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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 4, 2015

Vinted on May 4, 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 Bonterra The Roost Blue Heron Ranch Chardonnay (Mendocino County): A hot kitchen, but they're cooking up some tasty toast. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lazy Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): There's certainly nothing lazy – or short – about the structured finish here. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ferrari Carano Pinot Noir Anderson Valley (Anderson Valley): Sheeeee wooooore reeeeeeed vellllllllllllllveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet… $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Buried Cane Heartwood Red Wine (Columbia Valley): AN energetically spicy dance that never quite finds its structural footing. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine de la Bastide Figue Rose (Cotes du Rhone): Go figure, this is bargain figgy-ness with a refreshingly fine & floral figure. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Loveblock Pinot Noir (Central Otago): Earth below, smoke above, & basically all red fruited goodness filling the landscape between $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): It's kind of like exotic fruits are makin' romance to sweet, smooth, soft soul music. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Anaba Turbine Red (Sonoma Valley): Dark plums are dancing playfully, kicking up the dust & sprinkling spices as they twirl about. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Anaba Turbine White (Sonoma Valley): Somewhere, Roger Daltrey is probably belting out "Bargain" at the top of his lungs in tribute $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bonny Doon Contra Red (California): A spicy meatball, imparting a vivid history lesson on old style CA field blended fruitiness. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 27, 2015

Vinted on April 27, 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!

  • 11 Chateau Panis Mialhe Minervois Les Eglises (Languedoc-Roussillon): The church bells here are ringing tunes of rustic amicability. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Atalayas Vineyard Chardonnay (Casablanca Valley): Drinkin' like a queen, spendin' like a pauper. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Prinz Salm Two Princes Riesling (Rheinhessen): Punching above its weight in the refreshing-length-of-lemony-finish department. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Inman Family Whole Buncha Love OGV Estate Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Whole buncha tasty, but kinda hogs the dinner table. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Eschewing richness of mouth for richness of deeper rewards. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Helfrich Riesling Noble Varieties (Alsace): Mineral-and-tropic lightening, and the thunder has a nice, refined ring to it, too. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Signorello Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Whoooaaaaa, easy there, little bison, you're a little too wound up $90 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Sweet, oaky & ripe meets poised, lithe and… ok,and powerful. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine la Croix d'Aline Saint-Chinian (Languedoc-Roussillon): Like a local bluegrass band, this one's just endearingly rustic. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Saint AIX Provence Rose (Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence): Once again, Provence proudly proves why Provence is… well… Provence. $19 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 20, 2015

Vinted on April 20, 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 Fulcrum Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): It most certainly smokes them, because it most certainly has got them. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fulcrum Landy Vineyard Petite Sirah (Russian River Valley): Remember the Sara Ramirez Got Milk ad? It's pretty sexy like that. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon (McLaren Vale): You'll need pencil sharpeners & plenty of coin for all the graphite here. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hickinbotham The Revivalist Merlot (McLaren Vale): Alive, earthy, excellent, and above all else, eccentric and damned proud of it. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz (McLaren Vale): Brooding, brawny, berry-filled, and clearly built for a big, long haul. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hickinbotham The Peake Cabernet Shiraz (McLaren Vale): Like attending The Who's Live At Leeds performance & not being on LSD. $150 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Wind Racer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): A long, leathery – and warm – ride in search of fresh game. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Wind Racer Chardonnay (Anderson Valley): Honey and flowers? Hell yeah, that's usually – as it is here – pretty hard to pass up. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose (Sancerre): Fresh strawberries, authentic and sparing pretty much nothing; vines, leaves, and all. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Melka Wines CJ Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Almost no one does the CA big, generous, & luxuriant thing a turn better. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
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