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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 26, 2018

Vinted on March 26, 2018 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-ish 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 Briziarelli Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria): Powerful, and sizeable, but there's enough tobacco, leather, graphite & dried herbs to match. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Briziarelli Vitruvio Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria): Ripe, dark, spicy, long, and just utterly and completely pleased with itself for being all three of things. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Briziarelli Rosso Mattone Montefalco (Umbria): Peppery, cherry-fruited goodness served up with at least an entire day's recommended dosage of iron. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Kellerei Kurtatsch Gewurztraminer (Trentino-Alto Adige): Talk about textbook; an encyclopedic-worthy Gewurz entry, replete with the requisite rose petals and lychee. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tascante Ghiaia Nera Nerello Mascalese (Sicily): It would have been sexy even if it hadn't have shown up with all of those flowers. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Oddero Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda (Barolo): This wants you to go away for about a8 years, after which it will be mellow enough to receive you… & to probably blow your mind. $160 A >>find this wine<<
  • NV Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose Brut (Champagne): Red berry preserves on brioche, as prepared by angelic cherubs or their modern equivalents. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Famille Perrin Les Cornuds (Vinsobres): Impeccably crafted, spicily characterful, amenably versatile, and basically affordable. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Schild Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa Valley): Don't let the not-so-aesthetically-pleasling label deter you, this is a classically supple, minty-tinged bargain. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 MacMurray Estate Vineyards Select Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): That's a crap-ton of fruit purity for a decidedly not-a-crap-ton of cash outlay. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 19, 2018

Vinted on March 19, 2018 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-ish 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!

  • 15 Susana Balbo Signature Malbec (Valle de Uco): Expertly crafted, resulting in generous sexiness without a lack of determined focus. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Casarena Owen's Vineyard Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon (Lujan de Cuyo): See, people, this is an example of why I keep telling you that magic can happen in the 30-bucks range… $32 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Chenin Blanc (Swartland): Racy, ripe, & lovely – since we don't have an R word for lovely handy; a side of toasted nuts makes this a nice bargain, too. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 m2 Wines Lodi Native Soucie Vineyard Zinfandel (Mokelumne River): All the spiciness and jammy fruit that your lil' ol' Zin-lovin' heart (and bless it!) desires. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Gorgeous, sexy, and bright; more people, let alone wines, ought to aspire to be like this elegant combo. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Miner Family Wines Emily's Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Basically, this is kind of like having a hot date, only it's in a bottle format. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tommasi Poggio al Tuffo Rompicollo (Toscana): A mouthful of both pronunciation & chewy, plummy fruits; also kind of a versatile, tasty steal. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Mansalto Vino Spumante Brut Rose (Italy): Citrus peel and cherries combine into focused raciness; Sangio showing even *more* versatility, not that we ever doubted it. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 McBride Sisters Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Gooseberries and starfruit for days; or, alternatively, Days of Gooseberry and Starfruit. Whatever, it's delicious. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV McBride Sisters Brut Rose (Marlborough): Red berries galore, and an enthralling, enviably delicate – and dare we say, feminine – personality. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 12, 2018

Vinted on March 12, 2018 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-ish 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 Rodney Strong Brothers Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Still big, still fruity, still spicy, still brawny, still smooth, & still laughing at your paltry attempts to question its might. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Sterling Vineyards Blanc de Blancs (California): Robust, chalky, and will get the job done liek a good soldier when deployed onto the front lines of the aperitif zone. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Weingut Winter Dittelsheim Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): Winter is coming, and if it's as steely and racy as this, you'd better bundle up… and bring stemware… $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Taron Reserva (Rioja): A lot of modernly classic – or is that classically modern? – Spanish style for not a whole lot of your previous coinage. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Brancaia Tre (Toscana): Sleekly modern, but never betraying the soul of its vibrant and sunny Tuscan roots, either. Also, it wants some flank steak. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Chateau Garamache Rose (Cotes du Provence): Like watermelon? How about when it's served up fresh on slate and flint charger plates? $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Ferraton Pere & Fils Samorens Rose (Cotes du Rhone): When you want your cherry flavors to be DEEP; just don't expect a boisterous aromatic conversation. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Blason Louis Graves Bordeaux (Graves): Fourteen years *young*; and it hasn't lost one jot of its plummy, spicy edginess, either. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Blason Louis Graves Bordeaux Blanc (Graves): Sporting riper, fleshier stone fruits than you might be expecting; in this case, the surprise is the good kind. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bird In Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills): The hills are alive… in this case, with the textural earthiness of brambly red berries. $18 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 5, 2018

Vinted on March 5, 2018 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-ish 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!

  • 17 Steele Cabernet Franc Rose (Lake County): Deftly crafted, watermelon cocktail with sprigs of citrus rind and basil carefully appointed along the rim. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV J Vineyards Brut Rose (Russian River Valley): Arguably has never been more engaging, complete, developed, and balanced. More, please! $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Troon Vineyard GSM (Rogue Valley): A rogue's gallery of three of Rhone's red superstars, and the term "lovable" can and should be applied to each one of them here. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Domaine du Garde Temps Cotes de Provence Tourbillon Old Vines Rose (Provence): What it lacks in overt bombast, it more than makes up for in textural intrigue. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Warre's Warrior Finest Reserve (Porto): Spicy, dark, powerful, almost obscenely tasty, and thoroughly unapologetic about the entire thing. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Montes Purple Angel Carmenere (Colchagua Valley): About as guilty of a pleasure as can be rendered from Carm; only thing missing is playing hooky from work to get a spa treatment. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Domaine Bousquet Malbec (Tupungato): Plummy, floral, and fresh; drop your expectations, this one plays quite nicely with others at the dinner table. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Tupungato): This one is almost a steal; but you probably won't feel too guilty enjoying the ample graphite and currants action. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Campotondo Banditone (Orcia): Juicy, dark, chewy, and delicious. Bonus points for showing up with a heaping helping of rose petals, too. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Campotondo All' Incontro Rosso (Toscana): Don't yet love Colorino? This one might just change your mind. And if it doesn't, what the hell is wrong with you, anyways?!?? $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
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