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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 11, 2016

Vinted on April 11, 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 La Villa Barton Cotes de Provence Rose (Cotes de Provence): Delicate flowers that are looking for a partner in as Asian spring-roll $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Nasiakos Agiorgitiko (Nemea): A fruity romp is on display, and the dancer is keeping excellent balance through tricky maneuvers. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Parparoussis Winery Nemea Reserve (Nemea): You will not really understand it until you are grilling lamb; then your eyes will open $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bonny Doon Vieyard Clos de Gilroy Grenache (Monterey County): On the heavy-handed side, but also generous with the clove & pepper. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bonny Doon Vineyard Gravitas White Wine (California): Vanilla, custard, and flowers, all coexisting quite peacefully, it seems. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Celsius 13 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Lays on the charm a bit thick; don't worry, because you will thoroughly enjoy yourself. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Mas Fi Cava Brut Rose (Cava): The game being played here – and it's a fun one – has a name, and that name is "Let's get fresh!" $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Mas Fi Cava Brut Nature Reserva (Cava): No dosage, but also no fooling around, and no cause for reservations about enjoying it. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Rufina Riserva (Tuscany): Sweet, plummy Chianti kisses, followed by totally funky Chianti dance moves. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Mt. Beautiful North Canterbury Chardonnay (North Canterbury): Lovely now; with roast chicken, it'd be downright beautiful indeed. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 4, 2016

Vinted on April 4, 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!

  • NV H.M Borges Old Reserve 10 Years Old Verdelho (Madeira): Forcing dried tropical fruits on you; don't worry, you won't complain. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 La Mozza Aragone Maremma Toscana (Tuscany): Green herbs and uber-ripe fruit coming together like chocolate and peanut butter. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Tamiolakis Rhous White (Crete): Potent peach, prickly pear, and pure white flowers; if it's Spring, this needs to be in my mouth. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Besserat de Bellefon Cuvee des Moines Brut Rose (Champagne): Hark! And Behold! 'Tis the red berry tanginess that carries the day! $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Tournesol Napa Valley Proprietor's Blend (Napa Valley): You signed up for sultry, spicy sexiness, and that's exactly what you got. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rocca Family Estate Collinetta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville): Pretty much totally pegging the deliciousness scale. $108 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cairdean Acquaintance Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville): Fans of hedonism will sure as sh*t want to make its acquaintance. $98 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ehlers Estate Merlot (Napa Valley): Toasty, powerful, and densely-packed; an open full bottle won't stay that way for very long. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Carpene Malvolti Extra Dry Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco (Prosecco di Conegliano): Wants to give you refreshment NOW, dammit! $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Paul Mas Coteaux du Languedoc Belluguette (Languedoc-Roussillon): Like 'em thick & fruity? The tropical side of this one delivers. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 28, 2016

Vinted on March 28, 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!

  • 11 Castello di Uviglie San Bastiano Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese (Piedmont):  This featherweight can hit with some serious jabs. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Gaudio Bricco Mondalino Gaudio Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese (Piedmont): Pleasant palate hip-check, delivered by rosehips. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tenuta la Tenaglia Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese (Piedmont): Roses are red, cherry is ripe, this is pithy… can I have more? $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Wente Eric’s Chardonnay Small Lot (Livermore Valley-San Francisco Bay): Bring forth the thirsty crowds, for they shall be pleased. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Riverbench Cork Jumper Rose Brut (Santa Maria Valley): Floral, lovely, & capable, and maybe just a little too sure of itself. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Trefethen Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Flashy, but seriously skilled, and fitting the NV profile to a T. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Biblia Chora Ovilos White Assyrtico-Semillon (Pangeon): Oil & water don’t mix, but oily & piquant sure as hell do, based on this. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Wakefield The Pioneer Exceptional Parcel Release Shiraz (Clare Valley): Like inhaling the entire finals of a barbecue competition. $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva (Rioja): Spicy, plummy, & juicy waves that hit quickly, but slowly ebb on sweet mocha currents. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Henriques & Henriques 20 Years Old Malmsey (Madeira): If you can’t stand this fresh heat, you surely don’t belong in the kitchen. $95 A- >>find this wine<<
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