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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For July 2, 2011

Vinted on July 2, 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!

  • 08 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira (Mendoza): It’s all (screamin’ black cherry, savoriness, tannin, body) comin’ 2gether. Sloooooowly. $100 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 V. Sattui Vittorio’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Not without its layers, but let’s leave the canned pineapple at ACME. $24 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 V. Sattui Cabernet Franc (Alexander Valley): Floral, plummy & crowd-pleasingly drinkable. But funkiness masks the real-deal spices. $30 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional (Douro): An acquired violets-spice-&-gripping taste but it’s as faithful (& forward) as TN gets $54 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Twisted Oak Tempranillo (Calaveras County): Intriguing fellow in dark cherry trenchcoat, smoking tobacco and selling spices. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Murrieta’s Well White Meritage (Livermore Valley): Tropical but floral, big but svelte, creamy by crisp, a bit pricey but worth it $25 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 O. Fournier Centauri Sauvignon Blanc (Leyda): Hot damn, Leyda Valley is on fire right now. Herbal, creamy, & really friggin’ good. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 O. Fournier Urban Maule Red (Maule): About the perfect red fruits & price combo to match all the BBQ sauce you’ll east on July 4th $11 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Bellview Winery Lemberger (Outer Coastal Plain): Lady Liberty might turn around & face NJ to smell the licorice & violets on this. $17 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Bellview Winery Cabernet Franc (Outer Coastal Plain): Look at NJ pumpin out the black cherry & tea leaf! Promising if heavy-handed $19 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Peconic Bay Winery Merlot (Long Island): Red plums, spice & an elegant, food-friendly lift with no signs of tiring out anytime soon $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 McIntyre Vineyards Estate Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): She’s a brick… house! Mighty mighty, just lettin’ it all hang out! $28 B >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For June 25, 2011

Vinted on June 25, 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 Bastianich Adriatico Malvasia (Istriana): From Croatia w/ tropical/floral love. You can almost smell ocean air & grilling scallops. $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Weingut Liebfrauenstift Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): An easy drinker; just wish that lime & quince weren’t quite so veiled. $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Gascon Reserva Malbec (Mendoza): I’d love to taste the plum, black pepper & violets on display here w/out so much obfuscating wood. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • NV Clif Family The Climber Chardonnay (CA): Tons of apricot in this environmentally-friendly 1.5L pouch. That’s about it, actually. $16 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Senorio de UNX Garnacha (Navarra): Props for the pepper and blue/black berries. Things get meaty (& a tad rough) towards the finish $8 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Inurrieta SUR (Navarra): This Spanish love child of Syrah & Graciano is black-fruited, spicy & peppery… and carved out of oak. $13 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Marco Real Crianza (Navarra): Savory, dark fruit dance of Tempranillo & Cab Sauv in which they kind of step on each other’s toes. $15 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Gran Feudo Rosado (Navarra): Garnacha channels the mid-Summer spirits of picnic-worthy watermelons, strawberries & tart cherries. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Albret French Oak (Navarra): It’s not all brett (but sure is some brett!). Woody streak tempered by blackcurrant & smooth mouthfeel. $8 C >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Ochoa Moscatel (Navarra): A 1/2-bottle of sweet, lychee-lemon-white-grape luv. Vibrancy, apparently, can come by the truckload. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Otazu Chardonnay (Navarra): What happens when grapefruit pith gets too aggressive, goes rogue & attacks its handlers (& yer mouth) $14 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Castillo de Monjardin El Cerezo Chardonnay (Navarra): Crisp, tropical, stoney, lively & on the hunt for seafood cerviche. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • NV Clif Family The Climber Cabernet Sauvignon (CA): Ultra-portable 1.5L pouch. Long on tart cherry fruit for those short on cash $16 C+ >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For June 18, 2011

Vinted on June 18, 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!

  • 08 O. Fournier (Maule): A red about as concentrated, powerful & sexy as any sports car that ever cruised the streets of Santiago. $80 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Viña Siegel Gran Crucero Limited Edition (Colchagua): For those who like their bright red fruits w/ a side of savory smoked meat. $29 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Neyen Espiritu de Apalta (Colchagua): Savory & just the right hints of spice, herbs & sweet oak. But the structure’s the real star $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Manzoni Estate Vineyards Syrah (Santa Lucia Highlands): This wine to BBQ ribs: “oh, yes… you will be mine… you *will* be mine!” $30 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Conundrum (California): A bit cloying? Maybe, but the kitchen-sink white blend scores in the bonus round for food-friendliness. $21 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Los Boldos Amalia (Cachapoal): Smooth-going low rider cruisin’ down the ave. Smoked meat & jammy blue fruit are ridin’ shotgun. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Los Boldos Momentos Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca): Herbs and wonderful citric, acidic lift playing kissing cousins in this charmer. $10 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Haras Elegance (Maipo): Red & black fruits that are as smooth as silk, but it’s got a green streak running about a mile long. $40 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Mt Beautiful Cheviot Hills Sauvignon Blanc (North Canterbury): First guava, then veggies, then some heft, then just total delight. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): The kind of stellar Napa red that gets people hooked forever on stellar Napa reds. $215 A >>find this wine>>

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For June 11, 2011

Vinted on June 11, 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 and 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!

  • NV J.J. Vincent Cremant (Cremant de Bourgogne): Unleashing refined apple bubbly goodness to your palate with vinous kung fu precision. $19 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Bastianich “Adriatico” Friulano (Colli Orientali): White peaches, almonds & “scout’s honor” true to the NE Italian grape’s soul. $19 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Quinto de Roriz “Prazo de Roriz” (Douro): Drying, dusty and wonderful as the Douro itself. Pass the grilled sausages, please. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Kanonkop Kadette (Stellenbosch): Mr. Pinotage showed up, carrying buckets of black fruit & blacktop, & wearing big leather boots. $15 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Indaba Chenin Blanc (Western Cape): Wow. This thing is putting on a tropical fruit clinic. Crowd pleasing (& cheap!) intro to CB. $10 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Vale do Bomfim Tinto (Douro): Think hearty, brambly red fruit meets LBV pepper spice. And you ccan also think “screaming bargain.” $12 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Loredona Riesling (Monterey): Those honeydew melons & limes are suffering from a bit of a shy streak in the aroma department. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • NV Trapiche Extra Brut (Mendoza): Melon bread? Yeah, melon bread. Don’t worry, it totally works (especially with seafood cerviche). $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Cobblestone Arroyo Seco Chardonnay (Monterey): Hints of lime zest keep this big tropical island from being invaded by flabbynauts. $28 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Terlato “Galaxy” (Napa Valley): Crowd-pleasing serving of fun, juicy red fruits with a healthy-proportioned side of smoked meat. $70 B+ >>find this wine>>

 

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