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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 29, 2014

Vinted on September 29, 2014 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 Swiftwater Cellars Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Looking for an excuse to use the phrase 'high-toned?' Well, now you've got one! $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Westrey Wine Co Oracle Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Unfolding very slowly & deliberately in its crazy levels of freshness. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Dundee Hills Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Comes off soft & understated, but has intensity in its spicy soul. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge): Juicy & focused, leading you on trails lined with tart red berries, pith & fresh herbs $66 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Villa Maria Estate Taylors Pass Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marlborough): More tea than a Tetley plant, if those had dark berry orchards. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Marchand-Tawse Gevrey-Chambertin (Gevrey-Chambertin): Acerbic & tough to know, but pretty to admire once you get past the defenses $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine Dublere Pitures Premier Cru Volney (Volnay): Less sexy than typical Volnay, & more reserved, but equally apt at the table. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maison Ambroise en Rue de Chaux Nuits-Saint-Georges (Nuits-Saint-Georges): A lovely lightness of being, just maybe a tad too light $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Patz & Hall Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): If it's heft you want, heft – & mid-palate spice – you shall receive! $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Navarro Vineyards Deep End Blend Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): The blend is, for sure, deep; and so are the fresh, brambly fruits. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Donum Estate Carneros Pinot Noir (Carneros): Carneros flexing its more muscular side, and posing with focused, terse intensity. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Byron Monument Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Sometimes oak is not the spawn of Satan; here's 750 ml of powerful, balanced proof $60 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 22, 2014

Vinted on September 22, 2014 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 Pebblestone Cellars Ellis Vineyards Block 9 Viognier (Rogue Valley): Floral, fruity, fresh, flamboyant, fun, fine, & flirtatious. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cowhorn Vineyards Spiral 36 White (Applegate Valley): Honey-dipped tropical fruits, crisp in attitude & searching for fine cheeses $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 The Pines 1852 Syrah (Columbia Gorge): Gamey meat done up right on an iron skillet, with pinches of wood, freshness & character. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Viento Annala Vineyard Pinot Noir (Columbia Gorge): Rosy, peppery & pretty; what it lacks in oomph, it makes up for in character. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Viento Riesling (Columbia Gorge): Petrol & pears, limes & litheness, nuts & no-nonsense, lovely & long; a beauty & a bargain. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Phelps Creek Vineyards Cuvee Alexandrine Pinot Noir (Columbia Gorge): Quite fond of rose-hips, smoke, leather & its own sexiness. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Phelps Creek Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Gorge): The Gorge does its best NZ impersonation, & it's a darn fleshy & entertaining one. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Joseph Drouhin Gevery-Chambertin Premier Cru Champeaux (Gevery-Chambertin): Crazy pretty, but hiding its true feelings for now. $75 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Talley Vineyards Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): Cocoa, tea & leather, served up with grip, poise & attitude. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Jean-Marc Brocard Bougros Chablis Grand Cru (Chablis): Unquestionably low octane & unquestionably gorgeous as it drives off slowly $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Brandl Heiligenstein Erste Lage Reserve Riesling (Kamptal): Reserve it for yourself if you happen to have thirsty dinner guests. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tanner Dafoe Rogue's Blend (Santa Ynez Valley): A rogue it may be, but this rogue is practically Errol Flynn levels of dashing. $75 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 15, 2014

Vinted on September 15, 2014 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 Trisaetum Ribbon Ridge Estate Riesling (Ribbon Ridge): It's wines like this that give the word "lovely" an even better name. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva (Chianti Classico Riserva): A teen, promising but sleeping heavily during puberty. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Castello di Gabbiano Bellezza (Chianti Classico): Too much wood, not enough cherries, but more than enough pleasing refreshment. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso (Umbria): Sweet fruit, flowers & promises up front; but it's all untanned leather on the behind. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Robert Oatley Signature Series Chardonnay (Margaret River): Signed with authority, & deftly schooling Chards twice as pricey. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 I'M Wines Isabel Mondavi Estate Pinot Noir (Carneros): Flaunting the richer side of Carneros, but it's remaining pretty about it. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Siduri Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Happy with its interesting contradictions; rich, lovely, & feral. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Nicolas Feuillatte D'Luscious Demi-Sec Rose (Champagne): Champers, living on the ripe, chewy berry side, baring skins and all. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Donnafugata Anthilia Bianco (Sicily): Refreshing as a summer breeze, but with the ability to engender slightly more happiness. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chehalem Three Vineyard Riesling (Willamette Valley): It feels pithy, oh so pithy… it also feels complex, refreshing & textured. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Showing the growing pains of youth, but also the promise of a fine pedigree. $60 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 8, 2014

Vinted on September 8, 2014 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 Robert Mondav Winery Fume Blanc Reserve (Napa Valley): A mini – & successful – treatise on how oaked SB should be done in NV. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bellingham Citrus Grove Chenin Blanc (Western Cape): Aptly named, and refreshingly simple, but dangerously easy to imbibe. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Pepper Bridge Winery Trine (Walla Walla Valley): Sweet berry fruits and vanilla, cooking meat with paprika and talking smack. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine William Fevre Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis Premier Cru): Dare I eat a peach? If they’re this good then hell yes $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval (Vinho Regional Duriense): Shaking its body, nice and sweet and sassy; King Julien would be proud. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 V. Sattui Winery Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Action hero, victorious, covered in grit, & smoking a stogie. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine William Fevre Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru (Chablis): Sometimes infatuation comes in the form of golden liquid, apparently. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ponzi Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Nasal fireworks, in brilliant hues of peppers, spices, dried flowers, & brambly gumption. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Flora Springs Soliloquy Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Oakville): Not afraid of flaunting a bit of its skin, or a bunch of its talent. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flora Springs Merlot (Napa Valley): Think CA Merlot is down for the count? Here comes this spicy number to prove you way wrong. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<

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