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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 6, 2015

Vinted on July 6, 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 Stonestreet Gravel Bench Chardonnay (Alexander Valley): Lots of rock under all that cream but you'd best bring your wood tolerance $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Continuum Red (Napa Valley): All estate, and all about flaunting it; because, deep down, it just *knows* that it has it… $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (Columbia Valley): Seems this unctuous beauty keeps getting prettier, because, well it does. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Monte Rossa Cabochon Brut (Franciacorta): A hearty, aggressive toast, made to apple-and-brioche toastiness – and tastiness. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Broadley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Broadly speaking, this is a sweet spot between sweet fruit & perkiness. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Syncline Gruner Veltliner (Columbia Gorge): Capable of respectfully flipping you the middle finger, if it deems it necessary. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Merryvale Starmont Pinot Noir (Carneros): Small it is not, but vibrant and tasty it is, and may be interested in your next picnic. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 CUNE Monopole (Rioja): You thought you were getting a more elegant Spanish white for this price? Dude, what is wrong with you? $12 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare (Central Coast): Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely… $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Bien Nacido Syrah X-Block​​ (Santa Maria Valley): When you're this light on your feet & carefree it becomes infectious. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 29, 2015

Vinted on June 29, 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 Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Rockfall Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Tobacco, lit up by flint, graphite, and grip. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay (Alexander Valley): They don't come much bigger, folks. They also don't come much better. $75 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Terrace Ridge Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Alexander Valley): Waiting for the finish? Keep waiting! $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cadaretta Windthrow (Columbia Valley): That wind is throwing plenty of plum jam, meat, and fennel your way, apparently. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ramey Claret (Napa Valley): An easy-going palate that doesn't quite compete with the package's elegant, aromatic complexity. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Melville Block M Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): M might as well stand for Monster, in all of the best senses of the moniker. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Complex, capable, & moody; downright unapologetic about all of it. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Well, somebody here fancies themselves to be a Northern Italian native… $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lange Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Intellectually bright & peppery, but has some smooth sweet talk, too. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Montenisa Franciacorta Brut Rose (Franciacorta): Tart red berry elegance in motion; but alas, a dance that ends all too soon. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 22, 2015

Vinted on June 22, 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 Brian Carter Cellars Oriana White Blend (Yakima Valley): Your next Chinese take-out meal well undoubtedly thank you profusely. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Erath Prince Hill Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): For when you really, really cannot resist taking the lavender home in a bottle. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Efeste Evergreen Riesling (Ancient Lakes): Shores of Ancient Lakes, bombarded with ancient slate rocks & not-so-ancient limes. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyards Reserve Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge): OR Pinot that is laying blacktop in rich, layered applications. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Le Marchesine Franciacorta Brut (Franciacorta): Like feeling a modernist painting in the dark; texturally interesting, but lacking. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Adelsheim Vineyard Elizabeth's Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): A petite, pretty lady that also has a sultry air about her. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Amity Vineyards Pinot Blanc (Willamette Valley): Honeydew, with a pinch of salt? Well, honey, I believe I do want a taste of that. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Aia Vecchia Vermentino (Tuscany): Requires little attention – but maybe a large shellfish appetizer – to thoroughly enjoy. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Aia Vecchia Sor Ugo Bolgheri Rosso Superiore (Bolgheri): Intriguing at first, but muscles its way into roughshod, boorish territory $35 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cantine Buglioni Il Ruffiano Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Valpolicella): In a tasty way, like drinking sweet BBQ beef jerky. $28 B >>find this wine<<
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