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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 26, 2013

Vinted on August 26, 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!

  • 07 A. Christmann Konigsbacher Idig Riesling Grosses Gewachs (Pfalz): Ain't nothin' like it when you're reachin' for stars & U grab 1. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Grosses Gewachs (Mosel): Textbook Mosel flowers & spices, but with chest-puffing peaches. $31 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Donnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs (Nahe): An insane tangerine throwing mineral rocks, & he has bit of a violent streak. $44 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): Dancing a zesty tongue jig to a lovely, vibrant palate tune. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Schloss Johannisberg Silberlack Riesling Erstes Gewachs (Rheingau): That structured, tropical, austere outfit fits Rheingau to a T $55 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 S.A. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesing Spatlese (Mosel): Generous but a little pushy, too; so here's some quince in YO FACE! $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): Flowers that want to give you a flinty kiss on the way out. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Essentially why Mosel sweet wines kick booty. $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Weingut Markus Huber Riesling Berg (Traisental): Of course it got pithy & smoky in here, fool! You think we're messing around?!?? $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Treads softly & carries a big… stone basket full of apples. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese (Nahe): Doesn't hand around long enough but sooo captivating while it's there $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Frankland Estate Poison Hill Vineyard Riesling (Frankland River): Get ready for focus; close your eyes & you could be in Rheingau. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau): Quince superhero sporting sweet lime & toast repulsor ray technology $53 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Auslese (Rheingau): Nervy apricot, driving a slate car, full tank & the engine's still on $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Beerenauslese (Rheingau): Honey & apricots skipping flint & dancing on lemon peel. Wow. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 08 A. Christmann Idig Grosse Lage Riesling Trocken (Pfalz): Vibrancy/power combo that will elegantly arm wrestle any white wine takers $70 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 A. Christmann Gimmeldinger Riesling (Pfalz): Acid on a steelier display than a piece of modern austere metallurgy artwork. $18 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 A. Christmann Riesling (Pfalz): Fossilized dinosaur remains aren't this bone dry; but probably aren't as tasty & refined, either. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 19, 2013

Vinted on August 19, 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!

  • 10 Alta Maria Vineyards Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Sometimes, you can actually find fine craftsmanship without getting fleeced. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Alta Maria Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Barbara County): Hark, Passion Fruit! We will meet on the field of glorious battle! $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Castello Monaci Kreos Rosato (Salento): Raspberries, flowers, chalk & strawberry balsamic; man this is 1 crazy – but tasty – castle $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Hawk And Horse Latigo Dessert Wine (Red Hills): Equal parts blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dried herbs, dark chocolate & pure awesome. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hawk And Horse Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Hills): I feel like a criminal gazing into Batman's dark cape just before he breaks my jaw. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 SLO Down Wines Sexual Chocolate (California): You may prefer your sex w/ a bit less chocolate but what's life w/out guilty pleasure $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Chimney Rock Elevage Blanc (Napa Valley): A hint of the intriguingly exotic in the sheep's clothing of something more familiar. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Beringer Quantum (Napa Valley): That nose of dried herbs & rich, ripe fruit is *just about* as complex as a physics equation. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cullen Ephraim Clarke Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Margaret River): Zingy, nutty, serious, superb & still tighter than a walnut's ass $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Lost Canyon Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): White water rafting over limestone w/ apricots & aggressive lemons. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lost Canyon Goff-Whitton Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Sitting down for herbal tea with cocoa-dusted ripe figs again, eh? $46 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lost Canyon Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): That's a spicy meatball; & it's dressed in D&D leather armour. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lost Canyon Morelli Lane Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Licorice that entices, and it's feeling a little hot under the collar. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Follette Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Herbs, savory red fruits, & the child-like joy of simply being alive. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Follette Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): This is The Bride of Frankenstein; except she is really smmmmokin' hot. $38 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 12, 2013

Vinted on August 12, 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!

