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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 21, 2013

Vinted on October 21, 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!

  • 12 Davis Bynum Virginia's Block Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley): Svelte it's not; but it *knows* that it looks good to you. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cambria Barbara's Clone 667 Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Sort of like Bat-Man; being burly doesn't mean you're not awesome. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cambria Clone 23 Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Sexy & fresh, and promises it won't tell anyone about its abv if you won't, ok? $52 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cambria Bench Break Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Makes a quiet entrance, but you will soon take notice of her at the party. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cambria Bench Break Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): Just because you are big, doesn't mean that you can't bust out fresh moves. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cambria Clone 4 Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): A finish that joyfully, energetically & fervently toasts artisanal bread for you. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): The food-friendlier version of the over-maligned ABC style Chard. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cambria Tepusquet Pinot Gris (Santa Maria Valley): Likes the thermostat set a bit too hot, but otherwise is fun to hang out with. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Caduceus Sancha Tempranillo (Arizona): Sights set squarely – & tangily – on Spain; you'll want to set yours on hearty roast meat. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Page Springs Cellars Vino del Barrio Blanca (Arizona): Kicking out the vibrancy like Rockette, only she's dancing in a lychee skirt $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Page Springs Cellars Vino del Barrio (Arizona): Ready for burgers, preferably with Native American flute music in the background. $16 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 14, 2013

Vinted on October 14, 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 Bodegas de La Marquesa Finca Monteviejo (Rioja): Say hello to Mr. Tall, Dark & Plummy; ok, Mr. Kinda Oaky makes an appearance, too $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Ondarre Reserva Rioja (Rioja): Just about all of the spicy tobacco, at just about half the price you'd expect to justly pay for it $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Agricole Vallone Graticciaia (Salento): Like a Roman gladiator event, only with Negroamaro; buffed up, intense, & fully weaponized $99 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Agricole Vallone Vereto Salice Salentino Riserva (Salento): Funky moves for an old timer; love the platform leather shoes, btw! $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Agricole Vallone Vigna Flaminio Brindisi Riserva (Salento): Spiced meat & dried fruit charcuterie, with some coffee for dessert. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Dijon Clones Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Modernist still life of flowers, herbs & berries. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Paging Chuck Norris, your spiced rhubarb pie is ready, sir. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Linebacker sneaks up on the QB & gets in his face after the sack $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): It's been a looooong time…. since this finish staaarted $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Vibrancy scores top shelf, w/ a nice assist from richness. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gary Farrell Rose of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Not everything it says makes sense, but you'll be momentarily captivated. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Rancho Sisquoc Syrah (Santa Barbara County): Straight laced Aussie lawyer relocates to SBC, grows out the beard & takes up farming. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rancho Sisquoc Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Barbara County): Zesty, herbal charm that's quick with jokes if not long on the conversation. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cecchi Natio Chianti (Chianti): "We're up all night to the sun, She's up all night for good fun, It's up all night to get tastyyy" $15 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 7, 2013

Vinted on October 7, 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 Pali Wine Co. Huntington Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County): Spiciness & vibrancy in white-dwarf-star-like concentrated density. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Pali Wine Co. Riviera Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Slinging gunpowder, and the buckshot is made of raspberry licorice and leather. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 J Vineyards Pinot Gris (California): Fun, as in "Tito Puente juggling melons while banging out an uptempo drum solo" kind of fun. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Montes Purple Angel (Colchagua): Behind that spicy oak shield beats a brave, lively heart full of the blood of Colchagua itself. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 John Duval Wines Plexus MRV (Barossa): Dresses almost embarrassingly funky, but ready to unleash an energetic, stylish performance $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Loveblock Pinot Gris (Marlborough): Yellow flowers & melons in their entirety; stems, greens, fruit and, probably, souls, too. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir (Marlborough): Satisfies the vibrant Pinot itch, but all that acid scratching might leave a bit of a scar. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Coppo Riserva della Famiglia Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza (Barbera d'Asti): Bring it sacrifices of meat; and make them robust! $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Coppo Riserva della Famiglia Chardonnay (Piemonte): Approaches softly but it's nutty, flinty, creamy & powerful enough to end you $120 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Santa Rita Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca): Seasons don't feeeeear the veggies, nor do the wind, the sun or the raaaaaain… $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Santa Rita Triple C (Maipo Valley): Has already beat you at arm wrestling & stolen your gal, just by *looking* at you sternly. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley): Don't like me? Well, that's just too goddamn bad for you, little fella. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Santa Rita Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley): The way is vibrant & dark, but is also strewn with a lot of green pepper. $11 B- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 30, 2013

Vinted on September 30, 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!

  • 05 Resalte de Penafiel Crianza (Ribera del Duero): Like the overly affectionate couple on the subway, it acts a bit too hot & heavy. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Garciarevalo Tres Olmos Verdejo (Rueda): I saw them at a club called The Electric Banana; don’t look for it, it’s not there anymore $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 XIX Cabernet Sauvignon By Keyshawn Johnson (Columbia Valley): Starting off the red wine season with flair… & a winning streak. $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Mumm Napa Santana Supernatural Rose (Napa Valley): Lazer light show that’s *almost* as complex as a shredding Santana guitar solo. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Stinson Vineyards Meritage (Virginia): Can someone please get that noisy oak out of my ear so I can focus on the lovely stuff here? $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Stinson Vineyards Chardonnay (Monticello): Norfolk doesn’t see this much saline, or this many flowers and minerals, either. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc (Western Cape): There will be nothing petite about how much of this your friends will guzzle. $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Cameron Hughes Lot 299 Reserve Syrah (Minervois): Sultry, mineral, fruity & just a little too hot under the collar to keep its cool $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Cameron Hughes Lot 293 Chablis (Chablis): The mid-palate’s gone missing, but there’s no mystery when it comes to that lovely nose. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Cameron Hughes Lot 296 Crozes-Hermitage (Crozes-Hermitage): Pepper, poise, persistence, purity, & just the right amount of power. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hughes Wellman Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Like going on a date with an 85-dollar Cab, but you’ve got a discount coupon. $55 A- >>find this wine<<

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