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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 23, 2015

Vinted on March 23, 2015 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!

  • 12 Weingut Clemens Busch vom Grauen Schiefer Riesling Trocken (Mosel): Has a mantra; & that mantra is "slate! citrus! slate! citrus!" $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Anaba Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Like finding just a little steak of pure gold embedded in a pretty river rock. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Anaba Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): And for that effort, please proceed to the front of the class, my young lad! $34 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Glen Carlou Grand Classique (Paarl): Did we just see this red flip the bird to all of its naysayers? Yeah, I think we just did. $20 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Willamette Valley Riesling (Willamette Valley): Brought to you by the letter Z; apparently for Zippiness. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Vall Llach Embruix (Priorat): Funky, fruity, full-bodied, & full of familiar ripe flavors to fit your fancy for steak pairings. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Claudia Xinomavro Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon (Chalkidiki): Put on a few pounds, it seems, but still able to go several rounds. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Claudia Viognier Assyrtiko (Chalkidiki): Tropical, vibrant, and exotic enough to satisfy your kingly Macedonian vinous thirst. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Meerlust Rubicon (Stellenbosch): A broad back, clad in leather, with a head wreathed in circles of long, spicy, aromatic smoke. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (Central Coast): Cool climate pepper, & a bard's heart, lend pep to the juiciness therein. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 16, 2015

Vinted on March 16, 2015 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!

  • 13 Bodega Dominio Buenavista Veleta Vijiriega Viji (Granada): Might just be your cup of tea, if you like your tea floral & forceful. $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Steven Kent Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore Valley): Youthfully exuberant for now, but will shed it all for elegance later. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Polished to a glistening, smooth, creamy, lemon-tinged sheen. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Alois Kracher Trockenbeerenauslese (Burgenland): Delivering big man honeyed performance, for a little man price tag. 187 ml. $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pina Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Wolff Vineyard (Yountville): Currently in a dark confusion, but will undoubtedly sort things out. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Mesa Cantina Buio Buio (Isola Dei Nuraghi): Surprising Sardinian juiciness delivered with capital G Gusto & capital A authenticity $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Schloss Saarstein Serriger Schloss Saarsteiner Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Prism-like purity, with lemonde-like drinkability. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gali Merlot Cabernet Franc (Gallipoli Peninsula): Well now, *this* isn't afraid to put on the ritz and strut its classy stuff. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Diren Karmena Red Blend (Tokat): Red fruits, pumped up & practically bursting kids-candy-TV-commercial style with vibrant juiciness $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Diren Collection Okuzgozu (Tokat): Speaks with Eastern European accents, and his ideas are clearly on the brighter side of things. $15 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 9, 2015

Vinted on March 9, 2015 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 Selendi Artist's Series Red Blend (Aegean Region): A work of art splayed in spice, vibrancy, juiciness, & textured berry fruits. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Turasan Kalecik Karasi (Cappodocia): Overachiever that won't accept a No from you on its herbs, red currants, & no-nonsense grip. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Turasan Emir (Cappadocia): A tasty way to fake out your wine geek friends, who will swear they are drinking a nice Torrontes… $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Vinkara Narince Reserve (Black Sea): Love child of zesty Pinot Grigio & creamy California Chardonnay, with a bit of extra bite. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Vinkara Narince (Black Sea): Perk up, people; here's some piquant pineapple preferring a pleasing palate of oily, and pithy purity. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Not always showing its full hand, but never, ever displaying bad manners. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Rose (Pays d'Oc): And then the pink grapefruit stopped laughing & began to get *serious*… $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Apples, honey, marzipan, all generally square dancing well in time. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Foris Rogue Valley Riesling (Rogue Valley): Dependably, delightfully, delicately delicious; gives lots, generally asks for little $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes (Beaujolais): When strawberries get wild, delicious, inked up, & act like bad-asses. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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