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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For October 22, 2011

Vinted on October 22, 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 Vina Robles White 4 (Paso Robles): Vermentino, Verdelho, Viognier, & Sauv Blanc form tropical, nutty, refreshing & fun Rat Pack. $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Steinbeck The Crash (Paso Robles): Sweet, minty, concentrated plums in a seance session, invoking the Spirit of the Wild West. $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Elegant Bordx style blend massive only in its plummy/chalky/savory complex value $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 03 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel (Paso Robles): Vibrant red fruit packing licorice in one hand, & spicy chocolate in the other. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc (Paso Robles): Peach-packed, citrus&-anise infused, & more than comfortable in its own skin. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Clavo Voluptuous (Paso Robles): 100% Vermentino & actually quite svelte, refreshing & packing citrus pith bite that hurts so good. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Elderton Command Shiraz (Barossa): Ripe blue/black fruit & spice that’s sexy; as in a slightly overblown, Penthouse kind of sexy. $95 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Casey Flat Ranch Estate Red (Capay Valley): Blueberry wedding cake for happy marriage btw high elevation, small prod Syrah & Cab. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Von Holt Hoppe-Kelly Vineyard Syrah (Russian River Valley): Well, now, *here’s* a bright, flowery, spicy-meaty chap for ya! $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 03 Castello di Volpaia Vinsanto (Vinsanto del Chianti Classico): A dried apricot, sherry & hazelnut love letter sent in a 1/2-bottle. $35 A- >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For October 15, 2011

Vinted on October 15, 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 Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Valley): Will appeal to members of the hunt club (& black licorice lovers) $85 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Riondo Pianello Soave Excelsa (Soave): A bit like getting mugged by citrus fruits; refreshing for sure, but a bit on the rough side $8 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Santi Vigneti di Monteforte Soave (Soave Classico): Whoa – Soave got (refreshingly, florally & tropically) *serious* here, people! $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Carmenere (Colchagua): The fruits are red & black, the nose a bit green, but it’s all pretty! $19 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Haras de Pirque Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenere (Maipo): Kinda like Bell Pepper, Oak & Black Fruit in a Roadhouse-style bar fight. $13 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere (Rapel): Might be a “manly man” wine, but it’s a manly-man in a well-appointed suit. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Carmenere (Rapel): …And they will know us by the trail of green peppers and heavy oak… $20 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere (Apalta): Overachieving in a balanced, tangy, red-and-black-plummy & very flirtatious manner. $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Casa Silva Los Lingues Gran Reserva Carmenere (Colchagua): All Carmenere, damn proud of it, & not shy about it *whatsoever*. $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay (Carneros): About as big as you can get while still managing 2 hold it all together elegantly $49 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco): Gotta admit, I really like the minerally, citrusy cut of yer creamy jib, Mrs Pear. $25 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Lockwood Vineywards Merlot (Monterey): Well… you are gonna need to like ‘em dark an’ ripe in these here parts, pilgrim! $18 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon (Stellenbosch): So composed it feels like nothing could ruffle its blackcurrant & tobacco leaf feathers $41 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Guy Saget Domaine de la Perriere (Sancerre): Feminine & angular in all the right places; the lady is most definitely *not* a tramp. $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Mapema Malbec (Mendoza): Look up Argentine Malbec in the dictionary, & you just might find this standard-bearing wine’s picture. $21 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Mapema Sauvignon Blanc (Mendoza): Playing a rich, creamy, tropical, melony hand; maybe it’s too heavy a hand, actually. $13 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Poliziano Azienda Agricola Lohsa (Morellino di Scansano): Sangio from the coast? Damn right Sangio from the coast (damn good 1 too) $16 B >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For October 8, 2011

Vinted on October 8, 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 Castello di Volpaia Balifico (Toscana): Very dark, very young, more than a little moody, but full of rustic charm (& potential). €29 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva (Chianti Classico): Tangy, black-fruited balance between the Old & New Chianti worlds €19 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico (Chianti Classico): Bright cherry Ferrari w/ leather seats speeding thru the green countryside €12 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Castello di Volpaia Bianco di Volpaia (Toscana): Citrus, pear, yellow apple, flowers & a desperate need for pecorino and ham. €8 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Castelvecchio Vigna La Quercia Riserva (Chianti Colli Fiorentini): All things dried (fruit/herbs) but might be yer slice of the pie €13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Calo Giordano Grillo (Sicilia): A bit of lemon, a touch of lychee, & a whole lot of simple refreshingness to love. €7 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port (Porto): Say, have you met Vintage’s refined but fruity/peppery & feisty little sister? $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Fans of the hedonistically opulent might feel that they’ve found their Mecca. $150 A >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For October 1, 2011

Vinted on October 1, 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 Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau): Apples, lemons, flowers & just general sigh-evoking gorgeousness. $37 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rose (Cotes-du-Rhone): A simple & tasty raspberry & red currant toast to give Summer a fond send-off. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Duarte Georgetown “Georgetown Divide” Mountain Estate Tempranillo (El Dorado): Spicy complexity & boozy brute force meet for dinner $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 St. Amant Tempranillo (Amador County): Dubbed “The Road Less Traveled” – & this dark, chewy, smokey, feral trip is well worth it. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Pomum Cellars Tinto (Columbia Valley): Spicy, take-no-prisoners Tempranillo blend; you’ll feel every second of those tannins’ grip $21 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): The word we’re looking for here? That’s “Beautiful” $31 B+ >>find this wine>>

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