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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 21, 2015

Vinted on December 21, 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!

  • 14 Maryhill Winery Viognier (Columbia Valley): Switch this juicy, rich one up on the Chardonnay drinkers when they aren't looking. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rodney Strong Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Density that's best cracked by restraint, or a crap-ton of air. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer (Alsace): Why does Fall make wine geeks pine for Gewurz? Sniff this spicy number & you'll understand. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose (Coastal Region): Having a lovely day? Popping this will increase the loveliness percentage. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Pina Napa Valley Firehouse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford): Like 'em spicy? U'll wanna spend LOTS of time in this kitchen $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Pina Napa Valley Ames Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville): As usual, the velvety side of the Valley; & also, the funkaay side. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Trivento Eolo Malbec (Lujan de Cuyo): Look past the rough edges of the hard marble, to imagine the artful statue captured within. $79 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Barone Pizzini Naturae Franciacorta (Franciacorta): Pucker up, buttercup; this'll cut through fatty foods like a sharpened rapier. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Rose (Franciacorta): Its wit is sharp, its spice bowl is generous, & its fruit bowl even more so. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cusumano Sagana Nero d'Avola (Sicilia): Modernly tailored in plush fabric & sharp trim, but sporting touches that evoke tradition. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 14, 2015

Vinted on December 14, 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 Ventana Estate Pinot Noir (Arroyo Seco): Herbal to start, supple to end, but it's punching just a tad below its weight class. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Clayhouse Vineyard Red Cedar Vineyard Syrah (Paso Robles): Ultimately, it's all about juicy fun, and it's ready to roll right now. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Middleton Family Wines Inconceivable Queen of Tides Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): Worth conceiving a sip of its toasty elegance $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Like the independent art house film that totally beguiled you. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch): A study in pleasing contradictions, just like its gorgeous place of birth. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Blandys Alvada Rich 5 Year Old Madeira (Madeira): Not entirely sure of its nutty, vibrant self; but it has little to worry about. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Keenan Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Open, wait for funk to blow off, then indulge in deliciousness. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV La Valle Primum Brut (Franciacorta): By Jove! I say, good man, be a good sport & hurry up & toast the almonds! Toast the almonds! $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc (Livermore Valley – San Francisco Bay): Fun – & deceptively gulp-able – guava and melon grass. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Crooked Vine Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore Valley): Peel away those ripe plums, & smiling, tart red fruits will greet you. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 7, 2015

Vinted on December 7, 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 Steven Kent Winery Lineage (Livermore Valley): Awkward as a newborn gazelle, but will surely leap with elegant grace as an adult. $160 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Nottingham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore Valley): Everything's dialed up high, but should grow into its spicy, modern skin $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County): Dark and handsome, and making for fine company for a thick, juicy, chargrilled hamburger. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Olema Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Pushing you towards the creamy side, but sometimes going there ends up being a nice little trip. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Kracher Auslese Cuvee (Burgenland): High-energy lemon-drop kisses? You are probably not gonna say No to that, are you? 375ml $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Barone Pizzini Animante Brut (Franciacorta): A bit of peach biscuit, a sprig of herbs, a few flower petals, a lot of delightful. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Grosbois La Cuisine de ma Mere (Chinon): As fresh, inviting, & smooth as a set of washed and pressed cotton sheets. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 P. J. Valckenberg Weingut Liebfrauenstift Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): Imagine Lite Brite used as a genuine artistic medium. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine de La Janasse Terre d'Argile (Cotes du Rhone Villages): A large volume of hedonism, for not a large volume of cash. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel' Rose (Cotes de Provence): A strong pink for those who prefer their rock – & their vino – powerful. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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