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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 5, 2016

Vinted on September 5, 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 Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso (Valpolicella Classico Superiore): Think of this as perkiness, with an extra bit of muscular oomph. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tommasi Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Veneto): Just peppery-red-fruity-perky-pizza-sauce-friendly deliciousness. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau Saint-Maur Cotes de Provence Cru Classe Rose (Cotes de Provence): Hip to the rose hip, the citrus, & being a little fleshy $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Loew Riesling Muschelkalck (Alsace): Grapefruit, tangerine, orangle peel, herbs, flint, & all of the fat totally trimmed. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Famille Hugel Estate Riesling (Alsace): You're ok with some flint and mint, right? Because if not, I'm totally having yours, bro. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Meyer-Fonne Riesling Reserve (Alsace): Fragrant, flinty, fruity, and rather openly flirtatious; which, of course, isn't a problem. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose (California): Sexy enough to turn heads; expect an open bottle to empty far, far too quickly. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut (California): A reasonably-priced way to get a more than reasonable amount of brioche into your glass. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Broccatelli Galli Antigniano Montefalco Sagrantino (Montefalco): Thickly tight as the bramble that its scent so readily invokes. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Dark Star Hill Pinot Noir (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Dark, & a star, though it needs time to show it. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 29, 2016

Vinted on August 29, 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 Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz (Clare Valley-McLaren Vale): Woody, spicy, lip-smacking, and serving up plenty of postprandial coffee. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District): Think Bs; bold, blueberries, black currants, black licorice, bad-assery. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chimney Rock Elevage Blanc (Napa Valley): Elevating ripe tropical fruits and white flowers to impressive levels of seriousness. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Pfendler Rose of Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The color of salmon, which is precisely the kind of burger you should serve with it. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs (North Coast): They're probably firing on all cylinders now, only without the "probably" part. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cadaretta SBS (Columbia Valley): Columbia Valley, but apparently acquiring tastiness with brief stops in Bordeaux and New Zealand. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 La Croix Belle Caringole Rose (Cotes de Thongue): Witness one of the more ridiculously drinkable bargains in the wine world. $10 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ernest The Artist Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Earnestness as art? This makes a decent case for it – and a delicious one, too. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Dutton goldfield Dutton Ranch Shop Block Pinot Blanc (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Well, vibrant tastiness wins again. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 22, 2016

Vinted on August 22, 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 Ernest The Settler Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Only thing you're "settling" for here is low abv; basically, you're in great shape. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV H.M Borges 5 Years Old Reserve Medium Dry Madeira (Madeira): Dried fruits, but not dry humor; in fact, this guy's overtly friendly $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV H.M Borges 15 Years Old Verdelho Madeira (Madeira): Fresh, long, & with more tension than the Reservoir Dogs finale, pre-shooting $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 57 Henriques & Henriques Bual Vintage Madeira (Madeira): The dual-purpose wood polish & bravery-inducing war elixir of the Old Gods. $310 A >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc (Napa Valley): Some oddities just ought to be – and thankfully for us, are – diligently pursued. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Quinta de la Rosa L Rosa Reserva (Douro): That juicy dark fruit front? It's disguising the kick-ass, complex battlements behind. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc (Loire Valley): Woman wearing elegant perfume & a wool coat, eating white peaches in the rain. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chehalem Three Vineyard Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Spice and Earth royalty, preceded by boisterous red fruited fanfare. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Bella Grace Vineyards Vermentino (Shenandoah Valley of California): It's Italy, by way of a clever Shenandoah culinary short-cut $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Spell Wines Nichole's Blend Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Consider Nichole a tour guide for Sonoma County's vibrant PN bounty. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 15, 2016

Vinted on August 15, 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!

  • NV Zonin Black Edition Prosecco (Veneto): What does a smidgen of Pinot Noir give you? The little black dress of budget-minded bubbles $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Zonin White Edition Prosecco (Veneto): Fragrant as a white flower, crisp as an apple, and chock full of some simple pleasures. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Zonin Grey Edition Prosecco (Veneto): If you're grey, you won't be so for long, provided you've got cheese & this smooth character. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Sports car action; power, smooth handling, sleek looks, and indulgence. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault Les Narvaux (Cote de Beaune): Undecided, compelling wrestling match between verve and richness. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Edge Hill Bacigalupi Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Somebody's channeling Burgundy. Sucessfully $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): The plum, wood spice & earth certainly aren't being buried in this boisterous one $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Vrignaud Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): Complexity takes a break; vivacity & drinkability, however, do not. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Nicholas Jay Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): A Grammy-Award-nomination-caliber debut performance, & you'll want to dance to it. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay Reserve (Carneros): A tense, cheeky, polite intellectual discussion between pear and brioche. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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