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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 14, 2016

Vinted on November 14, 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!

  • NV Quinta de la Rosa Lote 601 Ruby Port (Porto): Do you want to go out & make some new friends? Because this Ruby *totally* wants to. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Tuscany): Complex, for sure, but feels pushed a little bit too far. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Fattoria Viticcio Monile Toscana Rosso (Toscana): Bordeaux goes on vacation in Italy; the Tuscan sun seems to suit its disposition $57 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Fattoria Viticcio Prunaio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Tuscany): Plums, cherries, orange peel & truffles on a graphite plate. $57 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Fattoria Viticcio Greppico Vermentino (Toscana): And then, someone decided to remind us that Tuscany also has a fun side to it. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyards Reserve Riesling (Leelanau Peninsula): Wait, we're not actually in Germany? Are you sure? $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Domaine Chandon Brut Classic (California): French spiced apple recipe, reinterpreted with California flair and fruitiness. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 San Antonio Winery Opaque Petit Verdot (Paso Robles): Actually, this leathery, grippy & floral sipper isn't hard to read at all. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Jada Malstria Red (Paso Robles): Kitchen-sink red blend potpourri; wild, spicy, likeable, and probably killer with burgers. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Jada Jersey Girl Red (Paso Robles): She is certainly wearing perfume, but she's also sporting NYC-levels of elegance & power. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 7, 2016

Vinted on November 7, 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!

  • 10 Petrolo Galatrona (Toscana): Sits in silence, then bursts out laughing at your puny mortal ideas of what constitutes "massive." $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Felsina Berardenga Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany): The kind of odd mix of mature & youthful that seems almost brilliant $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (Bolgheri): You say that you're in a hurry? Well, that's just too f*cking bad for you, tough guy. $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Principe Corsini Fattoria le Corti Don Tommaso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Tuscany): Tangy, chewy, & ready to grow on you. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Mambourg Grand Cru (Alsace): Prepare your lychee-and-floral fix for a whole lot of "uhmmm… wow!" $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): While not deep, it is fresh, lively, and lovely; pass the veggie burgers $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Troon Red Label Zinfandel (Appelgate Valley): This is Zinfandel in one of its friendliest, freshest, and least fearsome forms. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Trefethen Merlot (Napa Valley): Enticing. Even more so if you happen to have a rack of lamb soon coming off of a grill near you. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Domaine Chandon Etoile Brut (California): You'll think fondly of apple pie more than a few times when chillaxing with this one. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Windrun Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hill): Meaty and Savory are the names of star players in this down-to-earth show. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 31, 2016

Vinted on October 31, 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 Kim Crawford Small Parcels Favourite Homestead Pinot Gris (Marlborough): Their favorite is quite a compelling house white pour. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus Red (Sonoma County): Ok, now this is what I call doing right by a namesake. Huzzah! Huzzah! $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Per Cazo Cellars Chenin Blanc (Paso Robles): Heady perfume gingerly spritzed onto peaches and chalk, with enviable results. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Vina Robles Suendero Red (Paso Robles): Brooding, brambly, big, but ultimately balanced & bountiful with basically everything. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Minassian-Young Vineyards Old Oak Zinfandel (Paso Robles): Dark Lord of the Sith levels of depth, power, & personality complexity. $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Gewurztraminer (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): A charming white for you charming lushes! $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Kruger-Rumpf Riesling Trocken (Nahe): Well, *that* is one biiiiiig bushel of fresh fresh fruits for a small-ish bushel of cash. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): The view from this lofty spot is simply, obviously, totally breathtaking $75 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Martin Ray Synthesis Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): The parts are coming together to make a compelling, modernly-styled whole. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran (Maconnais): Like picking fresh peaches, slightly under-ripe and with some of the blossoms still intact. $19 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 24, 2016

Vinted on October 24, 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 Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Bianco (Umbria): Not technically a bargain, but a big amount of bright, bouncy bianco bang for the buck. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso (Umbria): Chewy in all of the right ways, particularly if al dente pasta & tomatoes are on deck. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Giesen The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): It ain't heavy; well, unless you count the volume of citrus, nettle & verve. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Anaba Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The bigger side of the Coast; and also the delightful, delicious, decidedly drinkable side. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Anne Amie Vineyards Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Earthy, juicy, supple, and oh-so-dangerously drinkable. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Vinzelles (Maconnais): So, this is apparently when the lemons all decided to get really, really sexy. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis (Chablis): Apples, stones, peaches, paired with zing, zest, & texture that's both rough & artistic. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Coppo Pomorosso (Barbera d'Asti): Enticing rawhide conjuring Bowie lyrics, like singing falsetto 'bout leather, leather everywhere $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Casal Thaulero Orsetto Oro Pecorino (Terre di Chieti): Familiar, exotic, delightful, delicious; if only Summer could last longer. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Middleton Family Inconceivable Wines Terremoto '68 Rosso (Sicily): Go ahead, spring these Sicilian grapes on your Zin-loving buds. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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