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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 29, 2015

Vinted on June 29, 2015 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!

  • 10 Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Rockfall Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Tobacco, lit up by flint, graphite, and grip. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay (Alexander Valley): They don't come much bigger, folks. They also don't come much better. $75 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Terrace Ridge Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Alexander Valley): Waiting for the finish? Keep waiting! $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cadaretta Windthrow (Columbia Valley): That wind is throwing plenty of plum jam, meat, and fennel your way, apparently. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ramey Claret (Napa Valley): An easy-going palate that doesn't quite compete with the package's elegant, aromatic complexity. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Melville Block M Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): M might as well stand for Monster, in all of the best senses of the moniker. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Complex, capable, & moody; downright unapologetic about all of it. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Well, somebody here fancies themselves to be a Northern Italian native… $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lange Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Intellectually bright & peppery, but has some smooth sweet talk, too. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Montenisa Franciacorta Brut Rose (Franciacorta): Tart red berry elegance in motion; but alas, a dance that ends all too soon. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 22, 2015

Vinted on June 22, 2015 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 Brian Carter Cellars Oriana White Blend (Yakima Valley): Your next Chinese take-out meal well undoubtedly thank you profusely. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Erath Prince Hill Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): For when you really, really cannot resist taking the lavender home in a bottle. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Efeste Evergreen Riesling (Ancient Lakes): Shores of Ancient Lakes, bombarded with ancient slate rocks & not-so-ancient limes. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyards Reserve Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge): OR Pinot that is laying blacktop in rich, layered applications. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Le Marchesine Franciacorta Brut (Franciacorta): Like feeling a modernist painting in the dark; texturally interesting, but lacking. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Adelsheim Vineyard Elizabeth's Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): A petite, pretty lady that also has a sultry air about her. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Amity Vineyards Pinot Blanc (Willamette Valley): Honeydew, with a pinch of salt? Well, honey, I believe I do want a taste of that. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Aia Vecchia Vermentino (Tuscany): Requires little attention – but maybe a large shellfish appetizer – to thoroughly enjoy. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Aia Vecchia Sor Ugo Bolgheri Rosso Superiore (Bolgheri): Intriguing at first, but muscles its way into roughshod, boorish territory $35 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cantine Buglioni Il Ruffiano Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Valpolicella): In a tasty way, like drinking sweet BBQ beef jerky. $28 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 15, 2015

Vinted on June 15, 2015 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 Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso (Montefalco): Spreading out its fleshy influence, & maybe reaching a tad too far. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Il Mosnel Brut Saten (Franciacorta): That is, indeed, brisk, baby. And it'll classy-up your Summertime porch drinking, too. $21 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Villa Crespia Muratori Brolese Extra Brut Rose (Franciacorta): Putting on a short clinic on how texture for dry bubbly ought to be $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Elk Cove Vineyards Estate Riesling (Willamette Valley): Floral, and for sure considering itself full of fortunate fabulous-ness. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 La Chablisienne Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): White flowers & ripe peaches that are punching above their weight class. $36 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Bernard Defaix Cote de Lechet Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): Chewy stone fruits, themselves chewing on some gun-flint. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis (Chablis): A soft start, perhaps, but then the yellow apples are off to the racy races $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Jean-Marc Brocard Domaine Sainte Claire Petit Chablis (Chablis): Pucker up for this pithy lemon drop of a pretty, petite Petit. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Corkscrew Clary Ranch Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Sometimes favoring boldness over subtlety can be more a virtue than a vice. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Corkscrew Syrah (Sonoma Coast): Suit up, lad, for we are hunting strong, big game elk in fields of wild raspberries & blackberries $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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