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

Vinted on February 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 Chamisal Vineyards Califa Pinot Noir (Edna Valley): Mistake not, this is high-octane Pinot; but the engine is really humming along $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Chamisal Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir (Edna Valley): Cranberry and raspberry making joyous noise during serious chalk eraser fight. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Grgich Hills Violetta Late Harvest (Napa Valley): Lemon drop that puts a cloying, pithy, complex drop of its own on you. 375ml $85 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Grgich Hills Fume Blanc (Napa Valley): A hayride picnic, serving up cheese, melons, pepper, spicy peppers and lots of character. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Grgich Hills Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Think wood-grilled pineapple; sure, it's smoky, but you can't really eat just one, can you? $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Not oafish by any stretch, but it's carrying licorice whips with dried herb barbs. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Grgich Hills Zinfandel (Napa Valley): This is fixing to find itself some pizza, only it's fancy gourmet, BBQ-chicken style pizza. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Grgich Hills Merlot (Napa Valley): The nose is California, the palate is Right Bank Bord'x, the mixture is all around sexiness. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Tower 15 Petite Sirah (Paso Robles): Dusty, plummy-sweet vanilla ride that gets bumpy towards the end, but finds its way home okay. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tower 15 Grenache Blanc (Paso Robles): Pineapple, honeysuckle and limes giving a blackboard lesson with liberal use of chalk. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Tower 15 The Swell (Paso Robles): Could double as a veritable Welcome sign for the gritty, juicy land of Paso Robles red blends. $21 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Central Coast): Carefree tropical living but you still need to enjoy mowing the front lawn. $15 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 18, 2013

Vinted on February 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!

  • 11 Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon (McLaren Vale): For those who equate lively, complex and occasionally brooding with sexy. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau de Berne Terres de Berne Rose (Cotes de Provence): Bringing bargain rose-petal Provencal flair to sexy-up your Asian fare. $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Andre Bourget Cartagene Vin de Liqueur (Languedoc): Has urge to provide sweet fig-and-nut after-party; is well-equipped to deliver. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Christine Nadalie Clos LA Boheme (Haut-Medoc): Edgy, herbal, spicy and rich; I like you, kid, but next time lay off the oak a bit. $21 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dusted Valley Boomtown Pinot Gris (Washington): For those who want their pithy citrus and fresh-cut veggies served up together. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Bibi Graetz Testamatta (Toscana): Those looking for bombast will leave empty-handed, missing the hidden theme of supple artistry. $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Finca La Anita Tonada Malbec (Lujan de Cuyo): About as close to the bright violets of Cahors as any S. American Malbec is gonna get $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Vistalba Corte B (Mendoza): Malbec, Cab Sauv and Bonarda walk into a bar; Bonarda cracks jokes, the others laugh and order steaks. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 05 J Vintage Brut (Russian River Valley): A real zest for life that more than makes up for a sweet, overly-familiar drawling voice. $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bechtold Silberberg Gewurztraminer (Alsace): How to describe its sweet, rosey, spirited game? Just drink it and be merry already. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Chateau Veronique (Coteaux Du Languedoc): Peppery red berry brightness to give you hope, and tastiness, w/ pulled pork sandwiches. $16 B >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 11, 2013

Vinted on February 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!

  • 09 Stony Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Nervy Bordeaux-raised beauty, trying on stylized American perfume and dress. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Quevedo Tawny Port (Portugal): Dried figs and spice with attitude, bite and definite self-knowledge of its crowd-pleasing poise. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel (California): In which you reap the vibrant, spicy and bold benefits of depressed grape prices. $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut (Cava): Apples, apples, apples, apples galore, crisp apples and… hey, did I mention apples? I did? $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Breggo Savoy Spiritus Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): A brontosaurus that can do ballet? Yep, and it can tango if you give it time. $95 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Poet's Leap Riesling (Columbia Valley): Imagine running a marathon, coming to a station where friendly limes serve mineral water. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Abacela Reserve Tempranillo (Umpqua Valley): Big, bold, dense, but ultimately in need of a puff or 2 of tobacco to calm its nerves $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Story Winery Picnic Hill Vineyard Zinfandel (California Shenandoah Valley): Bright as the Sun, but just about as big and heavy, too $28 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Gustave Lorentz Cremant d'Alsace Rose (Alsace): A meaty, cherry-laden instant mouth celebration, served up in a bakery shop. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 La Fiorita Riserva Brunello di Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino): Surly but well-read and quick-witted; will tar U w/ chocolate. $95 A- >>find this wine<<
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