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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 24, 2014

Vinted on February 24, 2014 under 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!

  • 09 Tres Sabores Petite Sirah (Napa Valley): How about that; the decor of this former man cave had seen the touch of a feminine hand. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): The haul might not be a long one, but the seats are leather & the living is large $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Domaine de La Rectorie Cuvee Leon Parce Banyuls (Banyuls): And aaaalllll the chocolate ants are marching… & drinking… a lot… $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Masut Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino): Unquiet slumbers for the sleepers… in that quiet, toasty, meaty, dark earth $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Les Pins Muscat de Rivesaltes (Roussillon): Freewheeling, but anchored with sweet orange blossom & exotic fruit wheel pins. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tenuta Regaleali Lamuri Nero d'Avola (Sicilia): Currants that came here to kick ass & chew sage, and it's *almost* outta sage. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier (Eden Valley): A wild, frenetic, modern mini-symphony, played with passionate abandon & obvious skill $19 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache (Barossa): Awesome for all the same reasons that spicy, peppery beef jerky is also totally awesome. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Montepulciano): If you only knew the spicy, sweet, savory power of the Dark Fruit Side! $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut (Champagne): Fresh apples that are crisp, tangy, focused, & gliding at high speed on a biscuit luge. $45 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 17, 2014

Vinted on February 17, 2014 under 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 Flora Springs Trilogy (Napa Valley): Red fruits that smoke a bit too much, but you ought to respect their fist-in-glove structure. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Black fruit chewing on tomato leaves & herbs & daring you to do something about it $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Flora Springs Merlot (Napa Valley): Herbal tartness straining a bit under the weight of the sweet, woody burden it must carry. $35 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flora Springs Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Enclosed all around by toasted wood, but there's life in that coffin yet. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flora Springs Soliloquy Vineyard Oakville Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): The flora here is almost exclusively tropical in nature. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Monteverro Tinata Rosso (Toscana): Slyly saves most of it's heavy hitting for a long stretch of body blows at the bout's end. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Poggiotondo Bianco (Toscana): Vibrant white to beat the house wine; just don't place a bet on it to beat the house substantially. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Clarbec Greggarious Vineyard Chardonnay (Carneros): Not quite shouldering the topically boozy burden; but they're on to something. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Artezin Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Jangling boots & liberally tossing pepper, allspice & black fruit confetti. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Artezin Mendocino County Zinfandel (Mendocino County): Just about busting out of its little jammy britches; but only **just**. $17 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 10, 2014

Vinted on February 10, 2014 under 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 Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec (Mendoza): Smooth operator; somehow stays sexy while juggling multiple items $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine Ehrhart Riesling Vieilles Vignes (Alsace): Lime blossom, dancing funkily & long, & is most definitely *not* messing around $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Frank Family Vineyards Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Leather-seated fireside chat between blue, red & black berries, often debating. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sultry housewife, sporting dark eyeliner, & out tending an herb garden. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Frank Family Vineyards Pinot Noir (Carneros): Afternoon tea, coffee, smoke & Slim Jim, pretty much served all at the same time. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay (Carneros): Life is a creamy peach; & then, apparently, you eat a fresh, organic pineapple. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir Reserve (Carneros): Replete with the nervy energy needed to carry around all that heft and power. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lieb Cellars Bridge Lane Rose (Long Island): Lovely herbs-and-flowers garnish to a main course of refreshing pink grapefruits. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Grgich Hills Fume Blanc Dry Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Pendulum is swinging between "green" & "rich;" buckle up for the ride. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Lieb Cellars Right Coast Red (Long Island): Maybe a bit too much Right Coast for some; in search for turkey burgers for lunch. $25 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chateau de Sancerre Sancerre (Sancerre): Fruity, full, floral, flinty, friendly, almost fabulous, and far from costing a fortune. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 JCB No 39 Blanc de Blancs Brut (Cremant de Bourgogne): Beginning to show the wisdom acquired by age; but still has its fun side. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 3, 2014

Vinted on February 3, 2014 under 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 Monteverro Terra di Monteverro (Toscana): Close to the vest is how this contemplative, earthy & spicy game is going to be played. $120 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Monteverro Toscana Rosso (Toscana): Lip-puckeringly powerful, broadly generous, & as modern as a Frank Lloyd Wright blueprint. $175 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Monteverro Chardonnay (Toscana): Marzipan, honey, nuts, toast, orange rind, pears & earth that all want to PUMP… YOU UP! $120 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Amavi Cellars Syrah (Walla Walla Valley): Sweet berry fruit soldiers, military crawling through violets, sage, & dry underbrush. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Owen Roe Ex Umbris Syrah (Columbia Valley): What's chocolaty, 26 bucks, and red-and-blue-berries all over? Take a wild guess. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Signature Syrah (Yakima Valley): An Exxon Valdez style oil-thick slick of appealing dark fruit & spices. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Nota Bene Cellars Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Syrah (Red Mountain): Rich plums that are plumbing dark, inky flavor & color depths. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Weinlaubenhof Kracher Beerenauslese Cuvee (Burgenland): Refreshing salinity, elegant femininity, crowdstopping stonefruit affinity $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau de Sours Grand Vin (Bordeaux): Merlot, unadorned & unashamed, through a looking glass, darkly; bargain hunters take note. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau de Sours La Fleur d'Amelie (Bordeaux): Fairly long trip to tropical isles, on a saline sea, via honeysuckle flower boat. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<

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