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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 21, 2018

Vinted on May 21, 2018 binned in wine mini-reviews

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • NV Aguila Brut (Cremant de Limoux): Fresh, toasty, clearly possessing talent and know-how, and maybe just a touch self-absorbed. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Williams & Humbert Canasta Cream Sherry (Andalucia): Its soul is Oloroso, so don’t expect this date to be cloying despite the sweet talk. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Tasca Regaleali Bianco (Sicilia): The real question here, with all of that gulpable tropical action, is – Where the hell is my hammock?!?? $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Howell Mountain Vineyards Petite Verdot (Napa Valley): Dark, sultry, floral, toasty, and all-around seductive; sic, btw – lol, ikr? $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Angeline Vineyards Rose of Pinot Noir (California): Delivered with a cherry-fruity, citrus-pithy, soon-to-be-a-distant-memory type of simplicity. $15 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Georges Duboeuf Brouilly (Brouilly): A strawberry-laden, peppery, perky delight; for this price, you don’t really need more info than that, do you?? $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas (Gigondas): Haughty and hearty, meaty and meaningful, and even at over 30 clams a bit of a bargain. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Maison Nicolas Perrin Crozes-Hermitage (Crozes-Hermitage): Earthiness and meatiness that are dutifully trying to put the Fun back in Funky. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Urban Provence Rose (Cotes de Provence): Almost obnoxiously floral, but also un-apologetically fresh, zesty, lively, and drinkable. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Berne Inspiration Rose (Cotes de Provence): Tropical fruits, cherries, and roses, all arguing a bit too loudly in what’s supposed to be the Quiet Car. $20 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 14, 2018

Vinted on May 14, 2018 binned in wine mini-reviews

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 17 Berne Emotion Rose (Cotes de Provence): The very definition of solid, dependable Provencal rose – bright fruit, pithy brightness, & sub-20-clams. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Godelia Mencia (Bierzo): This is basically the friend that you never see very often but everyone really likes and so the parties where he shows up go pretty late. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Simonsig Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch): Just in case you forgot that CB had an immediately accessible, tropical, zesty side… there's this… $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Duchman Family Winery Oswald Vineyard Aglianico (Texas): Alright, everyone, listen up and sit up straight, because I think they might be on to something here… $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Rodney Strong Reserve Malbec (Sonoma County): Burly, bountiful, bold, and basically bursting at the britches for a big hunk of steak. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Geyser Peak Devil's Inkstand Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): As dark as its namesake, but could be drawing slightly sharper lines between those fruit flavors. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Chalk Hill Estate Bottled Sauvignon Blanc (Chalk Hill): Exotic fruits, enticing nose, juicy ripeness, and big-ass mouthfeel. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Miner Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Now, *that* is vibrant SB, especially for one of those SBs that's all sexy-like coming from NV. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Pay attention while you're being beguiled by those peaches, or you'll miss that great zesty finish. $33 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County): Still not afraid of the herbal side, much to the continued joy of people like yours truly. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 7, 2018

Vinted on May 7, 2018 binned in wine mini-reviews

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 14 Halter Ranch CDP Cotes de Paso (Adelaida District): Deftly matching up against your robust spare ribs with a spicy, chewy ease. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Lieb cellars Reserve Pinot Blanc (North Fork of Long Island): Oh, you're not from Europe? Wow, could've fooled me, bro. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Dutton Goldfield Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Dark berries, meet Dark Rea; Dark Tea, meet Dark Berries. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Paul Jaboulet Aine Beaumes de Venise Le Paradou (Rhone): Violets galore!!! Enough to make you want to type "violets galore" with exclamation points at the end. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Loimer Brut Rose (Niederösterreich): Attempts to be zesty, and both familiar and exotic at the same time; and it basically nails it. $32 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Leyda Pinot Noir Rose (Valle de Leyda): Move to the head of the class! Strawberry, pith, & an ability to pull its weight with verve. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Laurent Perrier Brut Nature Ultra Brut (Champagne): Kind of like drinking a phaser beam, only it's set on stun, and all in a good way. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Barone Pizzini Rose (Franciacorta): Zesty, substantive, lovely, and at turns absolutely stare-you-in-the-eyes, I-knew-it-was-you-Freddo deadly-serious. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Warre's Warrior Finest Reserve (Porto): Not shy about its fruitiness, its expressiveness, or its hot-under-the-collar mouthfeel. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Sandeman's Founders Reserve (Porto): Juicy stuff, and also as solid a pick for a dessert companion as its weighty palate implies $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 30, 2018

Vinted on April 30, 2018 binned in wine mini-reviews

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 15 Andre Brunel Becassonne Blanc (Cotes du Rhone): Floral, perfumed, substantive, sultry, and downright delightful. More lunch dates should be like this. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Famille Perrin La Gille Gigondas (Gigondas): Hails sandy soils, and that's pretty much the only thing that's rough about this sexy little beast. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Ferraton Pere et Fils La Martiniere(Crozes-Hermitage): Everybody was kung-fu fighting… only it was in the smokehouse! $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours Le Blanc Bonhomme (Bordeaux): This little fellow had focus, and this little fellow had tropical fruits, and this little fellow had toast… $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Portlandia Momtazi Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): You'll want to bring your spiced-plum-loving side, and that side won't leave disappointed. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Troon Vineyard Red Label Vermentino (Applegate Valley): Both literally and figuratively nutty, and both in fun, intriguing, refreshing ways. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyards Estate Chardonnay (Chehalem Mountains): Showing off in supple, perky ways why Chardonnay is OR's next – or maybe current – big thing. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Pfendler Sonoa Coast Chardonnay (Chardonnay): Creamy richness, floral loveliness, citric zesty-ness, bank-account-friendly affordable-ness. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Maintains herbal spice and a sense of zing among the plummy juiciness; in other words, it's a playful-and-accomplished balancing act. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Black raspberry tea with a side of smoked meat, and they're not just for lunch anymore. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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