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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 7, 2013

Vinted on January 7, 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 La Rochelle Donum Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Some muscular female body-builders can also be very, very attractive/hot. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 La Rochelle Dutton Ranch Morelli Lane Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Spread the fresh preserves over the brioche slowly, baby. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 La Rochelle Ferrington Vineyard Chardonnay (Anderson Valley): Edgy, generous, lithe, versatile & gorgeous, & demanding a refill. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Ravenswood Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Alternatively dark, woody, & tangy; stepping lively through it all. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Ravenswood Napa Valley Old Vine Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Still going its jammy way, though not with a lot of road left in front. $16 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 L’Ecole No 41 Estate Luminesce Seven Hills Vineyard (Walla Walla): Heady to start, grassier as it goes, overachieving all the way. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (Columbia Valley): Unctuous, pithy, floral, and a downright inspiring, layered experience. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 G.H. von Mumm 50 Degrees Riesling Trocken (Rheingau): A spicy meatball, sans meatball and with a ton of lime & peach added instead. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Achaval Ferrer Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): Tart red plums smoking tobacco under the heft; requires patience to meet, tho. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Signorello SETA (Napa Valley): Seams might be showing a bit, but this is a richly-woven, textural & interesting white tapestry. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Signorello Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Lit stogie, feet up on the ottoman; leather boots still on, & fresh in from farmwork. $75 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Signorello Hopes Cuvee Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Not lacking in complexity, but speaking about it with a rather loud, boomy voice. $70 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Finca La Anita Gran Cosecha Malbec (Mendoza): Lovely, in a fresh-bright-berried, shaking-hands-with-braised-meat kind of way. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 31, 2012

Vinted on December 31, 2012 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!

  • 05 Conde de Valdemar Reserva (Rioja): To find this much leather, funk & sass together, you’d need to get to a Village People concert. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dr Pauly Bergweiler Wehlner Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): Like vampiric drinking of the souls of limes & honey blossoms. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Estampa Reserve Assemblage Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc (Colchagua Valley): Blackcurrant glove, green herbal fist. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Travaglini Il Sogno (Gattinara): Successfully channeling the spirit of a roast beef in balsamic and spiced plum reduction. $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling Reserve (Finger Lakes): Lithe & sturdy lime bones, juicy, ripe peach muscles, & a floral jumpsuit. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Taittinger Nocturne Sec (Champagne): Did you know they made sweet apricot bread in bubbly form? No? Well, now you know, ok? $95 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Wieninger Gruner Veltliner (Vienna Hills): Buffed up, has been hitting the ripe fruit gym hard & is showing the heft to prove it. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Chateau Mont-Redon (Chateauneuf-du-Pape): With sinister laugh, it extends its dark fruity cloak, inching closer to envelop you… $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Strub Roter Schiefer Niersteiner Orbel Riesling Spatlese (Rheinhessen): Petrol, lime, fennel & a crap-ton of harmony for the cash. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose (Coastal Region): Simple stroll on a gravel path, but a lithe & lovely & raspberry-filled path. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc (Western Cape): It’s forging its wool coat for a stint among the tart-but-lush-and-creamy tropics. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc (Western Cape): Sassy, tossing its grassy boa of sweet citrus & tropical fruit over its shoulder. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee (Sonoma County): Like Gunsmoke, only with prunes & tart red plums, facing off in the dust. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 24, 2012

Vinted on December 24, 2012 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 Agape Red (Peloponnese): Crowd-pleasing bout between brambly blackberries, juicy blueberries, and sour cherries not afraid to bite. $9 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Thira Estates Assyrtiko (Santorini): Cut lemons, grapefruit rind, and wet rocks, all fixing you a rather tight and steely gaze. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Kikones Ippeas (Ismaros): Like a big, dark, dusty, & leathery Paso Robles red on an extended-stay vacation in the Greek islands. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Kikones Limnio Red (Ismaros): Imagine Lemberger, but as the sexy, exotic, international jet-setting protagonist of a spy novel. $23 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Kikones Maron White (Ismaros): Not an easy one to get to know; but it’s ready with flowers, melon & citrus if you’re ready to try. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Helios White (Tripolis): Bringing just a little bit of the fun of a southern Greek beach party right to your table – & your mouth. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Kayra Imperial Red (Elazig): It’s Big, it’s modern, it’s bold; & toasty, massively fruity, & otherwise unapologetically unforgiving $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Kayra Vintage Okuzgozu Single Vineyard (Elazig): Cherry liqueur, sweet oak & giving-no-quarter tannins; & a side of coffee, too. $20 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lieb Family Cellars Bridge Lane Rose (North Fork): So subtle, maybe too subtle; there are flowers, berries & pith if you’re lookin $16 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lieb Family Cellars Pinot Blanc (North Fork): The tropical fruits have arrived, they want to quench your thirst w/ mineral water. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Riesling (Barossa): Petrol, pear, & possessing of a pretty, persuasive, passionate personality. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz (Barossa): Almost as dense – & almost as vanilla-and-berry-filled – as a layer cake dessert. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa): When I say “Wu” you say “Tangy (fruit)”… & “pass the tomato leaf.” $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hogue Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): Juicy fruit, dusty boots, & carrying a bit of a spare tire around the midsection. $10 C+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay (Vin de Pays du Val de Loire): Grocery bag of citrus & tropical fruits, about bursting at the seams $11 B- >>find this wine<<
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