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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For 2011-29-01

Vinted on January 29, 2011 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Trivium “Les Ivrettes Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Tiny production; big-time concentration & complex, juicy flavor. $65 A- #
  • 07 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Enormous, but chock-full of tropical fruit & coconut complexity. +1 for wild yeasts! $60 B+ #
  • 08 August Briggs Old Vines Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Blackberry in a bit of a smoky haze, but still a friend indeed to game meats. $34 B #
  • 07 Newton Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): This dark currant, dark chocolate, dark *everything* ride gets a tad rough. $60 B #
  • 06 Twisted Oak Tanner Vineyard Syrah (Calaveras County): Offering largesse in its dark berries & leather, & largeness in its alcohol. $32 B #
  • 09 X Winery Nova Vineyard Zinfandel (Lake County): You’ll get cedar & jammy blackberry, but will feel every % point of its 14.5% abv. $19 B- #
  • 06 Twisted Oak Murgatroyd (Calaveras County): Prune, vanilla & currants make for the most fun U can have since Snagglepuss’ retirement $24 B #
  • 08 Banfi Chianti Classico: Socks aren’t going to be blown off, but pastas (& heavier wallets) will be enjoyed w/ this overachiever. $13 B- #
  • 09 Piedemonte Rosado (Navarra): After a sweet, rosy & inciting start, your relationship with this Garnacha rose hits a rough patch. $9 C+ #

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For 2011-22-01

Vinted on January 22, 2011 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 08 Maison Bouachon ‘Les Rabassieres’ (Côtes du Rhône): The lighter, food-friendly side of French GSM topped w/ a heap of white pepper $12 B- #
  • 08 Centine (Toscana): 2nd under-performing vintage in a row for this now mildy-stinky & not-so-super Tuscan. Are we in a tailspin? $11 C- #
  • 08 Cru ‘Appelation Series’ Pinor Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Kinda like gettin’ a lil’ high on a strawberry, cranberry & tobacco fatty $35 B #
  • 08 Cru ‘Vineyard Montage’ Pinot Noir (Central Coast): Smoky mildly jammy entry-level Pinot unfortunately without an entry-level price $20 C+ #
  • 10 Mendel Semillon (Mendoza): Unctuous melon that smells great, sits big in the mouth but manages to steer well clear of flabby-land. $25 B #
  • 00 Château Les Ormes de Pez (St. Estèphe): Attractive w/ tobacco, graphite & dark fruit but missing some of that powerful 2000 mojo. $30 B #
  • 03 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Could be a bit spicier, but w/ dark cherry fruit this hedonistic, who cares? $70 B+ #
  • 08 Luca Uco Valley Chardonnay (Mendoza): Buttery, tropical & a standout sipper on its own. Does not play well with its food friends. $28 B #
  • 08 Tikal Patriota (Mendoza): What’s a lil’ over-extraction between friends when you’re this berry-fruity, spicy & delicious (& cheap) $19 B+ #
  • 03 Da Vinci Brunello di Montalcino: Lacking just a *hair* of complexity; otherwise spicy, rich & just magic with meaty, cheesy pasta. $70 B+ #
  • NV Jaillance Cuvee de l’Abbaye Brut (Crémant de Bordeaux): Tart grapefruit & bready goodness that outperforms some pricier Champagne. $18 B- #

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For 2011-01-15

Vinted on January 15, 2011 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 07 V. Sattui Black-Sears Vineyard Howell Mountain Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Hey, U want some tasty, brambly Zin with that black pepper? $40 B #
  • NV Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut (Cava): Let's get reeeeaaaaaaady to ruuuuummmmmble (in the red raspberry bubble jungle). $18 B- #
  • 07 Vigne Regali "La Lus" Albarossa (Monferrato Rosso): Red berry & slightly tough love child of Barbera, Nebbiolo & a bit too much oak $30 B #
  • 09 Bouké Perlant (New York): NY's refreshing, pear-infused answer to Vinho Verde. It wants slightly-spicy Asian food. Right now. $17 B- #
  • 07 Kimmel Merlot (Mendocino): Has a lot (anise, chocolate, herbs) going on, if you can get past the "puts hair on yer chest" factor. $42 B+ #
  • 09 Bouquet White Dessert Wine (Long Island): Comes on feminine (lychee but watch out for her tough, bitter (lemon rind) side. 375 mL $37 B #
  • 08 Persimmon Creek Seyval Blanc (Georgia): Lively citrus marred by bitter finish. Might get U wondering if GA is onto something tho. $22 C+ #
  • 07 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Alexander Valley): Big but gorgeous w/ cocoa, mint & currant. Built to last, & a bargain $45 B+ #
  • 08 Cru Chardonnay (Arroyo Secco): A great big ball of (surprisingly food-friendly) passion fruit/mango/pineapple butterscotchery. $27 B #
  • 07 Sartori Regolo (Rosso Veronese): Like trying to eat beguiling dried cherries… while standing firmly in some stinky barnyard muck. $19 C #
  • 09 Sartori Ferdi (Bianco Veronese): A bit off-the-beaten-path, but beating a lively lychee-&-apricot-infused path to your taste buds. $14 B #
  • 07 Vinos y Viñedos Dominio Lasierpe "Flor de Lasierpe" Garnacha Vinas Viejas (Navarra): A bit oaky but más que preparado para tapas! $18 B #

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

Vinted on January 8, 2011 binned in 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 #

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