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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 15, 2016

Vinted on August 15, 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 Zonin Black Edition Prosecco (Veneto): What does a smidgen of Pinot Noir give you? The little black dress of budget-minded bubbles $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Zonin White Edition Prosecco (Veneto): Fragrant as a white flower, crisp as an apple, and chock full of some simple pleasures. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Zonin Grey Edition Prosecco (Veneto): If you're grey, you won't be so for long, provided you've got cheese & this smooth character. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Sports car action; power, smooth handling, sleek looks, and indulgence. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault Les Narvaux (Cote de Beaune): Undecided, compelling wrestling match between verve and richness. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Edge Hill Bacigalupi Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Somebody's channeling Burgundy. Sucessfully $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): The plum, wood spice & earth certainly aren't being buried in this boisterous one $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Vrignaud Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): Complexity takes a break; vivacity & drinkability, however, do not. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Nicholas Jay Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): A Grammy-Award-nomination-caliber debut performance, & you'll want to dance to it. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay Reserve (Carneros): A tense, cheeky, polite intellectual discussion between pear and brioche. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 8, 2016

Vinted on August 8, 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 Robert Mondavi Winery I Block Fume Blanc (Napa Valley): You lost the staring contest against its heady, floral, pure intensity. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Robert Mondavi Winery Stags Leap District Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Not shy on explosiveness, while avoiding fruit bombing. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain): Like a S'more, only with heavenly blackberries instead of marshmallows. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Cuvee Silex Sec (Loire): Flint Cuvee, indeed; Chenin's vivacious side on refreshing display. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Rose (Pays D'oc): Strawberry and pink grapefruit, armed & not taking any sh*t from anyone. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Shadybrook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville): Bold rather than subtle, excellent rather than, well, rather than anything else $95 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Adelsheim Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Not expecting its darker, plummier presentation? You won't mind it tho $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Monte Tondo Soave Classico (Soave): If only there were adult lemonade stands available that sold this on hot Summer afternoons… $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Ribero del Rapel Sauvignon Blanc (Colchagua): Generous, lively, and boisterous; be ready to party. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Vistalba Corte A (Mendoza): There's just so much to love here, and this one just isn't at all shy about sharing any of it. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 1, 2016

Vinted on August 1, 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!

  • 10 Elyse Winery Jacob Franklin Hoffman Lane Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sooooo big. Sooooo minty. Sooooo svelte & drinkable. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ascevi Cerou Ronco Superiore Friulano (Friuli Isonzo): This trickster plays it cool, then sneaks up on ya with lingering vivacity. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Troon M*T Reserve Red (Southern Oregon): Malbec & Tannat, all perky and snuggled up cozily next to one another, to your benefit. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gloria Ferrer Rust Rock Terrace Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Serious, elegant stuff, waiting to sleep off its oak exterior. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir (Carneros): It brought you roses. And cherries. And Spices. So, like, you’re welcome, okay? $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gloria Ferrer Jose S. Ferrer Selection Pinot Noir (Carneros): Red berries, perfume, smoke, tea, with power & gravitas on the side. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Gloria Ferrer Jose S. Ferrer Selection Chardonnay Reserve (Carneros): How long can it juggle toast, apple, & cream? A long time! $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Calista The Coast Range Pinot Noir (Sonoma-Mendocino-Monterey Counties): It’s not reading Tolstoy, but it knows some great jokes. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Not afraid to dial it up, in all aspects; also not afraid of your spicy gumbo, either. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV H.M. Borges Malvasia 30 Years (Madeira): Like being able to mainline a high-end cuban cigar. $100 A >>find this wine<<
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