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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 25, 2016

Vinted on January 25, 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 Brennan Vineyards Reserve Viognier (Texas): Cantaloupe cream and vanilla bean; bring on the scallops, but maybe hold the praline. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Pitchoune Holder Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Wanna catalog its red berries & spices? Plan on it taking a while. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Pitchoune English Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The little one is ready to play ball with some of the bigger boys! $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Pitchoune Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Already showing some wrinkles, but there's an elegant face underneath them. $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Pina Napa Valley D'Adamo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Savory steak & sweet berry compote, all U need is a corkscrew. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Gris (North Canterbury): If they keep this up, Alsace will start to have to start glancing over its shoulder. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir (North Canterbury): Get ready to repeat the phrase "totally delightful" after pretty much each sip. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Red Rocks! by Cornerstone (California): If you don't want a juicy burger after sniffing this, have your olfactory setup checked out $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Grip Sauvignon Blanc (California): Hearty and refreshing enough for those who are ready – and prefer to – just to grip it & rip it. $18 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 18, 2016

Vinted on January 18, 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 Bonny Doon Vineyard Cuvee R Grenache (Monterey County): Pepper, beef jerky, and black cherries, all provided in copious volumes. $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (Napa Valley): Who slipped all those prickly tannins in there? No worries, they’re just ducky by me. $54 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gaja Sito Moresco (Langhe): Proving once again that the Moresco clan had its sights on the right sites; kudos to the blenders, too $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Barone Pizzini Saten Franciacorta (Franciacorta): Lingering & gentle, long & toasty, fresh & finessed, so… popped & gone. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Chloe Wine Collection Chloe Prosecco (Prosecco): More texture than you’d expect, but you’d better like ’em fun, floral, & fruity! $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Bring this to dinner, and everyone at the tavola just might thank you profusely. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon (Puente Alto): Fond of your mint? This one will drive your nostrils totally ga-ga. $125 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Glen Carlou Chardonnay (Paarl): A Glen Carlou review? Well, it’s creamy, rich, & vibrant, too! Does that little review work for you? $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selection Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Ok.. soooo… this one is case-worthy at that price $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Churchill’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port (Porto): This is smoky Tawny that’s whispering sweet nothings into your palate’s willing ears. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 11, 2016

Vinted on January 11, 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!

  • 12 Achaval Ferrer Quimera (Medoza): Still 1 of the most elegant Mendoza meals for the cash; next time, just hold the side of toast. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain): Wants to balance supple & grippy; oh, & it pretty much nails it. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ron Rubin Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Butter & oak dress, but all svelte fresh apple queen underneath. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ron Rubin Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Fun, but takes too long of a disco nap in the middle of the party $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Bodegas Paniza Artigazo (Carinena): Bring this your spicy brisket, and it shall bring you its lush dark berried goodness. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bodegas San Valero Particular Garnacha (Carinena): What you shouldn't be too particular about is spending money on this juicy stash $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bodegas Terras Guada O Rosal (Rias Baixas): Openly mocking your rather paltry attempts at shunning its floral & tropical charms. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lauren Ashton Cellars Cuvee Meline (Columbia Valley): Close your eyes, & you might just be sipping on a tasty Bordeaux Blanc. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Bodegas U Mes U Fan Tres 1+1=3 Brut (Cava): Not mind-blowing enough to defy mathematics, but capable enough to get you smiling. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Mas Belles Eaux Les Coteaux (Languedoc): Meaty, gamy bang is delivered in spades here, for not a lot of your hard-earned bucks. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 4, 2016

Vinted on January 4, 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 Rock Wall Wine Company Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Minerality puts on its sexy date night clothes. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvee Brut Late-Disgorged (Carneros): Pay attention, total gorgeousness just strutted right into the room! $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Rock Wall Wine Company Jack’s Petite Sirah (Dry Creek Valley): Grippy, juicy, minty, spicy, inky… oh, & honestly authentic. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rock Wall Wine Company Teroldego (Yolo County): Northen Italian sets up shop in CA, loses none of his geeky, traditional charm. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rock Wall Wine Company Jesse’s Vineyard Zinfandel (Contra Costa County): Reds this powerful just aren’t often this damn good. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Salton Intenso Brut (Serra Gaucha, Brazil): Intense it is not; tasty, vibrant, refreshing, and food-capable, it certainly is. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Trimbach Gewurztraminer (Alsace): Lychee-&-spices-dipped, silky benchmark continues its uninterrupted streak at being a benchmark. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bonny Doon Vineyard Cinsaut Counoise (California): The word “lovely” will appear in your thoughts about 400 times while sipping. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bodegas Cepa 21 Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero): Chest, meet Hair. Hair, meet chest. Smoked BBQ, meet a capable dining match. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Faire La Fete Cremant de Limoux Brut (Cremant de Limoux): Brings tasty baked apple to the party; also, brings the entire party. $20 B >>find this wine<<
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