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

Vinted on September 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!

  • 10 McGah Family Cellars Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford): Frankly, my dear, you ought to give a damn… & about eight years. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 McGah Family Cellars 1070 Green Sauvignon Blanc (Rutherford): Richly textured, and textured richly; consider it a guilty pleasure. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste Rose (Napa Valley): …And mad boy grips the microphone… with a fist full of… strawberries!!! $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ma(i)sonry Hudson Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Passion (fruit), turn to the left, Passion (fruit), turn to the right. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cuvee (Robertson): Like getting toasty, artisanal brioche for the price of Wonder bread. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Graham Beck Brut Rose (Western Cape): A serious flirt; keep drinking & he'll eventually seem less forward & his jokes will be funny $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Weingut Grans-Fassian Dhroner Hofberg GG Riesling Trocken (Mosel): SPICE! Ahhhhhh-AHHHHHH! Saaaaaviooooor of the Salted Pork! $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Schloss Johannisberg Grunlack Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau): Sometimes simple guilty pleasures border on mild spiritual experiences $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Antonelli Chiusa di Pannone Sagrantino di Montefalco (Montefalco): Licorice whip? Licorice whip? Licorice whip? 3 licorice whips! $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Carrau Vilassar Nebbiolo Limited Edicion (Uruguay): The fruit is soft, the acids punishing, the leather supple, the result focused $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Juan Carrau 1752 Tannat Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc (Uruguay): Salty, fresh & dark when it's hanging out, but leaves quickly $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Juan Carrau Chardonnay de Reserva (Uruguay): Hopping back on forth from the creamy leg to the crisp leg & not skipping a beat. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Carrau 1752 Petit Manseng Sauvignon Gris Gran Tradicion (Uruguay): Proudly sporting a Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown mad scientist 'do. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodegas Carrau Suvignon Blanc Sur Lie (Uruguay): Luckily for us, it's stubbornly holding on to its mineral, herbal and spicy side. $15 B >>find this wine<<

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

Vinted on September 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!

  • 11 Laetitia Estate Whole Cluster Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): Gets ready for a smoke by rolling its own pepper tobacco. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Laetitia Cuvee M (Arroyo Grande Valley): Overachieving dinner guest brings an entire *barrel* full of nuts as a party snack. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): If you find something this peppery & fresh for less money, call me immediately. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Laetitia Brut Coquard (Arroyo Grande Valley): Sometimes, lovely works of art are really about the texture & not the topic. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 d'Arenberg The Cenosilicaphobic Cat Sagrantino Cinsault (McLaren Vale): After this tart/tasty gem U might fear an empty glass, too $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Masut Pinot Noir Block 13 (Mendocino County): Your lucky number, if you're into deep, dark, funky & brooding earthy structure. $55 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Masut Pinot Noir Block 11 (Mendocino County): A black leather glove will slap you in the face w/ peppery spices, & you'll like it! $55 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Masut Pinot Noir Block 7 (Mendocino County): Spicier, fresher & more stlyish than a martini bar come-on scene in a James Bond film $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Masut Pinot Noir Block 1 (Mendocino County): Surfeit of cayenne pepper, served on slabs of wet slate with sides of cherry chutney. $55 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Masut Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino County): Planting sweet cherry minefields on your tongue, & they'll blow vibrantly. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<

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

Vinted on September 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!

  • 11 Donnafugata Lighea Zibibbo (Sicilia): Remember when Italian Muscat was as refreshing as fresh cut flowers? Seems these guys do. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Donnafugata Sedara (Sicilia): The Force – as in the force of the dried herbs & tangy red fruit – is certainly strong with this one. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Boutari Moschofilero (Mantinia): Floral & brighter than a lit sparkler on a dark Summer night; careful, everything's dialed up here $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Manuel Manzaneque Nuestra Seleccion (Castilla-La Mancha): Spent all day in the woods, now dragging tobacco in house on its boots. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Uvaggio Vermentino (Lodi): Tropical, fresh, nutty & totally willing to hang out after everyone else couldn't hang at the party. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes): Oh hey, I didn't notice you at first with that cool, angular, tropical-fruit hairdo $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Koenig Vineyards Riesling Ice Wine (Snake River Valley): Lemon drop bite, & smooth touch that just makes it damn hard to put down. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Tierce Riesling (Finger Lakes): Limes, awesomeness, & about as fantastic an intro to FLX's specialness as you can get right now. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Elyse Le Corbeau Hudson Vineyard Red (Los Carneros): Her style's a bit ripe, but she looks so good in that outfit, you won't care. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Elyse C'est Si Bon Naggiar Vineyard Red (Sierra Foothills): Dangerously easy to imbibe but you'd better like it on the herbal side $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Elyse L'Ingenue Naggiar Vineyard White (Sierra Foothills): This "naive girl" actually has one hell of a rich, fruity right hook. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 De Toren Z (Stellenbosch): Picture some Right Bank Bordeaux, with a funky dance step and a heaping helping of chewing tobacco. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Silkbush Viognier (Western Cape): Overachieving & lip-smacking infusion of citrus, melon, vivacity, hope & all-around good cheer. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<

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<<

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