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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 7, 2015

Vinted on September 7, 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 Fulcrum On Point Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The point, apparently, is to – successfully – showcase SC’s beefier side. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Sol Rouge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Classically classy, jauntily juicy, freshlly fruity, excpectedly expensive $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Sol Rouge Gypsy Blanc (Lake County): Not shooting blanks; it’s actually well-armed with powerfully vibrant bruised yellow apples. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Sol Rouge Cabernet Franc (Lake County): Plummy, dark fruit that is spicing it up right, and looking for a night out at Fogo de Chao. $32 >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Rocca Sveva Cantina di Soave Classico (Soave Classico): Brought to you by the letter ‘A’ – All Apples, Almonds, And Appealing. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Larry Cherubino Ad Lib Hen & Chicken Chardonnay (Pemberton): Young & old, green & ripe, pithy & juicy, getting both lips smacking. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Larry Cherubino Cherubino Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River): Like it’s Figaro namesake, might have you dabbling in infatuation. $54 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 The Federalist Zinfandel (Lodi): Woody like George’s fabled fake teeth, but balanced enough to get a reasonable party started. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Woodward Canyon Washington State Chardonnay (Washington): Elegantly sings & raps over strong beats, drops the mic, & struts away. $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Sokol Blosser Muller-Thurgau (Willamette Valley): Well, now, that’s just *peachy*. And probably really great with spicy take-out. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 31, 2015

Vinted on August 31, 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 VIE Roussanne (Lake County): Fleshier than it looks, enticing at first sip, and offering up Bausch & Lomb levels of saline. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sol Rouge Gypsy Rouge Red (Lake County): Crazy-haired, wild-eyed, strongly opinionated, but also very clearly as sharp as a tack. $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Baron Knyphausen Riesling Spatlese Kiedrich Sandgrub (Rheingau): As cozy & gentle as soft pillows, as crisp as newly ironed sheets $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Dominio del Plata Susana Balbo Brioso (Agrelo): Four grapes, one vineyard, & a single, savory, focused, eagle-eyed determination. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Crios de Susana Balbo Rose Of Malbec (Mendoza): Put its big girl pants on, but lost none of its attractive vivacity in the process $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes (Mendoza): An entire bunch of pretty, fresh cut flowers offered for the price of one or two. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Jota Vineyard Howell Mountain Merlot (Napa Valley): Sweet plum, black olive, and stern, mountain man heft and attitude. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Jota Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Howell Mountain): Zesty strawberries can actually achieve spicy, mineral depth? Go figure. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Gravel paths through blackberry bushes, surrounded with stunning scenery. $80 A >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Cardinale Red Wine (Napa Valley): Sage, herbs, anise, licorice, dates, all served up on fine silk & chased with a Cuban cigar. $240 A >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 24, 2015

Vinted on August 24, 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 Barnard Griffin Rose of Sangiovese (Columbia Valley): Well, now, that's a lot of ruby joy for not a whole lot of coin, isn't it? $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Segura Viudas Gran Cuvee Reserva (Cava): Almost entirely about mouthfeel, and will put paella front and center on your mind. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): From opening to closing, holds the promise of complete expression. $80 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Catena Alamos Torrontes (Salta): Well, it's awfully hard to argue with Delightful when she shows up on a hot Summer day, isn't it? $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Boschendal 1685 Grande Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc (Coastal Region): Piquantly making its point that it wants some smoked fish, NOW. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cantara Cellars Ruth's Vineyard Chardonnay (Lodi): A whole bushel full of ripe pineapples, with big spiky green leaves and all. $23 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Luigi Bosca Finca La Linda Torrontes (Mendoza): White flowers, drunk, arm in arm & loudly singing Queen's We Are The Champions. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 M. Chapoutier Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc (Cotes-du-Roussillon) >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Donnafugata Anthilia Bianco (Sicily): Open bottle, add cooling Summer evening breezes, then watch all liquid in bottle disappear. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Le Volte dell' Ornellaia (Toscana): Like The Giving Tree, of it were a plum tree and all of said plums were juicy, sweet, & ripe. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 VIE Las Madres Vineyard Los Carneros Syrah (Sonoma County): And you will know us by the trail of intriguingly spiced tobacco smoke $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
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