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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 17, 2014

Vinted on November 17, 2014 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!

  • 11 Szent Tamas 3909 (Tokaji): This zip code is an upscale, respectable & sweet, orange blossom-lined neighborhood for late harvest. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Szent Tamas Szent Tamas Furmint (Tokaji): For some wines, the minerality quotient must be measured not in stones, but in boulders. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Szent Tamas Percze Furmint (Tokaji): Sooo linear. Sooo lovely. Sooo elegant. Sooo lively. Sooo heady. And sooooooo damn young. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Dobogo Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos (Tokaj-Hegyalja): Sort of like edible liquid gold, only with sides of flowers, orange peel & tea. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Dobogo Mylitta (Tokaji): I'm picturing the words "Sultana, sultana," only being sung to the tune of Toto's Rosanna. But I'm weird. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Dobogo Furmint (Tokaji): Tangerines & citrus zest, moving in straight, determined lines, their GPS coordinates set for Freshville. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Viento Underwood Mountain Vineyards Gruner Veltliner (Columbia Gorge): Everything but the meat, from veggies to fruit to bread. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Maysara Asha Pinot Noir (McMinnville): Grab a few handfuls of chewy, savory, sour cherries, and then join in the proceedings. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Cliff Creek Cellars Claret (Southern Oregon): Sheets of red fruits & cardamom, all hung up with savory, tannic threads. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Brandborg Ferris Wheel Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Elkton): Packing surprising levels of oomph for having such a light step. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 10, 2014

Vinted on November 10, 2014 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!

  • 11 Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir (Yamill-Carlton): Citrus peel tea, anyone? Yes, when it's this soft & supple, you should. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ayres Vineyard Lewis Rogers Lane Estate Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge): An austere, peppery, lithe beauty of a boysenberry bargain. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): The ride ends too soon, but the view is incredibly lovely all the way. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lange Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): If you can mind a little leathery heat, it's worth staying in this kitchen. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bethel Heights Southeast Block Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Maybe a little top-heavy, but it quickly recovers its poise. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Kramer Vineyards Zero Dosage Brut (Yamhill-Carlton): green citrus and clay, to fit right into your Autumnal apple picking plans. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sokol Blosser Goosepen Block Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Large & chewy; but also lovely & robust. Less muscle car, & more formula 1 $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Villa Ponciago Fleurie la Reserve (Beaujolais): Don't mind the green stems along this stony path, red berries await you at the end $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Louis Guntrum Niersteiner Rehbach Riesling Spatlese (Rheinhessen): Tea, with lemon, combined into something dangerously drinkable. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 3, 2014

Vinted on November 3, 2014 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 Quivira Viognier-Sauvignon Blanc (Dry Creek Valley): Potential for a mad-scientist match-up that becomes more art than creation. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Quivira Wine Creek Ranch Grenache (Dry Creek Valley): Perfume, pepper, & acidity that's poppin' like an open pack of Pop Rocks. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Quivira Rose (Dry Creek Valley): Lovers of the pithy, unite! Wild strawberry, rose petal, and wild length for the cost of entry. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pina Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain): Tannin & cassis clearly meant for each other though in no hurry to wed $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 St. Amant Winery Marian's Vineyard Lodi Native Zinfandel (Lodi): The natives are restful, in smooth repose, & smoking peace pipes. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Glenelly Estate Lady May (Simonsberg-Stellenbosch): Herbs, leather, & grip; and it's a damn long, hard, tight, & complex grip. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Dry Creek Vineyards Estate Block 10 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Wearing rich garb, but adorned with subtle accessories. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Signorello Hope's Cuvee Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Cream and complexity are its strong-suits. Subtlety… uhm, well… not so much. $80 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Ricci Curbastro Franciacorta Extra Brut (Franciacorta): Toasted almond bread, transmogrified into a playful, citric effervescence $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Spell Wines Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yorkville Highlands): Time & patience are required to tend this herb, spice & berry garden. $50 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 27, 2014

Vinted on October 27, 2014 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 Donnafugata Sedara (Sicilia): Sprinkled with dried herbs, & asking you if anybody's interested in picking up some BBQ chicken pizza $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fritz Reserve Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Crafted, for sure, but done so without at all feeling created, or manipulated. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fritz Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Walking a fine line between lithe & floral, and creamy & juicy. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Vino Valpredo Wine Company Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Pleasingly pithy, lip-smackingly tasty, and lip-puckeringly energetic. $NA B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Jenner Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Maybe schizophrenic, but its split creamy/vibrant personality is a crowd-pleaser. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cadaretta Springboard Red (Columbia Valley): Bright plum candles, all dripping ripe juice wax onto their cedar and spice handles. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): The fruits are sweet, dark & handsome, and they're skilled at grilling meat, too. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cadaretta SBS Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Columbia Valley): Lean, green, and not at all mean; tropical fruits, on a racy steak. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Renegade Wine Co Rose (Columbia Valley): Now here's a set of pithy red berry goodness that's operating well above its pay grade. $12 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla Valley): Only now just emerging from its dusty, brooding, dark-fruited slumber. $56 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Amavi Cellars Semillon (Walla Walla Valley): Big, yeah, it's big; but it's also nearly weightless in its clean, crystal clarity. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<

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