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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 18, 2017

Vinted on September 18, 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 Lalanne Lataste Gran Vino (Somontano): Dark, earthy & developed; settled in, but eemingly not quite settled on its true identity. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Onward Sparkling Rose of Pinot Noir Petillant Naturel (Redwood Valley): Fresh, and funky, but neither forced nor forgettable. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Miner Family Winery Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Holds nothing back; delicious, demanding & full-throttle $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Tommasi Le Rosse Pinot Grigio (Veneto): The Red Ones? Really? This is more like the Tasty, Energetic, and Mellon-Infused ones. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay (Napa Valley): It's difficult to find this much fresh tropical fruit, even when in the tropics. $43 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton Goldfield Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): This might contain Fountain of Youth droplets. $62 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Siduri Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): Sometimes, the whole being > the sum of the parts is reason enough to rejoice $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cortes de Cima Trincadeira (Alentejo): You'd probably need to be at a big city Gold's Gym to see more flexing of muscularity. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Quinta da Plansel Dorina Lindemann Limited Edition Tinto (Alentejo): From grip to verve to thyme, everything here is substantial. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joao Portugal Ramos Marques de Borba Reserva Tinto (Alentejo): Young & focused, give it some years to bloom within the bramble. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 11, 2017

Vinted on September 11, 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 Donnafugata Ben Rye (Passito di Pantelleria): A 1/2-bottle of honeyed, fig-tinged magic, with fingertip lighting special effects. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Lobo da Silveira Solar dos Lobos Grande Escolha Tinto (Alentejo): Textural and gripping, once you get past the initial shyness. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Herdade do Esporao AB Alicante Bouschet (Alentejo): The pointy edges have been rounded out, much to the benefit of red wine lovers $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Quinta do Zambujeiro Monte do Zambujeiro (Alentejo): All around the mulberry bush… we'll be doing some sultry dancing… $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Henrique Uva Herdade da Mingorra Vinha da Ira (Alentejo): Doing its best to make ripe plums seem sexy… and largely succeeding. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Jose Maria da Fonseca Jose de Sousa Red (Alentejo): The red and the black (fruits, that is) engage on a stone-laden battlefield… $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Monte Branco Tinto (Alentejo): Sporting an intensity that would likely put many athletes in the NFL combine to total shame. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Windvane Carneros Pinot Noir (Carneros): Smoked meat this inherently good probably doesn't need quite so much wood on the fire. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Windvane Carneros Chardonnay (Carneros): The weather is a little steamy, but there's a crisp breeze blowing in this direction. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Lasseter Family Winery Reminiscence (Sonoma Valley): Big, brash, bold, brambly, bombastic, and, at turns, kind of beautiful. $125 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 4, 2017

Vinted on September 4, 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!

  • 16 Batan De Salas De Beroz Essencia de Gewurztraminer (Somontano): Flowers, apples, toast, texture, & a serious streak of seriousness $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Fields Family Lodi Native Stampede Vineyard Zinfandel (Clements Hills): Grip, grit & gumption; lay it down, & thank me later… $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay (North Canterbury): Crisp? Check. Racy? Check. Mineral? Check. Wait a minute, this isn't from Chablis? $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Donnafugata Sedara (Sicily): Nero blend that gets to kick its work shoes off, lean back in the recliner, and take a load off. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Donnafugata Mille e una Notte (Sicily): You'll wish that you had 1001 bottles after draining one of these; Nero d'Avola for lovers. $80 A >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Gini La Frosca Soave Classico (Veneto): Trying to think of a reason not to buy this wonder by the case; sorry, coming up blank… $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Alessandro Rivetto Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba (Piedmont): Perky, energetic, & one of the more easy-going of the big Bs $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Heinrich Spindler Musenhang Riesling Erste Lage (Pfalz): Stones and limes in its shoes, making its footing sturdy & step lively. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Durant Vineyards at Red Ridge La Paloma Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): A funky dance attempt that stumbles a bit in finding the groove $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gloria Ferrer Anniversary Cuvee (Carneros): Textures that are richly constructed, interwoven, & layered; so, basically, a delight. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 28, 2017

Vinted on August 28, 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 Dutton Goldfield Redwood Ridge Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Apparently they're making delicious, rose-infused black tea on the Coast $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Onward Malvasia Bianca Petillant Naturel (Suisan Valley): Funky, fresh, & bolstering the reasons why the cool kids want to sip it. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Turina Lugana (Lombardy): Pithy and salty in demeanor, but there's little doubting that this feisty one is full of potential. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Castrini Lugana (Lombardy): New players off to rousing start, favoring the ripe tropical side but showing off raciness when needed $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Corte Sermana Cromalgo (Lugana): Crisp, clean, eminently pure; you wouldn't mind a dash of white pepper on your papaya, would you? $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Zenato Sergio Zenato Lugana Riserva (Veneto): A heady, floral, complex bargain that isn't anywhere near adulthood just yet. $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Zenato S. Cristina Vigneto Massoni Lugana (Veneto): Almonds, toast, lemons, apples, & mango all go swimming in the ocean…. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Zenato Spumante Lugana Pas Dose (Veneto): Disgorged in 2013, but thoroughly ass-kicking in the present, with brioche to spare. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Montonale Orestilla Lugana (Lombardy): Mineral but honeyed, ripe but subtle, round but vivacious; this is Lugana donning pearls. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Montonale Montunal Lugana (Lombardy): Flint, saline, and wild flowers, somehow all brought together into polished deliciousness. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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