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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 28, 2016

Vinted on November 28, 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!

  • 14 Troon Vineyard Black Label Vermentino (Applegate Valley): Nuts, lemons, & the waterfront; wait this isn't from Corsica? Holy sh*t! $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley): This label is as Chilean as their national flag $125 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Principe Corsini Fattoria le Corti Cortevecchia Chianti Classico Riserva (Chianti Classico Riserva): Tuscan sun, with attitude. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel Rose (Cotes de Provence): It really does kind of rock, actually, & hard enough to forgive the moniker $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot (Columbia Valley): Hold on to yer butts, & prepare yourself for a powerful, tannic kick to the kisser $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Talbott Vineyards Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): For those who like their game meat adventurously raw. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Etude Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): Maddeningly schizophrenic in presentation, but also undeniably talented. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Etude Bannockburn Pinot Noir (Central Otago): Contains French film noir amounts of intrigue, in earthy, serious Kiwi packaging. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage Blanc (Rhone): Cleaning white flowers & exotic fruits on slate, using crisp, clear mineral water. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Albert Mann Gewurztraminer Tradition (Alsace): Hitting the right notes; just be prepared to experience those notes at high volume. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 21, 2016

Vinted on November 21, 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!

  • NV Esporao Quinta dos Murcas 10 Year Old Tawny Port (Porto): We're talking box-of-chocolate-covered-caramels levels of imbibery here. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Oakville): It's impossible to imagine a more worthy toast to RMW's 50th vintage. $155 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Maison Joseph Drouhin Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): Coriander & flint happen to be really, really close friends. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tongue Dancer Wines Putnam Vineyard Pinot de Ville Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Impossible to open. Just as impossible not to love. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine de Terra Vecchia Clos Poggiale Red (Corse): Brambly red berries that aren't afraid to get dirty wrestling with the wildlife $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine de Terra Vecchia Clos Poggiale White (Corse): Flowers, mandarins, and lemons, all would up as tight as drum heads. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine de Terra Vecchia Ile De Beaute White (Ile de Beaute): Citrus, flowers, herbs, mint, and just way, way, way too much fun. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Fattoria Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany): Madly, wildly, dangerously drinkable window into the soul of Tuscan soil. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Bursting out in just about every way, from ripe fruit to spice to raw, boozy power. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Qupe Y Block Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County): Witness here one of the world's small wonders of totally delicious consistency. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 14, 2016

Vinted on November 14, 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!

  • NV Quinta de la Rosa Lote 601 Ruby Port (Porto): Do you want to go out & make some new friends? Because this Ruby *totally* wants to. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Tuscany): Complex, for sure, but feels pushed a little bit too far. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Fattoria Viticcio Monile Toscana Rosso (Toscana): Bordeaux goes on vacation in Italy; the Tuscan sun seems to suit its disposition $57 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Fattoria Viticcio Prunaio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Tuscany): Plums, cherries, orange peel & truffles on a graphite plate. $57 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Fattoria Viticcio Greppico Vermentino (Toscana): And then, someone decided to remind us that Tuscany also has a fun side to it. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyards Reserve Riesling (Leelanau Peninsula): Wait, we're not actually in Germany? Are you sure? $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Domaine Chandon Brut Classic (California): French spiced apple recipe, reinterpreted with California flair and fruitiness. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 San Antonio Winery Opaque Petit Verdot (Paso Robles): Actually, this leathery, grippy & floral sipper isn't hard to read at all. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Jada Malstria Red (Paso Robles): Kitchen-sink red blend potpourri; wild, spicy, likeable, and probably killer with burgers. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Jada Jersey Girl Red (Paso Robles): She is certainly wearing perfume, but she's also sporting NYC-levels of elegance & power. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 7, 2016

Vinted on November 7, 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!

  • 10 Petrolo Galatrona (Toscana): Sits in silence, then bursts out laughing at your puny mortal ideas of what constitutes "massive." $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Felsina Berardenga Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany): The kind of odd mix of mature & youthful that seems almost brilliant $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (Bolgheri): You say that you're in a hurry? Well, that's just too f*cking bad for you, tough guy. $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Principe Corsini Fattoria le Corti Don Tommaso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Tuscany): Tangy, chewy, & ready to grow on you. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Mambourg Grand Cru (Alsace): Prepare your lychee-and-floral fix for a whole lot of "uhmmm… wow!" $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): While not deep, it is fresh, lively, and lovely; pass the veggie burgers $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Troon Red Label Zinfandel (Appelgate Valley): This is Zinfandel in one of its friendliest, freshest, and least fearsome forms. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Trefethen Merlot (Napa Valley): Enticing. Even more so if you happen to have a rack of lamb soon coming off of a grill near you. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Domaine Chandon Etoile Brut (California): You'll think fondly of apple pie more than a few times when chillaxing with this one. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Windrun Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hill): Meaty and Savory are the names of star players in this down-to-earth show. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
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