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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 15, 2013

Vinted on April 15, 2013 under 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!

  • 08 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant En Foudre (Central Coast): Fruity and tannic oomph, with more than a handful of herbs, fennel and dirt $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant En Demi-Muid (Central Coast): Taking you on a tour of the dark, earthy, and interesting vinous places. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Bonny Doon Syrah Bien Nacido X-Block (Santa Maria Valley): Able to supply any numbers of local diners with bacon and spices. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy Grenache (Central Coast): Rhubarb pie, only sans sugar, peppered-up and served as a savory dinner option. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bonny Doon Syrah Le Pousseur (Central Coast): Excuse me, peppers, balsamic, leather and jam for you, sir! Best LP yet? Perhaps… $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc Reserve En Bonbonne (Arroyo Secco): Weighty of fruit, bright of nature, lovely n' funky of disposition $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc Beeswax Vineyard (Arroyo Secco): The bees like their wax, flowers and honey; they also love minerals! $28 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Thanks to whoever poured balsamic on the wild strawberries $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Powerful, but rules its subjects with pithy, bright benevolence. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Gary Farrell Westside Farms Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Apple &amp; lemon intensely navigating creamy rapids, chewing marzipan $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Peaches &amp; cream, a bed of flowers, an extra side of toast. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gary Farrell Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley): From an unlikely place comes a big but ultimately loveable, refreshing lug. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino): He's probably overdressed, but witty, insightful and approachable. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Angelini Pergola Rosso (Marche): Imagine red berry Jolly Ranchers were sprinkled with pepper, and prepared by Thomas Keller. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Donnafugata Anthilia (Sicily): Put Gewurztraminer on a diet, with a rosy facelift and an energetic cross-fit exercise regimen. $14 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 8, 2013

Vinted on April 8, 2013 under 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 Alpha Box And Dice Mistress (South Australia): Spicy and floral, but they're just no match for the meaty balsamic, plums and herbs. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Alpha Box And Dice Blood Of Jupiter (Mclaren Vale): Tasty, savory blood, at that; might want to watch the cholesterol intake, tho. $35 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Route Du Van Dolcetto Shiraz (Victoria): Violets, orange peel, verve, with an abandant and alarmingly engaging sense of humor. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Adelina Shiraz (Clare Valley): Tense like a poker championship, fresh red berries playing a winning hand against savory balsamic. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz (Barossa Valley): Greenish but grrrrreat; the finish roars loudly and long. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Jamsheed Healesville Vineyard Shiraz (Yarra Valley): Lightly poised, with a demanding intellect, will hurl gravel stones if angry. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 First Drop Mothers Ruin Cabernet Sauvignon (Mclaren Vale): Mama really likes her fruit to be on the ripe, fresh and juicy side. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Dandelion Vineyards Pride Of The Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon (Fleurieu Peninsula): Stewed plums and toast, with a balsamic drizzle. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Pyren Broken Quartz Cabernet Sauvignon (Pyrenees): Fresh enough to almost cross the line, sexy enough to hold back just enough. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Rusden Christines Vineyard Grenache (Barossa Valley): The Q is not if it's excellent but if you have the patience to understand it $36 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 1, 2013

Vinted on April 1, 2013 under 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 Harkham-Windarra Azizas Shiraz (Hunter Valley): All kosher; and all mineral-driven, delicate and earthy-dark loveliness, too. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Flametree SRS Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River): Mad currents of currants; grab hold of the nearby eucalyptus for support. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ochota Barrels Fugazi Vineyard Grenache (Mclaren Vale): Heavy, rich, savory, but the peppery fruit has a hell of a wide-eyed stare $73 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Jauma Wood Vineyard Grenache (Mclaren Vale): Enter the ninja… with a roundhouse anise-and-pepper dropkick right to your face. $75 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lethbridge Pinot Noir (Geelong): Darkly brooding, but will use its tea-like tannins and wiles to eventually get under your skin. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Happy to be alive, and lucky enough to be so pretty, sipping floral tea. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 BK Wines One Ball Chardonnay (Adelaide Hills): Peach jam, on toast, side of lemon and fennel, all washed down with mineral water. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Jamsheed Garden Gully Riesling (Great Western): A reticent stunner, deep in soitary contemplation of its own pithy pithiness. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dandelion Vineyard Wonderland Of The Eden Valley Riesling (Eden Valley): Wonderland is a very, very, VERY dry place, it seems. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lethbridge Dr. Nadeson Riesing (Geelong): Hunk-ish, but it’s thoroughly in touch with its more feminine, pithy side, as well. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Zontes Footstep The Love Symbol Savagnin (Langhorne Creek): The potato chips of Savagnin; crisp, and probably cannot stop at one. $18 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 25, 2013

Vinted on March 25, 2013 under 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 Keller Estate El Coro Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): She's bright, but you'll remember her more for her peppery personality. $52 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Keller Estate Oro de Plata Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): An exhilarating night drive, illuminated by mineral-and-citrus headlights. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): How to sum up its jeu anime? Just drink the damn stuff, it's magical! $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Imagine peach and lemon salt water taffy, only with a lot more awesome. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Trimbach Pinot Blanc (Alsace): Lemon zest, melon and dirt having a good-natured rock fight in which no one really gets clobbered. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Dry Creek Vineyard Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon (Dry Creek Valley): Comes on a bit smooth, but scores w/ flowers and chocolates. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage (Sonoma County): If you're ok with smoky BBQ, then you'll get to excellent, dusty, textbook DCV spices. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Brandborg Oregon Gewurztraminer (Umpqua Valley): Fairies in rosepetal rafts on a mineral water stream; carrying lychee lightsabers $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Brandborg Oregon Riesling (Umpqua Valley): Limes, traveling fast down that gravel road and finally stopping, at long last, for gas. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Brandborg Bench Lands Pinot Noir (Umpqua Valley): Raspberry and citrus pith, contemplating and having fun in the smoking lounge. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso (Toscana): Cherries, flowers, sausage, gravel and plums all in search of some hearty, homemade pasta. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco (Toscana): Vermentino pulling magic tricks. "Hey Rocky! Watch me pull refreshment right outta my hat!" $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Peter Jakob Kuhn Oestrich Lenchen Riesling Kabinett (Rheingau): Surprising U with its sweet tooth, inspiring U with its freshness. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de Las Cases (Saint-Julien): Complex &amp; lovely? Yep. But also moody, reticent &amp; high maintenance. $175 A- >>find this wine<<

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