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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 22, 2017

Vinted on May 22, 2017 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!

  • NV Valdivieso Blanc de Blanc Brut (Chile): Yellow apples, toasted bread, a spring of edible flowers, & fair amount of sheer delight. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Valdivieso Caballo Loco Grand Cru Apalta (Colchagua Valley): Savory, meaty & smokey; you're gonna wanna fire up the grill, folks. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gianpiero Marrone Barolo Bussia (Barolo): Not afraid to get its hands dirty; in fact, it's holding gobs of rocks and earthy clay. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bodegas Olivares Altos de la Hoya (Jumilla): Old vines resulting in fresh spices, sexy fruit, and a decidedly youthful demeanor. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Brooks Janus Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): This one requires some careful attention to appreciate its down-to-earth-y nuances. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Brooks Willamette Valley Riesling (Willamette Valley): A dab of lime zest, a sprig of flower petal, a kiss of sugar, a lot to like $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Brooks Amycas White Blend (Willamette Valley): The kitchen sink blend is rarely so well considered, or as versatile and tasty. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Chateau Minuty Cotes de Provence M de Minuty Rose (Provence): An open bottle at a deck party is unlikely to last more than a minute $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Marques de la Concordia Hacienda Zorita Abascal Vineyard Reserva (Ribera del Duero): Be sure that you like your plums with coconut $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Zardetto Prosecco di Treviso Brut (Veneto): Apricots, flowers, & about as easy-going of a general attitude as you're likely to find $15 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 15, 2017

Vinted on May 15, 2017 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!

  • 09 La Molara Taurasi Riserva Santa Vara (Campania): Combining power and grace in ways not easily found in the Southern Mediterranean $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Di Meo Taurasi Vigna Olmo Riserva (Campania): If you dig black licorice and wood, you are gonna feel like you're in heaven. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Ocone Vigna del Monaco Falanghina del Taburno (Campania): Taught, slender beauty, wound up tight with elegant sage dressings. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fontanavecchia Taburno (Falanghina del Sannio): An oddball, to be sure, but one that's thoroughly endearing & entertaining. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico Rosso Irpinia (Campania): You know what they say, if you love a man's garden, you gotta love the man $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Feudi di San Gregorio Piano di Montevergine Riserva (Taurasi): Nothing shy, timid, weak, or under-performing to be found here. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Feudi di San Gregorio Campanaro Bianco Irpinia (Campania): Offering ample salinity to wash down all of that acerbic, toasty bite. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Feudi di San Gregorio Cutizzi (Greco di Tufo): You might swoon to the headiness, but its vivacity & balance will set you upright. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Feudi di San Gregorio Pietracalda (Fiano di Avellino): We do like our bargains delicious, mineral, & potentially quite long-lived. $31 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Reserva (Rioja): Still a smooth character, polished, fresh, fancy, flamboyant, and well-groomed $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 8, 2017

Vinted on May 8, 2017 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 Vinaria din Vale Feteasca (Moldova): What a treat! Tropical, honeyed, floral, and starting to get a little nutty… in a good way. $13 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Cantina del Barone Particella 928 (Fiano di Avellino): The edges are a bit too fuzzy, but the overall view is exotic and fun. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ciro Picariello Ciro 906 Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Long, and totally legit; unrefined honey poured over apples on slate. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Rocca del Principe Tognano Riserva Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Baked golden apples, with the skins; also, honey & awesomeness. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Rocca del Principe Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Pithy, precise, piquant, particularly balanced, and purposefully restrained. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Sarno 1860 Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Kind of like finding a lost 20 dollar bill in your jeans; lucky day for Fiano lovers. $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Errazuriz Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Aconcagua Valley): Passion fruit, wet stones, a penchant for expressive, precise movements. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Errazuriz Max Reserva Carmenere (Aconcagua Valley): Tobacco, coffee, leather, wood; fitting surroundings for a sweet plum snack. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir (Aconcagua Valley): Easy to grasp, easy to like, easy to imbibe, & pretty easy on the wallet. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay (Aconcagua Valley): Chalk, pith, and flowers line this fruity, elegant, vibrant walkway. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 1, 2017

Vinted on May 1, 2017 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!

  • 14 Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve (Aconcagua Valley): Executed with ultra-luxury watch brand elegance and precision. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Elk Cove Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Offering textbook OR PN, which kind of makes it dangerously impossible not to enjoy it. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Broadly speaking, this is going for – & getting – fruity, bright, broad appeal. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 The Diving Rod Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Kind of like a BBQ chain restaurant meal; meaty, smokey, & thoroughly accessible. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Troon Vineyard Whole Cluster Ferment Riesling (Applegate Valley): Will make more conversation than converts; vibrant & interesting. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Colli di Lapio di Romano Clelia Vigna Andrea (Taurasi): Dead sexy in how much of its spicy, inviting self it’s teasing right now. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Colli di Lapio di Romano Clelia Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Mineral, floral, nutty & lovely; swoon-worthy drinking right now. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Colli di Lapio di Romano Clelia Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Fiano that, while still wound up, is decidedly on the friendly side. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc (Cotes du Rhone): Packing seemingly endless amounts of floral, tropical expressiveness for the coin $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage Blanc (Crozes Hermitage): A tiny bit of Roussanne, a bunch of Marsanne, and a whole lotta muscle. $15 B >>find this wine<<
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