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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 24, 2014

Vinted on March 24, 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 Mulderbosch Faithful Hound (Stellenbosch): Old dog, but very modern tricks, & a howl that's the canine equivalent of smooth talk. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Thelema Mountain Red (Western Cape): Rubber hits the road a bit hard at the end, but the rest of the journey is tastefully tasty. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Elizabeth Chambers Cellars Winemaker's Cuvee Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Peppery, piquant, pensive, pithy & above all, pretty. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Clayhouse Adobe White (Paso Robles): Tastes like refreshing juice, but it also doubles as a key to the Summer pool party gate. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 La Ciarliana Vigna Scianello (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano): Still maintaining a firm, leathery & commanding grip on the situation $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Le Berne Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano): Richer & funkier than southern-fried home cooking. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano): Lovely tightrope walk between Old & New schools. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Winzerhof Thorle Saulheimer Limestone Dry Riesling (Rheinhessen): Lime ninjas with deadly accurate limestone throwing stars. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Pine Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Portraying the lush & soft – maybe too soft? – side of the Mountain. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Pine Ridge Fortis (Napa Valley): This fort protects delicious red fruit treasures; but it's made out of pillows & a ton of wood. $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Apaltagua Reserva Unoaked Chardonnay (Casablanca Valley): Refreshing, as in attach-yourself-leech-like-onto-a-lemon refreshing. $13 B- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 17, 2014

Vinted on March 17, 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!

  • 11 Donnafugata Sedara (Sicily): A reminder that appreciating life's simple pleasures is key to keeping us from ever being truly lost. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Poggio Tondo Vermentino (Toscana): Pears, grass, flowers, hay, a refreshing attitude, and an honest, pure, down-to-earth delivery. $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Cinnabar Winery Amber Knolls Vineyard Malbec (Clear Lake): Lake County heat, California fruitiness, South American grip and soul. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Knows it takes vibrancy to leap ahead of a pack of hungry Cabs. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 John Duval Wines Entity Shiraz (Barossa): Displaying Texas barbeque levels of sweet, savory and all-around, easy-going tasty. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Gewurztraminer (Sonoma Coast): Iron fist, tropical glove, along with floral & spice baubles. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Key lime pie, only without the cloying bits & eaten as a main course. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Castello di Amorosa Bien Nacido Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County): Well born of power, toast, and butter. And toast. And butter. $38 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Unabashedly toasty beverage currently seeking tryst with crabs & butter. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Castello di Amorosa Dry Gewürztraminer (Anderson Valley): High end, pungent, spicy lychees to satisfy lumberjack-sized thirsts. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 J Vineyards Misterra Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): With a splash of Pinotage, a splash of Meunier, & a splash of potential $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 10, 2014

Vinted on March 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!

  • 12 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay (Carneros): Almost the complete NV Chard package, delivered with class, energy, & even joy. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Shafer One Point Five Red (Napa Valley): More like One Point Awesome, if you're into flowers, black fruit & a lively undercurrent. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gandona Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Dark fruit, pencil lead, gun flint, tuxedo, black tie, and a serious James Bond accent. $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Montagna La Presa One South Cabernet (Napa Valley): Black cherry, black tea, & a black glove grip keeping it all tightly wound up. $125 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 BRAND Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Moving in demanding, dusty, opulent fits & starts now, but each motion is compelling. $225 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Only glamorous, genetically-perfect movie stars should be this sexy. $160 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Continuum Red (Napa Valley): Steel-like scaffolding, fearlessly embracing sweet black fruit & just about an entire herb garden. $175 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Modus Operandi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Kinda like dad's Napa Valley Cab, only now it's a hell of a lot edgier. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): In hot pursuit of complex, elegant harmony, and nipping right at its heels. $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Silverado Vineyards Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Favoring transparency & honest enjoyment over perfect form. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Tangled up in blue fruits, violet flowers, dusty spices, & dry underbrush. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 3, 2014

Vinted on March 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!

  • 11 Coppo Costebianche Chardonnay (Piedmonte): Italy's version of homemade apple pie, crust and all, in lithe & lovely liquid form. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc (Walker Bay): Fresh, crisp & tasty as fresh apples; solid as baked bread; lovely as a flower $20 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Vriesenhof Vineyards Chardonnay (Stellenbosch): Clean as a mountain stream, smooth as wet river stones, longer than a river. $13 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lange Winery Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Pepper, leather, earth, presence, a whole lotta soul, & a whole lotta honesty. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Ravenswood Pickberry Vineyards Red (Sonoma Mountain): A lovely, spicy, tough-&-tender bargain that's not afraid of its rustic side $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Roth Estate Heritage Red (Sonoma county): About as tightly-wound – and tobacco-laden – as F-ing Merlot from Cali. can get. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Wearing a tomato leaf hat, riding high on acid, chewing herbs, kicking dust. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Roth Estate Merlot (Alexander Valley): Sweet plums, sweet currants, sweet oak, not all yet tied up in a sweet, neat little bow. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Roth Estate Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): A smokey quartz of an experience, both crystal clear & eerily dark at the same time. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Roth Estate Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): The conversation isn't terribly complex, but the group is certainly a lively, vibrant bunch $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Roth Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Alexander Valley): A tropical beast, favoring ripe apples & saving its toothy bite for the tail end. $15 B >>find this wine<<
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