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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-06-27

Vinted on June 27, 2009 binned in twitter, wine mini-reviews
  • Planeta 'Segreta' Nero d'Avola/Merlot (Sicily): 'Warrior needs food, badly!' And so does this wine. Why isn't Nero more popular Stateside?!? #
  • 07 Honoro Vera Merlot (Jumilla): Seasons52 exclusive Monastrell blend. Very approachable red fruit & spice. VERY ymmy with lamb & potatoes. #
  • 06 Retromarcia Sangiovese (Chianti Classico): Good balance btw 'Old' (woody, citrus peel) & 'New' (ripe red fruits) styles. Drink it now (?) #
  • 06 selbach-Oster Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese (Mosel): An embryo. Acidic – like, Alien's blood acidic! Needs decades to open up. #
  • 07 Lingenfelder Riesling Kabinett (Pfalz): The operative word is Lovely – as in lovely green apple & lime, lovely taste, & lovely with food. #
  • 07 Macchia 'Oblivious' Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi): eXtreme Zin. The X Games of Zin. Port-like prune & blueberry, and a massive Port-like abv. #
  • 08 Martha Clara Vineyards Riesling (LI): A balanced offering with citrus, yellow apple & hay. Germany it ain't, but bad it ain't, either. #
  • 06 Buena Vista Pinot Noir (Carneros): Good, if a bit rough around the edges. Red fruit, a little too jammy, but will stand up to heavy food. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-06-20

Vinted on June 20, 2009 binned in twitter, wine mini-reviews
  • 06 Petanque Syrah (CA): Very solid 1st effort 2nd label from Michel-Schlumberger. Maybe not a home run, but a fruity double for sure. BBQ! #
  • 07 Pétanque Sauvignon Blanc (CA): Quaffable & tasty, but you can't take the CA out of the SB. Hits the mark for the price point, though. #
  • 07 Pétanque Cabernet Sauvignon (CA): Some jammy dark cherry fruity smokey decently-priced goodness. Needs food to really shine, though. #
  • 07 Pétanque Chardonnnay (CA): Suprising amount of citrus & balance, like that lemonhead guy tightrope walking. Ok, that visual is weird… #
  • 07 Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): Crisp green apple & minerals. Classic blue slate soil profile. Not that I've tasted blue slate. #
  • 08 Indaba Chardonnay (West Cape, SA): VG balance of tropical fruit & cream, & enough acid to stand up to dinner. Just a ridiculous value. #
  • 06 Selbach-Oster Weissburgunder (Mosel): About as big as Pinot Blanc gets, but also about as yummy-fruity & food-friendly as PB gets. #
  • Marques de Monistrol Cava Rosé Brut Reserva Selección Especial: Pink grapefruit & hints of toast. At these prices, why would you NOT try it? #
  • 07 ZaZin! Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi): A jammy, blueberry, jammy, spicy, jammy, raisiny, jammy, jammy, jammy, jammy monster of a wine. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-06-13

Vinted on June 13, 2009 binned in twitter, wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Trefethen Oak Knoll Chardonnay (Napa): Yeah it's oaky, but there's good fruit & structure. Has balanced returned to the land of T Chard? #
  • 07 The Crusher Wilson vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Clarksburg): Jammy & spicy enough to be Syrah, cheap enough that you might not care. #
  • 08 Carmen Gewurztraminer (Curico Valley): All the right mojo is there (lychee, rose petal) but it's kinda flabby. Time for the treadmill… #
  • 05 Franciscan Magnificat (Napa Valley): If you like red, jammy CA Cab, then you're not likely to do much better. Bring the checkbook. #
  • 08 The Crusher Petite Sirah (Clarksburg): Like spicy cigar smoke. But those astringent tannins will never soften, so bring some flank steak. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-06-06

Vinted on June 6, 2009 binned in twitter, wine mini-reviews
  • 05 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Promises elegance, but you’ll need 4 yrs min. to tame those driveway-sealing tannins. #
  • 02 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mtn Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa): Great now, but will improve if u can wait. Black fruit, spice, earth and funk. #
  • 04 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mtn Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa): (Very) ripe & jammy red berry fruit dominates. Crazy good, but not cheap… #
  • 07 Rose Garden (Russian River): Stately & elegant rose with hints of strawberry & spices. Too bad they don’t sell it, ’cause it rocks… #
  • 07 Heron Hill Semi-Dry Riesling (NY): Well-balanced, solid, fruity offering that should be in your “match with Chinese take-out” arsenal. #
  • 08 Clos LaChance Glittering-Throated Emerald Unoaked Chardonnay (Monterey): Enough tropical, food-friendly fruit to warrant a tiny umbrella. #
  • 07 Clos LaChance Crimson Topaz Meritage (Central Coast): Red fruit & beef jerky funk. Drink it now, bring some grilled steak (and friends). #
  • 06 Clos LaChance Ruby-throated Cabernet Sauvignon (Central Coast): More red fruit than black, more good than bad, more bang for your buck. #

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