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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 3, 2012

Vinted on September 3, 2012 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!

  • 10 Uvaggio Vermentino (Lodi): Well, look at Lodi getting’ all seashell, pear-and-limes refreshing (& overachieving) on us like that! $14 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Quivira Syrah Wine Creek Ranch (Dry Creek Valley): Still shy, not quite yet revealing its true age-worthy, tart red fruited colors $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Bastianich Vespa Bianco (Venezia Giulia): In 6 yrs when it’s delivering the nut’n’honey you’ll know why you forked out for it now $36 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Torii Mor Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Sophisticated, light on its feet & dancing a pithy jig finish for hours $60 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Torii Mor Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Making beguiling tropical & citric promises that its palate just can’t quite keep. $18 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Mazza Vineyards Pinot Grigio (Pennsylvania): 1 of PA’s biggest wineries delivering 1 of PA’s biggest (& solidly pithiest) PGs. $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Allegro Trio (Pennsylvania): 3 winemakers, 3 grapes, & 1 entire fun meal of blueberries, balsamic, meat, herbs & chocolate dessert. $29 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Manatawny Creek Meritage (Pennsylvania): Toast, currant jam & smoked bacon clearly aren’t just for breakfast anymore, are they? $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Crossing Vineyards Cabernet Franc (Pennsylvania): A savory & aromatic ride piloted by structure w/ an austere sense of purpose. $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Pinnacle Ridge Pinot Noir (Lehigh Valley): Hot-as-hell vintage births stubborn-as-hell, but herbal-ly fascinating, right coast red. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Blair Vineyards Pinot Noir (Pennsylvania): Solid combo of structure, juiciness, & silky smoothness; thnx 2 whoever brought the tea! $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Nimble Hill Cabernet Franc Rose (Pennsylvania): Spices & refreshment rescue basket of slightly candied (but abundant) red berries. $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Blair Vineyards Pinot Noir (Pennsylvania): Muscular hand, leather glove, fist full of brambly dark red berries, mints, & herbs. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Pinnacle Ridge Late Harvest Vidal (Pennsylvania): From the ridge drops a showering of peach, honey, sweet lemon & grapefruit. $20 B >>find this wine>>

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 27, 2012

Vinted on August 27, 2012 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!

  • 08 Bastianich Plus (Venezia Giulia): Bianco that proves the real boot of Italy is in the north, & it’s kicking the wine world’s ass. $45 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Fable Jackal Bird (Western Cape): A kitchen sink white blend that’s far more tropically refreshing than its individual parts. $28 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Fable Lions Whisker (Western Cape): Even S. African lions don’t encounter as much game meat & leather as in this Syrah/Mourvedre. $28 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 La Mozza Aragone (Maremma Toscana): Raspberry & dried cherry in a friendly Italian argument over who is more of the true badass. $36 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Ridge Monte Bello Vineyard Merlot (Santa Cruz Mountains): A tight, tart frame upon which hangs plums, minty green & potential. $40 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Fable Bobbejaan Syrah (Western Cape): You’re only a baboon if U dig meaty complex Syrah & don’t go hunting for this one eventually $48 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Briar Valley Red (Pennsylvania): As rustic as the name, but charming, too; stick around, there’s after-dinner tea on that finish. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Galer Estate Cabernet Franc (Pennsylvania): Toast, coffee, sweet spices, thyme, cherry… wait a second here, am I at Starbucks? $35 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Waltz Vineyards Crow Woods Cabernet (Lancaster County): Thin, muscular but poised on a wire btw prune & plums, and tea & balsamic. $38 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Waltz Vineyards Cherry Tree Merlot (Lancaster County): Yes, there are cherries here; but there are tangy blackcurrants here, too. $30 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Presque Isle Dornfelder (Lake Erie): Like the German settled in PA & doesn’t mind the crazy winters, his cupboard full of pepper. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Galer Estate Chardonnay Reserve (Pennsylvania): Liveliness, with a side of apples, apricots & toasted bread roll for good measure. $23 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Waltz Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay (Lancaster County): What it lacks in linearity it makes up for in richness, cream & minerality. $36 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Galen Glen Dry Riesling (Lehigh Valley): Their soils are similar to FLX, turns out their limes-&-minerals crispy Riesling is, too. $14 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Allegro Cadenza (Pennsylvania): Right Bank Bord’x meets Right Bank U.S.; but you’d better be (very) into earthy, savory & red. $34 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Tariquet Sauvignon (Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne): Lemony Refreshment as ordered; canned peas,too, whether ordered or not. $8 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Tariquet Cote (Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne): Chard & Sauvignon finally see past their differences; we r refreshed as a result $9 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Tariquet Rose de Pressee (Cotes de Gascogne): Strawberry parade-style entry for a refreshing watermelon main act, rind & all. $8 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Bodega Tacuil RD (Salta): Malbec & Cab as sexy, round (& maybe too soft) as you can expect w/out an ounce of wood framing support. $45 B+ >>find this wine>>

 

 

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 20, 2012

Vinted on August 20, 2012 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!

  • 09 Izadi Expresion (Rioja): Tart red plum core wrapped up in some very serious dark cherry & leather. To unfold in a dozen years. $100 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Izadi Rioja Blanco (Rioja): Bait-&-switch elegance; from tropical, heady, floral to linear, citric, pithy, & chalky in seconds. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Loosen Dr L Riesling (Mosel): Still the lovely, floral, stone-fruit benchmark for a budget intro. to world’s greatest wine region. $13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Manousakis Nostos Syrah (Chania): So modern, stoney, chewy & dusty you’ll think you’re in WA state instead of on a Greek isle. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Manousakis Nostos Alexandra’s (Chania): GSM with plush, juicy black & red fruit that wasn’t afraid to get its hands a little dirty. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Manousakis Nostos Roussanne (Chania): A modern broad, but not too modern or too broad; tropical, toasty & just very easy to like. $24 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Diamantakis Diamond Rock Red (Crete): Their 2008 DRR’s younger, more brooding, gritty & slightly-less-interesting little brother. $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Diamantakis Diamond Rock Red (Crete): Syrah meets Greek Mandilari, match results in plummy, vibrant, over-achieving love child. $22 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Diamantakis Prinos Red (Crete): Herbs, pepper, red plums, raspberries & stones served up in an easy-going style on a leather plate. $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Diamantakis Prinos White (Crete): Malvasia di Candia Aromatica & Chardonnay; mouthful 2 say & a floral, mineral, citric one 2 drink $15 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Diamantakis Vidiano (Crete): Promising, pithy, vibrant, apple-&-grapefruit start from new vines; bringing character to the party. $15 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Domaine Les Chenevieres Macon-Villages Chardonnay (Macon-Villages): Apple-in-yo-face to start, but all poised minerals form there. $14 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Arnaldo Caprai Anima Umbra Bianco (Umbria): A mixed bag intro to Grachetto; nuts, flower & apples, but they’re sprinkled w/ iodine $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chanson Bourgogne Pinot Noir (Bourgogne): Like a funk-filled live wire; well armor yourself with food before approaching this one. $19 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Pepper Bridge Pepper Bridge Vineyard Red (Walla Walla): Food options are limited; but the chocolate, spice & dusty tannins aren’t. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>

 

 

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