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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 2, 2016

Vinted on May 2, 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 Barbeito Ribeiro Real Sercial 20 Years Old (Madeira): Toasted, salted nuts; seawater; the confidence of Sean Connery's James Bond. $150 A >>find this wine<<
  • 15 CVNE Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana Monopole Blanco (Rioja): Making delicious over-achievement look embarrassingly easy. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Terre de la Custodia Sagrantino di Montefalco (Umbria): Cherry, herbs, cigars, and an attitude that's currently as tough as nails. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Buglioni Il Disperato Bianco delle Venezie (Venezie): It's only desperate to deliver delight, which it needn't be, because it does $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Luigi Bosca A Rose is a Rose is a Rose Rose (Mendoza): Well, apparently a Rose is also a delight is a delight is a delight. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Magistrate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Alexander Valley): A Reserve, perhaps, but a Reserve that's not reserved in any way. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Donum Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Cutting a tall, dark, and absolutely strapping figure. $72 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Bonny Doon Mt. Oso Vineyard Il Ciliegiolo Rosato (Tracy Hills): Love barely-ripe cherries right off the tree? Line up for this one $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris Tuile (Central Coast): A high-quality rose sipper fit for Bizarro Superman; offbeat fans will dig it. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bodega Garzon Sauvignon Blanc (Uruguay): Cleeeeeeeean as a whistle! And that whistle is made of lemon grass and starfruit, btw. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 25, 2016

Vinted on April 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!

  • 01 Barbeito Single Cask Colheita Malvasia (Madeira): Nutty, nutty, nutty; fruity, fruity, fruity; focused, focused, focused! $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 02 Blandy's Colheita Bual (Madeira): Figs, served with tea, and plenty of it; as freshly rejuvenating as a day at the spa, too. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Donum Estate Grown Carneros Pinot Noir (Carneros): Delivering fully on all of those Carneros promises that lots of others break. $72 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Donum Estate Grown Carneros Chardonnay (Carneros): This one comes in bold, luxuriant waves, each as relaxing as a warm bath. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc (Napa Valley): Proving both that this SB style is relevant, & that Mexican food has a wine match. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Mas Fi Cava Brut (Cava): Green apples, white flowers, & an almost unbearable – but ultimately very bearable – cheery disposition. $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Domaine des Hospices de Belleville Fleurie (Beaujolais): Deceptively age-worthy, not deceptively lively & stunning. $26 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 M Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem (Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France): The mystery? Why it's not more expensive. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 S. Pratsch Rose (Niederosterreich): Strawberries, roses, & irresistibility; really, that's all you need to know, so get drinkin'! $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken (Mosel): This delight, & a bath, will cure 90% of your problems. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 18, 2016

Vinted on April 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!

  • 14 Botromagno Primitivo (Puglia): Rugged, dark, demanding, and is going to light this cigar & doesn't give a damn that you don't mind. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Marisa Cuomo Costa d'Amalfi Rosato (Campania): When in pink, they don't come a whole lot more floral – or a whole lot bigger. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Schola Sarmenti 'Masserei' Negroamaro Rose Salento (Puglia): Talented rRaspberry jam, wet rock, & lilac comedy improv troupe. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco (Sicily): Because we needed yet another reason to prove how much Carricante totally rules. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Marco De Bartoli Vignaverde Grillo Terre Siciliane (Sicily): Fun & fascinating, in a let's-watch-a-Terry-Gilliam-film kind of way. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 4 Librandi Ciro Bianco (Calabria): Enticing over exuberant, delicious over difficult, & priced for give-me-a-case-full purchases. $12 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Masseria Li Veli 'Askos' Verdeca Valle d'Itria (Puglia): Long, lemony, delightful; what are you waiting for, go buy some already. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco (Umbria): Dangerously delicious; you'll be inviting the devil in to dance with this one. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Wakefield The Visionary Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Clare Valley): Like Lady Gaga; audacious, complicated, undeniably talented. $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Masut Vineyard and Winery Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino County): This big *and* this good? Are they allowed to do that? $45 A- >>find this wine<<
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