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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-11-21

Vinted on November 21, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 08 Santa Carolina Reserva Carmenere (Rapel Valley): Brings the QPR like Thor brought the Mjölner hammer down on those horny Nordic giants. #
  • 07 Odfjell Armador Carmenere (Chile): Tar, spice & earthiness. Like any given patch of said earth, solid if unremarkable. #
  • 07 Vui Manent Carmenere Reserva (Colchagua Valley): The supple mouthfeel will reward you for getting past the overly-green pepper nose. #
  • 07 Cono Sur Vision Carmenere (Colchagua Valley): Trip through the farm! First the barnyard, then thru green peppers, & stop at a berry patch #
  • 08 Vina La Rosa 'La Capitana' Carmenere (Colchagua Valley): Crazy good value with cocoa powder, plum & the faintest hint of green pepper. #
  • 07 Ventisquero Grey Carmenere (Maipo Valley): Pine cones & cough syrup. With that taste, I should have saved this for when I had bronchitis. #
  • 07 Terra Andina Altos Carmenere-Carignan (Central Valley): Dark Dr. Pepper meets stewed red fruits, and makes quick work of your flank steak #
  • 04 Carmen Winemaker's Reserve Red (Maipo Valley): VG Bord'x style blend. Sexy, sophisticated, refined, elegant, & pretty darn expensive. #
  • 07 Olson Ogden Wines Unti Vineyard Syrah (Dry Creek Valley): Like Juggernaut from the X-Men, but made of potent kick-ass red berry fruit. #
  • 08 Grooner Gruner Veltliner (Kremstal): Tart, citrusy & very capable intro. to Austria's answer to Sauv Blanc. Unleash it on a salad course. #
  • 06 Heron Hill Ingle vineyard Riesling (Finger Lakes): I wanted to stick a straw into this lime awesomeness & just suck down the entire thing #
  • 05 Kanu Kia-Ora Noble Late Harvest (Stellenbosch): Like almond brittle made with apricot & doused in kerosene. But in a totally good way. #
  • 06 Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): It seems criminal to open it this early. Give it 6 yrs to unfold its multilayered magic. #
  • NV Pommery Champagne Brut Royal (Reims): Smaller than a breadbox, but somehow they managed to get the entire loaf in the bottle anyway. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-11-07

Vinted on November 7, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Scloss Reinhartshausen Fountain Blue Riesling (Rheingau): ABCs of the region – Austere, Balanced, & Critical mass of apricot goodness #
  • 07 Scloss Reinhartshausen Old Vines Riesling (Rheingau): Victorian-statue austere. White peach & pineapple demand that u kiss their rings! #
  • 07 Schloss Reinhartshausen Erbach Erstes Gewachs Riesling (Rheingau): Peach, tropical fruit & enough booze to rock your T-Day turkey feast. #
  • 07 Schloss Reinhartshausen Erbacher Marcobrunn Auslese (Rheingau): Drop dried apricots in a vat of local honey. Now, serve it in heaven. #
  • 06 Josh Cellars Amber Knolls Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Hills, CA): An economical choice for lovers of big (aka Fruity + Oaky) CA Cab. #
  • 07 Errazuriz Don Maximiano Single Viny'd Carmenere (Aconcagua Valley): A lush plum pie, but some of the bites have chunks of bell pepper… #
  • 08 Big House Pink (CA): If it's a house, it's a house carved out of the patch by Strawberry Shortcake herself. Competent if unexciting rose. #
  • 07 Josef Leitz Eins Zwei Dry Riesling (Rheingau): Great approachable, turkey-friendly, if a bit over-priced example of Rheingau goodness. #
  • 05 Halter Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Intense & extracted, this is tasty but the booze needs to be approached with caution. #
  • 01 Rutherford Hill Merlot (Napa Valley): Waves of tar & game are gently pulling at the blackberry & cedar shore. Adult swim, baby! #
  • 07 Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Carmenere (Rapel Valley): Dark, fruity, & green-peppery. Mouthfeel outshines the nosefeel. Nosefeel? #
  • 06 Mollydooker Enchanted Path (McLaren Vale): Has every red flavor you can think of, & it just might stand up to aging vs. the immense booze #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-10-31

Vinted on October 31, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Agur Kessem (Judean Hills): Dark red fruits abound in this kosher Bord'x belnd, but the PV comes off harsher than the dessert sands. #
  • 07 Leitz Dragonstone Riesling (Rheingau): Big on fruit, flowers & RS, low in alcohol. Is this really from the Rheingau? Could've fooled me. #
  • 05 Chaddsford Due Rossi (PA): A game of hide and seek. As in, you want to seek out the bright red fruit, but it's hiding behind some smoke. #
  • 08 Chaddsford Proprietor's Reserve Red (PA): Could be aptly renamed 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. Except that they'd probably get sued… #
  • 08 Chaddsford Riesling (Lake Erie): Actually a blend, but it all comes together into a big green apple. And it's hungry for Chinese food. #
  • 07 Folie a Deux Merlot (Napa Valley): Nice overall, but makes promises (plum & chocolate) that 2 hours later it can't keep (cherry cola). #
  • 07 Rancho Zabaco Sonoma Heritage Vines Zinfandel (Sonoma County): A blueberry roundhouse kicks your face, then sprinkles some pepper on it. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-10-24

Vinted on October 24, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 08 Bonny Doon Ca' del Solo Albarino (Monterey County): Bright grapefruit, but hit this with salty Asian food & it's all tangerine goodness. #
  • 08 Grapes of Roth Riesling (Long Island): If you like lime, this one has 1/2 the orchard in it. A wine for good times (and spicy food). #
  • 05 Snows Lake One (Lake County, CA): Cab with enough dried prune to keep a retirement home regular for a week. I mean that in a good way! #
  • 05 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Hot damn, dark fruit & eucalyptus? All that & a bag o' chips. Sign me up for this! #
  • 07 4 Bears Chardonnay (Central Coast): A little heavy on the butter, but also heavy on the sweet n' tasty tropical fruit goodness. #
  • 07 Trumpeter Malbec (Mendoza): With those pepper notes, the QPR is off the charts. A note worth playing for under $9. #

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