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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 14, 2016

Vinted on March 14, 2016 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 Estate Crush Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault (Lodi): The vines might be ancient, but there's nothing but youthful verve to be found. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Valle Franciacorta Rose Brut (Franciacorta): Dressed to the nines, but its soul prefers jeans & a slightly less cleaner image. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Trapiche Broquel Malbec (Mendoza): Getting more oak than you bargained for, but also more spicy enjoyment than you deserved. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Mozza Morellino I Perazzi (Morellino di Scansano): Your gourmet pizza has a new boyfriend, & he's stable & really, really cool. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fields Family Wines Sherman Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi): Reticent now, exceptional later; consider this one a steal $26 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Rodney Strong Reserve Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Not reserved, but amply fruity & definitely strong; Pinot for Cab lovers $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Donnafugata Ben Rye Edizione Limitata (Passito Di Pantelleria): Bronze, luxuriant, focused, complex, haughty, & probably expensive. $NA A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Malbec (Mendoza): Smoked meat, with stewed plums, spice, & cloves taking side roles as the garnish. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Francois Montand Rose Brut (France): Not nasty or brutish – actually, fruity and exuberant – but it is most definitely short.$15 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 7, 2016

Vinted on March 7, 2016 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 Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva (Chianti Classico): A relatively inexpensive way to get whisked off to the Tuscan hillsides. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Santi Pinot Grigio Sortesele (Sortesele): Melons and stones; not much else, but this one hits the mark when it comes to texture. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 La Valle Naturalis Extra Brut Millesimato (Franciacorta): This is Persistent, in all of the vinously positive senses of the word. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 M. Chapoutier Domaine Tournon Mathilda Rose (Victoria): We appreciate her fruity efforts; but she's still working out some issues. $15 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 PlumpJack Merlot (Napa Valley): Plump is the operative word here, but lovers of richness will also be totally jacked to drink it. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Sektkellerei Szigeti Pinot Noir Rose Sekt Brut (Neusiedlersee): Friendly red berry wins you over, especially if tacos are involved $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Buglioni Lo Spudorato Spumante Brut (Valpolicella): Fresh, fresh, fresh! And in search of pasta, just strictly on the lighter side $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Elyse Winery Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): With patience you'll coax out its earthy, luxuriant & fruity best $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Schramsberg Brut Rose (North Coast): All by its little old self, sipping this is nearly enough reason to go and put on a tiara. $43 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 29, 2016

Vinted on February 29, 2016 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!

  • 14 Stinson Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Monticello): Virginia scores a vibrant goal, proudly displaying the grass stains of its victory $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Lieb cellars Reserve Cabernet Franc (North Fork of Long Island): Such a dark, earthy, peppery – but a shade too woody – delight. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Barton & Guestier Thomas Barton Reserve Saint-Emilion (Saint-Emilion): Probably should be wearing a sign reading Robust Or Bust. $21 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Parducci True Grit Reserve Chardonnay (Mendocino County): Nothing gritty about this spicy, fruity, creamy, & floral crowd-pleaser. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Howell Mountain Vineyards Beatty Ranch Zinfandel (Howell Mountain): Doesn't mean to be this hedonistic; ok, actually, yes it does. $55 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 J. McClelland Charbono (Napa Valley): Like the revitalized Dr. Who, this is a pure revenge of the nerds at its most compelling. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 EOS Estate Tears of Dew Late Harvest Moscato (Paso Robles): Paso goes all apricot sweetness on us, and we end up liking it. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Kramer Vineyards Celebrate Muller-Thurgau (Yamhill-Carlton District): Well there's a paaaarty goin' on riiiiiiight heeeeere… $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Paul Dolan Vineyards Pinot Noir (Mendocino County): Might not peg the meter on complexity, but authenticity carries the day here. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Grandes Vinos y Vinedos Monasterio de las Vinas Gran Reserva (Carinena): This fresh stuff is *how* old? Could have fooled me, bro. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
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