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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 20, 2015

Vinted on July 20, 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 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): From perfume to flowers to herbs to berries, this one lacks for almost nada. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Murdoch James High Block Pinot Noir (Martinborough): Ah, to run the fine, gritty texture of fertile earth between one’s fingers… $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Spell Estate Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Unctuous, curvy, and delicious; she has a bit of a feisty side to her, too. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Spell Estate Nichole’s Blend Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Nichole? Oh, you’d like Nichole; she’s down to earth and very pretty. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Spell Estate Rose Vin Gris Of Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Background singer decked out in full-on glitter-studded 70s funk regalia $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gunderloch Nackenheim Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): Can Riesling be elegant & burly? This is making a decent case for the combo. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc Beeswax Vineyard (Arroyo Seco): Remaining one of the biggest Rhone bargains not from the Rhone $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (California): A hot kitchen is the only thing marring this peppery, savory meal of a beverage $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 2013 Fields Family Wines Lodi Native Stampede Vineyard Clement Hills Zinfandel (Lodi): For when ribs go spicy, succulent & gourmet. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Three Rivers Winery Steel Chardonnay (Columbia Valley): The bucket might be steely, but the apples it’s carrying are fresh & crisp $14 B+ >>find this wine<<

 

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 13, 2015

Vinted on July 13, 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!

  • 10 Stonestreet Legacy Meritage Red (Alexander Valley): An intriguing character cloaked in leather, licorice, cedar, & plums. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Majolini Altera Brut Rose (Franciacorta): Italian bubbly gets colorful, smooth, persistent, and then completely seductive. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Spell Estate Umino Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Broad and soft of fruit, but also broad and focused of intellect. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Spell Estate Terra de Promissio Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Making – and keeping – many seductive, lingering promises. $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Barone Pizzini Saten Franciacorta (Franciacorta): There's something undeniably delicious about the heady spell being cast here. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Monteverro Vermentino (Toscana): Tropical fruits, tropical flowers, tropical grasses, tropical ripeness, tropical personality. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Monteverro Verruzzo (Toscana): Maremma gettin' generous, fruity, and downright sexy with the "-eh," as in sex-eeeeeehhhhhhhhh! $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Giesen Riesling (New Zealand): Probably shouldn't be this good… maybe we shouldn't tell them? Oh, wait… we just did… dammit! $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cune Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana Vina Real Rosado (Rioja): A pithy breath of refreshing breeze for manning-the-grill heat $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 McCay Cellars Trulux Vineyard Lodi Native Zinfandel (Lodi): Juiciness of fruits, requiring many very large bites; you won't mind. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 6, 2015

Vinted on July 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 Stonestreet Gravel Bench Chardonnay (Alexander Valley): Lots of rock under all that cream but you'd best bring your wood tolerance $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Continuum Red (Napa Valley): All estate, and all about flaunting it; because, deep down, it just *knows* that it has it… $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (Columbia Valley): Seems this unctuous beauty keeps getting prettier, because, well it does. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Monte Rossa Cabochon Brut (Franciacorta): A hearty, aggressive toast, made to apple-and-brioche toastiness – and tastiness. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Broadley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Broadly speaking, this is a sweet spot between sweet fruit & perkiness. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Syncline Gruner Veltliner (Columbia Gorge): Capable of respectfully flipping you the middle finger, if it deems it necessary. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Merryvale Starmont Pinot Noir (Carneros): Small it is not, but vibrant and tasty it is, and may be interested in your next picnic. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 CUNE Monopole (Rioja): You thought you were getting a more elegant Spanish white for this price? Dude, what is wrong with you? $12 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare (Central Coast): Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely… $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Bien Nacido Syrah X-Block​​ (Santa Maria Valley): When you're this light on your feet & carefree it becomes infectious. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
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