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Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For March 5, 2012

Vinted on March 5, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 08 Piña Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain): Holy cocoapowderblackteacassissmokedmeatredplumvanillabayleaf wow. $85 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Epilogue Chardonnay (North Coast): More poise than a plate spinner (save the plates ’cause you’ll want food with this lively juice) $14 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Envolve Winery Rose (Sonoma Mountain): These young gun winemakers have a soft side, based on this bright, herbal, & lovely pink. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Cliff Lede Poetry (Napa Valley): Make yourself some black tea & get cozy because this one will take a looong time to come around. $150 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Matthiasson Red (Napa Valley): Might be too svelte for some, but should still be poised & pretty 10 years (or more) down the line. $75 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Matthiasson White (Napa Valley): Tapping into Napa’s vibrant, pithy life energy as if it had a 3-prong electrical socket. $35 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Kind of like Chinon’s = & opposite; a brushy, chewy, spicy, opulent opposite. $140 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): White dwarf star levels of dark-fruited, herbal, chocolaty density. $225 A >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vineyard 29 Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Serious & seriously good, built for long haul w/ steel beam citric structure. $125 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vineyard 29 CRU Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): ~15 different vineyards, but 1 pretty solid (& complex) steakhouse style wine. $54 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Vineyard 29 CRU Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Like an aging soul singer; round/fleshy but still vibrant & sporting serious skills $54 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Emerson Brown Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville): Might be valley floor born, but it’s focused, brambly, mountain man brawn in spirit. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Sonria Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): A bright student but staying true to her earthy roots. Just wish there was more of her… $60 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Breggo Cellars Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Shes dark, complicated, meaty but not brooding. You’ll want her digits $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Breggo Cellars Gewurztraminer (Anderson Valley): A rose is a rose is splendor but there’s def. more splendor when U include ginger. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Breggo Cellars Riesling (Anderson Valley): Vinyl-wrapper pear, grapefruit & flowers, all starting to jump happily & gettin’ jiggy. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 V. Sattui Quaglia Vineyard Zinfandel (Napa Valley): From old souls of vines that really love their bramble fruit – & their booze. $39 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 V. Sattui Crow Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel (Russian River Valley): Stick-to-your-ribs focus & power for stick-to-your-ribs cuisine. $37 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Arkenstone Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): A little big, but beautifully rendered; serious, complex and fit for the Bordelais. $48 B+ >>find this wine>>
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Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For February 27, 2012

Vinted on February 27, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 09 Francois Chidaine Les Lys Moelleux (Montlouis sur Loire): About as full of honeysuckle as U can get w/out actually being a flower. $75 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Francois Chidaine Clos Baudoin (Vouvray): Mr. Clean doesn’t come off this polished. Or lovely. Or focused. Or beguiling, either. $30 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Francois Chidaine Les Bournais (Montlouis Sur Loire): Scrubbed down, cleaned up wooly mammoth delivering citrus fruit to your door $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Francois Chidaine Les Choisilles (Montlouis Sur Loire): Limes, cream & more aging potential than most Old Testament characters. $24 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon (Savennières): Demanding much brain power B4 allowing U to down its grapefruity deliciousness. $32 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Charles Joguet Clos du Chene Vert (Chinon): Plummy, dark & lovely, w/ a graphite density that might redefine your image of Chinon. $43 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Charles Joguet Les Petites Roches (Chinon): Dark, peppery, earthy, round & tasty as the main platter from any high-end steakhouse $20 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Charles Joguet Rose (Chinon): Flowers, with berries, in the rock garden. Sprinkle pepper. You will then get the general idea. $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 William Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): For those wanting to connect-the-jam (specifically with black olives). $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Luneau-Papin Excelsior (Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Cru Communal): On the shore, preparing to sail to an epic battle on foreign soil. $20 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Luneau-Papin Le L d’Or (Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur Lie): Hello lemon drop, don’t mind if I do just eat you the hell up right now! $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Luneau-Papin Terre de Pierre de la Butte de la Roche (Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur Lie): Come back in 10 years, prepare to be wowed. $23 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Domaine De La Louvetrie Hermine D’Or (Muscadet De Sevre-et-Maine): Complex, nervy, energetic beauty for the price of a cheap date. $12 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Domaine De La Louvetrie Amphibolite Nature (Muscadet De Sevre-et-Maine): Lemon peel, served with crazy amounts of drinkable-ness. $13 B >>find this wine>>
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Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For February 20, 2012

Vinted on February 20, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 07 Halter Ranch Ancestor Estate Reserve (Paso Robles): Black cherry dominatrix brandishing dual whips; one leather & one licorice. $44 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Wagner Vineyards Riesling Dry (Finger Lakes): Citrus, pear, stone & tenacious drive to totally out-awesome its modest price point. $13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Peter Lehmann Clancy’s Red (Barossa): Shiraz, Cab & Merlot puzzle pieces trying but just not quite all fitting together. $17 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 V. Sattui Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel (Howell Mountain): Pepper, plums, power, passion & (alas) very small production. $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Suduiraut (Sauternes): Packing lilting meringue finish that will stop sometime after the 2012 Bord’x grapes get harvested. $93 A >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau La Tour Blanche (Sauternes): Peach, apricot, toasted nuts & Godzilla levels of pure sugar (not to mention Wow factor). $65 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Guiraud (Sauternes): Emphasizing the secondary action (coconut, yest, honey, vinyl), & to damn fine effect at that. $60 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Doisy Daene (Barsac): Pack your toothbrush, ’cause you’re definitely gonna need it after this jaunt to central honey town. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau De Fargues (Sauternes): Classic – nuts & honey meets citrus, yeast, & enough sugar to bury a small island nation. $165 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Climens (Barsac): A lovely, soft-spoken, dancing ballerina that probably moonlights as a sexy, elegant ninja assassin. $115 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Ormes De Pez (Saint-Estephe): Terse & tense, tart & supple, red & black, & not at all caring if you’re impressed (or not). $40 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau De Pez (Saint-Estephe): Offering smoked meat that’s serious, as in 3-piece-suit-in-a-solemn-board-room-meeting serious. $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Pepper Bridge Trine (Walla Walla): Complex but probably only meant for the 1 time every few yrs U have steak w/ a coffee reduction $60 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Lucien Albrecht Gewurztraminer Reserve (Alsace): High-jumping lychee & limes that land a bit awkwardly once they come back down. $19 B- >>find this wine>>
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