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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 12, 2015

Vinted on October 12, 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!

  • 10 Tasca d’Almerita Tenuta Regaleali Riserva del Conte (Sicily): The peasants stormed the castle, & triumphantly overthrown the king! $NA A >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Baglio del Cristo di Campobello Lu Patri Nero d’Avola (Sicily): Old school dark fruits, thoroughly dressed up in modern clothes. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cristo di Campobello CDC Rosato di Nero d’Avola (Sicily): The cherries & strawberries come to you jauntily, on little, happy feet. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante Sicilia (Sicily): When they’re this pretty, you wish that they’d flaunt it just a little bit more. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Planeta Etna Bianco (Sicily): There’s no ignoring this floral, fruity, and potent expression when it struts itself into the room. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Pietradolce Archineri Etna Bianco (Sicily): If seawater were drinkable & tasty, & could get you buzzed, it would taste like this. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Graci Etna Bianco (Sicily): Pithy, pleasant, & picking pretty flowers; & that finish isn’t going anywhere for a while, thankfully. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Crossbarn Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Basically, you won’t be able to keep your grubby lips off of it. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Alamos Seleccion Malbec (Mendoza): Could double as an wine encyclopedia entry for what to expect from capable Argentine Malbec. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Darms Lane Oak Knoll District Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Sings in a rich baritone, but true harmony still remains elusive. $28 B >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 5, 2015

Vinted on October 5, 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!

  • 11 Firriato Harmonium Nero d'Avola (Sicily): Aptly named, considering how well those normally wild tannins have been domesticated. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Firriato L'Ecru Passito Bianco (Sicily): Sultanas & orange tea are the calling cards of this very sweet & very likable company. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cottanera Etna Rosso Riserva (Sicily): A smoky, spicy, grippy mystery right now, but certainly worth the plot twists to the reveal $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cottanera Etna Bianco (Sicily): Pears, wrapped in citrus peel and garnished with stones, with the whole thing dipped in sea water. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Barone di Villagrande Etna Bianco Superiore (Etna): Almost laughably young, seriously citric, and most seriously under-priced. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Casa del Feudo Barone Beneventano Del Bosco Chardonnay Inzolia (Sicily): Lemons & peaches, with blossoms, & every drop of acid. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Casa del Feudo Barone Beneventano Del Bosco Chardonnay (Sicily): Fresh flowers, fresh apples, fresh rain on stones, & all aplenty. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Azienda Agricola Tornatore Etna Rosso (Etna): Cherries, leather, spice, and value; bring your gourmet burgers & the fixings. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Menti Giovanni Roncaie sui lieviti (Gambellara): Now people gather round! Now people jump around! Getcho freak on!…… Go! $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Menti Giovanni Paiele (Gambellara): A veritable river of citrus; not wide, certainly, but in spots it's actually pretty deep. $12 B >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 28, 2015

Vinted on September 28, 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, along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 10 Rockfall Christopher's Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Mountain fruit hitting complex high notes, the highest yet to come. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Wakefield St Andrews Single Vineyard Release Cabernet Sauvignon (Clare Valley): Chocolate and herbs as main course; and it works. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Wakefield Estate Riesling (Clare Valley): Clare goes all tropical, while losing almost none of its steely stare's power and focus. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Donnachiara Aglianico Campania (Montefalcone): Cherries & brambly blackberries in abundance, all of which are gettin' wild tonight! $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Donnachiara Fiano di Avellino (Montefalcone): If the temperature is 75F or above, I dare you to NOT drink the hell out of this. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bonny Doon Vineyard Clos de Gilroy Grenache (Monterey County): GMS! Gimmie Some More! GMS! Gimmie Some More! Ok, just pour already $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Riserva Trebbiano (Trebbiano D'Abruzzo Riserva): Lavender & honey? F-ck yes, sign me up for that, please $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Syrah & Zin up in the mix? Shut up, you'd suck it right down if you didn't know. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Ronco Calino Brut (Franciacorta): Needs to overcome its shyness, as there's much intriguing stuff underneath that delicate surface $29 B+ >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 21, 2015

Vinted on September 21, 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!

  • 12 Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling (Willamette Valley): Well, well, well! Aren't *you* growing up all dapper & nice & stuff! $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Folonari Chianti (Chianti): Long on chewy tastiness, short on everything else, but also sporting pleasant dinner table manners. $8 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Richly textured, richly ripe, richly tendered, and richly rewarding. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Peju Province Winery Persephone Vineyard Petit Verdot (Napa Valley): Reminds one of spicy beef jerky, with tannins almost as chewy $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Stoller Family Estate Dundee Hills Chardonnay (Dundee Hills): Goin' to the countryyyyy, gonna eat me a lot of peeeeeachesssss… $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Il Poggione Brancato Rosato (Toscana): Yeah, well, you can just take your strawberries &… uh… give me a whole lot more of them $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sol Rouge Red Hills Syrah (Lake County): Juicy black fruits, right off the tree, then followed up with a spicy Slim Jim chaser. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Picayune Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County, Napa County): From lemons to melons and back again, hardly missing a step or a beat. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Picayune Padlock Red (Napa Valley): Those are some seriously energetic, upbeat, funky-ass moves gettin' laid down right there. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Picayune Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Lithe, lovely, light as a feather; now please bring me duck salad before I scream $29 B+ >>find this wine<<

 

 

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