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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 10, 2016

Vinted on October 10, 2016 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 Virginia Dare Winery Two Arrowheads (Paso Robles): 2 flowery heads – Viognier & Roussanne – that certainly aren't butting heads. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dierberg Pinot Noir Dierberg Vineyard (Santa Maria Valley): This one must be fretting over bold, nuanced matters of great import. $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dierberg Chardonnay Dierberg Vineyard (Santa Maria Valley): Power and perfume, and probably enough that it ought to cost you more. $32 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Donnafugata Sherazade Nero d'Avola (Sicilia): About as femininely lovely a intro to Sicily's heroic Nero as could be provided. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Donnafugata SurSur Grillo (Sicilia): Fragrantly floral & peachy; cheerfully chirpy &… look, just drink the hell out of it, ok? $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ernest Vineyards The Bombardier Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): I guess that you can be bombarded with subtlety & awesomeness. Who knew $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare (Central Coast): One of those rare occasions of easy-going likability displayed both inside and out. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Gerard Bertrand Code Rouge Brut Eternel Blanc de Blancs (Languedoc-Roussillon): Ugly packaging, but not actually ugly drinking. $26 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Hecht & Bannier Cotes de Provence Rose (Cotes de Provence): Chalky, cherry-filled, crisp & clean; in other words, a delight. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): He's a little self-possessed, but damn, he's so well-dressed it's not even funny. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 3, 2016

Vinted on October 3, 2016 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 Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso (Umbria): A juicy balancing act on display here, between richness and lithe, angular structure. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Caiarossa Pergolaia (Toscana): The funk hath assumed control, and it doesn't plan on relinquishing it any time soon. Or, ever. $25 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Longoria Wines Chardonnay Cuvee Diana (Sta. Rita Hills): Vibrancy and saltiness are in charge, herding up ample amounts of cream. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Longoria Wines Fe Ciega Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): So bright of character, that it's difficult not to be charmed. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Bald Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains): A night on this bare mountain would do most Chard lovers good $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Roses are taking root in the potting soil, with yummy results. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau Montelena Potter Valley Riesling (Mendocino County): Grapefruit, fig, stone; there just isn't anything here to dislike. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc (Napa Valley): Lemongrass, advancing on your mouth's position with refreshing, aggressive speed. $31 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gary Farrell Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Much wisdom here, but it won't share much of it for another 6 years. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs (North Coast): Burying you in heaps of tangy deliciousness, like a beach-goer settling into cozy sands. $41 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 26, 2016

Vinted on September 26, 2016 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!

  • 11 Cecchi Coevo (Toscana): A delicious, delicate, and doggedly determined take on the Super Tuscan vibe, which needs juice like this $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Troon Estate Tannat (Applegate Valley): It's only a short trip from Oregon to Uruguay, if traveling via this smoky, tangy ride. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): Lip-smacking tanginess & dark richness, all in search of dry-rubbed ribs. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Gustave Lorentz Gewurztraminer Reserve (Alsace): Ginger spiced seriousness underscoring the exotic tropical fruit sweet talk. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gustave Lorentz Pinot Gris Reserve (Alsace): Go ahead, through basically anything except grilled steak at it, it won't even blink. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Quinta de la Rosa Dourosa White (Douro): Citrus, nuts, and rocks; and it also rocks in the superlative quality-price-ratio sense. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Quinta de la Rosa Tonel 12 10 Year Tawny Port (Porto): For being Tawny, this one wants to get uncharacteristically fresh with you $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Quinta de la Rosa Late Bottled Vintage Port (Porto): Big, dense, and spicy. But very delicious things can come in big packages. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Port (Porto): Expect the unexpected; in this case, drier style, fruitier expression, & nutty complexity. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Quinta de la Rosa Estate Red (Douro): What do you call something this brambly, wild, lively, & poised for this price? "A Triumph." $20 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 19, 2016

Vinted on September 19, 2016 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 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso (Toscana): Runway model levels of long-legged, confident sexiness trapped inside a 750ml glass bottle. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Coast Grade Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Cruz Mountains): "You know what live & direct means? It means live & direct!" $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dierberg Drum Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): Happy to lay itself out & comfortably lounge around across your tongue $52 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Senda Verde Godello (Bierzo): Finding it hard to make up its conflicted mind about growing up chalky, or growing up refreshing. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine Marcel Giraudon Bourgogne Aligote (Burgundy): Will make you want to take an all-day fishing trip with it in a warm locale. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Beausejour Les Grenettes Sauvignon Blanc (Touraine): Refreshingly simple, simply refreshing, &, well, that's all she wrote. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Thomas Pico Domaine Pattes Loup Butteaux Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): This racy wolf had me howling – when the bottle emptied. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Gustave Lorentz Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim (Alsace): Complex, subtle, & w/ length that alone is worth the admission. $61 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Saering (Alsace): This Saering is downright searing, in a good way; don't attempt without food. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Alcance Bravura (Valle del Maipo): Courage is a good title for this fearlessly bold, nutty, dark-fruited lion of a Cabernet. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
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