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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 18, 2015

Vinted on May 18, 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 Cornerstone Cellars Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Strutting along, humming Boston's "Smokin'" & looking cool. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Estate Argyros Assyrtiko (Santorini): Not quite a transporting you to the caldera, but getting you close enough to get the picture $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Banfi Principessa Gavi (Gavi): Like your finishes crisp but lengthy? Well, then, make haste to the princess party my friends. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cenyth Sonoma County Red (Sonoma County): The mouthfeel walks on set & about steals the show in chewy, vibrant, refined fashion. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Cenyth Sonoma County Red (Sonoma County): Hard to get to know, but also damn hard to forget once you do decide get to know it. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maggy Hawk Hawkster Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): A powerful thoroughbred that's kicking up clay and mocha in its muscular wake. $66 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maggy Hawk Jolie Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): The long finish brings some heat, but it also brings a copious amount of rose-hips. $66 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Vie Winery Melange Maison II (California): Vying for a the Meaty, Jammy, Big And Bouncy title, and looking like a contender. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Krone Borealis Cuvee Brut (Western Cape): Juggling three balls for your entertainment; one toasty, one friendly, and one fruity. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Youngberg Hill Vineyards Cuvee Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Spicy, bright, & sure of purpose; if only it hung out a bit longer! $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 11, 2015

Vinted on May 11, 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 Sonoma County Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Supple & smooth are, apparently, the names of the smokey, vanilla-laden game here. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Nieto Senetiner Terroir Blend Malbec (Mendoza): Power over poise, purposefully, but not without potential & a sense of pedigree. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Rose (Dundee Hills): The long, junty march of the affable watermelons has officially commenced. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Weinlaubenhof Alois Kracher Cuvee Beerenauslese (Neusiedlersee): Orange you glad those mandarin fruits decided to show up? 375ml $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cherubino Porongurup Chardonnay (Margaret River): Mineral Chablis takes a holiday in Western Australia? Hey, it could happen. $36 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cherubino Cowaramup Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River): …So in my smaaaaal waaay, I'm a big man on Mulberryyyyy Streeeeet…. $54 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cherubino Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River): Take me to the spicy riiiiiver… drop me in the black cherry water… $54 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cherubino Margaret River Chardonnay (Margaret River): Well, the cherubs are most definitely singing a lithe, lovely tune here. $36 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon (Horse Heaven Hills): Marino in the shotgun, he goes long, aaaaaaand IT'S COMPLETE AT THE ONE!!! $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Sokol Blosser Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Peach and flowers, both of them smirking with a little bit of cocksure attitude. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 4, 2015

Vinted on May 4, 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 Bonterra The Roost Blue Heron Ranch Chardonnay (Mendocino County): A hot kitchen, but they're cooking up some tasty toast. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lazy Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): There's certainly nothing lazy – or short – about the structured finish here. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ferrari Carano Pinot Noir Anderson Valley (Anderson Valley): Sheeeee wooooore reeeeeeed vellllllllllllllveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet… $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Buried Cane Heartwood Red Wine (Columbia Valley): AN energetically spicy dance that never quite finds its structural footing. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine de la Bastide Figue Rose (Cotes du Rhone): Go figure, this is bargain figgy-ness with a refreshingly fine & floral figure. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Loveblock Pinot Noir (Central Otago): Earth below, smoke above, & basically all red fruited goodness filling the landscape between $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): It's kind of like exotic fruits are makin' romance to sweet, smooth, soft soul music. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Anaba Turbine Red (Sonoma Valley): Dark plums are dancing playfully, kicking up the dust & sprinkling spices as they twirl about. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Anaba Turbine White (Sonoma Valley): Somewhere, Roger Daltrey is probably belting out "Bargain" at the top of his lungs in tribute $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bonny Doon Contra Red (California): A spicy meatball, imparting a vivid history lesson on old style CA field blended fruitiness. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
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