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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 14, 2017

Vinted on August 14, 2017 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!

  • 13 Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz (Barossa Valley): You'll wanna drink it until the cows come home; it might just age that long, too. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Bird in Hand Nest Egg Chardonnay (Adelaide Hills): Adorned all over, but not weighted down by it,never really losing its balance. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Donnafugata SurSur Grillo (Sicilia): Perfect for those Summer evenings during which you can hear the chirps of its namesake. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Rufina (Tuscany): Chewy, vibrant, delicious & seemingly tailored made for whenever gourmet pizza night is $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Aia Vecchia Vermentino (Toscana): Easy to get your head & arms around, but requires a relatively large hug for you to do so. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon): Sporting ninja levels of focus, potency, & intrigue. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Blanco (Rioja): All you need is fun; all you need is fun; all you need is fun, fun, fun; fun is all you need. $9 B >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Etude Grace Benoits Ranch Pinot Noir Rose (Carneros): Rose crafted from the ground up; & that's lucky – & textural – for us. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Olianas Vermentino (Sardegna): Apparently, a little amphorae fermentation is good for the V, & in this case, for the soul, too. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Alessandro Rivetto Vigna Rionda Barolo (Serralunga d'Alba): Lifted like a kite, tight like a tourniquet, grippy like a glove. $145 A >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 7, 2017

Vinted on August 7, 2017 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 Giovanni Negro Roero Arneis Brut (Roero): Fresco, fresco, fresco! More textural than complex, but in this bubbly case it's enough. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Careglio Roero (Roero): Chewy dark cherries, aromatic well-worn leather, freshly sprouted violets, and heaping helpings of spices. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Matteo Correggia La Val dei Preti (Roero): Roero Nebbiolo that's floral, minty, lovely, and dark, but also wholly accessible. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Consorzio San Michele Invidia (Vermentino di Gallura): If you like 'em tight and stony, then get ready to pucker up to this one. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Marcato 36 Mesi Monti Lessini Durello Brut (Veneto): Raging acids, but it'd be tough to find a better Summer sipping bargain. $10 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Weingut Florian Weingart Bopparder Hamm Engelstein Riesling Kabinett Feinherb (Mittelrhein): That time when apples were gorgeous. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Guy Breton Regnie (Beaujolais): You can cover delightful in earth, pepper, and funk all you like, but delightful it will remain. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Stewart Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): You wanna get bold? You wanna get bold? Cuz this is ready to get bold, brah! $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Stewart Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay (Sonoma Mountain): Lip-smacking tastiness, wrapped up in just a bit too much silk. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 I Stefanini Monte de Toni Soave Classico (Soave): Like Summer fun in bottle form, with a side of lemons on a slate plate. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 31, 2017

Vinted on July 31, 2017 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!

  • 16 Bastianich Vini Orsone Friulano (Friuli-Venezia Giulia): Get yer thinking cap on, you'll need it for this textural, intellectual 1 $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bastianich Plus Colli Orientali del Friuli (Friuli-Venezia Giulia): Old in spirit, but powerful & fresh in nearly all other ways. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chateau Montelena Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Juicy, minty, smokey, & proving that CM haven't missed a beat. $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Steven Kent Winery Lineage (Livermore Valley): Checking in a year later &… yep, it's still a complete, total, & utter stunner. $155 A >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Steven Kent Winery Lola White Whine (Livermore Valley): Fresh, zesty, & proud of the fresh ginger it just picked up at the market. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Three cheers for Petit Verdot & supporting cast, who almost steal the show. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maculan Dindarello Moscato (Veneto): A bargain cornucopia of honey, flowers, fresh & dried fruits, with fun & elegance on the side $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe Vigneto Runcata (Soave Superiore): Rarely does Soave get this serious, or this, well, uhm… suave. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose (Champagne): Red berry fruit muscles are being flexed by someone who's been training in the offseason $53 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Weingut Kofererhof Gewurztraminer Alto Adige Valle Isarco (Trentino-Alto Adige): Flowers, flowers, flowers, loveliness, & flowers. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 24, 2017

Vinted on July 24, 2017 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 Garbole Hatteso Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva (Valpolicella): As full-throttle/intense a N. Italian as you're likely to meet. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Benanti Rovittello Etna Rosso (Sicily): Pure, elegant, and rather acerbic at the notion that you'd dare disturb its current repose $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Benanti Etna Rosso (Sicily): Celebrating its twentieth vintage with vivacity, grace, and an inimitable sense of Italian style. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Benanti Etna Bianco (Sicily): Flint, fresh flowers, formidable amounts of perfume, & maybe more freshness than you can handle. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bodega Pirineos Senorio De Lazan Reserva (Somontano): Think tart red plums, wrapped in tobacco leaf & planted in potting soil. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bodega Pirineos Barbadillo Principio Moristel (Somontano): Rare sighting of a dark, brambly, lively, & pithy Somontano native. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bodega Pirineos Rosado Palido (Somontano): Tempranillo and Cab Sauv making for pretty, poised, & on-point dancing partners. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bodega Pirineos Blanco (Somontano): A veritable unicorn among kitchen sink style blends; much greater than the sum of its parts. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Chappellet Signature Chenin Blanc (Napa Valley): those of you who love tropical fruits will want to sign up, with all speed. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Almost an embarrassment of silky, dark, succulent riches. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
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