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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 14, 2013

Vinted on January 14, 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 Tudal Family Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Shiny hap[y peeeople hooooolding haaaaands…. aaaaand peaches-grass-&-flowerssssss… $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Tudal Family Napa Valley Cuvee (Napa Valley): Floral *and* jammy? It can be done (when dressed in leather & brambles, apparently). $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Tudal Family Napa Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County/Napa County): Playing P-Funk, has leather pants on, awkward dance moves. $28 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Tudal Family Clift Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): If you want (black cherry & animal funk) blood… you got it! $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Tudal Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (St. Helena): A time capsule harkening back to how Cab was done in Old School Napa Valley. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Steven Kent Winery Ghielmetti Vineyard Petit Verdot (Livermore): Licorice & chocolate will be served, & crowds will be pleased. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare (Central Coast): An engagingly clever art house acoustic performance, dressed in pink & white flowers $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Steven Kent Winery Folkendt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore): The tune is *really* good, if Ripe is your style of music. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Steven Kent Winery Home Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore): Generous, herbal & fruity but U’ll think Home was Barossa. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Ansgar Clusserath Vom Schiefer Trocken Riesling (Mosel): Electric enough to be hitting the light cycle races on the TRON grid. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Mazzocco Briar Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Apparently things are big, juicy, dusty – & finish rather quickly – in the briar. $29 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Robert John Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Promises 75 bones worth of supple, dark-fruit-&-tobacco pleasure; delivers $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau D’Aqueria Tavel Rose (Tavel): It just hurts so damn good, like a red berry decided to give you a serious shiatsu massage. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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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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