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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<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 29, 2013

Vinted on July 29, 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 Ponzi Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Sometimes, you just want the softer, silkier, spicier side of things; let's chill, shall we? $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ponzi Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Welcommme to dee tropics, mahhhhhhnnnnn! Have a fruity drink, or two. Or twenty! S'all good! $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Tartan Cellars Tempranillo (Willamette Valley): Que puedo decir, ella vive en Oregon, pero ella pasa a hablar espanol muy, muy bien $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Tartan Cellars Dolcetto (Willamette Valley): Oh, sorry, from behind you so totally looked like this friend of mine from Italy. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Torii Mor Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Sinewy, svelte elegance; do you really need any more info than that? $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Torii Mor Deux Verres Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Full-on country picnic, & someone brought all high-end accessories. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Be careful, this one's spry, and will corner you with pepper & clove. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Torii Mor Pinot Blanc (Yamhill Carlton): Today's plan is get to the Flower shop, Apple stand, spice rack, & then citrus orchard. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Troon Vineyard Syrah Reserve (Applegate Valley): Old School spicy, structured, & demanding; you'd better bring meat, & lots of it. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Troon Vineyard Old Vine Meritage (Applegate Valley): Crushing dried herbs with modern, funky, attitude-filled dance floor moves. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Troon Vineyard Kubi Bench Zinfandel (Applegate Valley): Graphite and jam that are almost trembling with edgy, lithe nervousness. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Troon Vineyard Foundation 72 Vermentino (Applegate Valley): Serious take on a serious white grape, but you'll be pining for Corsica $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Troon Vineyard The River Guide Dry Riesling (Applegate Valley): Not just the guide, but includes the salty river stones, too. $16 B >>find this wine<<

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