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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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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-08-22

Vinted on August 22, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Rued Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Aromatic & *almost* balanced at 14.5 abv with stone fruits galore. Pretty good deal for $18. #
  • 05 Blair Wedding Cuvee (Pennsylvania): Bad label, good wine. One of the spiciest (& best) East Coast Cab Franc blends I've had in a while. #
  • 08 d'Arenberg 'Broken Fishplate' Sauvignon Blanc (Adelaide Hills): From tropical fruit to an herbal finish. But the ride btw is a bit bumpy. #
  • 08 Cono Sur Vision Pinot Noir (Colchagua Valley): All of the jammy fruit that PN can muster, & then some more jammy fruit for good measure. #
  • Senor Sangeria (NV): Fruity (red) w/ pleasing sweetness & acidity. Pour this at a party, & it's gone in a flash. Great work & a fun concept. #
  • 07 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc (Monterey): Like an amuse-bouche, but it's a pear soaked in tasty booze. Thank you sir, can I have another? #
  • 05 Diamond Terrace Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa): Dark Chocolate-covered black cherries are nice, but prob. not as good as this. #
  • 06 Cliff Bar Family Winery 'The Climber' Red (CA): Like a mountain pass, things get rough. But the black fruit along the way is enjoyable. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-08-15

Vinted on August 15, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 90 Max Ferd. Richter Helenenkloster Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Neon lemon vibrant color. Slight TCA, but the acidity is just screaming good. #
  • 02 Trefethen Library Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Big, bold, but supremely focused. Ass-kicking black cherries dominate. #
  • 06 Inniskillin VIdal Gold Icewine (Niagara): Color, acidity, sugar, citrus, honeysuckle – it's all amped up to the extreme in this offering. #
  • 08 Black Box Chardonnay (Monterey): Yes, it's from a box, but if you're buying Yellowtail Chard instead of this easy-drinker, you're insane. #
  • 05 Innocent Bystander Bleeding Heart (Australia): Drinkable but somewhat dysfunctional Sangiovese/Merlot blend. Hints of pepper add interest #
  • 07 m2 Soucie Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi): Dried black fruit, chocolate, & cola. Like James Bown's papa, this wine don't take no mess! #
  • 08 St. Supery Dollarhide Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Not subtle but certainly complex w/ passion fruit, citrus & grass. Great job on this #

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

Vinted on August 8, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 08 Palo Alto Reserva Suavigon Blanc (Maule Valley): Good, but not great, w/ citrus fruit that's a tad green & disappears a bit too quickly. #
  • 08 Palo Alto Reserva Red (Maule Valley): Very cheap & very good. Black fruit almost marred by toughness, but midpalate cherry saves the day. #
  • 08 Trefethen Dry Riesling (Napa Valley): You can put the German grape in CA, but you just can't take the CA out of the result. #
  • 07 Les Deux Rives Corbieres Rouge (Corbieres): Jammy enough to spread on toast. Spicy enough for meat off the grill. Cheap enough to share. #
  • 08 Carmen Rose (Maipo Valley): 50% Cab, but it's the other 1/2 (Shiraz) that rounds out the red berry flavor. Fairly priced at $10. #

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