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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 24, 2013

Vinted on June 24, 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!

  • NV Gimonnet-Oger Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru (Champagne): Like a nice almond croissant. But the kind that Chuck Norris would order. $49 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Didier-Ducos Fils Cuvee Brut (Champagne): A pony with a short list of tricks, but all of them are definitely well worth repeating. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Pascal Redon Cuvee Brut Tradition (Champagne): Serious, capable, stern, contemplative, & greying just a bit on the early side. $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Royal Tokaji Mad Cuvee Late Harvest (Hungary): A honeybee with clementine wings that doubles as a dessert-cooking master chef. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Achaval-Ferrer Quimera (Mendoza): A warm day, a sultry evening, a big, savory meal, & a small glimpse at South America's soul. $56 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Elegance that's able to tame the heart & anger of the bruiser wine snob in you. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Graffigna Centenario Estate Bottled Reserve Malbec (San Juan): Pleasant, but didn't wipe its feet when it came in from the garden. $11 B- >>find this wine<<
  • NC Cachette Blanc de Blanc (Burgundy): Limes, apples, bread, & enough attitude to allow it to strut confidently right into the room. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hecht & Bannier Cotes de Provence Rose (Cotes de Provence): Cherry, citrus & flowers made to make friends & influence palates. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Hecht & Bannier Bandol (Bandol): And the Bandol played on, & it's a funky tune, but they're nearly reaching the end of their set. $38 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 17, 2013

Vinted on June 17, 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 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto D'Alba (Dolcetto D'Alba): Speaking in thick Italian accent, explaining how berry jam's supposed to be made. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis (Roero): In short, the rocks rock with totally rocking rockstar rockability. Not sure for how long tho. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbes (Alsace): Well, how about them apples? All of the richness & none of the fat! $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Klipfel Riesling Cuvee Particuliere (Alsace): For some, the past is a particularly fruity but strange – & very astringent – place. $14 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Emeritus William Wesley Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Capable of winning an arm wrestling match, but would rather give you a backrub. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Miraval Rose (Cotes de Provence): Like Brangelina, there's a serious streak under its entertaining, easy-on-the-senses flamboyance $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Monteverro Tinata (Maremma): Mostly claws, sinew & roars now, time ought to get it rolling over, purring & looking for a tummy rub $95 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Monteverro Terra di Monteverro (Maremma): Putting the super in Super Tuscan, & a Super Tuscan into your hoity toity supper action. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Monteverro Toscana (Maremma): Grit, grip, & a ton of dried herbs that won't quit; patience might be rewarded with smoother edges. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Monteverro Chardonnay (Maremma): Big, brash, but also beautiful; a lot of volume, no doubt, but not without its compelling dialog. $85 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 10, 2013

Vinted on June 10, 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 Coppo La Rocca Gavi (Gavi): Warning, objects in bottle are fresher & tastier than they appear. Particularly during the Summer. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Two Hands Max's Garden Shiraz (Heathcote): For those who jam on tart black cherry jam, but also have minerality as their jam. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Two Hands Harry & Edward's Garden Shiraz (Langhorne Creek): Decadent as a Death By Licorice (& huge, sweet fruit) dessert offering $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Two Hands Sophie's Garden Shiraz (Padthaway): A bear hug from a eucalyptus Ent, after he's devoured huge handfuls of blackberries. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Two Hands Samantha's Garden Shiraz (Clare Valley): If big Aussie Shiraz can be called classic, here's a standard-bearer candidate. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Two Hands Lilly's Garden Shiraz (McLaren Vale): Don't say she never gave you anything, 'cause the black cherries flow non-stop. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz (Barossa Valley): The lady likes to eat meat. And wear silk. And she likes it a little hot, too. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Plantagenet Mount Barker Riesling (Mount Barker): Delivers like a fleet of UPS trucks, only with less diesel & a lot more limes. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Sbragia Ginos Vineyard Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Well now, *that's* a spicy – & rich, & dark, & fleshy, & lush – meatball! $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Sbragia La Promessa Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): This Zin is Godzilla, and your liver is Japan. Prepare for destruction, mortal! $35 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Weingut Wittmann Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): Riesling buffs up, gets a tan, hits the beach and generally impresses the ladies. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Uproot Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): He ain't heavy, he's my tropical-fruit-brother. Ok, maybe he is actually a little bit heavy. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Vina Amalia Reserva Single Vineyard Malbec (Valle de Uco): What freshness awaits at the end of this earthy, floral valley? A lot. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 3, 2013

Vinted on June 3, 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 Venteux Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Like finding a succulent, award-winning tomato at the rustic county fair. $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Robert Hall Winery Merlot (Paso Robles): Pruney & dark, but also herbal & fresh, & pretty damn easy on the checking account. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 L'Adventure Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): The dusty power will pack a wallop, but it also gives a floral peace offering $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Chateau Margene Beau Melange (Paso Robles): Bringing artisanal coffee and tea to the big diner party, because it insists on it. $175 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mooney Family Reserve Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Peppery, fresh, savory & bright; honestly, what else do you need? $64 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Kieran Robinson Le Voyageur Syrah (Bennett Valley): Vibrantly alive, professing truth, & dispensing wisdom with zen-like honesty. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Kieran Robinson Vivio Vineyard Syrah (Bennett Valley): We got the meeeeat, we got the meeeat, we got the meeeat, yeah, we got it! $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Murrieta's Well The Whip (Livermore Valley): Smells like a stunning floral bouquet, it's about as stunning of a value, too. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Egalite Cremant de Bourgogne (Cremant de Bourgogne): Toasting a worthy cause with a toast that's chock full of… toastiness! $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon Reserva (Rioja): Can spiciness be profound? This is certainly trying to make a case for Yes. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Understated, but with seductive powers that are not to be underestimated. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Signature Valley richness + mineral zing = please-sir-may-I-have-another-thanks. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Jericho Canyon Jericho Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Too ripe? Maybe, but just try keeping your friends' hands off of it $55 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Jericho Canyon Jericho Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): A bit awkward now, but just wait until it grows into that toasty oak suit $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pazos de Lusca Zios Albarino (Rias Baixas): Chomping at the tropical bit, snarling lemon zest & ready to bolt right out of the gate $17 B >>find this wine<<

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