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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 19, 2016

Vinted on September 19, 2016 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 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso (Toscana): Runway model levels of long-legged, confident sexiness trapped inside a 750ml glass bottle. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Coast Grade Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Cruz Mountains): "You know what live & direct means? It means live & direct!" $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dierberg Drum Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): Happy to lay itself out & comfortably lounge around across your tongue $52 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Senda Verde Godello (Bierzo): Finding it hard to make up its conflicted mind about growing up chalky, or growing up refreshing. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine Marcel Giraudon Bourgogne Aligote (Burgundy): Will make you want to take an all-day fishing trip with it in a warm locale. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Beausejour Les Grenettes Sauvignon Blanc (Touraine): Refreshingly simple, simply refreshing, &, well, that's all she wrote. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Thomas Pico Domaine Pattes Loup Butteaux Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): This racy wolf had me howling – when the bottle emptied. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Gustave Lorentz Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim (Alsace): Complex, subtle, & w/ length that alone is worth the admission. $61 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Saering (Alsace): This Saering is downright searing, in a good way; don't attempt without food. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Alcance Bravura (Valle del Maipo): Courage is a good title for this fearlessly bold, nutty, dark-fruited lion of a Cabernet. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 12, 2016

Vinted on September 12, 2016 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!

  • 77 H.M Borges Bual Vintage Madeira (Madeira): Whiskey shots and stogie puffs; and you'd better like them big, bold, and bombastic. $265 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Roco Gravel Road Pinot Noir (Oregon): Pacific NW earthy charm, dressed up in fairly dark fruit, and very dark toasty-wood spices.$30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Tommasi Prosecco Tenuta Filodora (Prosecco): A surprise; like, a Playboy Playmate jumping out of your fake birthday cake surprise. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Elyse Winery Howell Mountain Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Perky, peppery, persistent;and while not profound, it is proudly delicious. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ernest The Farmer Green Valley Ranch Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): What he's farming are white flowers & some damned fresh lemons. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Furstentum (Alsace): Jasmine, honey, blood orange peel, slate, dancing, then dropping the mics. $41 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Josmeyer Riesling Grand Cru Brand (Alsace): A young, egg-from-an-endagered-species kind of white. Handle gingerly, & patiently. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Paul Blanck Schlossberg Riesling Grand Cru (Alsace): Even at this price tag, almost a bargain of a flinty, exotic-fruited wonder. $33 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine Roger Lassarat Saint-Veran Cuvee Plaisir (Maconnais): Well, now! My goodness! Aren't you just the perkiest little thing! $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Alcance Vigno Old Vines Carignan (Maule Valley): Maybe a touch too modern of a coating, but that core is deliciously authentic. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 5, 2016

Vinted on September 5, 2016 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 Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso (Valpolicella Classico Superiore): Think of this as perkiness, with an extra bit of muscular oomph. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tommasi Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Veneto): Just peppery-red-fruity-perky-pizza-sauce-friendly deliciousness. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau Saint-Maur Cotes de Provence Cru Classe Rose (Cotes de Provence): Hip to the rose hip, the citrus, & being a little fleshy $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Loew Riesling Muschelkalck (Alsace): Grapefruit, tangerine, orangle peel, herbs, flint, & all of the fat totally trimmed. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Famille Hugel Estate Riesling (Alsace): You're ok with some flint and mint, right? Because if not, I'm totally having yours, bro. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Meyer-Fonne Riesling Reserve (Alsace): Fragrant, flinty, fruity, and rather openly flirtatious; which, of course, isn't a problem. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose (California): Sexy enough to turn heads; expect an open bottle to empty far, far too quickly. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut (California): A reasonably-priced way to get a more than reasonable amount of brioche into your glass. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Broccatelli Galli Antigniano Montefalco Sagrantino (Montefalco): Thickly tight as the bramble that its scent so readily invokes. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Dark Star Hill Pinot Noir (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Dark, & a star, though it needs time to show it. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 29, 2016

Vinted on August 29, 2016 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!

  • 14 Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz (Clare Valley-McLaren Vale): Woody, spicy, lip-smacking, and serving up plenty of postprandial coffee. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District): Think Bs; bold, blueberries, black currants, black licorice, bad-assery. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chimney Rock Elevage Blanc (Napa Valley): Elevating ripe tropical fruits and white flowers to impressive levels of seriousness. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Pfendler Rose of Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The color of salmon, which is precisely the kind of burger you should serve with it. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs (North Coast): They're probably firing on all cylinders now, only without the "probably" part. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cadaretta SBS (Columbia Valley): Columbia Valley, but apparently acquiring tastiness with brief stops in Bordeaux and New Zealand. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 La Croix Belle Caringole Rose (Cotes de Thongue): Witness one of the more ridiculously drinkable bargains in the wine world. $10 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ernest The Artist Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Earnestness as art? This makes a decent case for it – and a delicious one, too. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Dutton goldfield Dutton Ranch Shop Block Pinot Blanc (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Well, vibrant tastiness wins again. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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