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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 25, 2014

Vinted on August 25, 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 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles (Burgundy): Sexy citrus fruit, dancing joyfully to the rave while in steel cages. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mounts Family Winery Grenache (Dry Creek Valley): Delicate on top, brooding underneath, and cloaked in leather and smokiness. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mounts Family Winery Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Big & brambly, but by no means lacking in seriousness; or probably in longevity $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Teldeschi Estate Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): A cool character, weathering wilting heat with vibrancy, and pure rustic grit. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Mounts Family Winery Cabernet Franc (Dry Creek Valley): Dear chest, please prepare yourself for growing some more hair after this. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Teldeschi Terraluna (Dry Creek Valley): Still holding onto the doorknob with two tight, spicy, dark-fruited & rustic fists. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 J Vineyards Pinot Gris (California): If consistency is a virtue, then this tropical crowd-pleaser is looking downright saintly. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Clayhouse Wines Red Cedar Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Cherries, wrapped in cloves, dipped in vanilla, quickly eaten. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Donnafugata Chiaranda Contessa Entellina Chardonnay (Contessa Entellina): Channeling Gwen Stefani; funky, talented, & gorgeous. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Tin Barn Coryelle Fields Vineyard Syrah (Sonoma Coast): Dark depths are being dredged, churning up savory, meaty, salty goodness. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Tin Barn Ricci Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Offering a relatively long stroll through the aisles at the local butcher shop. $34 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 18, 2014

Vinted on August 18, 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!

  • 08 Theo Minges Riesling Sekt Brut (Pfalz): Sekt lovers of the woooooorld…. unite and take ooooooooover…. hand it ooooooover….! $31 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant Reserve (Santa Cruz): Taut, tasty, tightly wound, transparently authentic, and downright terrific. $79 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Rocca Sveva Amarone (Amarone Della Valpolicella): Sitting a bit timidly on the fence, not sure of where its allegiance should be. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Prinz von Hessen Johannisberger Klaus Riesling Erstes Gewachs (Rheingau): Still steely – and energetic – after all these years. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 McPherson Cellars Les Copains Rose (Texas): Eating strawberries while enjoying cooling tropical breezes in the thick Summer heat. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Frisson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Quite beautifully stated, and in a manner that's refreshingly understated. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Stoller Family Estate Reserve Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Still chomping at the bit, a bit made of red berries, sweet spices & silk $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Stoller Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay (Dundee Hills): Peaches molding lovely modern art using earthenware pottery clay. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): All amped up ith the power and promises of youthfulness. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Prinz von Hessen Riesling Kabinett Royal (Rheingau): New World flirtatious on the outside, but inside? Steely as metal chains. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Montgras Quatro (Colchagua Valley): Starbuck's most alluring vanilla-chocolate-coffee concoctions have got nothing on this number. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Vall Llach Porrera Via De Vila (Priorat): Denser than white dwarf stars but there's light in all that Carignan tart red brightness $65 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 11, 2014

Vinted on August 11, 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 Antica Terra Antikythera Pinot Noir (Oregon): The main protagonist is Intensity, supported by a cast of Spices, Tea, & Balsamic. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Antica Terra Angelicall Rose (Eola-Amity Hills): A rose that's like a beautiful math equation, it demands your focus & attention. $75 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Antica Terra Aurata Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Power, poise, persistence & powerful aromas. Only your wallet will protest. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Kramer Vineyards Celebrate Rose Of Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton): Strawberries for days? Well, strawberries for days it is, then! $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Donnafugata Tancredi (Sicily): Picture the Everly Brothers singing "All I Have To Do Is Dream" but wearing leather & going glam. $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Alma Rosa Santa Barbara County Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County): Cream on the outside, lemon on the inside, drink it by a bayside $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Alma Rosa Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): My Pinot's big! I'm not ashamed. Big like a pickle, I'm still gettin' paid $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): No devilish pacts to here, just crowd-pleasing amounts of rich, tart fruits tangy & herbs. $49 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Alexana Revana Vineyard Riesling (Dundee Hills): Wrapped taught in the high tension – and future promise – of youthful energies. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sanctuary Heintz Vineyard And Dutton Ranches Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): A sweetie-pie, but at heart she's a contrarian. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sanctuary Bien Nacido Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Full of come-hither rhubarb, & will likely leave a sweet, lingering memory. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Claypool Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Nor (Sonoma Coast): Hard to argue with the elegant deliciousness of how this tastes right now $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 02 Cameron Hughes Lot 263 Tempranillo Gran Reserva (Ribera del Duero): Dry as the leather it harkens, but the ride sure is a long one $30 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 4, 2014

Vinted on August 4, 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 Rockpile Pritchett Peaks Vineyard Zinfandel (Rockpile): Like a James Dean, young but full of intense, focused, brooding intent. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rockpile Jack's Cabin Vineyard Zinfandel (Rockpile): The dusty, smoky, mineral-laden Cab of Zins? Yeah, it's pretty much like that $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Rockpile Rockpile Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Rockpile): The kind of kick-ass focus you're only getting from good farming. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 David Caffaro My Zin Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Poised and complex, but certainly suffering no lack of rustic bravado, either. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 David Caffaro Terre Melange (Dry Creek Valley): The word we're looking for here? Piquant; that finish pleasantly bites back. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Wardy Rose du Printemps (Bekka Valley): Cinsault & Syrah that are springing into serious – and downright earthy – life. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Donnafugata Contessa Entellina Mille e una Notte (Sicily): A torrid love affair of a red, beguiling, maddening, but never boring. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Rocca Sveva Soave Classico (Soave Classico): And then there were apples. And flowers. And refreshment. And there was much rejoicing $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ravines Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes): I want everybody in the house to know… I came here tonight to hear the limes go BOOM!!! $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Carneros The Famous Gate Pinot Noir (Carneros): The gate's rightfully famous; it's also made of – & rules with – iron rods $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 M. Chapoutier Banuyls (Banuyls): Do yourself a favor; have the chocolates – and the hangover remedies – ready well in advance. $27 B >>find this wine<<

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