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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 6, 2015

Vinted on April 6, 2015 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 Simi Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): If U don't mind the toast, it won't bogart the peach blossom. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Castello Monaci Arta Primitivo Salento (Puglia): Too woodsy? Wrong. Just wait a minute for it to display a zing in its step. 1.5L $93 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Quinta do Vallado Twenty Year Old Tawny Port (Porto): Please… Ginga Dun! Bring Stilton!!! Gunga Din! Bring Stiltonnnnnn!!!! $79 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 JCB The Surrealist Napa Valley Red Wine (Napa Valley): Eminently stylistic, but not skimping on the luxuriant substance, either. $350 A >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Ayala Blanc de Blancs (Champagne): Gourmet biscuit action that is fresh, right out of the oven, & ready for indulgent consumption. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Bodegas Marco Abella Clos Abella (Priorat): Potent, vibrant, lacking nothing now, & obviously has its future shiz totally together. $90 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maggy Hawk Stormin' Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): A finish that lingers, like watching a thoroughbred galloping in slow motion. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine Paul Buisse Touraine Sauvignon (Touraine): The Loire would like you to know that Spring has, indeed, finally arrived. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gallo Signature Series Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Vanilla and spice, and mostly full of fruity things that are nice. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Olema Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Still a youngin'; and a potential excellent utility player for a late-round draft pick price. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 30, 2015

Vinted on March 30, 2015 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 Red Car Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Qualifies as a textbook entry introduction to what high-end SC PN looks like. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Red Car Rose of Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Elegant & Fun matched together authentically, & not a in fake new-car-commercial way. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Red Car Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Four different vineyards, but it's all single-minded in its focused intensity. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Red Car Sonoma Coast Syrah (Sonoma Coast): Savory & herbal, lithe & deep, and still kicking it fresh, fresh, fresh! style. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bastianich Vespa Rosso (Colli Orientali del Friuli): Mostly Merlot, mostly excellent, mostly aiming to please & hitting its mark. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bastianich Vespa Bianco (Colli Orientali del Friuli): Nutty, fruity, floral & not likely to remain full for very long post-popping $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bastianich Plus (Colli Orientali del Friuli): Plus-sized in every way, lusciously so; and we ought to be very grateful for it! $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maggy Hawk Afleet Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): This horse can certainly run, and it favors the spiciest trails available, too. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Arcanum Arcanum Red (Toscana): Cab Franc, speaking old school Latin, the tannins saying "Tenui Nec Dimittam, you lushes!" $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Chapoutier Belleruche Rose (Cotes-du-Rhone): Gorgeous of color, tasty of form, friendly of disposition, & too quick of finish. $14 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 23, 2015

Vinted on March 23, 2015 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 Weingut Clemens Busch vom Grauen Schiefer Riesling Trocken (Mosel): Has a mantra; & that mantra is "slate! citrus! slate! citrus!" $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Anaba Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Like finding just a little steak of pure gold embedded in a pretty river rock. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Anaba Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): And for that effort, please proceed to the front of the class, my young lad! $34 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Glen Carlou Grand Classique (Paarl): Did we just see this red flip the bird to all of its naysayers? Yeah, I think we just did. $20 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Willamette Valley Riesling (Willamette Valley): Brought to you by the letter Z; apparently for Zippiness. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Vall Llach Embruix (Priorat): Funky, fruity, full-bodied, & full of familiar ripe flavors to fit your fancy for steak pairings. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Claudia Xinomavro Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon (Chalkidiki): Put on a few pounds, it seems, but still able to go several rounds. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Claudia Viognier Assyrtiko (Chalkidiki): Tropical, vibrant, and exotic enough to satisfy your kingly Macedonian vinous thirst. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Meerlust Rubicon (Stellenbosch): A broad back, clad in leather, with a head wreathed in circles of long, spicy, aromatic smoke. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (Central Coast): Cool climate pepper, & a bard's heart, lend pep to the juiciness therein. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
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