Sips & Tips: Recently reviewed wines


Here’s my latest batch of wine reviews, roughly in order of preference:

–Falanghina del Sannio 2020 Feudi di San Gregorio, Italy, $23. Apple, lemon, herbs, flowers and stone fruit. Good acidity, rounded in the mouth with a lingering finish. Very good.

–Elena Walch 2019 Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige, Italy, $30. Lemon and minerals predominate in this round, clean white. Also apple and touches of peach, flowers and herbs. Nicely balanced with a lingering finish. Very good.

–Attems 2020 Cicinis Collio Sauvignon Blanc, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, $30. Fruity with peach aromas. Citrus, saline and touch of herbs on the palate. Very good.

–Etude 2019 Grace Benoist Ranch Carneros Chardonnay, Ca., $32. Pear, apple, lemon white peach and touch of butterscotch on the nose. Fresh and crisp palate with apple and vanilla and a bit of creaminess. Very good.

–Koyle Costa 2021 La Flor Sauvignon Blanc, San Antonio, Chile, $18. Grassy and herbaceous aromas. Predominantly lemon-lime on the palate with grapefruit, a touch of tropical fruit, a salty minerality and a long finish. Made with organic grapes. Very good.

–Matetic 2020 EQ Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, $20. Complex nose with light herbs. Grapefruit on the delicate palate, with good balance and plenty of salinity on the finish. Very good.

— Le Pianore Tiniatus 2018 Montecucco Rosso, Italy, $20. Tart cherry, strawberry plum, herbs and touch of cola in a light-bodied Sangiovese-Merlot blend. Good plus.

–Attems 2021 Pinot Grigio Ramato, Friuli, Italy, $19. Cherry and apple aromas. Fruity but dry with a touch of mineral on the spicy finish. Good plus.

–Attems 2021 Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy, $19. Lime aromas. Lime and grapefruit on the palate with good minerality and touch of floral notes. Good plus.

–Morande 2020 Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, $20. Herbal aromas. Lime and mineral on the palate with medium acidity and rounded mouthfeel. Good plus.

–Wente Niki’s 2021 Pinot Noir Rose, Arroyo Seco, Monterey, $35. Cherry, raspberry and a touch of watermelon on the nose. Strawberries and roses on the palate. Fairly and crisp. Nicely balanced. Good plus.