - (*** ½)

Champagne Devaux Cuvee Augusta (France)
Champagne Devaux Coeur des Bar Blanc de Noir (France)
Gil Family Estates 2018 Bodegas Atalaya Laya (Spain)
Segura Viudas Cava Brut Rosé (Spain)
Somerston 2016 Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon (USA)

Three & a Half Plus Star Wines - (*** ½+)

Castelli de Grevepesa 2016 Castelgrave Chianti Classico (Italy)
Castelli de Grevepesa 2012 Lamole Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Italy)
Bodegas LAN 2015 Crianza (Spain)
Bodegas LAN 2012 Reserva (Spain)
Firriato 2013 Santagostino (Italy)
Gil Family Estates 2016 Bodegas Ateca Atteca Old Vines (Spain)
Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva (Spain)
Segura Viudas Cava Brut Organic (Spain)
J. Lohr 2017 Los Osos Merlot (USA)
J. Lohr 2016 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon (USA)
Peter Franus 2016 Brandlin Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (USA)
Somerston 2014 Priest Ranch Coach Gun (USA)
Somerston 2016 Priest Ranch Snake Oil (USA)

Four Stars and Above …
(you can click on the name of the wine for full review)

Bodegas LAN 2011 Culmen Reserva (Spain) - ****
Chateau de Nages 2016 Vieilles Vignes Red (France) - ****
Coriole Estate 2016 Shiraz (Australia) - ****
Cristom 2016 Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir (USA) - ****
J. Lohr 2015 Cuvee POM (USA) - ****+
J. Lohr 2017 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay (USA) - ****
Montes 2016 Purple Angel (Chile) - ****+
Montes 2017 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile) - ****
Peter Franus 2015 Brandlin Vineyard Zinfandel (USA) - ****


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