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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 1, 2016

Vinted on August 1, 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!

  • 10 Elyse Winery Jacob Franklin Hoffman Lane Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sooooo big. Sooooo minty. Sooooo svelte & drinkable. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ascevi Cerou Ronco Superiore Friulano (Friuli Isonzo): This trickster plays it cool, then sneaks up on ya with lingering vivacity. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Troon M*T Reserve Red (Southern Oregon): Malbec & Tannat, all perky and snuggled up cozily next to one another, to your benefit. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gloria Ferrer Rust Rock Terrace Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Serious, elegant stuff, waiting to sleep off its oak exterior. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir (Carneros): It brought you roses. And cherries. And Spices. So, like, you’re welcome, okay? $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gloria Ferrer Jose S. Ferrer Selection Pinot Noir (Carneros): Red berries, perfume, smoke, tea, with power & gravitas on the side. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Gloria Ferrer Jose S. Ferrer Selection Chardonnay Reserve (Carneros): How long can it juggle toast, apple, & cream? A long time! $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Calista The Coast Range Pinot Noir (Sonoma-Mendocino-Monterey Counties): It’s not reading Tolstoy, but it knows some great jokes. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Not afraid to dial it up, in all aspects; also not afraid of your spicy gumbo, either. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV H.M. Borges Malvasia 30 Years (Madeira): Like being able to mainline a high-end cuban cigar. $100 A >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 25, 2016

Vinted on July 25, 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!

  • 14 Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Black raspberry ice cream has got nothing on this deliciousness. $44 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Balletto Cider Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Like eating fresh apricots & toasted marshmallow on the beach. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Balletto BCD Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Sometimes, the choice between darkness & light runs right up the center. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose (Sancerre): Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom! $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Poet's Leap Riesling (Columbia Valley): Maybe not totally magical this time around, but still lithe, mineral, & totally gorgeous. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Spell Wines Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yorkville Highlands): Confident, poised, earthy & just a tad too understated for this crowd. $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Spell Wines Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Will get you drunk on purity, very likely both figuratively & literally. $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cameron Hughes Lot 508 Syrah (Los Carneros): Big, bold and burly, and very capably cooking up some aromatic maple bacon action. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gabbiano Solatio Rosso di Toscana (Toscana): Mixing things up, modernly-styled, with earth-&-spice appeal; emphasis on the appeal. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Egger-Ramer Schiava Gentile Edelvernatsch (Alto Adige): Genteel and gentle, peppery and bright, and probably gone in a flash. $14 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 18, 2016

Vinted on July 18, 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 Lasseter Family Winery Amoureux (Sonoma Valley): A very long draw on a very large, very spicy, and very high-quality cigar. $64 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Lasseter Family Winery Chemin de Fer (Sonoma Valley): Viscous, brambly, dark, and big; it's a GSM as a Mr. Universe contestant. $56 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lasseter Family Winery Paysage (Sonoma Valey): So big… so brawny… so showy… so in-yo-face… but, dang, also so darn tasty. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Lasseter Family Winery Enjoue (Sonoma Valley): It'd be a very tough job indeed to locate a GSM rose that is more aptly named. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Galerie Pleinair Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Pretty much just as gorgeous as a well-crafted version of its namesake. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Mount Veeder Winery Reserve (Mount Veeder): A compelling performance, starring eminent drink-ability that wins out the day. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Cune Rosado (Rioja): Gorgeous to observe, delicious fruity to drink. Uhm, why the hell are you still here & not at the wine shop? $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 I Stefanini Il Selese Soave (Soave): A sniff will lead to a sip, a sip to a gulp, a gulp to a toast to the arrival of Summer. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Rufina Riserva (Tuscany): Chianti decided to strut its stuff with the big boys over at the steakhouse. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Buglioni Il Recioto Recioto della Valpolicella Classico (Valpolicella): Please, PLEASE tell me that one of you brought chocolate. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
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