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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 16, 2017

Vinted on January 16, 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!

  • 13 Podere Marcampo Marcampo (Toscana): Plush but vibrant, soft but assertive, lively but elegant, and inky but… well… inky. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Podere Marcampo Giusto Alle Balze (Toscana): Merlot that's black as midnight, with a heart of stone – & that's meant in a good way $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Sangervasio Cabernet Sauvignon (Toscana): Smoking a big, complex, expensive cigar, & probably driving a big, expensive Cadillac. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Sangervasio Chianti (Tuscany): Ample amounts of earthy, juicy, authentic Tuscan love, to be had for more-or-less a mere song. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chateau du Moulin a Vent La Rochelle (Mouin-a-Vent): If fresh red berries and spicy black peppercorns were majestic Valkyries. $59 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Donnafugata Tancredi (Sicily): Cab, Nero, clad in leather & silk; both are serious, but not taking themselves overly seriously. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Like your stuff spicy? Well, then, you're gonna love this. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Loimer Extra Brut (Niederosterreich): They managed to get the entire bushel of freshly picked green apples into that little bottle $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Francois Montand Brut Blanc de Blancs (France): Flowers, citrus, and a determination to corner the cmon-have-an-aperitif market. $14 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 9, 2017

Vinted on January 9, 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!

  • NV Sektkellerei Fitz Riesling Sekt (Pfalz): Flowers, limes, refreshing brightness, & not much else; but you don't need much else! $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Franciscan Estate Cuvee Sauvage Chardonnay (Carneros): Adorned in fancy accouterments, but actually still pretty darned limber. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Reserve (Carneros): In the words of Foxxy Cleopatra,you have the right to remain sexy, sugah! $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Longoria Fe Ciega Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): At this point, we can safely have blind faith in this location's juju. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages (Beaujolais Villages): Clean, fresh, and offering a surfeit of pure, unadulterated delight. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Georges Duboeuf Macon-Villages (Maconnais): True to its mineral, lovely, textured self, and definitely suffering no liars. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Georges Duboeuf Domaine De La Vigne Romaine (Moulin-a-Vent): Someone brought candy, flowers, smokes, and fresh brewed coffee. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent Champ de Cour (Moulin-a-Vent): What the what? Gamay doing an impressive Cote de Nuits impersonation. $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 ROCO Winery RMS Brut (Willamette Valley): Serious stuff, with pear & stone fruits that are downright determined on their mission. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Pretty much all grown up now, dressing all dapper & cutting an impressive figure. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 2, 2017

Vinted on January 2, 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!

  • 13 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage (Crozes-Hermitage): Peppery panache that's punching proudly above its price-conscious weight class. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Middleton Family Wines Cadaretta SBS (Columbia Valley): Cornucopia of tropical fruits; never-ending, until the bottle's empty… $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): A BRR – big, ripe, & robust – wine for the Winter evenings that make you go "Brr!" $64 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): Nothing sleepy about the rich bombast coming out of this glass. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Darms Lane Bon Passe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): A little more pomp than circumstance, but it's a heck of a show. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Susana Balbo Signature Rose (Uco Valley): Mightily mineral, and delectably delightful, though the lovely stay is a bit too short. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cusumano Alta Mora Etna Rosso (Sicily): Somewhere between Grenache, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, and a hearty smoked brisket. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Vie Vite Cotes de Provence Rose (Provence): This one's got precision, poise, and pith, if not a greater sense of grand purpose. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Alcance Carmenere (Central Valley): A lot of spice and herbs, a lot of black fruit, & – importantly – a lot of spunky attitude. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton Goldfield Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Flowers, cherries, blackberries; basically a Farmer's Market. $58 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 26, 2016

Vinted on December 26, 2016 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!

  • 12 Pietro Beconcini Reciso Sangiovese (Toscana): Bring your penchant for deep, dark cherry fruits, cigars, & a whole lotta patience. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fattoria di Fibbiano L'Aspetto (Toscana): When you're ready for a juicy Tuscan red – & I mean the *real* stuff – it's waiting here $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Wakefield St Andrews Single Vineyard Release Riesling (Clare Valley): Lime petrol with enough energy to power a white dwarf star. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): An appropriate adult substitute for hot cocoa on a cold night. Just sayin'. $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton Goldfield Deviate Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Excellence has a name. That name, in this case, is probably Ms. Spicy Richness. $72 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Spell Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Warmth, life, richness, texture, and flow… how much is this again? $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Jota Vineyard Co. Howell Mountain Merlot (Napa Valley): Rubbing mocha on ripe, plummy fruit. In the presence of some angels. $85 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Mt. Brave Merlot (Mt. Veeder): Meaty, smokey, and savory enough to be its own set of organic, homegrown, gourmet pizza toppings. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Schramsberg Brut Rose (California): A young, sharp stone that will ease up after a couple of years of having the river run over it $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Domaine Chandon Rose (California): Bringing the following to the table – watermelon, cherries, strawberries, & a lotta versatility $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
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