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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 23, 2015

Vinted on February 23, 2015 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!

  • 01 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Valentino Brut Zero Riserva Metodo Classico (Piedmont): Still singing along to Kool & The Gang's "Fresh" $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Bellavista Franciacorta Brut (Franciacorta): Always nice to bmp into someone who has buoyancy but doesn't lack for seriousness. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Michel Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem (Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France): Long of name; also long on tastiness $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Michel Chapoutier Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Blanc (Cotes du Roussillon): I'm a limestone cowboooyyyyy… Rolle rides again! $13 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Franco Ziliani Pratello Valtenesi Sant'Emiliano Chiaretto (Lombardia): Hard to pronounce, difficult to write, sooooo easy to drink. $NA B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Cantele Negroamaro Rosato (Salento): Cherries giving roses to strawberries, sitting on slate by freshwater streams. Ok, whatever. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Terredora di Paolo Rosaenovae Rosato Irpinia (Campania): Has a nice body, which it has adorned with raspberry perfume goodness. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Zardetto Private Cuvee Rose (Veneto): Roses are red, sour cherries are red, some berries are red… are U gonna finish that glass? $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Spell Wines Nichole's Blend Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Richly textured, with an instantly-likeable and generous disposition. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Schlossberg Alsace Grand Cru (Alsace): Well, something sure as hell went very, very, very right here. $32 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 16, 2015

Vinted on February 16, 2015 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 Duboeuf Morgon Jean Descombes (Beaujolais): “He was gentle as a night wind… as no lover had been beeeeefooooooooreeeee……..” $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 93 Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos (Tokaj-Hegyalja): Do mortals deserve slices of heaven? Doesn’t mean we should turn them down… $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Grgich Hills Estate Grown Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Melon rock band, with shades of back-country lemony twang to their riffs. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): 1st impressions would say burly; but 1st impressions aren’t always right. $56 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Ferrari Perle (Trento): Apple bread & awesomeness, with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a preference for not being disturbed yet. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Hearthstone Estate Roussanne (Paso Robles): Cream, toast, honeycomb cereal, melons; a time warp back to grade school breakfast! $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): The devil is in the details, and thankfully there’s no shortage of details available here. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Maldonado Parr Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma County): There’s just enough lemony twang in this richly orchestrated performance. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (Valpolicella): For those who take their coffee, tea, meat, disposition, & life dark. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Champagne Ayala Brut Rose Majeur (Champagne): Upscale brunch, in an upscale location, with a setting that’s refined & quiet. $70 A- >>find this wine<<

 

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 9, 2015

Vinted on February 9, 2015 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 Johannishof Riesling Kabinett V (Rheingau): Succulent stone fruits, all of moving at CERN large hadron collider energy levels. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bonny Doon Vineyard Albarino (Central Coast): Who's feeling perky? Are you feeling perky? Because I'm totally feeling perky now. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Corona de Aragon Special Selection Garnacha (Carinena): Get yer smart, structured, peppery & smokey self to the head of the class! $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Robert Keenan Winery Chardonnay (Spring Mountain District): Alternating pretty deftly between pretty rich and pretty spritely. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Robert Keenan Winery Mailbox Vineyard Merlot Reserve (Spring Muontain District): Funky, young & not going anywhere for a long time $64 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Liparita Cellars Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Will piss off big fruit lovers, but there's no denying this brightness $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dylan's Ghost Hell Hollow Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sometimes those speaking with sweet voices can say very dark things. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Valpolicella): As funky as the Ohio Players, and as bright as an LED light bulb. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur (Champagne): Refined, and mostly delicate, but don't get cozy; it's got a serious acerbic streak. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tommasi Arele Parziale Appassimento (Veronese): Funky and exuberant, fun and fastidious, and fond of thin crust style pizzas. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
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