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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 16, 2015

Vinted on March 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!

  • 13 Bodega Dominio Buenavista Veleta Vijiriega Viji (Granada): Might just be your cup of tea, if you like your tea floral & forceful. $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Steven Kent Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore Valley): Youthfully exuberant for now, but will shed it all for elegance later. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Polished to a glistening, smooth, creamy, lemon-tinged sheen. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Alois Kracher Trockenbeerenauslese (Burgenland): Delivering big man honeyed performance, for a little man price tag. 187 ml. $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pina Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Wolff Vineyard (Yountville): Currently in a dark confusion, but will undoubtedly sort things out. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Mesa Cantina Buio Buio (Isola Dei Nuraghi): Surprising Sardinian juiciness delivered with capital G Gusto & capital A authenticity $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Schloss Saarstein Serriger Schloss Saarsteiner Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Prism-like purity, with lemonde-like drinkability. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gali Merlot Cabernet Franc (Gallipoli Peninsula): Well now, *this* isn't afraid to put on the ritz and strut its classy stuff. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Diren Karmena Red Blend (Tokat): Red fruits, pumped up & practically bursting kids-candy-TV-commercial style with vibrant juiciness $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Diren Collection Okuzgozu (Tokat): Speaks with Eastern European accents, and his ideas are clearly on the brighter side of things. $15 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 9, 2015

Vinted on March 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!

  • 11 Selendi Artist's Series Red Blend (Aegean Region): A work of art splayed in spice, vibrancy, juiciness, & textured berry fruits. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Turasan Kalecik Karasi (Cappodocia): Overachiever that won't accept a No from you on its herbs, red currants, & no-nonsense grip. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Turasan Emir (Cappadocia): A tasty way to fake out your wine geek friends, who will swear they are drinking a nice Torrontes… $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Vinkara Narince Reserve (Black Sea): Love child of zesty Pinot Grigio & creamy California Chardonnay, with a bit of extra bite. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Vinkara Narince (Black Sea): Perk up, people; here's some piquant pineapple preferring a pleasing palate of oily, and pithy purity. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Not always showing its full hand, but never, ever displaying bad manners. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Rose (Pays d'Oc): And then the pink grapefruit stopped laughing & began to get *serious*… $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Apples, honey, marzipan, all generally square dancing well in time. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Foris Rogue Valley Riesling (Rogue Valley): Dependably, delightfully, delicately delicious; gives lots, generally asks for little $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes (Beaujolais): When strawberries get wild, delicious, inked up, & act like bad-asses. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 2, 2015

Vinted on March 2, 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 Simi Alexander Valley Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Manages to rein in the peachy boasting in favor of interesting conversation. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Portelli Riesco Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Cerasuolo di Vittoria): Abundant, friendly, buoyant, forceful, rustic, & likes to hang out. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Alliata Vini Kaspar Nero d'Avola (Sicily): All of the rusticity you'd expect, plus most of the refinement that you might not. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Pietracava di Domenico Ortoleva Septimo Nero d'Avola (Sicily): Bright, relatively light, plummy, gamey, but most of all, engaging. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Al-Cantara Amuri di Fimmina e Amuri di Matri Etna Rosato (Etna): Roses, a dry sense of humor, & a sexy walk; that's amore, indeed. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Emiliana Novas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Valle de San Antonio): Zesty almost to a fault; keep it in mind for the Summer arsenal $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon (McLaren Vale): Since it's never been untrue to its name, any doubters need to now clam up $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flora Springs Trilogy Red Wine (Napa Valley): Oak strains of growing pains, but the plummy potential will emerge if you're patient $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Nino Franco Faive Vino Spumante Rose Brut (Valdobbiadene): Carries itself with a lovely air; but don't you dare piss her off! $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gloria Ferrer Dijon Clone Selection Carneros Pinot Noir (Carneros): Juicy wet kisses from friendly, mastiff-sized dark berries. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
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