Tres 14 Tinto de Garage – Argentina – 2011

First wine reviewed for 2019! Despite the label, let’s get this straight: this is not a garage wine in the traditional Bordeaux sense. It’s mass produced for one. Having said that, it’s a fine malbec, if somewhat overhyped for a standard grade...

San Leonardo Perfecto Amor – NV – Peru

Yet another sweet Peruvian wine made from the local Concord table grape cousin, Borgoña. Like most of these wines from Peru, they have a nose of horse stable which can — and usually is — off-putting. The flavor of the San Leonardo Perfecto Amor is better...

Clos du Gaimont Vouvray – France – 2016

This chenin blanc falls short, lacking typical flowers and generally sitting mildly in the glass; some notes of generic fruit, but you’d be hard-pressed to determine which, since they are so fleeting. Fell flat when paired with soppressata.

Karl Kaspar Riesling – Germany – 2016

Slightly tart and medium sweet, this drink well by itself but the sugar might make it tough to pair. Apricot is the main note here with a very faint touch of spice. Vivino members rated this lower than I did, but this may be due to my preference for German Riesling. I...