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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 26, 2016

Vinted on December 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!

  • 12 Pietro Beconcini Reciso Sangiovese (Toscana): Bring your penchant for deep, dark cherry fruits, cigars, & a whole lotta patience. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fattoria di Fibbiano L'Aspetto (Toscana): When you're ready for a juicy Tuscan red – & I mean the *real* stuff – it's waiting here $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Wakefield St Andrews Single Vineyard Release Riesling (Clare Valley): Lime petrol with enough energy to power a white dwarf star. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): An appropriate adult substitute for hot cocoa on a cold night. Just sayin'. $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton Goldfield Deviate Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Excellence has a name. That name, in this case, is probably Ms. Spicy Richness. $72 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Spell Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Warmth, life, richness, texture, and flow… how much is this again? $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Jota Vineyard Co. Howell Mountain Merlot (Napa Valley): Rubbing mocha on ripe, plummy fruit. In the presence of some angels. $85 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Mt. Brave Merlot (Mt. Veeder): Meaty, smokey, and savory enough to be its own set of organic, homegrown, gourmet pizza toppings. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Schramsberg Brut Rose (California): A young, sharp stone that will ease up after a couple of years of having the river run over it $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Domaine Chandon Rose (California): Bringing the following to the table – watermelon, cherries, strawberries, & a lotta versatility $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 19, 2016

Vinted on December 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!

  • 14 Famille Hugel Riesling Classic (Alsace): If a more perfect match is found for turkey/cranberry/stuffing sandwiches, please call me $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Etude Yamhill Vista Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton District): Savory enough to be savored, juicy without being juiced up. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Martin Ray Rose of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Just a look at the deep color tells you that you're in for delightful sipping $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine du Theron Cahors Malbec Prestige (Cahors): Clearly talented, but not quite executing the funk moves as well as it thinks. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Graffigna Centenario Malbec Reserve (San Juan): If you like juicy, dark fruit, but don't get scared in the presence of green herbs. $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Quinta de la Rosa 20 Year Old Tawny Port (Porto): For those who like to keep things super fresh with their pecan pie pairings. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Susana Balbo Brioso (Lujan de Cuyo): I've got… huuuuungry eyyyyyyes… I feel the magic betweeeeeeen you and Iiiiiiiiiiiiii… $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine Jolly Fourchaume L'Homme Mort Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): Racier things are found only with an engine & accelerometer. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Santa Carolina Luis Pereira Cabernet Sauvignon (Peumo): In repose, well-dressed, but buff, sexy, & ready/able to kick some ass. $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Santa Carolina Herencia Carmenere (Peumo): Still a young upstart, but formidably heavy-duty and certainly meaning business. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 12, 2016

Vinted on December 12, 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!

  • 15 Vina Casablanca Pinot del Cerro Pinot Noir (Casablanca Valley): Now has its smoky, toasty, plummy footing set firmly & confidently $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Vina Casablanca 2014 Nimbus Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley): More grass & gooseberry bang for your meager buck $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cadaretta Windthrow (Columbia Valley): The kind of blackberries that apparently know how to cut a rug in swift, dancing form. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva (Chianti Classico): If a bit of funky game doesn't bother you, then, well, game on. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Trimbach Gewurztraminer (Alsace): With these guys you're only ever just a stone's throw away from refreshingly lovely stone fruits $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton Goldfield Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County): Satan likes his Pinot very, very spicy. And very, very good. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve (Champagne): You can drink nutty tropical fruit bread. Seriously. I swear to god, I just did it. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Lassegue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Saint-Emilion): For those who prefer their cassis with a heaping side of intricacy. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Pellet Estate Henry's Reserve (Napa Valley): Silky of texture, sexy of nature, plentiful of pleasure, and easy of drinking. $120 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 FEL Chardonnay (Anderson Valley): You may just fall for the fresh, ripe peaches falling lithely from the lip of your glass. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 5, 2016

Vinted on December 5, 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!

  • 15 M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc (Cotes du Roussillon): Long name, longer value, for a short stack of cash. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Laroche Saint Martin Chablis (Chablis): Floral, fragrant, flinty, fresh & fruity; so, there's not much not to love here. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 McCay TruLux Zinfandel (Lodi): Equating the words Zinfandel and Lovely in an elegantly concise winemaking – & drinking – equation. $32 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Gundlach Bundschu Gewurztraminer (Sonoma Coast): Outsized, but absolutely no doubt that it's in fine varietal and imbibing form. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Etude Ellenbach Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Brought to you by the letter B – Bold, Big, Beautiful. As in, totally BAF. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Etude North Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Familiar enough to get close, darkly intriguing enough to surprise. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs (California): Currants, class, and a handy penchant for being quite conversant at the dinner table. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton Goldfield Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County): Spot of blackberry tea. dear? You'd be a fool to refuse this one. $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton Goldfield McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir (Fort Ross-Seaview): Yes, it will age well; no, you will not want to wait anyway. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Stony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay (Napa Valley): A green apple goddess bestowing her mineral pixie dust blessings upon on you. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
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