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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For December 31, 2011

Vinted on December 31, 2011 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 Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz (Clare Valley): Dark chocolate & eucalyptus never looked so happy (or flamboyantly dressed) together. $70 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages (Beaujolais): Approachable, peppery & tasty for when your dinner fare is steaky, simple & spicy. $13 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Cobb Emmaline Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): She’s speaking softly, but what she has to say is lovely (& worth hearing). $68 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Shaw And Smith Sauvignon Blanc (Adelaide Hills): Tropical fruits & herbaceousness offered in Lady-Justice’s-scales-like balance. $29 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Von Holt Cellars Suacci Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Sweet finish infraction pardoned on account of red berry loveliness. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Laxas Albarino (Rias Baixas): The tropics, by way of the Mino River; best attempted with soft-shelled crab sandwich & a nice view. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley): Back to opulent but complexly balanced (& pleasantly herbal) form $135 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville District (Oakville): As lush, plush, deep & velvety as your favorite pillow. $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): A 101 course in all that’s great – & not-so-great – about biggish NV Cabs. $28 B >>find this wine>>
  • NV Churchill 10 Year Old Tawny Port (Porto): Uhm… WOW. Nailing the definition of 10 yr Tawny with Britannica-like precision. 500 ml $33 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay Reserve (Napa Valley): What’s this? The Reserve is actually somewhat reserved! And damn good too. $40 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Like an egotistical NFL wide receiver; crisp moves, but just a tad puffy & boastful $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 S. C. Pannell Grenache (McLaren Vale): Meet Mr. Grenache, in all his multifaceted, blackberry/cherry/violet/pepper/herbal glory. $60 A- >>find this wine>>
  • NV Casalnova Prosecco (Treviso): Casalnova’s Treviso frizzy is a bit of a *Casanova*; floral & fruity, but sporting a refined streak. $17 B >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For December 24, 2011

Vinted on December 24, 2011 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 Caldora Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo): And may all your red fruits be briiiiiiight (& this peppery… & charcuterie-friendly). $11 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 San Leonino Chianti Classico (Chianti Classico): Bright cherry trying (& alas, failing) to free itself from staves of Slavonian oak $14 C >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Brooding, distant, temperamental & excellent; not a relationship that’ll bore you $65 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Patz & Hall Chenoweth Ranch Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Silkier – and just about as forward – as a set of red satin sheets. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay (Carneros): Not unlike your kid sister – lush, loveable, demanding & needing time to develop. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Peaches that are brooding, & buttery. Marzipan fans, you are in luck. $39 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Ancient Peaks Renegade (Paso Robles): Syrah, Malbec & PV all sitting mostly comfortably on oak; a bit loud but they’re well-behaved $23 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles): Sure is a lot of grass around here. Lemon grass, too. So, did I mention the grass? $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Rocca di Montemassi Le Focaie Sangiovese (Maremma): A tangy, juicy trip to Tuscan hillsides, for buttloads < than AlItalia charges. $14 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Giovanni Puiatti Zuccole Sauvignon (Friuli): Aggressive SB; as in ‘wearing high armor, lance-lowered, charging at you’ aggressive. $13 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Lamoreaux Landing Red Oak Vineyard Riesling (Finger Lakes): As solid as the flinty stones that it evokes; you’d better dig pear tho $19 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Stepping Stone Rocks! Red (Napa Valley): Sweet, ripe fruit & silky vanilla oak; could double as a postcard from Napa wine country. $15 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Santa Julia Innovacion Tempranillo Malbec (Mendoza): The Spaniard is feeling right at home speaking a dark cherry Mendozan language $9 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Pacific Rim Riesling (Columbia Valley): Where life’s all slightly-sweet organic peaches, but no cream (the peaches are rich enough) $9 B- >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For December 17, 2011

Vinted on December 17, 2011 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!

  • 06 d’Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings (McLaren Vale): The strokes here are big, bold & burly; but they’re also beautifully rendered. $65 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling (Clare Valley): Want some acid with that peach & minerals? No? Well, too damn bad for you. $18 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Pirie South Riesling (Tasmania): Stately, spicy, racy – and tasting like it just might have had some Alsatian grandparents. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Bindi Composition Pinot Noir (Macedon Ranges): The tune is noir indeed (dark berry, chocolate), and you’ll be humming it for days. $60 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Yering Station Reserve Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Trains leaving here have a bit much cherry oak, but the appointments are elegant $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir (Mornington Peninsula): Sweet berries brighter than the morning sun. Might turn your disposition cheery. $30 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Velvety fruit, vanilla, violets make for very good vino. $79 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 KC Jones Streamliner (Sonoma County): KC Jones, you better watch your unctuousness (but not your vitality, or food-friendliness!). $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz (Eden Valley): Like being served one of those 70% cocoa bars, by angels in the fields of Elysium. $110 A >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Tahbilk Marsanne (Nagambie Lakes): The Rhone, on vacation & soaking up the freewheeling, tropical vibes of the Southern hemisphere $17 B >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For December 10, 2011

Vinted on December 10, 2011 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!

  • 08 Domaine Brana Ohtiza Rouge (Irouléguy): Like a classic muscle car; brutish, powerful, graceful, surprising & fun all at once. $26 B >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Clos Fardet Cuvee Moutoue Fardet (Madiran): Tangy, savory, bracing red that eventually opens up in the glass (after an eternity). $27 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Chateau Bellevue La Foret Ce Vin (Fronton): Pretty, serious, not pretty serious nor seriously pretty, but pretty food-worthy. $11 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Domaine des Terrisses (Gaillac): Violets, pepper, savory meat & dark berries all dancing to some slightly out-of-tune funk. $27 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Domaine du Cros Lo Sang del Pais (Marcillac): Savory, peppery, rustic & compelling. Will have U wishing for a burger within reach. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Château Montus Blanc (Pacherenc du Vic Bilh): Most oaked white wines really ought to be more like this unctuous, vibrant beauty. $27 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Colombelle L’Original Rouge (Cotes de Gascogne): Proof positive that rough-and-tumble Tannat actually has a bit of a soft side. $10 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Colombelle L’Original Blanc (Cotes de Gascogne): Screaming acidity, screaming herbs, screaming citrus, & a screaming bargain. $10 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Chateau d’Esclans Rose (Cotes de Provence): You’re being served rose petal & oak stave, but the server is pretty damn sexy. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Domaine Rimbert Les Travers de Marceau (Saint Chinian): There’s spicy cooking happening *somewhere* in that brambly forest… $13 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Domaine des 2 Anes Fontanilles (Corbières): And on that barn they had some (tangy but very barnyardy) wine, ee-i-ee-i-ohhhh. $13 C+ >>find this wine>>

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