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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 10, 2014

Vinted on February 10, 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 Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec (Mendoza): Smooth operator; somehow stays sexy while juggling multiple items $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine Ehrhart Riesling Vieilles Vignes (Alsace): Lime blossom, dancing funkily & long, & is most definitely *not* messing around $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Frank Family Vineyards Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Leather-seated fireside chat between blue, red & black berries, often debating. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sultry housewife, sporting dark eyeliner, & out tending an herb garden. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Frank Family Vineyards Pinot Noir (Carneros): Afternoon tea, coffee, smoke & Slim Jim, pretty much served all at the same time. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay (Carneros): Life is a creamy peach; & then, apparently, you eat a fresh, organic pineapple. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir Reserve (Carneros): Replete with the nervy energy needed to carry around all that heft and power. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lieb Cellars Bridge Lane Rose (Long Island): Lovely herbs-and-flowers garnish to a main course of refreshing pink grapefruits. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Grgich Hills Fume Blanc Dry Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Pendulum is swinging between "green" & "rich;" buckle up for the ride. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Lieb Cellars Right Coast Red (Long Island): Maybe a bit too much Right Coast for some; in search for turkey burgers for lunch. $25 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chateau de Sancerre Sancerre (Sancerre): Fruity, full, floral, flinty, friendly, almost fabulous, and far from costing a fortune. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 JCB No 39 Blanc de Blancs Brut (Cremant de Bourgogne): Beginning to show the wisdom acquired by age; but still has its fun side. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 3, 2014

Vinted on February 3, 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 Monteverro Terra di Monteverro (Toscana): Close to the vest is how this contemplative, earthy & spicy game is going to be played. $120 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Monteverro Toscana Rosso (Toscana): Lip-puckeringly powerful, broadly generous, & as modern as a Frank Lloyd Wright blueprint. $175 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Monteverro Chardonnay (Toscana): Marzipan, honey, nuts, toast, orange rind, pears & earth that all want to PUMP… YOU UP! $120 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Amavi Cellars Syrah (Walla Walla Valley): Sweet berry fruit soldiers, military crawling through violets, sage, & dry underbrush. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Owen Roe Ex Umbris Syrah (Columbia Valley): What's chocolaty, 26 bucks, and red-and-blue-berries all over? Take a wild guess. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Signature Syrah (Yakima Valley): An Exxon Valdez style oil-thick slick of appealing dark fruit & spices. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Nota Bene Cellars Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Syrah (Red Mountain): Rich plums that are plumbing dark, inky flavor & color depths. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Weinlaubenhof Kracher Beerenauslese Cuvee (Burgenland): Refreshing salinity, elegant femininity, crowdstopping stonefruit affinity $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau de Sours Grand Vin (Bordeaux): Merlot, unadorned & unashamed, through a looking glass, darkly; bargain hunters take note. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau de Sours La Fleur d'Amelie (Bordeaux): Fairly long trip to tropical isles, on a saline sea, via honeysuckle flower boat. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<

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

Vinted on January 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!

  • 10 Reata Chardonnay (Carneros): Melons & lemons, all chain smoking while simultaneously baking up some tasty green apple cobbler. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Reata Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Just the right blend of nervy verve & leathery heft; can you hear the bargain hunters cheering? $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Raventos i Blanc La Vida al Camp Brut Cava (Cava): A simple, refreshing open book about the picturesque Spanish hillsides. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Raymond Reserve Selection Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Tropical fruit that's a little bit too busty for that little green dress. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay (Napa Valley): A rich, peachy delight; be prepared to sound the Guilty Pleasure alarm, though $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno (Colli di Salerno): Beguiling black fruit battles brawny funk; & the brawny funk wins this round. $80 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Meritxell Palleja Nita Priorat (Priorat): A soft, capable & crowd-pleasing introduction to one of Spain's dark seductive charms. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Stony Hill Vineyard White Riesling (Napa Valley): Floats like a flower petal, stings like a lime pith, focuses like it means it. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Stony Hill Vineyard Gewurztraminer (Napa Valley): Fresh, transparently lovely, butinterested in talking to U for a few more years. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Jim Barry Wines The Lodge Hill Shiraz (Clare Valley): Juicy blueberries amped up & looking to rage at the nearest happening party. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Jim Barry Wines The McRae Wood Shiraz (Clare Valley): Minty, vibrant novel with sweet fruit heroine & satisfyingly complex plot. $45 A- >>find this wine<<

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

Vinted on January 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!

  • 10 Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain): The old brawler had a soft spot for complex poetry; who knew? $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Howell Mountain Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel (Howell Mountain): All cards are on the table; some are tarot cards w/ dark portents. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs (Carneros): Yellow apple verve makes up for brashly youthful exuberance of overly aggressive bubbles $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Mont-Ferrant CR20 Grand Reserva Extra Brut (Cava): As if that mousy girl in Accounting is actually a superhero in her spare time. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Mont-Ferrant Brut Rose (Cava): Trying to pack up the entire orchard – sour red apples, dirt & all – into the basket for take-out. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Fulcrum Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Sage brushes, painting in pretty pastels with sweet red berry pigments. $57 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Fulcrum Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir (Chalone): Saluting Pommard w/ 1 hand, flicking it a playful, competitive bird w/ the other. $54 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Fulcrum Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Brandishing herb sprigs & berry twigs like miniature kung fu weaponry. $54 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Fulcrum On Point Christinna's Cuvee Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Earth, funk, spice & grit; think twice before messing with it. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Tenuta Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino): A Bruno that favors coy whispering over powerful shouting. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<

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