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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 15, 2014

Vinted on September 15, 2014 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 Trisaetum Ribbon Ridge Estate Riesling (Ribbon Ridge): It's wines like this that give the word "lovely" an even better name. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva (Chianti Classico Riserva): A teen, promising but sleeping heavily during puberty. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Castello di Gabbiano Bellezza (Chianti Classico): Too much wood, not enough cherries, but more than enough pleasing refreshment. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso (Umbria): Sweet fruit, flowers & promises up front; but it's all untanned leather on the behind. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Robert Oatley Signature Series Chardonnay (Margaret River): Signed with authority, & deftly schooling Chards twice as pricey. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 I'M Wines Isabel Mondavi Estate Pinot Noir (Carneros): Flaunting the richer side of Carneros, but it's remaining pretty about it. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Siduri Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Happy with its interesting contradictions; rich, lovely, & feral. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Nicolas Feuillatte D'Luscious Demi-Sec Rose (Champagne): Champers, living on the ripe, chewy berry side, baring skins and all. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Donnafugata Anthilia Bianco (Sicily): Refreshing as a summer breeze, but with the ability to engender slightly more happiness. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chehalem Three Vineyard Riesling (Willamette Valley): It feels pithy, oh so pithy… it also feels complex, refreshing & textured. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Showing the growing pains of youth, but also the promise of a fine pedigree. $60 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 8, 2014

Vinted on September 8, 2014 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 Robert Mondav Winery Fume Blanc Reserve (Napa Valley): A mini – & successful – treatise on how oaked SB should be done in NV. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bellingham Citrus Grove Chenin Blanc (Western Cape): Aptly named, and refreshingly simple, but dangerously easy to imbibe. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Pepper Bridge Winery Trine (Walla Walla Valley): Sweet berry fruits and vanilla, cooking meat with paprika and talking smack. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine William Fever Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis Premier Cru): Dare I eat a peach? If they're this good then hell yes $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval (Vinho Regional Duriense): Shaking its body, nice and sweet and sassy; King Julien would be proud. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 V. Sattui Winery Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Action hero, victorious, covered in grit, & smoking a stogie. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine William Fevre Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru (Chablis): Sometimes infatuation comes in the form of golden liquid, apparently. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ponzi Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Nasal fireworks, in brilliant hues of peppers, spices, dried flowers, & brambly gumption. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Flora Springs Soliloquy Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Oakville): Not afraid of flaunting a bit of its skin, or a bunch of its talent. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flora Springs Merlot (Napa Valley): Think CA Merlot is down for the count? Here comes this spicy number to prove you way wrong. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 1, 2014

Vinted on September 1, 2014 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 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling (Columbia Valley): Child of the 80s, but sporting overachieving Flower Power. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Owen Roe Willow Vineyard 1973 Block Cabernet Sauvignon (Yakima Valley): Pulling its high-end leather vest in tight right now. $72 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Walla Walla Vintners Sagemoor Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): Like 'em woody? Chop away at this powerhouse, then. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Barrister Bacchus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): Has a lean approach, & most confidently knows where it's going. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Sleight of Hand Cellars Funkadelic Syrah (Walla Walla Valley): Savory, supple, silky, spicy and, yes, alright, also kinda funky. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Sleight of Hand Cellars Leviathan Syrah (Columbia Valley): Do we need 1 more example why Syrah is WA's best grape? Apparently yes. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sleight of Hand Cellars The Conjurer Red (Columbia Valley): Peppery, plummy, pure, & pleasurable as a well-executed magic trick. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sleight of Hand Cellars Enchantress Chardonnay (Yakima Valley): Not slighting whatsoever on the melons & creamy lemon curd action. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Lavau Tavel Rose (Tavel): How much can you squat? Because these cherries and raspberries can squat some serious weights, bro. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Vina Valoria Tinto Crianza (Rioja): That's one long, gritty, leathery, and grippy ride; for god's sake, someone bring the jamon! $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel S.M.V. (Coastal Region): Imagine the film "Their Will Be Blood" only in bottled form. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 25, 2014

Vinted on August 25, 2014 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 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles (Burgundy): Sexy citrus fruit, dancing joyfully to the rave while in steel cages. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mounts Family Winery Grenache (Dry Creek Valley): Delicate on top, brooding underneath, and cloaked in leather and smokiness. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mounts Family Winery Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Big & brambly, but by no means lacking in seriousness; or probably in longevity $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Teldeschi Estate Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): A cool character, weathering wilting heat with vibrancy, and pure rustic grit. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Mounts Family Winery Cabernet Franc (Dry Creek Valley): Dear chest, please prepare yourself for growing some more hair after this. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Teldeschi Terraluna (Dry Creek Valley): Still holding onto the doorknob with two tight, spicy, dark-fruited & rustic fists. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 J Vineyards Pinot Gris (California): If consistency is a virtue, then this tropical crowd-pleaser is looking downright saintly. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Clayhouse Wines Red Cedar Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Cherries, wrapped in cloves, dipped in vanilla, quickly eaten. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Donnafugata Chiaranda Contessa Entellina Chardonnay (Contessa Entellina): Channeling Gwen Stefani; funky, talented, & gorgeous. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Tin Barn Coryelle Fields Vineyard Syrah (Sonoma Coast): Dark depths are being dredged, churning up savory, meaty, salty goodness. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Tin Barn Ricci Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Offering a relatively long stroll through the aisles at the local butcher shop. $34 B >>find this wine<<

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