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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 4, 2016

Vinted on July 4, 2016 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!

  • 15 Pazo de Senorans Albarino (Rias Baixas): Crisp, clean, bright, and long. So, basically, it's kind of like a wine TRON lazer beam. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau Sainte Marguerite Symphony Cru Classe Rose (Cotes de Provence Protegee): Passion of fruit;passion of everything else, too. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Forget-Brimont Premier Cru Brut (Champagne): Not the most complex puzzle, but easy-going & delicious enough not to be forgotten. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton Goldfield Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Boisterous, almost to a fault. **Almost**. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Maggy Hawk Jolie Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): A vinous suffragette movement; certainly feminine, and not lacking for power. $66 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Maggy Hawk Hawkster Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Plenty of beauty, plenty of brawn; certainly not mutually exclusive in this case $66 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cameron Hughes Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Declassified classiness; basically, a killer bargain. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Capensis Chardonnay (Western Cape): Textured like the Bayeux Tapestry, nearly as long, and almost as pretty an experience. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Grand Vin de Reignac Cuvee Speciale (Bordeaux Superieur): When the funk dances off, then the Merlot starts its own dancing. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Adegas Gran Vinum Nessa Albarino (Rias Baixas): What, you don't like them boisterous? Well, too goddamned bad for you, then. $17 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 27, 2016

Vinted on June 27, 2016 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 Steven Kent Winery Lineage (Livermore Valley): It won't be cheap, but it'll likely be one of the finest reds LV has ever produced. $NA A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton Goldfield Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): On display – rose, cherry, spice, & an elegant side of Anderson $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lieb Cellars Reserve Blanc de Blancs (North Fork of Long Island): Purity of pears, along with sincere purity of pleasure. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Domaine des Hospices de Belleville Brouilly (Beaujolais): The red that you dream about when you eat gourmet pizza. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Ca'Berti Bechel Vino Bianco Frizzante (Italy): Sunny label, encasing a sunny, capable bubbly; just don't go expecting miracles. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Torresella Prosecco Extra Dry (Prosecco): Deliciousness as a virtue? Why not, when expressed this simply and refreshingly? $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon (McLaren Vale): Rarely do the Aussies get so downright – and ingeniously – serious. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc (North Canterbury): Hot Summer day? Dare you to refuse a ripe, juicy cantaloupe that's *this* fresh $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Campo Viejo Gran Reserva Rioja (Rioja): Sweet oak cobwebs, brush them away & you'll find tobacco and leather stores to spare. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Anna de Codorniu Brut Rose Cava (Penedes): Well, that was a lovely little conversation; if only it hadn't been so darned short… $15 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 20, 2016

Vinted on June 20, 2016 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!

  • 15 Chateau Saint-Maur Cru Classe Clos de Capelune Rose (Cotes de Provence): I think the word we want here is Resplendent; ok, & Showy $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Holding violets, but in a tight, grippy, leather glove, for which you'll thank it later $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Rockpile Winery Rockpile Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Berry compote, somehow balanced on a stony, razor-sharp edge. $41 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Garden Creek Ranch Vineyards Winery Tesserae Red Wine (Alexander Valley): Dried herbs, dusty tannin, tight acids, meaning business $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Laurel Glen Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Mountain): Comes in smooth, grips, and the does not let you go. $69 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 98 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja (Rioja): Exhibit number 1000 as to why this label should be considered a benchmark. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 William Fevre Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): Never a let-down with these guys; elegant, vivacious, poised, & sooo fresh $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine Fourrey Cote de Lechet Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): In the words of Deadpool, "What the sh*t?!??" An incredible value. $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Albert Bichot Chablis (Chablis): Almonds and flowers that are insistent on you going out and buying some excellent cheeses, now. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Vincent Dampt Petit Chablis (Petit Chablis): Certainly not at all petite in crispness, refreshment, or value for dollar. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
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