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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 18, 2016

Vinted on July 18, 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!

  • 12 Lasseter Family Winery Amoureux (Sonoma Valley): A very long draw on a very large, very spicy, and very high-quality cigar. $64 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Lasseter Family Winery Chemin de Fer (Sonoma Valley): Viscous, brambly, dark, and big; it's a GSM as a Mr. Universe contestant. $56 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lasseter Family Winery Paysage (Sonoma Valey): So big… so brawny… so showy… so in-yo-face… but, dang, also so darn tasty. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Lasseter Family Winery Enjoue (Sonoma Valley): It'd be a very tough job indeed to locate a GSM rose that is more aptly named. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Galerie Pleinair Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Pretty much just as gorgeous as a well-crafted version of its namesake. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Mount Veeder Winery Reserve (Mount Veeder): A compelling performance, starring eminent drink-ability that wins out the day. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Cune Rosado (Rioja): Gorgeous to observe, delicious fruity to drink. Uhm, why the hell are you still here & not at the wine shop? $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 I Stefanini Il Selese Soave (Soave): A sniff will lead to a sip, a sip to a gulp, a gulp to a toast to the arrival of Summer. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Rufina Riserva (Tuscany): Chianti decided to strut its stuff with the big boys over at the steakhouse. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Buglioni Il Recioto Recioto della Valpolicella Classico (Valpolicella): Please, PLEASE tell me that one of you brought chocolate. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 11, 2016

Vinted on July 11, 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!

  • 12 Domaine Leflaive Clavoillon Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru (Puligny-Montrachet): Don't like it? Well, don't drink embryos, doofus. $150 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chateau Lassegue Les Cadrans de Lassegue (Saint-Emilion): Save some of this deliciousness for later? LOLZ!!! That's pretty funny. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ascevi Cerou Ronco Superiore Ribolla Gialla (Venezia): We should be pretty friggin' happy they cleared out WWI bombs to plant this $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Barbeito 20 Year Old Malvasia (Madeira): The cognac-and-spices nose alone ought to keep you occupied for most of the evening. $140 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton Goldfield Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County): A friend of this devil is most definitely a friend of mine. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Spell Wines Umino Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): How deep can that cherry fruit go? I'm thinking Outer Core levels. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Tongue Dancer Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Remember those hippo ballerinas in Fantasia? It's kind of like that, only tastier. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay (Napa Valley): You might hate yourself for such a guilty pleasure. But then again, you might not. $43 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Joseph Swan Vineyards Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Showy *&* refined? Well, yeah, I guess that is possible. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Bacigalupi Estate Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Quintessentially Californian, in just about every good way imaginable. $56 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 4, 2016

Vinted on July 4, 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!

  • 15 Pazo de Senorans Albarino (Rias Baixas): Crisp, clean, bright, and long. So, basically, it's kind of like a wine TRON lazer beam. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau Sainte Marguerite Symphony Cru Classe Rose (Cotes de Provence Protegee): Passion of fruit;passion of everything else, too. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Forget-Brimont Premier Cru Brut (Champagne): Not the most complex puzzle, but easy-going & delicious enough not to be forgotten. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton Goldfield Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Boisterous, almost to a fault. **Almost**. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Maggy Hawk Jolie Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): A vinous suffragette movement; certainly feminine, and not lacking for power. $66 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Maggy Hawk Hawkster Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Plenty of beauty, plenty of brawn; certainly not mutually exclusive in this case $66 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cameron Hughes Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Declassified classiness; basically, a killer bargain. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Capensis Chardonnay (Western Cape): Textured like the Bayeux Tapestry, nearly as long, and almost as pretty an experience. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Grand Vin de Reignac Cuvee Speciale (Bordeaux Superieur): When the funk dances off, then the Merlot starts its own dancing. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Adegas Gran Vinum Nessa Albarino (Rias Baixas): What, you don't like them boisterous? Well, too goddamned bad for you, then. $17 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 27, 2016

Vinted on June 27, 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 Steven Kent Winery Lineage (Livermore Valley): It won't be cheap, but it'll likely be one of the finest reds LV has ever produced. $NA A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton Goldfield Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): On display – rose, cherry, spice, & an elegant side of Anderson $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lieb Cellars Reserve Blanc de Blancs (North Fork of Long Island): Purity of pears, along with sincere purity of pleasure. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Domaine des Hospices de Belleville Brouilly (Beaujolais): The red that you dream about when you eat gourmet pizza. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Ca'Berti Bechel Vino Bianco Frizzante (Italy): Sunny label, encasing a sunny, capable bubbly; just don't go expecting miracles. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Torresella Prosecco Extra Dry (Prosecco): Deliciousness as a virtue? Why not, when expressed this simply and refreshingly? $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon (McLaren Vale): Rarely do the Aussies get so downright – and ingeniously – serious. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc (North Canterbury): Hot Summer day? Dare you to refuse a ripe, juicy cantaloupe that's *this* fresh $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Campo Viejo Gran Reserva Rioja (Rioja): Sweet oak cobwebs, brush them away & you'll find tobacco and leather stores to spare. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Anna de Codorniu Brut Rose Cava (Penedes): Well, that was a lovely little conversation; if only it hadn't been so darned short… $15 B >>find this wine<<
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