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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 28, 2017

Vinted on August 28, 2017 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!

  • 14 Dutton Goldfield Redwood Ridge Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Apparently they're making delicious, rose-infused black tea on the Coast $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Onward Malvasia Bianca Petillant Naturel (Suisan Valley): Funky, fresh, & bolstering the reasons why the cool kids want to sip it. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Turina Lugana (Lombardy): Pithy and salty in demeanor, but there's little doubting that this feisty one is full of potential. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Castrini Lugana (Lombardy): New players off to rousing start, favoring the ripe tropical side but showing off raciness when needed $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Corte Sermana Cromalgo (Lugana): Crisp, clean, eminently pure; you wouldn't mind a dash of white pepper on your papaya, would you? $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Zenato Sergio Zenato Lugana Riserva (Veneto): A heady, floral, complex bargain that isn't anywhere near adulthood just yet. $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Zenato S. Cristina Vigneto Massoni Lugana (Veneto): Almonds, toast, lemons, apples, & mango all go swimming in the ocean…. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Zenato Spumante Lugana Pas Dose (Veneto): Disgorged in 2013, but thoroughly ass-kicking in the present, with brioche to spare. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Montonale Orestilla Lugana (Lombardy): Mineral but honeyed, ripe but subtle, round but vivacious; this is Lugana donning pearls. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Montonale Montunal Lugana (Lombardy): Flint, saline, and wild flowers, somehow all brought together into polished deliciousness. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 21, 2017

Vinted on August 21, 2017 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!

  • 16 Cascina Feliciana 'Felugan' Bianco Lugana (Lombardy): Stony in aroma, and stony in countenance; balance & spiciness wine the day. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 G.D. Vajra Ravera (Barolo): Peppery, sinewy, plummy, herbal, and savory; a red that's not at all f*cking around in any way. $69 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 G.D. Vajra Albe (Barolo): Stark in structure, dark in fruit, and lifted in just about every other possible way that it could be. $37 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba (Piedmont): You'll want sausage pasta to tame that raging energy; be prepared to be blue-fruit-beguiled $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 G.D. Vajra Rosabella Rosato (Piedmont): Take those roses with a side of pomegranate and wild raspberries? Sure, why the hell not? $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco (Piedmont): This dragon has a playful astringent bite, & spicy attitude, but a floral soul. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Bastianich Vini Orsone Schioppettino (Colli Orientali del Friuli): Which will you notice 1st, bright personality, or loveliness? $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bastianich Vigne Orsone Ribolla (Colli Orientali del Friuli): Conversation that keeps you both entertained and enlightened. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Garbole Heletto Rosso (Veneto): What happens when caramel, licorice, & black plums get to take the wheel at full throttle. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Hedges Family Estate La Haute Cuvee (Red Mountain): Just a bit too much burn to be felt here, but time will disperse the smoke. $59 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 14, 2017

Vinted on August 14, 2017 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 Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz (Barossa Valley): You'll wanna drink it until the cows come home; it might just age that long, too. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Bird in Hand Nest Egg Chardonnay (Adelaide Hills): Adorned all over, but not weighted down by it,never really losing its balance. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Donnafugata SurSur Grillo (Sicilia): Perfect for those Summer evenings during which you can hear the chirps of its namesake. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Rufina (Tuscany): Chewy, vibrant, delicious & seemingly tailored made for whenever gourmet pizza night is $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Aia Vecchia Vermentino (Toscana): Easy to get your head & arms around, but requires a relatively large hug for you to do so. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon): Sporting ninja levels of focus, potency, & intrigue. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Blanco (Rioja): All you need is fun; all you need is fun; all you need is fun, fun, fun; fun is all you need. $9 B >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Etude Grace Benoits Ranch Pinot Noir Rose (Carneros): Rose crafted from the ground up; & that's lucky – & textural – for us. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Olianas Vermentino (Sardegna): Apparently, a little amphorae fermentation is good for the V, & in this case, for the soul, too. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Alessandro Rivetto Vigna Rionda Barolo (Serralunga d'Alba): Lifted like a kite, tight like a tourniquet, grippy like a glove. $145 A >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 7, 2017

Vinted on August 7, 2017 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!

  • 09 Giovanni Negro Roero Arneis Brut (Roero): Fresco, fresco, fresco! More textural than complex, but in this bubbly case it's enough. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Careglio Roero (Roero): Chewy dark cherries, aromatic well-worn leather, freshly sprouted violets, and heaping helpings of spices. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Matteo Correggia La Val dei Preti (Roero): Roero Nebbiolo that's floral, minty, lovely, and dark, but also wholly accessible. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Consorzio San Michele Invidia (Vermentino di Gallura): If you like 'em tight and stony, then get ready to pucker up to this one. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Marcato 36 Mesi Monti Lessini Durello Brut (Veneto): Raging acids, but it'd be tough to find a better Summer sipping bargain. $10 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Weingut Florian Weingart Bopparder Hamm Engelstein Riesling Kabinett Feinherb (Mittelrhein): That time when apples were gorgeous. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Guy Breton Regnie (Beaujolais): You can cover delightful in earth, pepper, and funk all you like, but delightful it will remain. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Stewart Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): You wanna get bold? You wanna get bold? Cuz this is ready to get bold, brah! $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Stewart Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay (Sonoma Mountain): Lip-smacking tastiness, wrapped up in just a bit too much silk. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 I Stefanini Monte de Toni Soave Classico (Soave): Like Summer fun in bottle form, with a side of lemons on a slate plate. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
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