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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 22, 2014

Vinted on December 22, 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!

  • 09 Pine Ridge Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Black licorice, when it's no longer kids' stuff, & after it's been 'made.' $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maley Brothers Vineyards Lodi Native Wegat Vineyards Zinfandel (Mokelumne River): When "big" & "nuanced" decide to start dating. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Jordan Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Giving a sultry, vivacious nod to Burgundy is, more often than not, a smart thing to do. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Champagne Jacquart Brut Rose (Champagne): Do I want some sweet berry biscuits? Hell yeah, I want some sweet berry biscuits! $49 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Masi Costasera Amarone Classico (Valpolicella): For those who like to chew reds as much as drink them, but still need it vibrant. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Nieto Senetiner Terroir Blend Malbec (Mendoza): Brambly, licorice-filled, topped with mint, and reveling in its sense of power. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bayten Chardonnay (Constantia): It puts the lime in the coconut, and then serves you homemade butterscotch cookies for dessert. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sojourn Cellars Durell Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Too rich for the blood of some, just right for the blood of others. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine Grosbois Gabare (Chinon): Certainly lively, but also too funky for its own damn self, & likely for many others, as well. $29 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Argyle Vintage Brut (Willamette Valley): To get more energy than this, you just might need to turn yourself into Electro. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Spell Marimar Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Doesn't skimp on the juiciness, exotic spices, or the length of the exit. $72 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 15, 2014

Vinted on December 15, 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 Bonny Doon Vineyard Bien Nacido X Block Syrah (Santa Maria Valley): Shiraz lovers will want to steer clear of this svelte beauty. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bonny Doon Vineyard Cuvee R Rancho Solo Grenache (Monterey County): A vixen, infused with verve and comfy with its vivacious power $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc (Arroyo Seco): Uhm… errr… so… wait a second, how much is this again? Really? Dang! $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Edetaria Seleccio Old Vines White (Terra Alta): She is liberally applying the heady, oily, rich – and beguiling – perfume. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pina Ames Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville): Dark fruit & earth that start out broad, but lean in with focus at the end. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Castell Reitsteig Spatburgunder (Franken): Sporting dirty leather shoes, but still quite light on the feet that are inside them. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Santi Solane Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso (Valpolicella): Curt and demanding, almost to a leathery, dry-fruited fault $17 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sojourn Cellars Wohler Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): You'd better like your cherries, & you'd better like them deep. $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sojourn Cellars Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Split personality; lovely, lingering, but also pithy and demanding. $54 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sojourn Cellars Ridgetop Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Still a mere babe in herbal, peppery, spiced-fruit swaddling cloth. $59 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Helfrich Grand Cru Steinklotz Gewurztraminer (Alsace): About as crowd-pleasing as the Chinese food with which it should be served. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Briego Crianza Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero): fruity, grippy, lively, leathery, and punching well above its weight class. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 8, 2014

Vinted on December 8, 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 Vie White Hawk Vineyard Syrah (Santa Barbara County): Bold, meaty, dense, big, but above all else, waaaay to young for the now. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Vie Las Madres Vineyard Los Carneros Syrah (Sonoma County): Rugged & expressive, a lumberjack taking up Manhattan art residency. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cornerstone Cellars The Cornerstone Red Wine (Napa Valley): Still in the process of formulating its complex, engaging opinions. $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fox Run Vineyards Semi-Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes): Peaches, limes, and a strong preference for sweet and spicy Asian take-out. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pina D’Adamo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Iron fist, velvet glove, and several handfuls of stones and garden herbs. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Azienda Agricola Fratelli Berlucchi Brut 25 (Franciacorta): Sharp as a tack, crisp as morning air, aggressive as an angry bull. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Schloss Johannisberg Silberlack Riesling Trocken (Rheingau): Stone fruit that’s bruised but unbowed, toasty but still spirited. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc Reserve En Bonbonne (Arroyo Secco): Funky, nutty, authentic & opinionated; you’ll love her, or hate her. $54 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc (Arroyo Secco): Inviting, and enticing, despite stretching the limits of the spandex just a bit. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Laurel Glen Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Mountain): Sports cocoa, currants, & a butler-proper attitude. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Emina Prestigio (Ribera del Duero): Unabashed and unapologetic; but it will reward those who like their wood front and center. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 1, 2014

Vinted on December 1, 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 Stoller Family Estate Helen's Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Displaying the fruits of labor when it's combined with refined focus. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Stoller Family Estate Nancy's Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Rich of fruit, lithe of step, bountiful of spice, and heavy of wallet. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Schloss Johannisberg Gelblack Riesling Feinherb (Rheingau): Firm, fresh, fruity, fragrant, & fond of its own handsome presentation $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Stoller Family Estate Reserve Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Sweet red berry fruit, but svelte & strong like it's been doing CrossFit. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Cune Reserva (Rioja): Spicy oak, compelling underbrush, & juicy plums, all set to get to know one another quite well given time. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Montes Alpha Outer Limits Zapallar Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Aconcagua Valley): Pungent, piquant power to the thirsty people! $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Achaval Ferrer Malbec (Mendoza): Most of the meat, grip, minerals, and tangy berry action, with very little of the bloat. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Herbal and heady, silky and savory; apt to disappear quickly if you're not watching. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Livio Felluga Sauvignon (Collio): Vibrant, at turns lovely, at turns nutty; just like your family Turkey Day dinner guests, right? $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gabbianno Chianti Classico (Chianti Classico): You like it chewy, right? Right? Oh, you don't? Well, too freakin' bad for you, then $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio (Friuli): Once again, we're forced to ask why any sane person would go to any other region for PG… $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Perticaia Sagrantino di Montefalco (Montefalco): Darth Vader has a lighter, gentler grip than the 1 found in this rip-roaring red. $47 A- >>find this wine<<
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