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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 20, 2017

Vinted on November 20, 2017 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 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 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Cenerentola (Orcia): Cinderella story in which the oft-overlooked beauty of Foglia Tonda finds a handsome prince in Sangiovese. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany): A sports car with leather-&-wood interior, dark red paint job, & orange peel air freshener. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Il Drago e le 8 Colombe (Toscana): Rich, poised, and sinewy Tuscan blend; feed it – & yourself – some beef. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Casarena Naoki's Vineyard Malbec (Agrelo): very, very good things can happen when people are not afraid of Malbec showing off its floral, herbal side. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Reva Barolo Ravera (Barolo): Its floral, spicy, and balanced litheness is, in fact, worth raving about, at least for the time between sips. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Reva Langhe Bianco (Langhe): That time when sage brush met passionfruit, & they lived happily ever after and all of that kind of stuff. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Vineyard Pinot Noir (Aconcagua Valley): There is nothing wrong with your Pinot; do not attempt to adjust its sexiness. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cornerstone Cellars Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Flashy, yes, but adorned with gorgeous subtleties for the detail-oriented among you. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selection Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Finalist in the Best US Domestic Chard for the Cash category that I just made up. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc (Napa Valley): Almost too curvaceous for its own dang self. Almost. In this case, Big is certainly still Beautiful. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 13, 2017

Vinted on November 13, 2017 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 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!

  • 11 Domaine Bruno Hertz Riesling Rangen de Thann Hospices de Strasbourg (Alsace): Turpentine & flint that are magically drinkable. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine Maurice Schoech Harmonie R Rangen de Thann (Alsace Grand Cru): The color of lemon rind, the headiness of lemon blossoms. $52 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gundlach Bundschu Vintage Reserve (Sonoma Valley): A little Cab Franc – & a lot of opulent cocoa – can go a loooooong way, folks. $125 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cadaretta Southwind Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla): Bring a high tolerance for wood spice, & lots of patience. But worth it. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Rain Dance Vineyards Nicholas Vineyard Estate Riesling (Chehalem Mountains): The apple-limes answer to your Thai dinner question. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • Domaine Papagiannakos Skin Contact Savatiano Vareli (Markopoulo): Probably how all Retsina-bound grapes really ought to be made. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Olianas Vermentino (Sardegna): Enough hint of a sea breeze to make you contemplate moving permanently to a Mediterranean island. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Vivanco Seleccion de Familia Reserva (Rioja): Aptly named, as there’s a lot of life left to live here; the familia has good taste. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Neyen Espiritu de Apalta (Apalta Valley): Soft, silky, and smooth almost to a hedonistic fault; the operative word being Almost. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Ritual Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley): This one is punching above the welterweight class with complexity & balance 1-2 combo. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 6, 2017

Vinted on November 6, 2017 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 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 Vina Cobos Cocodrilo Corte (Lujan de Cuyo/Valle de Uco): Did you know that cloves & dark plums could be sexy? Well, it's true. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec (Mendoza): Old vines + know-how + a lot of smoked meat = a can't-go-too-wrong Malbec pick. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Nieto Senetiner Blend Collection Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): Friendly, fruity, fragrant, & f–king quaffable red. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Zuccardi Santa Julia Reserva Malbec (Mendoza): Witness your incredibly addictive gateway drug to juicy, spicy Argentine reds. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Luigi Bosca Finca Los Nobles Cabernet Bouchet (Las Compuertas): Rustic, funky, eclectic, and, above all else, sternly genuine. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Meyer Fonne Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Sporen Vendange Tardives (Alsace): Death by marmalade might actually be a very good way to go $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Meyer Fonne Pinot Gris Hinterburg de Katzenthal Cuvee Eloi (Alsace): Heady, honeyed, late of harvest, & basically just heavenly. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Meyer-Fonne Riesling Kaefferkopf (Alsace Grand Cru): If lemons went camping & used flint fire to toast their apple-&-pear dinners. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Meyer Fonne Riesling Vignoble de Katzenthal (Alsace): Vines that almost literally storm the castle have gorgeously calm souls. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Stephane Aviron Morgon Cote du Py Vieilles Vignes (Beaujolais): The only thing old about this lively delight are those vines. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 30, 2017

Vinted on October 30, 2017 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 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 Attune Pinot Noir (Carneros): Now this… this is just pure delight, & will get your lips smacking if you have any sense about you $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Attune Station Ranch Chardonnay (Carneros): The fruitiness and brioche you’d expect, with the politeness that you might not. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs Brut (North Coast): The mildest hint of red cherry, with the not-so-mildest hint of pure awesomeness. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Claiborne & Churchill Claiborne Vineyard Riesling (Edna Valley): This one’s cooking with limes and gas -the petrol kind, of course $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Knudsen Vineyards Estate Reserve Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Brought to you by the letter ‘S’: Structure, Spice, and Spirit. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Aecovi Alexandro Oloroso Sherry (Marco de Jerez): Like a bowl full of toasted almonds at the bar, you just can’t stop tasting… $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Poderi Oddero Rocche di Castiglione (Barolo): A treatise on structure that won’t totally be decipherable for many more moons. $79 A >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Brancott Estate Letter Series B Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): The perennial penchant for piquant passion fruit prevails. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV McBride Sisters Brut Rose (Marlborough): Like your bubbles brighter than a room full of smiles? Then this is your jam, my friend. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Hickinbotham The Revivalist Merlot (McLaren Vale): Got here too early for the wood, but supple sexiness awaits those who r patient $75 A- >>find this wine<<
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