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Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For February 27, 2012

Vinted on February 27, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 09 Francois Chidaine Les Lys Moelleux (Montlouis sur Loire): About as full of honeysuckle as U can get w/out actually being a flower. $75 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Francois Chidaine Clos Baudoin (Vouvray): Mr. Clean doesn’t come off this polished. Or lovely. Or focused. Or beguiling, either. $30 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Francois Chidaine Les Bournais (Montlouis Sur Loire): Scrubbed down, cleaned up wooly mammoth delivering citrus fruit to your door $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Francois Chidaine Les Choisilles (Montlouis Sur Loire): Limes, cream & more aging potential than most Old Testament characters. $24 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon (Savennières): Demanding much brain power B4 allowing U to down its grapefruity deliciousness. $32 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Charles Joguet Clos du Chene Vert (Chinon): Plummy, dark & lovely, w/ a graphite density that might redefine your image of Chinon. $43 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Charles Joguet Les Petites Roches (Chinon): Dark, peppery, earthy, round & tasty as the main platter from any high-end steakhouse $20 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Charles Joguet Rose (Chinon): Flowers, with berries, in the rock garden. Sprinkle pepper. You will then get the general idea. $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 William Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): For those wanting to connect-the-jam (specifically with black olives). $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Luneau-Papin Excelsior (Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Cru Communal): On the shore, preparing to sail to an epic battle on foreign soil. $20 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Luneau-Papin Le L d’Or (Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur Lie): Hello lemon drop, don’t mind if I do just eat you the hell up right now! $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Luneau-Papin Terre de Pierre de la Butte de la Roche (Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur Lie): Come back in 10 years, prepare to be wowed. $23 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Domaine De La Louvetrie Hermine D’Or (Muscadet De Sevre-et-Maine): Complex, nervy, energetic beauty for the price of a cheap date. $12 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Domaine De La Louvetrie Amphibolite Nature (Muscadet De Sevre-et-Maine): Lemon peel, served with crazy amounts of drinkable-ness. $13 B >>find this wine>>

Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For February 20, 2012

Vinted on February 20, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 07 Halter Ranch Ancestor Estate Reserve (Paso Robles): Black cherry dominatrix brandishing dual whips; one leather & one licorice. $44 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Wagner Vineyards Riesling Dry (Finger Lakes): Citrus, pear, stone & tenacious drive to totally out-awesome its modest price point. $13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Peter Lehmann Clancy’s Red (Barossa): Shiraz, Cab & Merlot puzzle pieces trying but just not quite all fitting together. $17 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 V. Sattui Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel (Howell Mountain): Pepper, plums, power, passion & (alas) very small production. $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Suduiraut (Sauternes): Packing lilting meringue finish that will stop sometime after the 2012 Bord’x grapes get harvested. $93 A >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau La Tour Blanche (Sauternes): Peach, apricot, toasted nuts & Godzilla levels of pure sugar (not to mention Wow factor). $65 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Guiraud (Sauternes): Emphasizing the secondary action (coconut, yest, honey, vinyl), & to damn fine effect at that. $60 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Doisy Daene (Barsac): Pack your toothbrush, ’cause you’re definitely gonna need it after this jaunt to central honey town. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau De Fargues (Sauternes): Classic – nuts & honey meets citrus, yeast, & enough sugar to bury a small island nation. $165 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Climens (Barsac): A lovely, soft-spoken, dancing ballerina that probably moonlights as a sexy, elegant ninja assassin. $115 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Ormes De Pez (Saint-Estephe): Terse & tense, tart & supple, red & black, & not at all caring if you’re impressed (or not). $40 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau De Pez (Saint-Estephe): Offering smoked meat that’s serious, as in 3-piece-suit-in-a-solemn-board-room-meeting serious. $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Pepper Bridge Trine (Walla Walla): Complex but probably only meant for the 1 time every few yrs U have steak w/ a coffee reduction $60 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Lucien Albrecht Gewurztraminer Reserve (Alsace): High-jumping lychee & limes that land a bit awkwardly once they come back down. $19 B- >>find this wine>>

Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For February 13, 2012

Vinted on February 13, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • Chateau Pinchon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (Pauillac): Pass the steak; meaty, refined, elegant, spicy, & basically unaffordable $210 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Pichon-Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville (Pauillac): Steal away w/ it while it whispers to you about its flowers $144 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Lynch-Bages (Pauillac): Getting down low in a good way (except in price); with graphite, spice & earthy, sour red fruits. $165 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Leoville Barton (Saint-Julien): Stately butler of a wine wants to accompany your finest dinner; & it’s bringing licorice. $110 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Lagrange (Saint-Julien): Spicy, gorgeous, seductive red (fruits)-head; & you know what they sometimes say about red-heads. $65 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Gruaud Larose (Saint-Julien): A fine, pretty picnic spoiled at the end by a thunderstorm. In this case, it’s a funk storm. $85 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Beychevelle (Saint-Julien): Spicy, juicy, chewy blackcurrants, chocolate & coffee join in chorus to Styx’s Come Sail Away. $95 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • Chateau Giscours (Margaux): Sometimes sweet, straightforward red fruits can lead to a potentially serious case of buyer’s remorse. $70 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Gazin (Pomerol): Like a caramelized Brussels sprout, but it’s exquisitely prepared by a determined, undefeated Iron Chef. $90 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Soutard (Saint-Emilion): Bucking recent trend of Bordx overcharged under-delivery; but you’d better be into black cherry. $40 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau La Dominique (Saint-Emilion): Painted in dark chalk, and a work that may never really reach a amicable resolution. $49 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Grand Mayne (Saint-Emilion): Every drop has a message, & that message reads as follows – DAMN STRAIGHT I AM A BIG BOY NOW. $44 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Figeac (St. Émilion): This train has left truffle station & is now bound for glory. Will soften up after our Sun explodes. $250 A >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere (Saint-Emilion): Made off with just about all of the leather and cigars from the Old Boys’ Club. $96 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot (Saint-Emilion): Bright, sexy, tart, fun, elegant, down-to-earth, & in search of mushrooms for dinner. $70 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (Pessac-Leognan): A dark, chalky grip that is well prepared to squeeze you firmly into submission. $115 B+ >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For February 4, 2012

Vinted on February 4, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 07 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Promising glimmer in a blackcurrant, graphite & herbal eye. $75 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Sequana Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Toast more like char, but strawberries & spice more like heaven. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Hopper Creek Winery Merlot (Napa Valley): Maraschino cherries, chocolates, herbs & a lingering, shadowy sense of malaise. $35 B >>find this wine>>
  • NV Cantine Maschio Cadoro Moscato (Moscato Spumante): She is most definitely *not* leaving the bar alone after closing time. $15 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Domaine de Chevalier (Pessac-Leognan): Just as fresh, lively, juicy and inviting as the ripe plummy fruits that it evokes. $90 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Haut-Bailly (Pessac-Leognan): Such intense, lovely red & black fruit; and such intense, un-lovely, funky-a** stank. $150 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Pape Clement (Pessac-Leognan): I shouldn’t feel cheated by all the plum, chalk, flowers & big tannins; but, well, I do. $150 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Pape Clement Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Milk, honey, & apricots priced for insanely rich fashion designers & biz moguls. $150 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau La Louviere Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Floral & pretty as a cute woman in a spring dress (carrying baskets of tropical fruit) $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau De Fieuzal Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Offers some smoke, a little vinyl, a lot of cream & pure extract of total seduction. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Any more austere than this & it would have to be a statue (& a v. pretty one at that) $90 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Mouthful of citrus, melon & total gorgeousness; only the patient need apply here, tho. $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Bouscaut Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Flintier than a revolver, but one wonders if all the chambers were totally filled. $35 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): Jack Black of SA Cab; in yer face but belying way more depth & complexity than you’d expect $20 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Anoro Chardonnay (Mendoza): Mountain fruit knocked slightly off its peachy balance by its own oak clogs during the long trip down. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Martellotto Cellars Let The People Decide Red (Santa Barbara): Smokier than just about any backroom at a 1960s political convention $24 B >>find this wine>>

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