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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 9, 2015

Vinted on November 9, 2015 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!

  • 14 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Conveniently, it's bringing the tropics to you for the chillier months. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 MIrror Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Yes, it's a total show-off. Yes, it also has the stuffing to back it all up. $95 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Mirror Cimarossa Vineyard Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): The mountain painted when in lush, spicy, full bloom. $95 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV La Gioiosa Etamorosa Brut Prosecco (Treviso): It's a Chill or be Chilled kind of world, so chill this one well, be well, & chill. $10 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine de Mourchon Seguret Grande Reserve (Cotes du Rhone Villages): Bargain priced overachiever for iron-lovin' hedonists. $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Weingut Dr. Heger Ihringer Winklerberg Grauburgunder (Baden): Lips will be smacked, thirsts quenched, & probably a bottle emptied. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Arabella Pink Panacea (Robertson): Managing to make Cab Sauv rose both pithy *and* fun garners them some serious bonus points. $NA B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Vinakoper Malvazija (Slovenia): Flower Power, dancing an energetic jig with Tropical Fruit Power, & surprise guest Almond Power. $NA B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Vina Belje 'Kvalitetno' Grasevina (Croatia): Apples, herbs, & wet stones; sounds like a picnic clarion call to me, how about you? $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Lopez Mercier Cal Y Canto Verdejo Dry White (Castilla): Life's a peach; it's also a bowl of nuts; & a lot of fun when drinking this $9 B- >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 2, 2015

Vinted on November 2, 2015 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!

  • 13 Darms Lane Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Takes big steps & leaves big footprints, but there's grace to be found in the stride $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Vranken Demoiselle Brut Rose (Champagne): Raspberries, rose petals, red cherries, & just a teeeeeeeeny bit shy of rapture. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Le Brun de Neuville Brut (Champagne): Only in Champers can one combine clay, chalk, butter, apples & toast and make it all ok. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Nomine-Renard Brut (Champagne): Afternoon snack idea; bruised red apple spread, applied to toast, side of bread and lemon peel. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Wood Family Vineyards Grenache (Livermore Valley): Lovely color introduces a lovely sipper; spicy, poignant, and powerful. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Robert Mondavi Winery To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley): Lush, brooding, muscular, & above all, stunning. $155 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Robert Mondavi Winery Fume Blanc Reserve (Napa Valley): This big & yet this good; you'll shake your head, but will lift your glass $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Verite La Joie (Sonoma County): Complex, tense, & dark; much to love, but you'll need to like things at least a little bit dirty. $375 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Verite La Muse (Sonoma County): Never stops giving, opulently; like someone took your mouth on an all-expenses paid luxury holiday $390 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Verite Le Desir (Sonoma County): Dusty, explosive, gritty poetry in motion; Mad Max Fury Road, only in concentrated liquid form. $390 A >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 26, 2015

Vinted on October 26, 2015 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!

  • 13 Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Schlossberg Riesling Trocken (Rheingau): Sometimes, delicious is just delicious & that's all there is to it $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lavau Rasteau (Rasteau): It's world is a mystery of dark plummy fruit, spice, iron, and blood; oh, yeah, & over-achievement, too. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Murdoch James Estate Pinot Noir (Martinborough): Savory enough that you'll wanna shoot a deer in the park & then light the grill. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Hidalgo Faraon Oloroso Sherry (Jerez): Success! Mashing up posed class and deliciousness into one eminently drinkable package. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ferarri-Carano Tresor Red (Sonoma County): Conducting itself as fruitfully it pleases, without a single trace of inhibitions. $52 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc (Sonoma County): You said she's wood-aged? That's funny, she doesn't really *look* wood-aged to me… $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ferrari-Carano Prevail Back Forty Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): …I'm soooo sexehhhhhhh it huuuurrrrtzzzzzz…! $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Wakefield Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon (Clare Valley, Coonawarra): There's a Jaramaaan waiting in the skyyy with mint & sweet plums. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 M. Chapoutier Monier de la Sizeranne Hermitage (Hermitage): Give it some time for its sinewy shoulders to fit into that oak shirt $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Ricci Curbastro Franciacorta Brut Saten (Franciacorta): Like washing down your party's fine hors d'oeuvres with fine silk. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 19, 2015

Vinted on October 19, 2015 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 Alexandre Bonnet Perle Brut Rose (Champagne): Raspberries that want to be liked, bringing both the flowers & the polished bling. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Alexandre Bonnet Noir Extra-Brut (Champagne): Lithe, clean, tropical, chalky, and generally giving the Aube a very good name. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut (Champagne): Imagine the whole boutique bakery shop, as owned by lavishly-dressed royalty. $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label (Champagne): Can you smoke apricots while eating biscuits? No? Well, this will get you close. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Terlato Family Vineyards Friuli Pinot Grigio (Friuli Colli Orientali): Dynamic personality more than makes up for the love handles $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Emilio Hildago Fino Jerez Seco (Jerez): Fino that flexes some intensely nutty muscles, and flaunts a splendid overall physique. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Karl Schaefer Sonnentropfen Wachenheim Riesling Medium Dry (Pfalz): Sun drops is actually pretty spot on here; so is lemon drops. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Piccini Villa al Cortile Brunello di Montalcino (Montalcino): Earthy to earthy, acid to acid, dusty tannin to dusty tannin… $52 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Piccini Sasso al Poggio (Toscana): Plaintively gardening in the dirt, but actually has some dirty fantasies going on in its mind. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Gussalli Beretta Lo Sparviere Brut (Franciacorta): This one sneaks up one you, & you'll drain those bubbles dry before it's done. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<

 

 

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