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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 10, 2014

Vinted on March 10, 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 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay (Carneros): Almost the complete NV Chard package, delivered with class, energy, & even joy. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Shafer One Point Five Red (Napa Valley): More like One Point Awesome, if you're into flowers, black fruit & a lively undercurrent. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gandona Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Dark fruit, pencil lead, gun flint, tuxedo, black tie, and a serious James Bond accent. $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Montagna La Presa One South Cabernet (Napa Valley): Black cherry, black tea, & a black glove grip keeping it all tightly wound up. $125 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 BRAND Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Moving in demanding, dusty, opulent fits & starts now, but each motion is compelling. $225 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Only glamorous, genetically-perfect movie stars should be this sexy. $160 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Continuum Red (Napa Valley): Steel-like scaffolding, fearlessly embracing sweet black fruit & just about an entire herb garden. $175 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Modus Operandi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Kinda like dad's Napa Valley Cab, only now it's a hell of a lot edgier. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): In hot pursuit of complex, elegant harmony, and nipping right at its heels. $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Silverado Vineyards Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Favoring transparency & honest enjoyment over perfect form. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Tangled up in blue fruits, violet flowers, dusty spices, & dry underbrush. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 3, 2014

Vinted on March 3, 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!

  • 11 Coppo Costebianche Chardonnay (Piedmonte): Italy's version of homemade apple pie, crust and all, in lithe & lovely liquid form. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc (Walker Bay): Fresh, crisp & tasty as fresh apples; solid as baked bread; lovely as a flower $20 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Vriesenhof Vineyards Chardonnay (Stellenbosch): Clean as a mountain stream, smooth as wet river stones, longer than a river. $13 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lange Winery Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Pepper, leather, earth, presence, a whole lotta soul, & a whole lotta honesty. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Ravenswood Pickberry Vineyards Red (Sonoma Mountain): A lovely, spicy, tough-&-tender bargain that's not afraid of its rustic side $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Roth Estate Heritage Red (Sonoma county): About as tightly-wound – and tobacco-laden – as F-ing Merlot from Cali. can get. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Wearing a tomato leaf hat, riding high on acid, chewing herbs, kicking dust. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Roth Estate Merlot (Alexander Valley): Sweet plums, sweet currants, sweet oak, not all yet tied up in a sweet, neat little bow. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Roth Estate Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): A smokey quartz of an experience, both crystal clear & eerily dark at the same time. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Roth Estate Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): The conversation isn't terribly complex, but the group is certainly a lively, vibrant bunch $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Roth Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Alexander Valley): A tropical beast, favoring ripe apples & saving its toothy bite for the tail end. $15 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 24, 2014

Vinted on February 24, 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!

  • 09 Tres Sabores Petite Sirah (Napa Valley): How about that; the decor of this former man cave had seen the touch of a feminine hand. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): The haul might not be a long one, but the seats are leather & the living is large $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Domaine de La Rectorie Cuvee Leon Parce Banyuls (Banyuls): And aaaalllll the chocolate ants are marching… & drinking… a lot… $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Masut Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino): Unquiet slumbers for the sleepers… in that quiet, toasty, meaty, dark earth $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Les Pins Muscat de Rivesaltes (Roussillon): Freewheeling, but anchored with sweet orange blossom & exotic fruit wheel pins. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tenuta Regaleali Lamuri Nero d'Avola (Sicilia): Currants that came here to kick ass & chew sage, and it's *almost* outta sage. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier (Eden Valley): A wild, frenetic, modern mini-symphony, played with passionate abandon & obvious skill $19 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache (Barossa): Awesome for all the same reasons that spicy, peppery beef jerky is also totally awesome. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Montepulciano): If you only knew the spicy, sweet, savory power of the Dark Fruit Side! $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut (Champagne): Fresh apples that are crisp, tangy, focused, & gliding at high speed on a biscuit luge. $45 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 17, 2014

Vinted on February 17, 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!

  • 11 Flora Springs Trilogy (Napa Valley): Red fruits that smoke a bit too much, but you ought to respect their fist-in-glove structure. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Black fruit chewing on tomato leaves & herbs & daring you to do something about it $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Flora Springs Merlot (Napa Valley): Herbal tartness straining a bit under the weight of the sweet, woody burden it must carry. $35 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flora Springs Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Enclosed all around by toasted wood, but there's life in that coffin yet. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Flora Springs Soliloquy Vineyard Oakville Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): The flora here is almost exclusively tropical in nature. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Monteverro Tinata Rosso (Toscana): Slyly saves most of it's heavy hitting for a long stretch of body blows at the bout's end. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Poggiotondo Bianco (Toscana): Vibrant white to beat the house wine; just don't place a bet on it to beat the house substantially. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Clarbec Greggarious Vineyard Chardonnay (Carneros): Not quite shouldering the topically boozy burden; but they're on to something. $30 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Artezin Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Jangling boots & liberally tossing pepper, allspice & black fruit confetti. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Artezin Mendocino County Zinfandel (Mendocino County): Just about busting out of its little jammy britches; but only **just**. $17 B >>find this wine<<

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