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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<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 22, 2013

Vinted on July 22, 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 Don Propsero Pinot Noir Reserva (Uruguay): Fresh and bright, but this handsome South American stranger has a darker side, too. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Don Prospero Tannat Malbec (Uruguay): Will require something grilled to tame it & put its juiciness on a long & leathery leash. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Don Prospero Tannat (Uruguay): The Don, smoking a pipe, wearing leather, & holding flowers, is most definitely IN at the moment. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Pizzorno Primo (Uruguay): Darkness that practically jumps out of the glass, but who can blame it with so much going on in there? $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Pizzorno Tinto Reserva (Uruguay): Deep, dark, savory, brooding fruits want to look into your deep, dark, savory, brooding steak. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Pizzorno Reserva Brut Nature (Uruguay): Two – Chardonnay & Pinot – in a minerally, yeasty, refreshing stand against nature. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Pizzorno Chardonnay Brut (Uruguay): An intense & entertaining juggling display performed with dozens of fresh yellow apples. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Irurtia Km 0 Cuvee Gran Reserva (Uruguay): Offers a savory & sophisticated red argument for blending both grapes *and* vintages. $55 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Irurtia Km 0 Gran Reserva Tannat Roble (Uruguay): Imagine a Starbucks where they were roasting someone else's excellent coffee. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Irurtia Km 0 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Uruguay): Don't close yer eyes, you'll think it's Aussie, in a totally buoyant & silky way $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Irurtia Km 0 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Uruguay): Vivacious without being vicious, and heady without being too headstrong. $15 B >>find this wine<<

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

Vinted on July 15, 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 Kilikanoon Parable Shiraz (McLaren Vale): Might be hanging on the jammy precipice, but fear not, it's wearing an acidity harness! $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Riesling (Clare Valley): Cantankerous, characterful, clever, & otherwise just a total trip to be around $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Alma Rosa La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): You're only as young as you feel, and this obviously feels young. $43 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): Brawny, beautiful & with a never-say-die, "I think I can! I think I can!" black tea finish $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Alma Rosa La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Blanc (Sta. Rita Hills): Stone fruits, striking flint & telling rather serious stories. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Alma Rosa La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Gris (Sta. Rita Hills): Grapefruit that bulked up, oiled up with cream & is flexing profusely $28 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Alma Rosa El Jabali Vineyard Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills): Starting to get nutty on us, pleasantly & not in a dotage kind of way. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Alma Rosa Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County): Pithy, perky, pleasurable, and still perfectly reasonable, if not transcendental. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Protea Chenin Blanc (Coastal Region, SA): Brought to you in Partridge Family technicolor; So, c'mon, get haaaaaaaapyyyyyyy… $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Glen Carlou Grand Classique (Paarl): Keeps comin' up with that funky ass sh*t like every single day! So… what you wanna do? $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Glen Carlou Chardonnay (Paarl): A lion with a splinter in its paw, but the stone fruits yank it out for her before it's all over. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<

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

Vinted on July 8, 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 Marichal Grand Reserve A Tannat (Uruguay): So… do you have 15 years or so to wait until this complex story gets fully told? $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Marichal Reserve Tannat (Uruguay): For when you need to pair something with steak, but you also don't want to get palate-clobbered. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Marichal Premium Varietal Tannat (Uruguay): Black fruit, but dressed in a bright sheen, with a penchant for collecting flowers. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Marichal Reserve Pinot Noir Tannat (Uruguay): Floral, toasty & plummy, then smacks your leather pants w/ tea leaf on its way out. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Marichal Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir Chardonnay Reserve (Uruguay): From a failed experiment comes a fascinating Phoenix-like rebirth. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Steven Kent Winery Small Lot Cabernet Franc (Livermore): Chinon it's not, but it's not a chi-no-no, either, w/ all that life force $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain (Red Mountain): A dark mountain with decent views atop, though there are higher peaks to climb. $26 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Hedges Family Estate Descendants Liegeois Dupont Cuvee Marcel Dupont Syrah (Red Mountain): A flirt, but funky dance moves abound. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hedges House of Independent Producers Chardonnay La Bourgeoisie Dionysus Vineyard (Columbia Valley): Nice, but kicks you out of bed $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Royal Tokaji Red Label 5 Puttonyos (Tokaji): Tea, honey, & the zen vinous equivalent of about a week's worth of shiatsu massage. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 La Rochelle Donum Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Like Schwarzenegger in True Lies, very buffed but also very classy. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Aphros Ten (Vinho Verde): C'mon, what's a little kiss of sweetness between one totally parched & one totally refreshing friend? $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Zardetto Prosecco Brut (Prosecco): It's peachy, it's keen, and all-in-all it's peachy-keen; just don't expect miracles, alright? $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Carpene Malvolti Rose Brut (Veneto): Friendly greeting & flourish of a cherry-laden finish make up for a mostly empty middle stanza $21 B >>find this wine<<

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