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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 22, 2015

Vinted on June 22, 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!

  • 12 Brian Carter Cellars Oriana White Blend (Yakima Valley): Your next Chinese take-out meal well undoubtedly thank you profusely. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Erath Prince Hill Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): For when you really, really cannot resist taking the lavender home in a bottle. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Efeste Evergreen Riesling (Ancient Lakes): Shores of Ancient Lakes, bombarded with ancient slate rocks & not-so-ancient limes. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyards Reserve Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge): OR Pinot that is laying blacktop in rich, layered applications. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Le Marchesine Franciacorta Brut (Franciacorta): Like feeling a modernist painting in the dark; texturally interesting, but lacking. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Adelsheim Vineyard Elizabeth's Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): A petite, pretty lady that also has a sultry air about her. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Amity Vineyards Pinot Blanc (Willamette Valley): Honeydew, with a pinch of salt? Well, honey, I believe I do want a taste of that. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Aia Vecchia Vermentino (Tuscany): Requires little attention – but maybe a large shellfish appetizer – to thoroughly enjoy. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Aia Vecchia Sor Ugo Bolgheri Rosso Superiore (Bolgheri): Intriguing at first, but muscles its way into roughshod, boorish territory $35 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cantine Buglioni Il Ruffiano Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Valpolicella): In a tasty way, like drinking sweet BBQ beef jerky. $28 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 15, 2015

Vinted on June 15, 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 Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso (Montefalco): Spreading out its fleshy influence, & maybe reaching a tad too far. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Il Mosnel Brut Saten (Franciacorta): That is, indeed, brisk, baby. And it'll classy-up your Summertime porch drinking, too. $21 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Villa Crespia Muratori Brolese Extra Brut Rose (Franciacorta): Putting on a short clinic on how texture for dry bubbly ought to be $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Elk Cove Vineyards Estate Riesling (Willamette Valley): Floral, and for sure considering itself full of fortunate fabulous-ness. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 La Chablisienne Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): White flowers & ripe peaches that are punching above their weight class. $36 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Bernard Defaix Cote de Lechet Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): Chewy stone fruits, themselves chewing on some gun-flint. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis (Chablis): A soft start, perhaps, but then the yellow apples are off to the racy races $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Jean-Marc Brocard Domaine Sainte Claire Petit Chablis (Chablis): Pucker up for this pithy lemon drop of a pretty, petite Petit. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Corkscrew Clary Ranch Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Sometimes favoring boldness over subtlety can be more a virtue than a vice. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Corkscrew Syrah (Sonoma Coast): Suit up, lad, for we are hunting strong, big game elk in fields of wild raspberries & blackberries $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 8, 2015

Vinted on June 8, 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 Bott Teleki (Tokaj): Please, please do NOT tell them that this kind of mineral, austere elegance should probably be priced higher. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ousterhout Bradford Mountain Grist Vineyard Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley ): A cola chorus line of dancing herbs & jumping red fruit $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Stoller Family Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): A lithe, inviting, subtle, and refreshing romp through OR trails. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port (Porto): Props are due for the long-haul structure, but it'll be a boozy journey. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Palivou Vineyards Vissino Rose (Nemea): Cherries, cherries, cherries & cherries until the cows come home, and they're not home yet. $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV La Montina Franciacorta Brut (Franciacorta): Flowers and ripe stone fruits, neither of which are afraid of getting aggressive. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Ferghettina Brut Franciacorta (Franciacorta): Like taking the nut-filled trail mix to feed your picking spree at the apple orchard $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Achaval Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): Impressively, both somewhat chewy and somewhat seductive, all at the same time. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hoopes Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sweet of character, long and strong, not taking No for an answer anytime soon. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Alexandria Nicole Quarry Butte Destiny Ridge Vineyards Red (Horse Heaven Hills): Sweet cassis, that is some sweet cassis, baby! $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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