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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 3, 2015

Vinted on August 3, 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!

  • 13 Schloss Johannisberg Feinherb Gelblack Riesling (Rheingau): Citrus, flowers, slate, and an undeniably steely resolve; a pleasure. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Veleta Tempranillo (Vino de Calidad de Granada): Powerful, potent, a bit presumptuous & perfunctory, but also justifiably proud. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Veleta Tempranillo Joven (Vino de Calidad de Granada): Might be young, but it's also tough, & ready for a battle with burgers. $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Fulcrum On Point Christinna's Cuvee Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Something dusty and electric is alive in the roses & underbrush! $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bodega Garzon Albarino (Uruguay): The finish doesn't last very long, but neither will an open bottle of this tasty tropical elixir. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Franciscan Estate Magnificat Meritage Red Wine (Napa Valley): Decant, then consume, preferably with grilled meat & lots of gusto. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cornerstone Cellars Oakville Station Merlot (Napa Valley): Fruit so generous, it could be a plum-&-spice version of Santa Claus. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hedges Family Estate La Haute Cuvee (Red Mountain): Haute cuisine of the savory, accessible, texturally tart-&-vibrant kind. 1.5L $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Fratelli Berlucchi Brut Rose (Franciacorta): What did ya think of the dried strawberries? Yeah, I ate way too many of them, too. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Protea Chenin Blanc (South Africa): Very pretty on the outside; fortunately for Chenin lovers, also very pretty on the inside. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 27, 2015

Vinted on July 27, 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!

  • 13 Bott Tokaji Furmint Csontos (Tokaj-Hegyalja): Linear & focused enough to serve as a capable scientific laser-calibration device. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 St. Amant Winery Lodi Native Marian's Vineyard Mokelumne River Zinfandel (Lodi): Pours glasses like potato chips, U can't stop @ 1 $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cornerstone Cellars Michael's Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Bordering on full-on-spa-expensive-treatment-like indulgence $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Kanonkop Kadette (Stellenbosch): When it comes to Pinotage blends, isn't it about time to promote this one to Ensign, at least? $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Clayhouse Estate Show Pony Red Cedar Vineyard Petite Sirah (Paso Robles): Showing off for sure, in a big, bold, silky, inky style. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Buglioni Il Bugiardo Ripasso (Valpolicella Classico Superiore): This one goes out on Halloween night dressed up as an Amarone. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 VIE Whitehawk Vineyard Syrah (Santa Barbara County): This sweetly juicy, it probably shouldn't be this damned meat-ily excellent. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-Les-Beaune (Chorey-Les-Beaune): Delicate little flower of a Pinot, sporting its own delicate little flowers. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bonterra Pinot Noir (Mendocino County): Fan of raspberry and acidic lift? Then you're in luck, if you're also a big fan of wood. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Donnafugata SuSur Grillo (Sicily): Chirping a Summer song white flowers and fruit that's more refreshing than a cold lemonade. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 20, 2015

Vinted on July 20, 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 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): From perfume to flowers to herbs to berries, this one lacks for almost nada. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Murdoch James High Block Pinot Noir (Martinborough): Ah, to run the fine, gritty texture of fertile earth between one’s fingers… $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Spell Estate Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Unctuous, curvy, and delicious; she has a bit of a feisty side to her, too. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Spell Estate Nichole’s Blend Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Nichole? Oh, you’d like Nichole; she’s down to earth and very pretty. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Spell Estate Rose Vin Gris Of Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Background singer decked out in full-on glitter-studded 70s funk regalia $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gunderloch Nackenheim Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): Can Riesling be elegant & burly? This is making a decent case for the combo. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc Beeswax Vineyard (Arroyo Seco): Remaining one of the biggest Rhone bargains not from the Rhone $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (California): A hot kitchen is the only thing marring this peppery, savory meal of a beverage $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 2013 Fields Family Wines Lodi Native Stampede Vineyard Clement Hills Zinfandel (Lodi): For when ribs go spicy, succulent & gourmet. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Three Rivers Winery Steel Chardonnay (Columbia Valley): The bucket might be steely, but the apples it’s carrying are fresh & crisp $14 B+ >>find this wine<<

 

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