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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For July 23, 2011

Vinted on July 23, 2011 under 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!

  • 10 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Fleshy/acidic, a match made in Purgatory; lovely tropical fruit & herbs offer salvation $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Rutini La Rural Vino Dulce Encabezado de Malbec (Maipu): Chocolate & berry liqueur melt into dried cherry, rum & general bliss. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Licia Albarino (Rias Baixas): Fleshy? Yep – but also tropical, herbal & a pretty versatile, nimble performer at the dinner table. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Annie’s Lane Riesling (Clare Valley): Petrol, lime, & spice all working together far more productively than our current US Congress $15 B >>find this wine>>
  • 04 Rolf Binder Halliwell (Barossa): Shiraz/Grenache; Think dried cranberry reduction sauce & venison and you’ll get really close. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Pirineos Mesache Rosado (Somontano): For those who are even *thinking* about serving strawberries & balsamic at an upcoming picnic $10 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Protos Verdejo (Rueda): Crazy value. Tropical, herbal, floral, surprisingly complex & made for grilled octopus on hot Summer nights $10 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Simi Merlot (Sonoma County): Right Bank Bord’x visits Sonoma & hits the gym. Tea leaf, olives, black fruit & nary an ounce of flab. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Loosen Bros. Dr.L Riesling (Mosel): The Dr is still IN, as is his impressive ability to capture Mosel soul at a great price point. $12 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Cataldo Sauvignon (Sicilia): Badda-bing! This is creamy, grassy, lemony & just one hell of a food-versatile find for the moolah. $9 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Peter Mertes Platinum Late Harvest Riesling Spatlese (Rheinhessen): Not shy about the sweetness, but maybe too shy about the spice. $9 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Concannon Righteously Rose (Livermore Valley): Red berry & meat combo will cause a headfake, but not after U taste it w/ pancetta. $10 B- >>find this wine>>
  • NV Rondel Cava Pura Raza Brut (Cava): Short on finish, but long on green apple, pear & cream – and even longer on elegant value. $9 B- >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For July 16, 2011

Vinted on July 16, 2011 under 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!

  • 00 D’Oliveiras Madeira Moscatel Reserva (Madeira): That’s 1900, folks. Has the spicy spirit of a spinster. About as good as it gets. $500 A+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Modus Operandi Vicarious (Napa Valley): Pushing the limits of ripe dark berry; but damn, that concentrated fruit is easy to like. $39 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Peppery spice pushes this steakhouse fave a few paces ahead of the jammy Zin pack. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 J Vineyards Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Black Raspberry+ Spices = Hedonist’s Delight. Even more solid (& fun) than the 07. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 J Vineyards Pinot Gris (CA): Floral, tropical & uncomplicated; in other words, just about a perfect pairing for a hot Summer night $16 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Red Newt Cellars Dry Riesling Reserve (Finger Lakes): Big, & moody; but there’s true beauty in its apricot, apple & citrus zest. $24 B >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For July 9, 2011

Vinted on July 9, 2011 under 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 Calluna Vineyards Cuvee Red (Chalk Hill): Ah, the deep dark cherry & licorice. But things are a little bit hot down in those depths $27 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru (Kamptal): Hefty! Give it time & the spice & veggies will peep out from behind those pears. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 99 Ratzenberger Bacharacher Wolfshohle Riesling Spatlese (Mittelrhein): Orange, honey, more vinyl than a 70s sofa & a heck of a value $29 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 03 Chateau Lagrange (Saint Julien): Black cherry, blackberry, black earth, and definitely not quite enough time in the bottle yet. $40 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Wild Horse Unbridled Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): Well, helloooo there, you’re a cheeky thing, aren’t you? $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Chateau Tanuda Noble Baron Shiraz (Barossa): So much blackcurrant & potential age-worthiness it could be Cab. Miss the pepper, tho $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Draconis Zinfandel Lodi “French Oak” (Lodi): Wickedly complex, spicy side of Zin. Should keep hedonists happy for several years. $28 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Martin & Weyrich Moscato Allegro (CA): Honey, flowers & a flirty streak; in this case, flirting w/ (but happily avoiding!) cloying $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Concannon Selected Vineyards Pinot Noir (Central Coast): Solid red berry performer but I’d trade in the 2nd round for a higher pick $9 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc (Sonoma County): Patience, grasshopper, the grapefruit will arrive… & you’ll be glad when it does. $12 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Laumann Family Estate Cambiata Tannat (Monterey): Flowers, spices, plum, anise, chest-hair-inducing tannins & a whole lot to love. $28 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Bonny Doon Vineyard DEWN Bien Nacido Syrah (Santa Maria Valley): Savory peppery red/blue fruits to savor & pepper your taste buds. $40 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc (Loire): Starts shy, but gets on a mineral-driven, lemony gabby streak once it gets going. $16 B >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For July 2, 2011

Vinted on July 2, 2011 under 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 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira (Mendoza): It’s all (screamin’ black cherry, savoriness, tannin, body) comin’ 2gether. Sloooooowly. $100 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 V. Sattui Vittorio’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Not without its layers, but let’s leave the canned pineapple at ACME. $24 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 V. Sattui Cabernet Franc (Alexander Valley): Floral, plummy & crowd-pleasingly drinkable. But funkiness masks the real-deal spices. $30 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional (Douro): An acquired violets-spice-&-gripping taste but it’s as faithful (& forward) as TN gets $54 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Twisted Oak Tempranillo (Calaveras County): Intriguing fellow in dark cherry trenchcoat, smoking tobacco and selling spices. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Murrieta’s Well White Meritage (Livermore Valley): Tropical but floral, big but svelte, creamy by crisp, a bit pricey but worth it $25 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 O. Fournier Centauri Sauvignon Blanc (Leyda): Hot damn, Leyda Valley is on fire right now. Herbal, creamy, & really friggin’ good. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 O. Fournier Urban Maule Red (Maule): About the perfect red fruits & price combo to match all the BBQ sauce you’ll east on July 4th $11 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Bellview Winery Lemberger (Outer Coastal Plain): Lady Liberty might turn around & face NJ to smell the licorice & violets on this. $17 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Bellview Winery Cabernet Franc (Outer Coastal Plain): Look at NJ pumpin out the black cherry & tea leaf! Promising if heavy-handed $19 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Peconic Bay Winery Merlot (Long Island): Red plums, spice & an elegant, food-friendly lift with no signs of tiring out anytime soon $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 McIntyre Vineyards Estate Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): She’s a brick… house! Mighty mighty, just lettin’ it all hang out! $28 B >>find this wine>>

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