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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 30, 2016

Vinted on May 30, 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!

  • 12 Le Morette Lugana Riserva (Lombardy): Isn't quite warmed up yet, but will be all about serving lemon biscuits when it finally is. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Tenuta Roveglia Vigne di Catullo Lugana Riserva (Lombardy): Lanky now, but there's a more-than-capable player lurking in that skin $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ca' Lojera Riserva del Lupo Lugana (Veneto): From bright tropical fruits, to bright citrus juiciness, to a very bright future. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 San Giovanni Pasini Busocaldo Lugana (Lombardy): Lugana's madcap, saline-rich, let's-see-how-far-we-can-go-with-this-one side. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Le Fraghe Brol Grande Bardolino Classico (Veneto): Sweet tobacco, dark cherries, & a sprig of onion, all playing cards & drinking. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Ancilla Lugana Ella Lugana (Lombardy): An acerbic edge can't diminish this one's round, buoyant, and crowd-pleasing personality. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Cascina Le Preseglie Hamsa Bianco Lugana (Lombardy): Elegant, vivacious, pure; and not in a hurry when it comes to finishing. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Tenuta Roveglia Limne Lugana (Lombardy): Big, ripe, tropical fruit, out for an epic adventure sailing on saline-filled seas. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Ottella Lugana (Lombardy): All Hawaiian shirt-wearing now, but it looks to have a focused, elegant evening dress in its future. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Corte Gardoni Chiaretto Bardolino (Veneto): A strong, elegant, reserved role model figure for impressionable Chiaretto pink. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 23, 2016

Vinted on May 23, 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!

  • 92 Barbeito Frasqueira Sercial Madeira (Madeira): Like munching salted caramels by the sea, while getting the world's best massage. $170 A >>find this wine<<
  • 92 Barbeito Boal Frasqueira Madeira (Madeira): Brand new high-end, polished wood cabinet, filled to the brim with spices & figs. $165 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 98 Blandy's Colheita Verdelho Madeira (Madeira): It hits your mouth, & you momentarily forget the crushing depression of mortality. $80 A >>find this wine<<
  • 98 Blandy's Colheita Sercial Madeira (Madeira): Portuguese vinous version of a philosophical debate about the nature of consciousness $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Blandy's 10 Year Old Bual (Madeira): Caramel that decided to get down and dirty, much to your sweet tooth's future delight. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 64 Justino's Malvasia Vintage Madeira (Madeira): The kind of art that won't give a rat's ass whether or not you're ready to like it. $325 A >>find this wine<<
  • 64 Justino's Boal Vintage Madeira (Madeira): Kind of like simultaneously experiencing the entire dessert table at Christmas dinner. $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 96 Justino's Colheita Madeira (Madeira): Totally nutty, and yet totally focused. So, basically, it's the Dr. Emmett Brown of desserts $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 95 Justino's Colheita Madeira (Madeira): A bottled magic trick – balancing delicate spices on top of 113 grams of residual sugar. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Justino's 10 Year Old Terrantez Medium Dry (Madeira): How often do you get to combine the fake words Superfresh and Superelegant? $NA A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 16, 2016

Vinted on May 16, 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 Dutton-Goldfield Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley): Blueberries and violets, starring as a not-so-odd couple. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Cherry Ridge Syrah (Russian River Valley): That is one hella-good Northern Rhone impersonation. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): What we really, REALLY need now are soft-shell crab sandwiches. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton-Goldfield Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): I think that the word we're looking for here is "triumph." $50 A >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rose (Cotes de Provence): If a wine could belt out an extended Deee-Lite dance club mix, it'd be this. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz (McLaren Vale): Single vineyard, singularly focused; and for us, a powerfully multilayered payoff. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Capture Wines Tradition Sauvignon Blanc (Lake County – Sonoma County): Successfully captures the territory between rich & vibrant. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Galerie Latro Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley): Might be the valley of Knights, but the juice is pretty much king-worthy. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Galerie Terracea Spring Mountain Riesling (Napa Valley): From "this smells really nice" to "fill that glass back up" in seconds. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Plums for minutes, spices & blueberry for hours, violets and silk for days. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
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