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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 30, 2018

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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 Andre Brunel Becassonne Blanc (Cotes du Rhone): Floral, perfumed, substantive, sultry, and downright delightful. More lunch dates should be like this. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Famille Perrin La Gille Gigondas (Gigondas): Hails sandy soils, and that's pretty much the only thing that's rough about this sexy little beast. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Ferraton Pere et Fils La Martiniere(Crozes-Hermitage): Everybody was kung-fu fighting… only it was in the smokehouse! $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours Le Blanc Bonhomme (Bordeaux): This little fellow had focus, and this little fellow had tropical fruits, and this little fellow had toast… $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Portlandia Momtazi Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): You'll want to bring your spiced-plum-loving side, and that side won't leave disappointed. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Troon Vineyard Red Label Vermentino (Applegate Valley): Both literally and figuratively nutty, and both in fun, intriguing, refreshing ways. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyards Estate Chardonnay (Chehalem Mountains): Showing off in supple, perky ways why Chardonnay is OR's next – or maybe current – big thing. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Pfendler Sonoa Coast Chardonnay (Chardonnay): Creamy richness, floral loveliness, citric zesty-ness, bank-account-friendly affordable-ness. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Maintains herbal spice and a sense of zing among the plummy juiciness; in other words, it's a playful-and-accomplished balancing act. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Black raspberry tea with a side of smoked meat, and they're not just for lunch anymore. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 23, 2018

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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 Dutton Estate Dutton Ranch Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah (Russian River Valley): Bold, dense, but also lithe and spicy; in other words, totally legit. $54 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Like its namesakes, quintessentially NV in all of the right ways. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Broadside Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Vibrant, structured, savory, delicious, and right on the verge of something exceptional. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Schramsberg Cremant Demi-Sec (California): Taking up an address that's somewhere between Main and Dessert $41 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Tommasi Filo Dora Prosecco (Prosecco): Enough crowd-pleasing fruitiness for all-day drinking; and you probably will drink it all day. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Kim Crawford Signature Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): A little rich, & more than a little expressive; bring your passion for passion fruit. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ventisquero Grey Glacier Trinidad Vineyard Single Block Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley): Nary an age wrinkle to be found in this dark, dense, herbal beauty. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Nieto Senetiner Malbec (Lujan de Cuyo): An overachiever that's making its way to the head of the smoky/meaty/spicy class. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Alta Vista Alizarine Single Vineyard Malbec (Lujan de Cuyo): Inky, deep, viscous, plummy, ripe, dense, powerful… looks like somebody unlocked BEAST mode! $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau Picoron Grand Vin (Sainte-Colombe): Plummy, modern, but not afraid of heaping on the black olives; keep an eye on this one. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 16, 2018

Vinted on April 16, 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 Stewart Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): This one is feeling quite generous about, well, about just about everything, actually. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Frank Family Vineyards Zinfandel (Napa Valley): You'll get lots of wood, you purist, you; but you'll also get lots of sexiness, lots of spiciness, and lots of juiciness. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Rain Dance Vineyards Nicholas Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir (Chehalem Mountains): Earthy, concentrated, not-so-light on its feet, but ultimately crowd-pleasing. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Portlandia Pinot Gris (Oregon): Perky, pretty, and very probably destined to become an outdoor, warm-weather party favorite. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Goedhart Estate Bel Villa Vineyard Red Mountain Syrah (Red Mountain): Another spicy, balanced exhibit in the growing evidence list in support of more – and more… and more – WA State Syrah. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flechas de los Andes Gran Corte (Argentina): Court is absolutely in session; and the main verdict is meaty, dense, floral, savory, juicy and balanced. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 17 Alpataco Malbec (Patagonia): Bouncy, bright, bringing the big-time florals, and just begging to be served with burgers. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Domaine Bousquet Gaia Tupungato White Blend (Mendoza): Rises well above 'kitchen sink blend' status; we can probably thank that heaping of balanced Chardonnay for that. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Bousquet Grande Reserve Malbec (Tupungato): If you can get past the boisterous woodiness – & you definitely can – there's lots of floral, meaty, spicy bang for the buck here. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Principi Corsini Le Corti Chianti Classico (Tuscany): That modern hairstyle and classic Italian cut suit jacket are really a rather fetching combo on you, bro. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 9, 2018

Vinted on April 9, 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 Grgich Hills Estate Merlot (Napa Valley): Six years on, and it’s just starting to get into fine, plummy, sexy, and herbal-spicy form. $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Lush, spicy, flauntingly sexy, to the point of it almost getting a little old… *almost*. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Scheid Vineyards San Lucas Vineyard Grenache Blanc (Monterey): The GB could alternatively stand for ‘Great Balance’ in this lovely example. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Scheid Vineyards Doctor’s Vineayrd Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): The Doctor is IN, and he’s generous, compelling, and maybe a tad bit too bold. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Sokol Blosser Evolution Sparkling Wine (USA): Deft craftsmanship making something specifically lively out of some things specifically unspecific. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Georges Duboeuf Flower Label Fleurie (Beaujolais): In this case, the cover does reveal much about the book, in floral and earthy ways. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine de la Sangliere Cuvee Speciale (Cotes de Provence): The red fruits are on the riper side, the florals on the rosy side, & the whole thing on the kind-of-a-bargain side. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Pazo Cilleiro Albarino (Rias Biaxas): What manner of fresh heaven in this? Vibrant, juicy, pithy and… well, you don’t really need any more than that, do you? $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 CVNE Rioja Reserva (Rioja): Spicy in the right ways, woody in the right amounts, and delicious in just about every respectable aspect. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Godelia Blanco (Bierzo): Flowers, biscuits, and a bright, sunny, energetic attitude; the glass is definitely half-full in the outlook with this one. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
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