  • 07 Quinta do Vallado Reserva Red (Douro): If sometimes lovemaking gets a bit rough, that doesn't mean it still isn't really good. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Continuum (Napa Valley): Might be a little groggy now, but still very clearly one of the big, big cats of the red blend jungle. $170 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Royal Tokaji Furmint (Tokaji): The "ABC" crowd need venture no farther than this rich, indulgent & surprisingly perky little number $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 d'Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne (McLaren Vale): Pretty much worth every one of the pennies the lucky spiders might bring U. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Villa San-Juliette Reserve Albarino (Edna Valley): Juggling tropical fruits in an entertaining – if not energetic – performance. $26 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Daou Unbound Red (Paso Robles): Gritting leather, dried cherries, sweet plums and cut flowers between its tightly clenched teeth. $46 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Daou Reserve Seventeen Forty Red (Paso Robles): Lithe, rich & deep, but careful of that tobacco smoke it's blowing in your face. $56 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Daou Soul Of A Lion (Paso Robles): A young, plummy, dust-covered & complex beast that's *very* eager to get things started. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Artesana Zinfandel Reserva (Uruguay): Brawny, big, but also bold & trustworthy; bring lots – and I mean *lots* – of steak, ok? $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional (Douro): Earthy, plummy, dusty, vibrant & oaky… for now; just wait until *it* says it's ready $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Quinta do Vallado Rosado (Douro): Rustic, thick-skinned red cherries that look tough but are teddy bear huggers on the inside. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Quinta da Lixa Terras do Minho Vinho Verde Branco (Vinho Verde): Like drinking bubbly grapefruit rind, only in a pleasant way. $11 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Mont Gravet Cotes de Gascogne (Cotes de Gascogne): This white is like Van Halen's "Summer Nights," only with a lot less hair. $11 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 5, 2013

Vinted on August 5, 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 Hugel Cuvee Les Amours Pinot Blanc (Alsace): Looooove! Reign stone fruits o'er meeeeeeeeeee! Whoooooaaaaaa…. Looooooooove!!! $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Cavicchioli 1928 Sparkling White (Modena): Clearly likes to party, but is just a little too fond of its apple cider impersonation. $14 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Trefethen Merlot (Napa Valley): The new Mercedes-driving neighbor who seems showy but actually has a deep, contemplative side. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Friendly; as in open-and-hear-the-crowd-roar-wildly-in-appreciation kind of friendly. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Trefethen Chardonnay (Napa Valley): It's not walking a totally straight line, but it's not bumping into anyone intrusively, either. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Valentin Bianchi Extra Brut (Mendoza): Hello, baby, c'mere, what's your name? Hey! Hey! Wait! Where you going? Where you going?!?? $29 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tabali Reserva Especial Chardonnay (Limari Valley): Solid… solid as a rock! In this case, the rock is the stone in 'stone fruits' $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Lapostolle Canto de Apalta (Rapel Valley): This kitchen sink red blend might just plant its rich, herbal earworm into your noggin. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Hermanos de Domingo Molina Torrontes (Salta): Into lychee & flowers? Then this one's worth the admission for the ending alone. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hermanos de Domingo Molina Malbec Tannat (Salta): Whoa, think you left this out on the grill just a little too long there, dude. $15 C+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Alberti 154 Malbec (Mendoza): Prefers to stroll down the sweet and toasty side of the street; you might prefer a brighter side. $15 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 De Martino Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Maipo Valley): Couldn't get any friendlier unless it did magic tricks and made balloon animals. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 De Martino Estate Carmenere (Maipo Valley): Stern in character, serious in mindset, and generous in just about everything else. $13 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 De Martino Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley): Riddle me this, Batman; what's chocolaty, vibrant & herbal… all at once? $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 De Martino Single Vineyard Alto de Piedras Carmenere (Isla de Maipo): A serious, deep, vibrant scream; its translation? "BARGAIN" $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 De Martino Las Cruces Single Vineyard Old Bush Vines (Cachapoal): I suppose sometimes beauty vines in the form of juiciness. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 De Martino El Leon Single Vineyard Carignan (Maule Valley): This amount of bold character could get you into a USA Network series. $40 A- >>find this wine<<

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