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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For October 1, 2011

Vinted on October 1, 2011 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 09 Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau): Apples, lemons, flowers & just general sigh-evoking gorgeousness. $37 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rose (Cotes-du-Rhone): A simple & tasty raspberry & red currant toast to give Summer a fond send-off. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Duarte Georgetown “Georgetown Divide” Mountain Estate Tempranillo (El Dorado): Spicy complexity & boozy brute force meet for dinner $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 St. Amant Tempranillo (Amador County): Dubbed “The Road Less Traveled” – & this dark, chewy, smokey, feral trip is well worth it. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Pomum Cellars Tinto (Columbia Valley): Spicy, take-no-prisoners Tempranillo blend; you’ll feel every second of those tannins’ grip $21 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): The word we’re looking for here? That’s “Beautiful” $31 B+ >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For September 24, 2011

Vinted on September 24, 2011 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 06 Monteci Amarone (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico): That spicy dried cherry can’t get out from under its own big boozy shadow. $39 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Giant Steps Chardonnay Sexton Vineyard (Yarra Valley): Drinks like it costs twice the price. A minor food-friendly floral triumph. $35 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): This tasty & flamboyantly fruity Cab definitely does not put the “ewww!” in “New World.” $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Casas del Bosque Pequenas Producciones Pinot Noir (Casablanca): A little jammy/big, but earthy, true & carrying it all with aplomb $34 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca): Tailor-made for lovers of grassy SB w/ hankerings for seafood cerviche. $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Misty Oaks Vineyard Constitution Ridge Pinot Blanc (Umpqua Valley): Has all the melons already, seriously wants some crab cakes. $16 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose (Coastal Region): A couple of awkward invitees to this wild berry party but it’s still a party $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 El Coto de Rioja Rioja Blanco (Rioja): New sheriff’s in town. Name’s pear. Rode in on some lemons. And he’s packin’ white flowers. $10 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Clean Slate Riesling (Mosel): If you’re into the limes-meets-wet-rocks theme, this is pretty damn good (for pretty damn cheap). $11 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris (OR): Tropical crazy-*ss bargain of a wine. Gets the star sticker for playing well w/ others’ food. $13 B >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For September 17, 2011

Vinted on September 17, 2011 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 06 August Briggs Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Such great plummy spice. But every grain is carrying a load of boozy bigness. $52 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 John Duval Plexus MRV (Barossa): Rhone hooks up with south Australia; their love child eventually becomes a stunning supermodel. $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Johannishof Charta Riesling (Rheingau): A tasty blast of apricot & citrus pith. Maybe too much citrus pith all things considered. $21 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Rodney Strong Alexander’s Crown Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Sooo complex. Sooo drinkable. Sooo focused. Sooo damn ripe. $75 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): I love funk music, but I definitely wouldn’t play it during a coronation $75 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Trapiche Zaphy Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): Red currant fruit that’s right on course, though that course is a bit, er, coarse. $9 C >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Trapiche Zaphy Malbec (Mendoza): Plums & hint of meatiness that have entered the fruity dimension (& basically got stuck there). $9 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Stoneleigh Pinot Noir (Marlborough): Red berries that are buoyant enough to lift your spirits after a crappy day at the office. $17 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Grapefruit, passion fruit, a touch of herbs & a shrimp-friendly, stately demeanor. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Great herbs & pleasant tropical fruit salad executing a slightly awkward dance maneuver. $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Foppiano Vineyards Estate Bottled Petite Sirah (Russian RIver Valley): Just a big, guilty, peppery, flowery, black-fruited pleasure $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Bernardus Pinot Noir (Monterey County): An herbal, juicy jaunt that, alas, took its eyes off the road at the smokey finish line. $20 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Red berries as vibrant as a neon sign; truffle & herbs make up for the charred meat. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 X Winery Truchard Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): A little hefty but ready to beat the pants off Napa Valley Pinot twice the price. $27 B >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For September 10, 2011

Vinted on September 10, 2011 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 07 Miss Vicky Wine (Fleurie): Lives up to Fleurie’s feminine, flowery nature w/ its sexy, candied red berries & a sprinkle of violets. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Citrus, apples & stone fruits FTW! For anything from cheese to spicy Indian. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Blackberry & chocolate are tasty but wrapped up tight (for now…) $48 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Trapiche Varietals Malbec (Mendoza): Enjoyably simple, easy-drinking, raging bargain of a red plum, cherry-filled quaffer. Gulp. $7 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Trapiche Broquel Pinot Noir (Mendoza): There are vibrant & silky red berries in here. Somewhere, under all that toasty toasty-ness $15 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec (Mendoza): Those oak casks might have had some Funk-tion as well as function. You’d better like em toasty $10 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Trapiche Broquel Malbec (Mendoza): The dark fruit finish is very long. But also very smoky. Lots of oak, but deftly applied. $15 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Chateau Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Chocolate & juicy stewed fruit, with sights set squarely on the steakhouse. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Cru Appellation Series Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): Lots of complexity for the price. Lots of butterscotch & booze, too. $27 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): A strong case for a Fort Ross AVA. A ways to go, but this horse has legs! $55 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Littorai Thieriot Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): A bit too much heat in here, but this is one GREAT-smelling, spicy kitchen. $70 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Littorai Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Like cherries & raspberries balanced on top of squares of high-end chocolates. $38 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Littorai Hirsh Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Totally comfortable in its own gorgeous, complex & pure coolish-climate skin. $65 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Patz And Hall Burnside Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Silky, sophisticated & certainly worth your time if you like them rich. $65 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Small Vines MK Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): For all the charm, we’ve ventured a bit too far into Cola Territory here… $70 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Freeman Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Focus focus focus! is the mantra. You’ll wanna focus on the gr8 structure. $40 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Cobb Emmaline Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): She’s tart, wearing leather & carrying herbs; you just might fall in love w/ her $69 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Grafen Neipperg Lemberger (Wurttemberg): If you want pepper aromas any purer, you’ll need to shop for a grinder at Williams-Sonoma. $21 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Castell Silvaner Trocken (Franken): Might inspire you to sing Fishbone’s “Lemon Meringue” (or at least queue it up on the iPod). $17 B- >>find this wine>>

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