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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 23, 2013

Vinted on December 23, 2013 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!

  • 09 Palacios Remondo La Montesa (Rioja): Sneaks up on you, whispering, low volume but the words are heavy with dense meaning & gravity $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Palacios Remondo La Vendimia (Rioja): The Rioja red welcome center has opened its tart, spicy, sweet-oaky front doors, awaiting you $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling (Eden Valley): The Never-ending Story, retold with lime, petrol, slate, pith, flowers & toast. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Pewsey Vale Eden B Valley Dry Riesling (Eden Valley): Tropical of fruit, vibrant of mind, dry of character, stern of disposition. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz (Barossa): Like a young Michelle Yeoh in a leather jumpsuit; powerful, dangerous, focused & stunning. $29 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Langmeil Three Gardens SMG (Barossa): Robust, rustic, peppery & finessed; or, exactly why Barossa can kick ass in the right hands. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Grgich Hills Merlot (Napa Valley): That fleshy sweet talk might fool some, but it's well in touch with its herbal side, too. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Enters with soft flowers, leaves much later with suggestive leather glove butt-slap $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Cousino Macul Finis Terrae (Maipo Valley): Smooth moves that have sexy-time written all over them; but it's all over so darn fast. $23 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Langlois Brut Rose (Cremant de Loire): Maaaama's lil' baby loves sweet berry-berry, mama's lil' baby loves sweet berry bread. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Beni di Batasiolo Barbaresco (Barbaresco): Slate-&-spices beauty dates leather-&-earth beast; witness their sleeping love child. $43 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Beni di Batasiolo Barolo (Barolo): Calm & collected, but mess w/ its sister & you'll be getting a face full of hearty earthy first $47 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 16, 2013

Vinted on December 16, 2013 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 Kim Crawford SP Rise and Shine Pinot Noir (Central Otago): It would very much like another cup of that spicy sweet berry tea, dear $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Kim Crawford SP Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Take everything cool about kiwi SB, and add a pinch of peppery awesome. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Long, assertive, about as subtle, but certainly not as dead, as that flik Zombieland. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): By Jove, but I do like the spicy, earthy, plummy cut off your jib, old boy! $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Quinta da Lixa Aromas das Castas Alvarinho Trajadura Blanco (Vinho Verde): Today's sunny tropical respite has arrived, & cheaply. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon (Colchagua Valley): Starts in a garden, picks from an orchard then settles back in comfy oak chair $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 MacMurray Ranch Reserve Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Requires big boy pants, for sure, but it's all jammy deliciousness now. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Clean Slate Riesling (Mosel): The slate is, indeed, clean, a touch cloying, but also about as refreshing as you'll get for the cash$12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria (Sicily): Like having amazing sex without having to fork over for an expensive dinner. $40 A >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Vall Llach Idus de Vall Llach (Priorat): Dried everything – licorice, figs & raisins – but everything dried is also damn high-end. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Capafons-Osso Sirsell (Priorat): He's beefy, and he clearly has your back if a fight just happens to break out at this saloon. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Reichsrat Von Buhl Riesling Sekt Brut (Pfalz): Sweet biscuits and pithy lemons with a penchant for startling, aggressive behavior. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Fillaboa Seleccion Finca Monte Alto Albarino (Rias Baixas): It came to refresh and chew wet rocks, & it's almost out of wet rocks. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 9, 2013

Vinted on December 9, 2013 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 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Rose McIntyre Estate Vineyard (Santa Lucia Highlands): The soul of Provence going on vacation in Livermore. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Steven Kent Winery Lola Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Livermore Valley): Thoroughbred racer, but showing its stuff over short distances $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 La Rochelle Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Svelte on top, spicy/fat on bottom, pretty all the way thru. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Steven Kent Merlot Small Lot Ghielmetti Vineyard (Livermore Valley): Everything's right w/ this promising – & very young – upstart $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Steven Kent Winery Lineage (Livermore): Throwing the Infinity Gauntlet in Napa's & Bordeaux's faces, Thanos throwdown style. $145 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Steven Kent Winery Folkendt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore): The raspberries donned oak/herb chainmail & are digging in! $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Steven Kent Winery Merrillie Chardonnay (Livermore Valley): Pears, pith, power, poise, personality, and probably peaked interest. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 La Rochelle Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Meunier (Russian River Valley): Fascinating conversation between plums, rose petals & spice. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 La Rochelle Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): A pretty Disney princess, smoking, sorting tats & growing out her armpit hair. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 La Rochelle Deer Meadows Vineyard Pinot Noir (Andersen Valley): Open up the cupboard to find spices, but also dancing cranberries! $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Montenisa Brut (Franciacorta): Serious, with apple & peach bread toast in between layers of toast, toast, & maybe some more toast. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Antica Fratta Essence Brut (Franciacorta): Floral & long, but there's a LOT of sweet, crusty, toasty junk all up in that trunk. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Ronco Calino Saten (Franciacorta): Lavender, honey, apples, pear, fresh apricot, toast, bread, all served up to you buffet-style. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Azienda Agricola Fratelli Berlucchi Brut Millesime (Franciacorta): Snappy, smooth, elegant, but U better like things dry & toasty. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Gussalli Beretta Lo Sparviere Extra Brut Millesimato (Franciacorta): Kind of like ice cream meets bakery meets pure kick-ass. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 2, 2013

Vinted on December 2, 2013 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!

  • 08 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance (Constantia): If Greek gods invited Chuck Norris to breakfast, this would be their marmalade. $90 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Klein Constantia Estate Red (Constantia): Ornately adorned, but not going all gaudy Rococo on us, either; still sleeping for now. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc (Constantia): Farm-fresh veggies skipping flint stones off clear, saline seashores. $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc (Constantia): A leisurely & spritely stroll through the produce section of the Aisles of Plenty. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Klein Constantia Riesling (Constantia): The pithy, citric, textural & mineral wine equivalent to a geek-out Star Trek convention. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Grenache (South Africa): Leather-clad, light-on-feet dancing waiter holding trays of spicy beef tartare. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier (Walker Bay/Franschhoek): Serious, peppery, straight-man Shiraz & flamboyant Viognier buddy flik $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Motte Classic Collection Chardonnay (Franschhoek): Lithe, sweet peach & cream that delivers a hurts-so-good crisp neck bite. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc (Coastal Region): Goosed by the gooseberry, but then let down soft & easy on creamy mouthfeel pillows. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Laetitia La Colline Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): Breezes into the room, feminine, looking good & making it look effortless. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Laetitia La Coupelle Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): Soulful & rich, tough & tender; Teddy Pendergrass singing "Close The Door" $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Laetitia Les Galets Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): Herbal, energetic, but also silky & seductive; c'mon, make up your mind! $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Laetitia Reserve du Domaine Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): Funky-earthy-peppery-sexy-cool, & all that with a cork on top. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<

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