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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 8, 2015

Vinted on June 8, 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!

  • 13 Bott Teleki (Tokaj): Please, please do NOT tell them that this kind of mineral, austere elegance should probably be priced higher. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ousterhout Bradford Mountain Grist Vineyard Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley ): A cola chorus line of dancing herbs & jumping red fruit $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Stoller Family Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): A lithe, inviting, subtle, and refreshing romp through OR trails. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port (Porto): Props are due for the long-haul structure, but it'll be a boozy journey. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Palivou Vineyards Vissino Rose (Nemea): Cherries, cherries, cherries & cherries until the cows come home, and they're not home yet. $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV La Montina Franciacorta Brut (Franciacorta): Flowers and ripe stone fruits, neither of which are afraid of getting aggressive. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Ferghettina Brut Franciacorta (Franciacorta): Like taking the nut-filled trail mix to feed your picking spree at the apple orchard $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Achaval Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): Impressively, both somewhat chewy and somewhat seductive, all at the same time. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hoopes Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sweet of character, long and strong, not taking No for an answer anytime soon. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Alexandria Nicole Quarry Butte Destiny Ridge Vineyards Red (Horse Heaven Hills): Sweet cassis, that is some sweet cassis, baby! $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 1, 2015

Vinted on June 1, 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 Soho Jagger Pinot Gris (Marlborough): Has the body, the energy, and the swagger; but might be just a touch too full of itself. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Coffele Ca' Visco Soave Classico (Soave Classico): Both lovely and nutty, which feels like perfect warmer weather sipping company. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Masut Two Barrel Eagle Peak Pinot Noir (Mendocino County): Firing with both barrels from its fully-loaded big flavor shotgun. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Lothian Vineyards Vineyard Selection Chardonnay (Elgin): A toasty, melon-touting Lothario; ornate but not eschewing energy. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine de Cantagrils Picpoul De Pinet (Languedoc): What fun, gulp-able nuttiness is this? Who cares when it's this gulp-able? $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Mathis Rose de Grenache (Sonoma Valley): Fresh, fruity, and friendly watermelon meets fresh, fruity, and friendly attitude. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Idella Wines Manchester Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino Ridge): A gentleman's game between sweet red berries & strong spices. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Idella Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Rafael Vineyard (Napa Valley): Sexiness ensues, even if it's not yet ready for those oak trappings $95 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Saveurs du Temps Costieres de Nimes Rose (Rhone): It'd take a cold heart not to be at least a little bit charmed by this one. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Gaia Assyrtiko Wild Ferment (Santorini): Round, perky, assertive, and charmingly delicious, speaking in measured, sure prose. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 25, 2015

Vinted on May 25, 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!

  • 14 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rose (Cotes de Provence): The Good Life is out there somewhere, So stay on my arm you little charmer. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Corona de Aragon Special Selection Garnacha (Carinena): Tall, dark, handsome & friendly stranger, speaking in thick Spanish accent $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Idella Syrah (Santa Barbara County): You'll need to don the Big Boy Wading Pants to step into this rich spice-fest of a river. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Idella Las Cerezas Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Yountville): Densely packing up the tropical fruit oomph in controlled, tight rolls. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Nasiakos Nemea Red (Nemea): All tension & pretension were left at the door, in their places are just tartness & lovely spices. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Sigalas Santorini Assyrtiko (Santorini): Canistel, chalk, and citrus… we really don't need more evidence of this guy's talent. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Forward Kidd Napa Valley Red Wine (Napa Valley): The kid is not kidding, is indeed forward, and undoubtedly still quite young. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Pillar Box Shiraz (Padthaway): This pillar box is apparently used to send messages constructed primarily of jam, jam, & more jam. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 M2 Wines Century Vineyard Zinfandel (Lodi): And then, all of a sudden, all of the the kitchen spices totally exploded! I swear! $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodegas Paniza Vinas Viejas de Paniza Garnacha (Carinena): NOt shy about giving you something thoughtful to chew – & chew – on. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
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