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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 #

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

Vinted on January 1, 2011 binned in 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+ #

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