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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 27, 2014

Vinted on October 27, 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 Donnafugata Sedara (Sicilia): Sprinkled with dried herbs, & asking you if anybody's interested in picking up some BBQ chicken pizza $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fritz Reserve Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Crafted, for sure, but done so without at all feeling created, or manipulated. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fritz Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Walking a fine line between lithe & floral, and creamy & juicy. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Vino Valpredo Wine Company Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Pleasingly pithy, lip-smackingly tasty, and lip-puckeringly energetic. $NA B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Jenner Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Maybe schizophrenic, but its split creamy/vibrant personality is a crowd-pleaser. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cadaretta Springboard Red (Columbia Valley): Bright plum candles, all dripping ripe juice wax onto their cedar and spice handles. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): The fruits are sweet, dark & handsome, and they're skilled at grilling meat, too. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cadaretta SBS Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Columbia Valley): Lean, green, and not at all mean; tropical fruits, on a racy steak. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Renegade Wine Co Rose (Columbia Valley): Now here's a set of pithy red berry goodness that's operating well above its pay grade. $12 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla Valley): Only now just emerging from its dusty, brooding, dark-fruited slumber. $56 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Amavi Cellars Semillon (Walla Walla Valley): Big, yeah, it's big; but it's also nearly weightless in its clean, crystal clarity. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 20, 2014

Vinted on October 20, 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 Domaine La Roquete Blanc Chateauneuf Du Pape (Chateauneuf Du Pape): Probably not a keeper. But… hot damn, is it sexy right now! $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Conde Villar Vinho Verde Rose (Vinho Verde): Espadeiro that's sparing none of the crowd-pleasing, party-enducing strawberry fun. $9 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Laetitia Estate Whole Cluster Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): Oh, man, the whole cluster haters are really gonna be upset now. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Tenuta Campo di Sasso Insoglio del cinghiale (Toscana): Something chewy this way comes; just leave your pre-judgments at the door. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo (Venezia): PG gets more of a PG-13 treatment in which the vibrancy afterburners get turned on $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Sanctuary Usibelli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford ): Has stuffing enough to suggest its adornments aren't superficial. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendocino County): Like things aggressive? Then pull up some leather, light a stogie & grab a licorice $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Moniker Pinot Noir (Mendocino County): The sweet tea and pithy citrus are tasty, but this conversation is kind of going nowhere. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Moniker Chardonnay (Mendocino County): You got the peaches I got the cream… & I might need to loose a couple of pounds, maybe. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Glenelly Grand Vin de Glenelly (Stellenbosch): Further proof that bacon goes well with anything, including, in this case, cigars. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 13, 2014

Vinted on October 13, 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 m2 Wines Lodi Native Soucie Vineyard Zinfandel (Lodi): The native in these parts is jammy, dark, spicy, moody and sweetly complex. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ernst Loosen Villa Wolf Pinot Gris (Pfalz): It's an instant pith party, all are invited, and the admission is practically free. $13 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 V. Sattui Preston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Licorice so black, it'd make the dark of a moonless night jealous. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Kellerei Kaltern Gewurztraminer (Alto Adige): The first cut is the… beefiest; it's also the lychee-ist, and maybe the tastiest. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Spell Winery Terra de Promissio Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Promises leather, spice, & big, dark britches for PN from SC. $72 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Maison Nicolas Vouvray (Loire): Fresh apples, fresh flowers, fresh attitude, and okay, maybe one too many fresh, sweet kisses. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pere & Fils Christian Moreau Chablis (Chablis): Turning up the minerality volume, and juggling crisp green & yellow apples, too. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Spell Winery Marimar Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Bouncing effortlessly from sweet red berry goodness to herbal bite $72 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bayten Sauvignon Blanc (Constantia): Big, and burly, but not without its bountiful, bright, buoyant, and persistent moments. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Istvan Szepsy Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos (Tokaji): Gorgeous in all aspects, stunning in its splendor, & nearly perfect in execution. $240 A+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine Grosbois Clos du Noyer Chinon (Chinon): The tannins & texture are drum-tight; but the funk is calling the shots here. $49 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 6, 2014

Vinted on October 6, 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 Bergstrom Sigrid Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Kind of gorgeous; on second thought, scratch the "kind of" from that statement. $85 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Brick House Cascadia Chardonnay (Ribbon Ridge): Pears, peaches, pith, passion, poise, and a whole helluvah lotta crowd-pleasin'. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Brittan Vineyards Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Well, that got vibrant quickly; will also oblige if you ask it to pass the toast $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Walter Scott Vojtilla Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Tension, texture, & a textbook case for rich, pithy & mineral WV Chard. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 William Rose Gewurztraminer (Southern Oregon): Balanced scale of rose petals & freshness on 1 hand, honey sweetness on the other. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 William rose Dry Riesling (Southern Oregon): An austere laser beam of crisp, pear-like focus, giving off petrol vapors in its wake $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Matello Whistling Ridge Blanc (Ribbon Ridge): Pithy kitchen sink blend that's been whistling a tasty tune for a number of years. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Matello Hommage Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Like a mole, moving low & slow; but bright & also light on its little feet, too. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Division Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Food-friendly to the extreme, but you'd better count yourself as a fan of earthiness 1st. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Andrew Rich Verbatim Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Young, spicy fruit, with dense muscles, hauling hefty heapings of earth. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Andrew Rich Croft Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Willamette Valley): Grapefruit, wet rocks, & lemongrass with aggressive intentions. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<

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