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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 9, 2014

Vinted on June 9, 2014 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!

  • 10 Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz (Barossa): This is a quilt in vibrant colors; stitched together with mint, herbs, jam, spice, & value. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 LangeTwins Centennial Zinfandel (Lodi): Smoked meat, picking nuclear blackberries and chomping on the end of a high-end stogie. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cornerstone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Certainly not trying to be NZ, but giving a nice nod to the Bordelais in us all $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc (Wairau Valley): Like a well-maintained antique staircase; it hasn't lost a single pungent, piquant step $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Cousino-Macul Lota (Maipo Valley): Comes on all sweet-nothings, but look again, there's substance behind all that seductiveness. $77 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Aril Atlas Peak Syrah (Napa Valley): Atlas Peak shrugged, with large shoulder pads fashioned from earth, vanilla, & blackberries. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Blandy's Ten Year Sercial Dry Madeira (Madeira): Enough salted, toasted almonds to complete with the charcuterie & cheese plate. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Loimer Gruner Veltliner (Kamptal): Tough to argue with success; painting the Danube green with herbal, spicy, exotic fruit envy. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Truchard Cabernet Sauvignon (Carneros): I love fresh herbs as much as the next guy but next time let's wash them off before serving $38 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Truchard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Difficult vintage? Apparently, it wasn't anything a little bright cherry & vanilla couldn't cure. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Truchard Chardonnay (Carneros): The lees aren't going quietly, but they are offering an entertaining dance on their way out. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 2, 2014

Vinted on June 2, 2014 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!

  • 10 Doyenne Grand Ciel Vineyard Syrah (Red Mountain): Smooth leather, modern silkiness, and revving an engine that's a little hot. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Delille Cellars Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain): The fruit is deeper than a canyon, with modern, sexy adornments. $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Betz Family Winery Pere de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon (columbia Valley): All that scaffolding? It's holding a ton of dried herbs. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Betz Family Winery La Cote Patriarche Syrah (Yakima Valley): Tale of 2 cities; one peppery & bright, the other brooding & dark. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Betz Family Winery Besoleil Red (Columbia Valley): Somehow, the kitchen sink red blend just got insanely, spicily interesting. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Delille Cellars D2 Red (Columbia Valley): Big, sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy ass Merlot; did we mention sexy? Well, it's sexy $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (Columbia Valley): Don't mistake subdued entry as standoffish; it's more stately than snobby. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Doyenne Winemaker’s Select Roussanne (Red Mountain): Silky, fruity heft that's also, paradoxically, floral, lively and lithe. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Col Solare Red (Red Mountain): Wound up like a clock spring, but should uncoil slowly – & nicely – given the requisite patience. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Tamarack Counoise (Red Mountain): Proudly – & maybe even defiantly – sporting its rustic threads in a tasty and structured manner. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Tamarack Cellars Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Reserve Red (Red Mountain): Tart, tannic, and taking you out for some high-end soy sauce. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Tamarack Cellars Reserve Syrah (Red Mountain): Meaty, mineral, & mad about saline; odd, for sure, but undeniably authentic, too. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 26, 2014

Vinted on May 26, 2014 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!

  • 10 Fidelitas Ciel du Cheval Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain): Generous, complex, and turnng up the kitchen heat just a tad too high. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Fidelitas Ciel du Cheval Cabernet Franc (Red Mountain): Suspension bridge supports are rarely as supportive & tightly wound. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cadence Red Mountain Ciel du Cheval (Red Mountain): Let's get dirty; planting black plum, mint, tomato, tea in dusty clay gardens. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Red (Red Mountain): Superficially tart, but intellectually – & structurally – deep all at the same time $57 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Seven Hills Winery Ciel du Cheval Vintage Red (Red Mountain): Terse, but elegant, talking refined phrases in silk, cassis & clay. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Seven Hills WInery Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain): Flamboyant and bouncily buoyant, & thought to bring flowers $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Seven Hills Winery Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla Valley): Sinewy & also sexy, making a hell of an entrance. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Grey Stack Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County): Who says big people can't dance? Voluptuous, *and* it's got serious moves. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Grey Stack Cellars Bennett Valley Cuvee Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Bit on the burly side, but more than a bit on the nuanced side $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Amici Cellars Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): You'll get your money's worth at this large and entertaining show. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rutherford Wine Company Lander-Jenkins Chardonnay (California): Putting on a lush show, but it's too spirited to really fool anyone $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rutherford Wine Company Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon (California): Surprising verve, trying to beat back the toasty wood. $16 B- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 19, 2014

Vinted on May 19, 2014 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 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Doesn't quite shake the popcorn, but it's still a creamy, affordable luxury. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Sonoma County): Berry friendly to start, then smiles & whips out the kinky leather $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose (Sancerre): Can partial saignee be more than just ok? Apparently that's a yes; & even elegant, too. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Licia Albarino (Rias Baixas): Lemons, melons, herbs & bottle of mineral water all delivered in a pretty little grass-filled basket. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Las Perdices Reserva Malbec (Lujan de Cuyo): Dark as night, mineral as stone, rich as chocolate, fun as a carnival, sip it soon. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah (Lodi): About as dense and thick as brick, but certainly funkier, meatier, and a lot more savory. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Gramercy Cellars Olsen Vineyard Rose (Columbia Valley): Textural, floral and downright extraordinary; can you wait 3 or 4 years? $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Barone Pizzini Saten (Franciacorta): Not exactly made of satin, but it's deftly playing the middle ground between smooth & pithy. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Vallformosa Clasic Brut (Cava): A bubbly superhero, with the power to bring a touch of elegance to Tuesday evenings everywhere. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Steven Kent Winery Small-Lot Ghielmetti Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Livermore Valley): Young & awkward, but so was Lebron James once. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 La Rochelle Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Block A Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Brimming with energy, & brooding with dark plans. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Willm Gewurztraminer Reserve (Alsace): Oil sick thick, & ready, willing, and able to be employed with spicy Indian cuisine. $17 B >>find this wine<<

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