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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For 2011-01-08

Vinted on January 8, 2011 under wine mini-reviews
  • 04 Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Blanc de Blancs (Champagne): A baby w/ a ton of tart green apple. Could use more bread but still a bargain $46 B+ #
  • NV Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut (Champagne): Sour cherry comes on all elegant & sexy; this will NOT last very long once opened. $70 B+ #
  • 08 7 Deadly Zins (Lodi): A good one for the bargain-hunters. Smoky, meaty, & not much else-y; but certainly decent for the price-y. $15 C+ #
  • 01 Chateau Doisy-Védrines (Sauternes): Lays on lemon custard thick as molasses. Will go for several more yrs w/out breakin' a sweat. $55 A- #
  • 08 Cru ‘Appellation Series’ Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Tasty but things get a lil' dark (cherry fruited) early in these parts $29 B #
  • 07 Montecillo Crianza (Rioja): A bit too much vanilla oak, a bit too much funk, but just tart cherry action amount is *just right*. $12 B- #
  • 01 Montecillo Gran Reserva (Rioja): Black cherry, black licorice, but not to be blacklisted because this is a downright tasty bargain $25 B+ #
  • NV J Cuvee 20 Brut (Russian River Valley): A little aggressive, but a LOT going on (fuji apple, lemon biscuit, honeysuckle) for the $. $20 B #

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For 2011-01-01

Vinted on January 1, 2011 under wine mini-reviews
  • 08 Selbach "Fish Label" Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): Will rock the leftover holiday turkey sandwich. Xtra pts 4 the white flower action. $16 B #
  • 08 C. Donatiello Middle Reach Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Full posse of spicy red fruits & berries riding on a sandalwood horse $34 B #
  • 06 Eifel-Pfeiffer Estate Collection Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Honeysuckle, limes & good balance abound, riding ye olde petrol engine. $20 B #
  • 09 Afros Vinhão (Vinho Verde): Acquired taste (but tasty nonetheless) of dark, dark, and I mean DARK wild berries, spice & earth. €14 B- #
  • 06 Afros Sparkling Vinhão Reserve (Vinho Verde): Given 100 yrs 1 wouldn't guess something so dark would be so deliciously food-worthy. €19 B #
  • 09 Afros Loureiro (Vinho Verde): Like you just got personally invited to the Citrus & Tropical Fruit Ball (elegant dress included). €13 B+ #
  • 07 Afros Sparkling Loureiro Reserve (Vinho Verde): Brings the brioche, but left me yearning for a bit more Loureiro citrus magic. $NA B #
  • 07 Paraduxx Red (Napa Valley): Will cost you a pair of buxx, but will reward you with classic Zin dark fruit & gripping structure. $55 B+ #
  • Dow's Fine White Porto (Porto): It's magic in the art of blending; as in when you "blend" it in a glass with club soda, mint, & lime. $15 C+ #

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up for 2010-25-12

Vinted on December 25, 2010 under wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Draconis French Oak Zinfandel (Lodi): Helping heapings of prune, spice, focused dark fruit and thorough deliciousness. $25 B+ #
  • 08 St. Urbans-Hof Riesling (Mosel): Lime & acid to go the distance (prob. several yrs) but might not be too complex when it gets there $16 B #
  • 00 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe “La Crau” (Chateauneuf du Pape): Has plenty of spunk left; vibrant, lively & packed with red fruit. $53 A- #
  • 07 Quevedo Vintage Port (Porto): As you’d expect, tight as a drum. As you might not expect, showing off all the spices in the rack. $52 A- #
  • 08 Quinta Nova “Pomares” Red (Douro): Peppery, dark, smooth & about as one-dimensional as a physics equation involving a quantum wire €6 C+ #
  • 08 Quinta Nova REFerencia Grande Reserva (Douro): True red field blend that exudes class, focused brooding dark fruit, & demands meat €43 A- #
  • 08 Quinta Nova Reserva Red (Douro): Got its nose in the fireplace, but its feet planted firmly in a patch of bright red fruits. €23 B+ #
  • 08 Quinta Nova “Grainha” Red (Douro): Like a wily biker grandma, it’s somehow simultaneoulsy smokey, spicy, leathery *and* lively. €12 B #
  • 07 Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany): Like my old Ford Escort; reliable, easy to navigate, dependable & generally uninspiring. $18 B- #
  • 06 Judd’s Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): A still slightly-closed book bound in cassis, black plum & spicy black licorice. $45 B+ #

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up for 2010-17-12

Vinted on December 18, 2010 under wine mini-reviews
  • 08 Apothic Red (CA): Comes on sweet, finishes rough, but the middle is pure cranberry & chocolate, velvety Zin-ish fun. $14 B- #
  • 09 Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva White (Douro): Lively, but you need to be into oak & vanilla cream to put this one on your list. $30 B- #
  • Ramos Pinto Quinta do Bom Retiro 20 Year Old Tawny (Porto): As complex as you’d imagine when up to 50 diff. vintages are included. $55 A- #
  • 07 Ramos Pinto Vintage Port (Porto): Extremely powerful, but seductively complex w/ mint leaf, spices, ripe & dried black fruits… $75 A- #
  • 08 Ramos Pinto “Collection” (Douro): When it’s throwing eucalyptus, pepper & dark red fruit at you, U know U R not in Kansas anymore. $23 B+ #
  • 07 Quinta de Ventozelo Vintage Port (Porto): Great mouthfeel doesn’t make up for subdued aromas. Weakest 07 VP I’ve come across so far €30 B #
  • 09 Quinta de Ventozelo Branco (Douro): Quaffable, citrusy white? Yes. Anything to write home about? Not really. €4 C+ #
  • 03 Quinta do Vallado Reserva Red (Douro): Old vines & true field blend that delivers kick-ass, focused, & gripping black fruit power. €25 B+ #
  • 09 Quinta do Vallado Reserva White (Douro): Elegant, balanced & lovely combo. of cream, lemon spritz, & herbs. High yumminess factor. €16 B+ #
  • 01 Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port (Porto): Like a dark, spiced, dried-fruit dessert, only about one billion times more complex. $35 A- #
  • 01 Warre’s LBV Port (Porto): Finishes tough but comes on fresh, dark & beautiful when it wants to. She already owns you, buddy! $25 B+ #
  • Warre’s Otima 10 Year Old Tawny Port (Porto): Been shakin’ up the entry Port world & with good reason; it’s a total bargain. $20 B #

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