Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX August 14, 2019. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.)
We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share.
We have shifted our reviews format in order to offer more reviews for our review hungry readers. The review pages (links below) will now offer a full tasting note with links to a full detail review for our Featured Beverages.
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Beverage of the Week
Fighting Chance Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2017
The name Fighting Chance refers to the struggle of growing Pinot Noir in California’s Central Coast. Winemakers have dubbed Pinot Noir as the “heartbreak grape” as it is fragile and has a reputation for being fickle…
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Old Forester Birthday – 2019 11 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, deep golden color with a hint of orange. The nose is incredibly expressive offering scents of rich maple, toffee, and butterscotch with waves of baked pear, corn pudding, and charred oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and robust fruit and caramel and maple-centric core with supporting notes of brown baking spices, roasted nuts, and black fruits. Full-bodied and intense with a sharp black pepper notes that rises on the finish. The 2019 Birthday Bourbon was born on May 15, 2008 with 120 barrels produced and rested for this bottling. $99.99 – 4 Stars
Etude Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2017
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Brilliant, medium ruby/purple color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of raspberry and red cherry with supporting notes of violet, plum, thyme, and wet river stones. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of ripe, freshly crushed red fruits, Chinese five spice, and sweet oak. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a rich yet vibrant texture. $50 4.5 Stars/95 points
Conte Priola Gold Release Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave 2018
Brilliant, light green/gold color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of pear and green apple with supporting notes of red grapefruit and citrus zest. The palate confirms the nose delivering a ripe orchard fruits-driven core with flavors of apricot and lime. The finish is long and lingering. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a vibrant texture. $9.99 3.5 Stars/87 points