Celebrity chefs are plowing their way into the wine world (makes sense), and Wolfgang Puck is the latest with his own house wine that you can serve at your house. Made by DFV Wines (better known as Delicato), the two Puck wines we tried are easygoing and pleasant, but far from challenging or complex. Thoughts follow.
2010 Wolfgang Puck Red Blend Master Lot Reserve California – A bright and fresh red, thick with strawberry and raspberry, but with sweetness kept in check. The nose offers hints of tobacco smoke and leather, but the body pushes the fruit through to the finish. It’s a nice combination, but a simple one. B+ / $10
2011 Wolfgang Puck Cabernet Sauvignon Master Lot Reserve California – Dense with plum and currant, the fruit is countered by just a touch of earthiness, and some chocolate character. Pleasant, but again, simple as can be. B / $12
- Review: 2009 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
- Four 2006 Cabernets from the Stags Leap District
- Review: Wines of Avant, 2016 Releases
- Review: 2012 Assembly Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi