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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 25, 2013

Vinted on March 25, 2013 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!

  • 09 Keller Estate El Coro Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): She's bright, but you'll remember her more for her peppery personality. $52 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Keller Estate Oro de Plata Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): An exhilarating night drive, illuminated by mineral-and-citrus headlights. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): How to sum up its jeu anime? Just drink the damn stuff, it's magical! $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Imagine peach and lemon salt water taffy, only with a lot more awesome. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Trimbach Pinot Blanc (Alsace): Lemon zest, melon and dirt having a good-natured rock fight in which no one really gets clobbered. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Dry Creek Vineyard Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon (Dry Creek Valley): Comes on a bit smooth, but scores w/ flowers and chocolates. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage (Sonoma County): If you're ok with smoky BBQ, then you'll get to excellent, dusty, textbook DCV spices. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Brandborg Oregon Gewurztraminer (Umpqua Valley): Fairies in rosepetal rafts on a mineral water stream; carrying lychee lightsabers $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Brandborg Oregon Riesling (Umpqua Valley): Limes, traveling fast down that gravel road and finally stopping, at long last, for gas. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Brandborg Bench Lands Pinot Noir (Umpqua Valley): Raspberry and citrus pith, contemplating and having fun in the smoking lounge. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso (Toscana): Cherries, flowers, sausage, gravel and plums all in search of some hearty, homemade pasta. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco (Toscana): Vermentino pulling magic tricks. "Hey Rocky! Watch me pull refreshment right outta my hat!" $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Peter Jakob Kuhn Oestrich Lenchen Riesling Kabinett (Rheingau): Surprising U with its sweet tooth, inspiring U with its freshness. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de Las Cases (Saint-Julien): Complex &amp; lovely? Yep. But also moody, reticent &amp; high maintenance. $175 A- >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 18, 2013

Vinted on March 18, 2013 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 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet (Montrachet): Enough power and verve to send Electro into a coma; dreams in Technicolor. $2400 A+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti (Romanee-Conti): A 30-sided Doungeouns and Dragons die, if it was a sentient life form $4200 A+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache (La Tache): Sex with a dozen supermodels. Simultaneously. Only with more spices and energy. $1200 A+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Richebourg (Richebourg): Has more precision than NASA's Measurement Standards and Calibration Lab. $1200 A+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-St-Vivant (Romanee-St-Vivant): For leisurely things like contemplating birth of the Universe $1200 A+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Grands Echezeaux (Grands Echezeaux): Balance previously seen only in Ringling Bros high wire acts. $750 A+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Echezeaux (Echezeaux): Containing the concentrated intrigue from any dozen Tom Clancy novels combined. $450 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Corton (Corton): A refreshing back massage, as administered by a benevolent and powerful Norse god. $400 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 M. Lapierre a Ville-Morgon (Morgon): Raspberries and peppery spices sporting a beautiful but almost grim, savory, focused resolve. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Pierre Sparr Brut Rose (Cremant d'Alsace): An aggressive salesman, but a good deal, and the warranty won't expire for a long time. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Marques de Vitoria Gran Reserva (Rioja): Might be slightly overcooked, but the meal is hearty, fresh and definitely delicious. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Muga Barrel-Fermented White (Rioja): Like a free upgrade to business class on a long-haul flight; that finish is long haul, too. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Castelfeder 15 Pinot Grigio (Alto Adige): True to melony form, but it could use a few rounds on the northern Italian treadmill. $17 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Rocca delle Marcie Chianti Classic Risera (Chianti Classic): Sorta like the California Raisins singing Kool And The Gang's "Fresh." $26 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 11, 2013

Vinted on March 11, 2013 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!

  • 04 Manuel Quintano Reserva (Rioja): Stewing in its own powerful, plummy juices, smoking a pipe and loving every minute of it all. $44 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cantina Tramin Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige): Greasy and tropical at the beach, but it cleans up crisply just in time for dinner. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Manincor Lagrein Rubatsch (Alto Adige): Resplendent in flowers, rustic berries and peppery verve; her dress has some dirt on it. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Masi Tupungato Corbec (Uco Valley): Right now a grumpy, arguing Italian. In a few years? Betting it'll make you shout Mama Mia! $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Masi Tupungato Paso Doble Red (Uco Valley): Leather, spices, meat and candy; maybe Corvina is settling in snugly down South? $15 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Masi Tupungato Paso Blanco (Uco Valley): Proves that one shouldn't pass on the appassimento, even when it's done on Pinot Grigio. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Michel Tete Domaine du Close du Fief Julienas (Julienas): Raspberry &amp; pepper riding salami magic carpet, singing A Whole New World $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Falkenlay Riesling Erste Lage (Mosel): A lime jammed up one sinus, and awesome up the other. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 01 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva (Rioja): A magic wand, but used as a skewer for grilling sausages and spiced plums. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cassidy Ranch Kopriva Chardonnay (Los Carneros): Lemon, melon, pear, crisp apples, side of herbs; wait a second, are we in France? $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Bibi Graetz Soffocone di Vincigliata (Toscana): Nearly as sexy and – dare we say it – tender as its controversial namesake. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Artesa Artisan Series Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Herb-rubbed, flirting with well-done, but ultimately too tasty to deny. $46 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Artesa Estate Reserve Pinot Noir (Nappa Valley): Sexy, but yer enjoyment will depend on how much U like yer fruit chocolate-dipped $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Artesa Carneros Chardonnay (Carneros): Peach-colored snake, shining lemon-colored eyes, smooth glide and pithy, forked-tongue bite. $20 B >>find this wine<<

 

 

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