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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<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 1, 2013

Vinted on July 1, 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 Castello Banfi Cum Laude (Toscana): The talk is almost *too* smooth, but chances are good that you'll like what it has to say. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Chateau Reignac Grand Vin de Reignac (Bordeaux Superieur): Still holding its head up high; maybe a bit *too* high, actually. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux Clairet (Bordeaux Clairet): Red berries galore, quite enthusiastically tripping over sweet vanilla. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chateau de Sours Bordeaux Rose (Bordeaux Rose): Not saying much, but it does have a soothing, refreshing timbre to its voice. $18 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Castello Banfi Belnero (Toscana): The Dark Beauty is both dark & beautiful this time around; bargain hunters, get out the notebook $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Senorio de Rubios Albarino (Rias Baixas): All this apple & chalk for the money? Nice… if only it wanted to hang out a bit longer. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Robalino Albarino (Rias Baixas): Albarino's version of a tough guy body-builder; but he's just a crowd-pleasing softie at heart. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 LoLo Albarino (Rias Baixas): Come on over baby, we got the bull by the horn; we ain't fakin', whole lotta tropical shakin' goin' on $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pazo Senorans Albarino (Rias Baixas): I'm lost as to how you could ask for much more out of this lovely, long & pithy love letter. $24 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Santiago Ruiz Albarino (Rias Baixas): Just not quite enough of the tropical bark, and just a bit too much of the Albarino bite. $19 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gimenez Mendez Las Brujas Tannat (Uruguay): From a grape that just isn't all that friendly, comes a hand extended in friendship. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gimenez Mendez Identity Tannat (Uruguay): Sure, it's wearing leather & sporting tattoos, but it's also a pretty graceful dancer. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gimenez Mendez Las Brujas Tannat (Uruguay): Witches brew that's savory, focused, floral, smooth, and very fond of strong coffee. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gimenez Mendez Identity Merlot (Uruguay): A little toasty, fresh slice of the Right Bank, only a helluva lot farther south. $20 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bodega Garzon Tannat Reserva (Uruguay): Sweet prunes & cherries, with leatehr gloves, gripping dark chocolate and smoking stogies. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodega Garzon Albarino Reserva (Uruguay): Flinty & creamy, flashy & fresh, crisp & corpulent; this one requires a bit of patience. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodega Garzon Viognier (Uruguay): Melons, feeling fresh, doing shots and all trying to start a bonfire with a stick of flint. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodega Garzon Albarino (Uruguay): Curvy & fleshy, but all with a quick-witted, crisp, and slightly acerbic sense of humor, too. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodega Garzon Sauvignon Blanc (Uruguay): That cayenne pepper has got some bite left in it, but washes down with mineral water. $12 B >>find this wine<<

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<<

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