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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 30, 2014

Vinted on June 30, 2014 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!

  • 12 Domaine Gerard Millet Sancerre Rose (Sancerre): Days of wine & roses, in this case mostly roses, & elegant, pithy ones at that. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Vitiano Verdicchio Vermentino (Umbria): Add "vivacious" and "vibrant" to the list of Vs in this series of vinous consonance. $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Mauricio Lorca Angel's Reserve Torrontes (La Rioja): The angels reserved a massive bouquet of fragrant white flowers, apparently. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Zenato Amarone Classico (Amarone della Valpolicella): Flexing into a complicated, terse, & glossy Mr. Universe competition pose. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Merryvale Profile (Napa Valley): Why am I daydreaming about everything being constructed from extremely expensive, high-end silk? $165 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Old York Cellars Syrah (New Jersey): The toast is aggressive and thickly solid, but so is the earthiness, and so is the effort. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine Bousquet Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Rose (Tupungato Valley): If you can get past bouts of sweet talk, it's enjoyable company $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Paul Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rose (Cotes du Rhone): The wheels on the red berries – & surprisingly, the finish – go 'round & 'round. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Domaine Zinck Brut (Cremant d'Alsace): Low on complexity; very high on lively-drink-for-the-deck-watching-a-sunset deliciousness. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lioco Saveria Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Cruz Mountains): So, we just stumbled into the potpourri section of the department store. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lioco Estero Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Me gusto, with gusto; creamy, lithe, versatile & cozy like your fave comfort food. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 23, 2014

Vinted on June 23, 2014 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!

  • 13 Patrick Vauvy Domaine Bellevue Rose (Touraine): Like getting 5 buckets of strawberries & only having to pay with spare change. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Rose (Franciacorta): Bubbles, nuts & red fruit that simply refuse to take No as a valid answer. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Anna de Codorniu Brut (Cava): Look, lady, I'm sorry, could you repeat that, because I wasn't really paying any attention. $15 C+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Artadi Bodegas y Vinedos Artazu Artazuri Garnacha Rosado (Navarra): Go west, young man; & by west, I mean go tangy… & go tasty. $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bele Casel Asolo Prosecco Colfondo (Prosecco): White peaches & biscuits spinning clay into oddly interesting art house sculptures. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Steven Kent Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore Valley): Everything's in tune, and the chorus is singing in lovely high tones. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Steven Kent Winery Lola Sauvignon Blanc (Livermore Valley): California channeling the spirit worlds of both Bordeaux & Loire. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Merryvale Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Somewhere between forceful Pantera thrasher & raspy, poignant Bob Dylan love ballad. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Arteis & Co Brut Rose (Champagne): Tangy, pithy, aggressive red fruits, wielding sharp-edged blades & not afraid of a good fight. $74 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Scotto Cellars 50 Harvests Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Capable of hanging out at the party all night without looking tired. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Charles Krug Estate Bottled Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): It's sexy, and it knows it; this one is all about curves and texture. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lioco Laguna Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): A PN for those who feel oh so pretty, & for those who feel oh so pithy, too. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 16, 2014

Vinted on June 16, 2014 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 Tuck Beckstoffer Melee Grenache (California): Boldly fruity, boldly peppery, boldly… pretty? Yes, it can actually happen, peeps. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 RayLen Vineyards And Winery Cabernet Franc (North Carolina): The Loire it surely ain’t, but juicy, tangy & capable it surely is. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay (East Coast, NZ): Tropical, long & lively, but it’s carrying some cream around the midsection. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Kim Crawford Core Pinot Gris (Marlborough): Drilling to this core kicks out debris of flowers, melons, & a sprinkle of spices. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 02¬†Arteis & Co Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs (Champagne): Dough, apples & a beautiful mouthfeel designed by & for the beautiful people. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Volta Cabernet Sauvignon Mission Ridge Vineyard (Napa Valley): Think Napa plumpness & plumminess, add dollops of licorice & mint. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Estate Biblia Chora Ovilos (Pangeon): Floral, opulent, toasty and comfy sheets for somewhat unlikely white grape bedfellows. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Seven Hills Winery Pentad Red (Walla Walla Valley): A complex, 20-sided Dungeons & Dragons die of a bottle, & under-priced to boot. $65 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine La Tour Boisee Une Histoire de Famille Rose (Minervois): Red fruits stomping quite happily – but heavily – down the stairs. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Mas de Leda Tempranillo (Castilla y Leon): Fried chicken levels of funky here, but eighties skyscraper levels of modernity, too. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Voss Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): The grapefruit & The Force are strong in this one; refreshing, but doesn’t hold back $19 B+ >>find this wine<<

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 9, 2014

Vinted on June 9, 2014 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 Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz (Barossa): This is a quilt in vibrant colors; stitched together with mint, herbs, jam, spice, & value. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 LangeTwins Centennial Zinfandel (Lodi): Smoked meat, picking nuclear blackberries and chomping on the end of a high-end stogie. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cornerstone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Certainly not trying to be NZ, but giving a nice nod to the Bordelais in us all $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc (Wairau Valley): Like a well-maintained antique staircase; it hasn't lost a single pungent, piquant step $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Cousino-Macul Lota (Maipo Valley): Comes on all sweet-nothings, but look again, there's substance behind all that seductiveness. $77 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Aril Atlas Peak Syrah (Napa Valley): Atlas Peak shrugged, with large shoulder pads fashioned from earth, vanilla, & blackberries. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Blandy's Ten Year Sercial Dry Madeira (Madeira): Enough salted, toasted almonds to complete with the charcuterie & cheese plate. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Loimer Gruner Veltliner (Kamptal): Tough to argue with success; painting the Danube green with herbal, spicy, exotic fruit envy. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Truchard Cabernet Sauvignon (Carneros): I love fresh herbs as much as the next guy but next time let's wash them off before serving $38 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Truchard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Difficult vintage? Apparently, it wasn't anything a little bright cherry & vanilla couldn't cure. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Truchard Chardonnay (Carneros): The lees aren't going quietly, but they are offering an entertaining dance on their way out. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<

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