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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 2, 2015

Vinted on March 2, 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 Simi Alexander Valley Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Manages to rein in the peachy boasting in favor of interesting conversation. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Portelli Riesco Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Cerasuolo di Vittoria): Abundant, friendly, buoyant, forceful, rustic, & likes to hang out. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Alliata Vini Kaspar Nero d'Avola (Sicily): All of the rusticity you'd expect, plus most of the refinement that you might not. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Pietracava di Domenico Ortoleva Septimo Nero d'Avola (Sicily): Bright, relatively light, plummy, gamey, but most of all, engaging. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Al-Cantara Amuri di Fimmina e Amuri di Matri Etna Rosato (Etna): Roses, a dry sense of humor, & a sexy walk; that's amore, indeed. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Emiliana Novas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Valle de San Antonio): Zesty almost to a fault; keep it in mind for the Summer arsenal $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon (McLaren Vale): Since it's never been untrue to its name, any doubters need to now clam up $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flora Springs Trilogy Red Wine (Napa Valley): Oak strains of growing pains, but the plummy potential will emerge if you're patient $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Nino Franco Faive Vino Spumante Rose Brut (Valdobbiadene): Carries itself with a lovely air; but don't you dare piss her off! $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gloria Ferrer Dijon Clone Selection Carneros Pinot Noir (Carneros): Juicy wet kisses from friendly, mastiff-sized dark berries. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 23, 2015

Vinted on February 23, 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!

  • 01 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Valentino Brut Zero Riserva Metodo Classico (Piedmont): Still singing along to Kool & The Gang's "Fresh" $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Bellavista Franciacorta Brut (Franciacorta): Always nice to bmp into someone who has buoyancy but doesn't lack for seriousness. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Michel Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem (Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France): Long of name; also long on tastiness $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Michel Chapoutier Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Blanc (Cotes du Roussillon): I'm a limestone cowboooyyyyy… Rolle rides again! $13 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Franco Ziliani Pratello Valtenesi Sant'Emiliano Chiaretto (Lombardia): Hard to pronounce, difficult to write, sooooo easy to drink. $NA B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cantele Negroamaro Rosato (Salento): Cherries giving roses to strawberries, sitting on slate by freshwater streams. Ok, whatever. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Terredora di Paolo Rosaenovae Rosato Irpinia (Campania): Has a nice body, which it has adorned with raspberry perfume goodness. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Zardetto Private Cuvee Rose (Veneto): Roses are red, sour cherries are red, some berries are red… are U gonna finish that glass? $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Spell Wines Nichole's Blend Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Richly textured, with an instantly-likeable and generous disposition. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Schlossberg Alsace Grand Cru (Alsace): Well, something sure as hell went very, very, very right here. $32 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 16, 2015

Vinted on February 16, 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 Duboeuf Morgon Jean Descombes (Beaujolais): “He was gentle as a night wind… as no lover had been beeeeefooooooooreeeee……..” $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 93 Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos (Tokaj-Hegyalja): Do mortals deserve slices of heaven? Doesn’t mean we should turn them down… $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Grgich Hills Estate Grown Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Melon rock band, with shades of back-country lemony twang to their riffs. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): 1st impressions would say burly; but 1st impressions aren’t always right. $56 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Ferrari Perle (Trento): Apple bread & awesomeness, with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a preference for not being disturbed yet. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Hearthstone Estate Roussanne (Paso Robles): Cream, toast, honeycomb cereal, melons; a time warp back to grade school breakfast! $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): The devil is in the details, and thankfully there’s no shortage of details available here. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Maldonado Parr Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma County): There’s just enough lemony twang in this richly orchestrated performance. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (Valpolicella): For those who take their coffee, tea, meat, disposition, & life dark. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Champagne Ayala Brut Rose Majeur (Champagne): Upscale brunch, in an upscale location, with a setting that’s refined & quiet. $70 A- >>find this wine<<

 

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