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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 13, 2015

Vinted on April 13, 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 Prinz von Hessen H Riesling (Rheingau): Surprising, it's not; totally lemony refreshing, with a fist full of steel, it certainly is $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Baron Knyphausen Kiedricher Riesling Kabinett (Rheingau): Flowers, freshness, frantic energy & fortunately not shy on the fullness $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Like your lief on the savory side of things? Well, lucky you that they made this. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flowers Sea View Ridge Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Rugged but light on its feet; lumberjacks in ballet slippers. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): The zesty-ness will smack you upside your fool head. And you will like it, fool! $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir (Marlborough): Flexing the finesse, forgetting the haters, and forging itself a lithe, tasty & focused path. $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Erste + Neue Kellerei Salt Chardonnay (Alto Adige): By Jove, but there's some sprint left in the old girl yet, my good chap! $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 J Vineyards Estate Grown Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Front-&-center creaminess that's a bit too rich for its own blood. $28 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Alta Maria Vineyards Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Black tea butterfly kisses; it's pretty much daring you not to like it. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Alta Maria Vineyards Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): Uhm, sorry, this couldn't hear you over the sound of how delicious it is. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 6, 2015

Vinted on April 6, 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 Simi Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): If U don't mind the toast, it won't bogart the peach blossom. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Castello Monaci Arta Primitivo Salento (Puglia): Too woodsy? Wrong. Just wait a minute for it to display a zing in its step. 1.5L $93 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Quinta do Vallado Twenty Year Old Tawny Port (Porto): Please… Ginga Dun! Bring Stilton!!! Gunga Din! Bring Stiltonnnnnn!!!! $79 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 JCB The Surrealist Napa Valley Red Wine (Napa Valley): Eminently stylistic, but not skimping on the luxuriant substance, either. $350 A >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Ayala Blanc de Blancs (Champagne): Gourmet biscuit action that is fresh, right out of the oven, & ready for indulgent consumption. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Bodegas Marco Abella Clos Abella (Priorat): Potent, vibrant, lacking nothing now, & obviously has its future shiz totally together. $90 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maggy Hawk Stormin' Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): A finish that lingers, like watching a thoroughbred galloping in slow motion. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine Paul Buisse Touraine Sauvignon (Touraine): The Loire would like you to know that Spring has, indeed, finally arrived. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gallo Signature Series Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Vanilla and spice, and mostly full of fruity things that are nice. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Olema Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Still a youngin'; and a potential excellent utility player for a late-round draft pick price. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 30, 2015

Vinted on March 30, 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 Red Car Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Qualifies as a textbook entry introduction to what high-end SC PN looks like. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Red Car Rose of Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Elegant & Fun matched together authentically, & not a in fake new-car-commercial way. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Red Car Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Four different vineyards, but it's all single-minded in its focused intensity. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Red Car Sonoma Coast Syrah (Sonoma Coast): Savory & herbal, lithe & deep, and still kicking it fresh, fresh, fresh! style. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bastianich Vespa Rosso (Colli Orientali del Friuli): Mostly Merlot, mostly excellent, mostly aiming to please & hitting its mark. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bastianich Vespa Bianco (Colli Orientali del Friuli): Nutty, fruity, floral & not likely to remain full for very long post-popping $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bastianich Plus (Colli Orientali del Friuli): Plus-sized in every way, lusciously so; and we ought to be very grateful for it! $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maggy Hawk Afleet Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): This horse can certainly run, and it favors the spiciest trails available, too. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Arcanum Arcanum Red (Toscana): Cab Franc, speaking old school Latin, the tannins saying "Tenui Nec Dimittam, you lushes!" $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Chapoutier Belleruche Rose (Cotes-du-Rhone): Gorgeous of color, tasty of form, friendly of disposition, & too quick of finish. $14 B >>find this wine<<
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