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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 24, 2016

Vinted on October 24, 2016 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!

  • 14 Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Bianco (Umbria): Not technically a bargain, but a big amount of bright, bouncy bianco bang for the buck. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso (Umbria): Chewy in all of the right ways, particularly if al dente pasta & tomatoes are on deck. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Giesen The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): It ain't heavy; well, unless you count the volume of citrus, nettle & verve. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Anaba Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The bigger side of the Coast; and also the delightful, delicious, decidedly drinkable side. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Anne Amie Vineyards Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Earthy, juicy, supple, and oh-so-dangerously drinkable. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Vinzelles (Maconnais): So, this is apparently when the lemons all decided to get really, really sexy. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis (Chablis): Apples, stones, peaches, paired with zing, zest, & texture that's both rough & artistic. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Coppo Pomorosso (Barbera d'Asti): Enticing rawhide conjuring Bowie lyrics, like singing falsetto 'bout leather, leather everywhere $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Casal Thaulero Orsetto Oro Pecorino (Terre di Chieti): Familiar, exotic, delightful, delicious; if only Summer could last longer. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Middleton Family Inconceivable Wines Terremoto '68 Rosso (Sicily): Go ahead, spring these Sicilian grapes on your Zin-loving buds. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 17, 2016

Vinted on October 17, 2016 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!

  • 14 Palivou Vineyards Vissino Dry Rose (Nemea): Dark of color, dark berry of flavor; you are gonna want some cheese, and a lot of it. $NA B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Ruffino Sparkling Rose (Italy): Sooo easy to drink. Sooo moderately priced. Sooooooo short on the finish, you might get whipliash. $15 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Binomio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva (Abruzzo): Ripe, taught, spicy and intense; so… grilled-and-rubbed lamb chops, anyone? $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 La Scolca Black Label-Etichetta Nera Secco (Gavi dei Gavi): Probably misunderstood, but most definitely refreshingly delicious. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir (New Zealand): Juicy, fresh, & impeccably friendly, but decides to bail on the shindig too soon. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Crofters Syrah (Hawkes Bay): Unapologetic about its penchant for pouring on the black pepper spices. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Amici Cellars Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Starts so, so well that you'll forgive the quick exit that it makes $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Anaba Landa Vineyard Viognier (Sonoma Valley): Sultry but also serious, there's an enticing siren song being called out here. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Trefethen Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Some presentations are called "classic" for very, very good reasons $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bodega Vistalba Corte B (Mendoza): Brawniness that comes with more than a bit of braininess; but still, best attempted with steak. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 10, 2016

Vinted on October 10, 2016 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 Virginia Dare Winery Two Arrowheads (Paso Robles): 2 flowery heads – Viognier & Roussanne – that certainly aren't butting heads. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dierberg Pinot Noir Dierberg Vineyard (Santa Maria Valley): This one must be fretting over bold, nuanced matters of great import. $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dierberg Chardonnay Dierberg Vineyard (Santa Maria Valley): Power and perfume, and probably enough that it ought to cost you more. $32 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Donnafugata Sherazade Nero d'Avola (Sicilia): About as femininely lovely a intro to Sicily's heroic Nero as could be provided. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Donnafugata SurSur Grillo (Sicilia): Fragrantly floral & peachy; cheerfully chirpy &… look, just drink the hell out of it, ok? $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ernest Vineyards The Bombardier Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): I guess that you can be bombarded with subtlety & awesomeness. Who knew $42 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare (Central Coast): One of those rare occasions of easy-going likability displayed both inside and out. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Gerard Bertrand Code Rouge Brut Eternel Blanc de Blancs (Languedoc-Roussillon): Ugly packaging, but not actually ugly drinking. $26 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Hecht & Bannier Cotes de Provence Rose (Cotes de Provence): Chalky, cherry-filled, crisp & clean; in other words, a delight. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): He's a little self-possessed, but damn, he's so well-dressed it's not even funny. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 3, 2016

Vinted on October 3, 2016 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 Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso (Umbria): A juicy balancing act on display here, between richness and lithe, angular structure. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Caiarossa Pergolaia (Toscana): The funk hath assumed control, and it doesn't plan on relinquishing it any time soon. Or, ever. $25 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Longoria Wines Chardonnay Cuvee Diana (Sta. Rita Hills): Vibrancy and saltiness are in charge, herding up ample amounts of cream. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Longoria Wines Fe Ciega Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills): So bright of character, that it's difficult not to be charmed. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Bald Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains): A night on this bare mountain would do most Chard lovers good $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Roses are taking root in the potting soil, with yummy results. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau Montelena Potter Valley Riesling (Mendocino County): Grapefruit, fig, stone; there just isn't anything here to dislike. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc (Napa Valley): Lemongrass, advancing on your mouth's position with refreshing, aggressive speed. $31 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gary Farrell Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Much wisdom here, but it won't share much of it for another 6 years. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs (North Coast): Burying you in heaps of tangy deliciousness, like a beach-goer settling into cozy sands. $41 A- >>find this wine<<
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