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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-09-19

Vinted on September 19, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Pavo Syrah (Sonoma): Like the Balrog, only he's made of kick-ass dark fruit, w/ red berry horns. Oh, & his whip is made of white pepper. #
  • 08 Shoofly 'Chook Raffle' Chardonnay (Adelaide Hills): Balancing act of melon, acidity, & slight oak, but one of those balls takes a tumble #
  • 07 Lander Jenkins 'Spirit Hawk' Cabernet Sauvignon (CA): Bing cherry fans, rejoice. This puppy delivers the big-time Bing at low-time price. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-09-12

Vinted on September 12, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Penley 'Condor' Shiraz Cabernet (Coonawarra): Really dig the smokey overtones. Don't really dig the prevalent berry soda action, though. #
  • 08 Lander Jenkins 'Spirit Hawk' Chardonnay (CA): All is peachy with this crowd-pleaser – on the nose, on the palate, and on the wallet. #
  • 07 Black Box Shiraz (Central Coast, CA): Rough around the edges? A bit. fruity & pleasant? Yep. A good buy? Definitely. #
  • 06 O Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec (Mendoza): Spectacular – from dense sour cherry to Slim Jim, & everything in-between. This wine floored me. #
  • 07 Trapiche Broquel Torrontes (Cafayate Valley): A lot of flowers, a little bit of flab, and enough spices to stave off boredom. #
  • 07 Dme Jean Bousquet Malbec Reserva (Mendoza): Like being in a tobacco field, with a small kid intermittently lobbing blackberries at you! #
  • 06 Zuccardi 'Serie A' Bonarda (Mendoza): More jelly than jam, more good than bad, more not my style than… well, than my style… #
  • 06 Zuccardi Q Malbec (Mendoza): Big, tannic, and fruity. At less than $20, you *will* find friends who will suck this down at your next BBQ. #
  • 00 Etude Pinot Noir (Carneros): The bright red berry fruit is all up in your mix like Betty Crocker. But why be shy when you're this tasty? #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-09-05

Vinted on September 5, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 87 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (Tuscany): Cannonball shot of dark fruit awesomeness to your gut. Exit wound leaves huge hole in your wallet. #
  • 08 Domaine Tempier Rosé (Bandol): A strawberry patch surrounded by a spice garden, with an olive chaser. Dry as a bone. Worth the coin. #
  • 07 Karl Erbes Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Dare I eat a peach? Yes, when it's this noble, sweet, and refreshingly acidic! #
  • 07 Yannis Assyrtiko (Santorini): Like honey-nut cheerios, only salted, fermented, and without the cereal. Bring me squid, for pete's sake! #
  • 95 Château d'Yquem (Sauternes): Poetic & polished high-wire juggling act of honey, caramel, apricot, flowers, lemon curd & citric acidity #
  • 89 Ch. L'Evangile (Pomeral): That blackberry fruit is a little dusty. Everything turns out splendidly, of course. Could sniff this for ages. #
  • 89 Ch. Léoville Las Cases (St. Julien): Dark red fruit is more velvety than you'd 1st suspect. Graphite adds to the pleasure. Drink it now. #
  • 08 Terracita Tempranillo (Castilla): Boysenberry & woody vanilla that goes down almost too easily. At $9, you can afford to gulp it down. #
  • 08 Bodegas Etchart Torrontes Reserve (Cafayete): One sniff is like being at the flower shop (and the flower shop pairs well with sushi). #
  • 07 Bodega Colome Malbec (Calchaqui): The blackberries & violets will kick your ass so hard you might need to stand the rest of the night. #
  • 08 Michel Torino 'Don David' Torrontes (Cafayate): Torrontes dressed up for the ball – all elegance, class and subtle beauty. Gulp! #
  • 06 Michel Torino 'Don David' Cabernet Sauvignon (Cafayate): Someone set fire to a cherry-flavored graphite pencil! And damn, do I like it! #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-08-29

Vinted on August 29, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 08 Muirwood Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco): Banana bread. If you don't like banana bread, then you'd better steer clear Otherwise. – enjoy! #
  • 05 Waters Crest Campania Rosso (Long Islan): Bord'x style blend in terms of grapes, but not in terms of complexity. Dark cherry dominates. #
  • 07 Channing Daughters L'Enfant Sauvage Chardonnay (Long Island): In a word – balanced. Citrus & butter, but still lively. VG stuff. #
  • 07 Casanel Chegada Norton (Virginia): A rose take on the brambly Jefferson grape. Acquired taste but could find a place at your next picnic. #
  • 08 Dry Mill Steel Chardonnay (Virginia): Substantive for an all-steel Chard., w/ tropical fruits all over the place. Well-priced, too. #
  • 07 Dry Mill Cabernet Franc (Virginia): All black cherry, & all good. Wondering if the future of Loudoun County should be seeing red… #
  • 08 Zephaniah Cabernet Franc (Virginia): Barrel samples of this garage wine are showing definite promise for Right Coast CF. One to watch. #
  • 08 Willowcroft Riesling (Virginia): Harsh and acerbic. Doesn't feel like Riesling. For $16, this feels more like highway robbery. #
  • NV Willowcroft Petit Verdot (Virginia): Jammy, focused, tannic, & very good. Like a friendly dark fruit monster offering you a tasty cola. #
  • 08 Brokenwood Pinot Noir (Beechwood, Victoria): Cherries & earth. Doesn't sound appealing, but it is to me, 'cause I like it dirty! #
  • 01 Tommasi Ca' Florian Amarone (Pedemonte): Burly & densely concentrated. Practically a spice factory on the nose. Hot damn, that's good! #

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