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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up for 2010-12-03

Vinted on December 4, 2010 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 06 Lokoya Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Handsome poker face of blackberry & espresso; will show its hand in like 8 yrs $200 A- #
  • 05 Verite “La Joie” (Sonoma County): Band-aid funk crashing an otherwise opulent black fruit party; Warning – for Brett-heads only! $150 B #
  • 08 Kimmel Vineyards Chardonnay (Mendocino): Tiny production of a (maybe too) big wine; great acidity & minerals kick it up a notch. $32 B+ #
  • 07 V. Sattui Vittorio’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): A black cherry & herbs aromatherapy bath after a very long day. $35 B+ #
  • 08 V. Sattui Early Harvest White Riesling (CA): One of the tastiest, liveliest Rieslings you’ll find south of the WA state border. $18 B #
  • 07 Volta Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Nice to welcome them back; this dark, big & beautifully balanced Cab was worth the wait. $60 A- #
  • 05 Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Valley): This one joined the Dark (ginormous dried fruit) Side. $86 B+ #
  • 06 Marita’s Vineyard Select Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Fig, sandalwood & you do, in fact, go well together. $150 A- #

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up for 2010-11-26

Vinted on November 27, 2010 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 09 Grafen Neipperg Muskateller Halbtrocken (Württemberg): Like having a date over a tangy lychee martini, that end with a sweet kiss. $22 B- ->
  • 08 Wish Nouveau Pinot Noir (North Coast): Gr8 concept but this dried cherry & smoked bacon juggling act never really finds its groove $20 C+ ->
  • 09 Finca Lasierpe Garnacha Rosado (Navarra): Capably & uncomplicatedly comfortable in its own pink, red berry & somewhat meaty skin. $7 C+ ->
  • 08 Tikal "Amorio" Malbec (Mendoza): Simultaneously dark (in color), bright (in red & black fruit) & spicy. Bring on the flank steak! $30 B+ ->
  • 04 Conti Sertoli Salis Corte Della Meridiana (Valtellina Superiore): A raisin-y, spicy, earthy & eminently tasty take on Nebbiolo. $39 B+ ->
  • 07 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Leather, vanilla, & just about every type of cherry flavor you could think of. $49 B+ ->
  • NV Vigne Regali Cuvee Aurora Rose (Alta Langa): Sparkling tale of vanilla, bread and roses. Is there anything that N. Italy can't do? $30 B ->
  • 08 Las Perdices Reserva Pinot Noir (Mendoza): Spice, Earth, Flowers & Red Berry Compote walk into a bar. The bartender says… $21 B ->
  • Quevedo Special Reserve Tawny Port (Porto): Nothing tawdry about this Tawny; honey, smoke, burnt caramel, spices & dried *everything*. $15 B ->

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up for 2010-11-19

Vinted on November 20, 2010 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • NV Domaine Ste Michelle Brut (Columbia Valley): Tosses nunchucks of tart green apple flavor at the other cheap sparklers on the shelf $10 B- ->
  • 04 Azul Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec (Mendoza): A tad heavy-handed but U might like that from someone this complex, dark & sexy. $32 B+ ->
  • 06 Ricominciare Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): 750ml of stewed fruit, herbs & meat. Interesting but never quite connects $26 B ->
  • NV De Chanceny Cremant de Loire (Loire): This bubbly’s 1-2 combo move of bread-&-pear will deke you out of noticing the rough edges. $12 B- ->
  • 08 Romerhof Riesling (Mosel): Kind of like having the somewhat overly-flirtatious daughter of a Baron hitting on you at a posh party. $10 B- ->
  • 09 Simonnet-Febvre Saint-Bris (Burgundy): A wine trivia question answer, but also a decent Sauv Blanc buy if you’re into lemon zest. $12 B- ->
  • 08 Dievole Dievolino Sangiovese di Toscana (Toscana): A mouthful of dark cherry, burnt-orange-peel goodness for U Old World paisanos. $15 B ->
  • 07 Valley of the Moon Syrah (Sonoma County): Brings the blackberries, but also brings Da Funk. A little *too* much Funk, actually. $13 B- ->
  • 09 Paso a Paso Tempranillo (La Mancha): Plumy, floral & spicy proof that La Mancha is getting its fine wine shiz together. A bargain. $11 B ->

Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up for 2010-11-12

Vinted on November 13, 2010 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 09 Maculan Moscato Dindarello (Veneto): Flowers & citrus are nice, but cloying banana-candy flavors do not a good vintage make. $18 C+ #
  • 06 Hesperian Harry’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Go west young man, & find tannin chains long as the Alaskan pipeline. $60 A- #
  • 09 Toquade Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): NZ passion fruit comes to Napa, with a French twist of lemon & herbs. In a word: Fantastic. $20 B+ #
  • 08 Zilliken Butterfly Riesling (Mosel): Puts a white peach in your nose, a lemony zing in your step & only little dent in your wallet. $16 B #
  • 08 Caduceus Sancha (Arizona): Dusty, brooding & dark-fruited proof that Tempranillo can, in fact, feel at home somewhere in the U.S. $59 B+ #
  • 09 Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Nachise (Arizona): Fierce as its namesake. Dig the dusty, coffee notes but longing for more red fruit $19 B- #

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