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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 4, 2013

Vinted on February 4, 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 Greywacke Pinot Noir (Marlborough): Jammy berry shouts in public, but then deftly composes itself and finishes the night a charmer. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Greywacke Wild Sauvignon (Marlborough): Sauv Blanc and wood make surprisingly happy marriage; dig that grassy, chalky Boutonniere. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Pink grapefruit stacked up like a snowman; dried herbs and fresh veggies for arms and legs. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Poggiotondo Vigna delle Conchiglie Chianti Riserva (Chianti): Vibrant, juicy embrace showing tenderness in most of the right spots $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Dunham Cellars Lewis Estate Vineyard Riesling (Columbia Valley): Enough petrol in the tank to put this citric ride into high gear. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore (Chianti Superiore): Minerals & meat, funk and leather, fruit serious and sensual, and seriously sensual. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Poggiotondo Rosso (Toscana): A soft, gritty, and brambly retreat; a prosciutto sandwich is pretty much required for entry. $11 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Poggiotondo Vermentino (Tuscany): Lemons & nuts that are practically kissing cousins with soapy, floral Viognier, wild and fancy free $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Chateau Bousquette Saint Chinian Prestige (Saint-Chinian): Not won over by the balance, vibrancy and prettiness? Check your pulse!! $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Trimbach Gewurztraminer (Alsace): It likes the spiced life, it’s gotta booogie, at the wine bar toooniiiiiiight, oh yeahhhhhhhh $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Nals Margreid Galea Schiava (Alto Adige): Picture a rosé after its wild strawberries did a serious muscle building workout regimen. $23 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Nals Margreid Lyra Gewurztraminer (Alto Adige): Like a lychee and rose petal perfume, sprayed in your face at point blank range. $13 B- >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 28, 2013

Vinted on January 28, 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 Casca Wines Monte Cascas Ramisco Tinto (Colares): Stunning example of floral, delicate, dusty strength triumphing by sheer will. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Filipa Pato Nossa Calcario Red (Bairrada): Sporting more mineral freshness than the mountain stream in the Coors commercials. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 94 Blandy's Colheita Malmsey Madeira (Madeira): Old charmer that still has all his wits – &amp; spiced figgy freshness – well-sharpened. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Anselmo Mendes Vinhos Muros de Melgaco Alvarinho (Vinho Verde): Pithy citrus that got dressed to the nines in honey &amp; apricots. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Adega Cooperativa de Moncao Muralhas de Moncao Branco (Vinho Verde): It doesn't get much prettier, vibrant &amp; delicate than this. $13 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 80 Adega Cooperativa de Favaios Moscatel de Favaios Colheita (Douro): Like smoking an orange rind doobie that was rolled by Valkyries $67 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Qualia Pavo Estate Syrah (Sonoma Valley): Charming Griffin-like combo of cool leather &amp; pepper with warm black raspberry &amp; smoke. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Qualia Syrah-Grenache (Sonoma Valley): Leather, pepper, verve &amp; easily-accessible deliciousness; oh, &amp; a side of smoked bacon! $26 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Pertois Moriset Mesnil Sur Oger Grand Cru Brut (Champagne): Enough toast &amp; citrus for breakfast; enough lift to achieve flight. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Elios Mediterranean White (Peloponnese): Familiar stuff (lemon, honey, flowers, vanilla) served up in a refreshing, unfamiliar way $11 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Ferguson Crest Viognier (Santa Barbara County): All lovely, friendly peaches-&amp;-cream, and more cocktail-drink-hot than Fergie-hot. $22 B- >>find this wine<<

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 21, 2013

Vinted on January 21, 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 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Berry cobbler, plum liqueur glaze, gravel plate, wooden fork, dash of awesome. $155 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hourglass Blueline Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): How lovers should meet; nearly exploding w/ tension, power &amp; edginess. $135 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hourglass Blueline Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Like an emotionally-charged soy sauce/cassis/gravel menage-a-trois. $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hourglass Blueline Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley): No escaping the complexity, fruity-sweet-sexy largesse, or the general largeness $75 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hugel et Fils Hugel Riesling (Alsace): Almost sweet but definitely electrifying; maybe the most gulpable Hugel in several years. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva (Rioja): Familiar like an easy chair, or a bowl of comfort food on a raw day. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rose (Stellenbosch): Funky floral cool modeena, performed with a side of freshly ripened red berries. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Pina Napa Valley Wolff Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Yountville): Rich, demanding &amp; driven; plums playing hot potato w/ dried herbs $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Pina Napa Valley Ames Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville): Refined, broad, tinged w/ herbs; practically the mayor of Oakville. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Pina Napa Valley D'Adamo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Both hot &amp; sweet, in a silky, come-hither-big-boy kind of way. $75 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Pina Napa Valley Firehouse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford): More like fire-juggling, &amp; nearly worthy of cirque du soleil. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Ferrari-Carano Tresor Red (Sonoma County): Thick enough that you could stand a spoon up in it; but it'd be a mineral-rich spoon! $58 B+ >>find this wine<<
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