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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 2, 2014

Vinted on June 2, 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!

  • 10 Doyenne Grand Ciel Vineyard Syrah (Red Mountain): Smooth leather, modern silkiness, and revving an engine that's a little hot. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Delille Cellars Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain): The fruit is deeper than a canyon, with modern, sexy adornments. $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Betz Family Winery Pere de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon (columbia Valley): All that scaffolding? It's holding a ton of dried herbs. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Betz Family Winery La Cote Patriarche Syrah (Yakima Valley): Tale of 2 cities; one peppery & bright, the other brooding & dark. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Betz Family Winery Besoleil Red (Columbia Valley): Somehow, the kitchen sink red blend just got insanely, spicily interesting. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Delille Cellars D2 Red (Columbia Valley): Big, sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy ass Merlot; did we mention sexy? Well, it's sexy $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (Columbia Valley): Don't mistake subdued entry as standoffish; it's more stately than snobby. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Doyenne Winemaker’s Select Roussanne (Red Mountain): Silky, fruity heft that's also, paradoxically, floral, lively and lithe. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Col Solare Red (Red Mountain): Wound up like a clock spring, but should uncoil slowly – & nicely – given the requisite patience. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Tamarack Counoise (Red Mountain): Proudly – & maybe even defiantly – sporting its rustic threads in a tasty and structured manner. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Tamarack Cellars Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Reserve Red (Red Mountain): Tart, tannic, and taking you out for some high-end soy sauce. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Tamarack Cellars Reserve Syrah (Red Mountain): Meaty, mineral, & mad about saline; odd, for sure, but undeniably authentic, too. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 26, 2014

Vinted on May 26, 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!

  • 10 Fidelitas Ciel du Cheval Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain): Generous, complex, and turnng up the kitchen heat just a tad too high. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Fidelitas Ciel du Cheval Cabernet Franc (Red Mountain): Suspension bridge supports are rarely as supportive & tightly wound. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cadence Red Mountain Ciel du Cheval (Red Mountain): Let's get dirty; planting black plum, mint, tomato, tea in dusty clay gardens. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Red (Red Mountain): Superficially tart, but intellectually – & structurally – deep all at the same time $57 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Seven Hills Winery Ciel du Cheval Vintage Red (Red Mountain): Terse, but elegant, talking refined phrases in silk, cassis & clay. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Seven Hills WInery Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain): Flamboyant and bouncily buoyant, & thought to bring flowers $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Seven Hills Winery Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla Valley): Sinewy & also sexy, making a hell of an entrance. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Grey Stack Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County): Who says big people can't dance? Voluptuous, *and* it's got serious moves. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Grey Stack Cellars Bennett Valley Cuvee Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Bit on the burly side, but more than a bit on the nuanced side $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Amici Cellars Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): You'll get your money's worth at this large and entertaining show. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rutherford Wine Company Lander-Jenkins Chardonnay (California): Putting on a lush show, but it's too spirited to really fool anyone $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rutherford Wine Company Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon (California): Surprising verve, trying to beat back the toasty wood. $16 B- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 19, 2014

Vinted on May 19, 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!

  • 12 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Doesn't quite shake the popcorn, but it's still a creamy, affordable luxury. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Berry friendly to start, then smiles & whips out the kinky leather $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose (Sancerre): Can partial saignee be more than just ok? Apparently that's a yes; & even elegant, too. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Licia Albarino (Rias Baixas): Lemons, melons, herbs & bottle of mineral water all delivered in a pretty little grass-filled basket. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Las Perdices Reserva Malbec (Lujan de Cuyo): Dark as night, mineral as stone, rich as chocolate, fun as a carnival, sip it soon. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah (Lodi): About as dense and thick as brick, but certainly funkier, meatier, and a lot more savory. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gramercy Cellars Olsen Vineyard Rose (Columbia Valley): Textural, floral and downright extraordinary; can you wait 3 or 4 years? $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Barone Pizzini Saten (Franciacorta): Not exactly made of satin, but it's deftly playing the middle ground between smooth & pithy. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Vallformosa Clasic Brut (Cava): A bubbly superhero, with the power to bring a touch of elegance to Tuesday evenings everywhere. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Steven Kent Winery Small-Lot Ghielmetti Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Livermore Valley): Young & awkward, but so was Lebron James once. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 La Rochelle Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Block A Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Brimming with energy, & brooding with dark plans. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Willm Gewurztraminer Reserve (Alsace): Oil sick thick, & ready, willing, and able to be employed with spicy Indian cuisine. $17 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 12, 2014

Vinted on May 12, 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!

  • 10 La Rochelle Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Roses are red, they're also in here, this didn't rhyme, OK whatever. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbes Gewurztraminer (Alsace): It hath been declared, the spicy food shall be brought forth! $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Kilakanoon Killerman's Run Shiraz (Australia): It's just not worth the effort arguing against its delicious, minty statements. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Vallformosa Origen Brut (Cava): Seemingly, it's thoroughly – and happily – unaware of its own refreshing, apple-laden talents. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Charles Krug Family Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): The hall of the Mountain King gets all prettied up. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Argyle Brut Rose (Dundee Hills): Salmon of skin, fleet of feet, and possessing of charms that are damn near impossible to resist. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Waters Interlude Red (Washington): Aiming for the dancing waters off of Bordeaux's Right Bank, and mostly hitting the target. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Efeste Sauvage Boushey Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Yakima Valley): There's nothing wild or savage about this refined, lithe beauty. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Dylan's Ghost Hell Hollow Red (Napa Valley): Convening with angels and devils alike, and almost certainly beguiling both groups. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Barone Pizzini San Paolo Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva (Castelli di Jesi): Combine a bag of nuts w/ refreshment $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Pedroncelli Signature Selection Dry Rose Of Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): All the refreshment of a good White Zin, none of the crap $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Pedroncelli Dry Creek Valley East Side Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Dry Creek Valley): As fun as a ray of sunshine on picnic field. $14 B >>find this wine<<

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