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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 26, 2015

Vinted on January 26, 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 Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Blend (Mendoza): Living up to the promise suggested by the sum of its separate silky, vibrant parts. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Kokomo Winery Ruth's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Overacting doesn't necessarily mean not being entertaining. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gallegos Yountville Charmer Vineyard Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Tough to argue with this charmer's tone & captivating conversations $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 V. Sattui Winery Paradiso Red Wine (Napa Valley): A consummate winner, at turns explosively adamant, & compassionately smooth. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Bodega Dominio Buenavista Veleta Nolados (Granada): Spicy, ripe, meaty, luxuriant & one with which you'd do well not to trifle. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Bodega Dominio Buenavista Veleta Tempranillo Privilegio (Granada): Concentration that delivers, and most decidedly will not break. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Robert Oatley Great Southern Riesling (Great Southern): Cleaner than a slate whistle that's been thoroughly washed in lemon juice. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Davis Family Vineyards Cuvee Luke Saralee's Vineyard White (Russian River Valley): Luke has a cool hand, inside a heady glove. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Vall Llach Idus de Vall Llach (Priorat): Like dark matter – inky black & not lacking for density – if dark matter liked violets. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): No shortage of things to say, no lack of pride in doing so. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Starmont Winery and Vineyards Stanly Ranch Estate Chardonnay (Carneros): Bold, d complicated, big-time; & yet, never losing grace. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 19, 2015

Vinted on January 19, 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!

  • 09 Pine Ridge Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): If you're fond of sandalwood, then you've found your vinous aroma candle. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cantele Amato Red (Salento): Dark cherries that are sporting enough smoke and stern poker faces for a card tournament in Vegas. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Luca Bosio Vineyards Leda, The Truffle Hunter Barbera (Barbera d'Asti): Easy company, if a bit overly fond of cloying phrases. $14 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hugel et Fils Riesling Hugel (Alsace): Limes, a lingering laugh, a playful attitude, a winning smile, and a steely glance. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Juslyn Vineyards Rescue Red (Napa Valley): Afraid of a little herbs-n-spice in your glass? Just get over it, already, & enjoy. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Champagne Jacquart Blanc de Blancs (Champagne): The apples are fresh, sweet, and they're downright thirst – and soul – quenching. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Donnafugata Lighea (Sicily): A lingering, exhaled sigh of relief, with breath that's fresh, floral, fun, & not easily forgotten. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Tenuta Rapitala Nadir Syrah (Sicily): Emphatic statements on the mic from Sicily, delivered on spicy, blueberry pedestals. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Shah Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): If only this minty, sweet, richly rewarding ride were just a *tad* longer… $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Shah Napa Valley Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Coombsville speaking the Chard language of love, with a booming, richly toned voice. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Selbach-Oster Gracher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Honey-lemon and ginger spread across long slate serving plates. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 12, 2015

Vinted on January 12, 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 Domaine Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py (Beaujolais): Has the pepper headphones on, and is digging on some very funky beats. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis (Chablis): There are many ways to describe this, and almost all of them begin with the word Zippy. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 The Woodhouse Wine Estates Darighe Propreitor's Blend Red (Columbia Valley): A smokey room, that room being in the barnyard. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 The Woodhouse Wine Estates Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling (Yakima Valley): Flowers to start, toast to finish, finesse throughout. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Rodney Strong Brothers Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Curvy, sultry, sexy and assertive, this is not for the meek. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): The passion and star fruit version of How to Make Friends and Influence People. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Inviting you to scale its herbal, dark-fruited heights. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cornerstone Cellars Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Sweet oak is dominating some sweeeeeeet Cab Franc moves. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hoopes Vineyard Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Dark of fruit, generous of green herbs, and a fan of the bombastic. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Weingut Wittmann Westhofener Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): Stone fruits, pure of heart, and shooting bright citrus laser beams. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 5, 2015

Vinted on January 5, 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 Pina Cellars Low Vineyard Oak Knoll District Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Ostentatious, sure, but far from being obnoxious about it. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ventisquero Grey Las Terrazas Vineyard Single Block Pinot Noir (Ledya Valley): Quite earthy, very herbal, thoroughly overachieving $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): It's tea time, but, alas, the atmosphere of this cafe is uninspiring. $33 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ca' Momi Reserve Pinot Noir (Carneros): Feels over-packed, tense, and a little overburdened for the journey that lies ahead. $50 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner (Dry reek Valley): Toasty, fun, & garrulous, but also conducting itself with elegance & aplomb. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Apples, blowing through the jasmine of your mind – & glass $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Wakefield The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon (Clare Valley): Somehow savory & lush, minty but dark, approachable yet an infant now. $180 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Montes Outer Limits Apalta Vineyard CGM (Colchagua Valley): Young, & misunderstood in its brambly, peppery, wood teenage years. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ventisquero Grey Single Block Trinidad Vineyard Carmenere (Maipo Valley): Funky, but true enough to form that it cannot be denied. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 La Scola Gavi dei Gavi Black Label (Gavi): Telling a long story, at turns complicated, amusing, refreshing, nutty, & engaging. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 06 PureCru PureCos Red Blend (Napa Valley): Finally, someone finds a way to yield the NV Sangiovese sword with precision & skill. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
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