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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>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For December 3, 2011

Vinted on December 3, 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!

  • 10 Keuka Lake Vineyards Dry Riesling Falling Man Vineyard (Finger Lakes): Spiced pear & lime lay down together on a crystal clear bed $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Broadway musicals beware, this SB finishes just as big – and indulgently – as you do. $23 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District (Napa Valley): Inviting as brambly wild blackberries, complete with boozy thorns $60 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District (Napa Valley): Like a revolver; it has a dark & slightly rubberized grip. $75 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Suavia Monte Carbonare Soave (Soave Classico): Just like picking at the orchard; you’ll smell the tart apples, wooden crates & all. $33 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau (Beaujolais-Villages): Yeah it’s got banana but you won’t be a monkey’s uncle w/ this. $11 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Blue Plate Chenin Blanc (Clarksburg): A curvy, energetic & most importantly, *cheap* date; she’s promising you a *very* nice time $9 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Cuma Torrontes (Cafayate Valley): Like most politicians, full of verve & promise that all goes somewhat unfulfilled in the end. $13 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Cliff Lede Lonely Wizard (Stags Leap District): Like KISS’ Destroyer album; big, brash, a bit too loud, & just utterly satisfying. $90 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Lindstrom Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): About as beautifully dense (ahh, but not as complex!) as a quantum singularity. $119 A- >>find this wine>>

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