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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 31, 2017

Vinted on July 31, 2017 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!

  • 16 Bastianich Vini Orsone Friulano (Friuli-Venezia Giulia): Get yer thinking cap on, you'll need it for this textural, intellectual 1 $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bastianich Plus Colli Orientali del Friuli (Friuli-Venezia Giulia): Old in spirit, but powerful & fresh in nearly all other ways. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chateau Montelena Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Juicy, minty, smokey, & proving that CM haven't missed a beat. $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Steven Kent Winery Lineage (Livermore Valley): Checking in a year later &… yep, it's still a complete, total, & utter stunner. $155 A >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Steven Kent Winery Lola White Whine (Livermore Valley): Fresh, zesty, & proud of the fresh ginger it just picked up at the market. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Three cheers for Petit Verdot & supporting cast, who almost steal the show. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maculan Dindarello Moscato (Veneto): A bargain cornucopia of honey, flowers, fresh & dried fruits, with fun & elegance on the side $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe Vigneto Runcata (Soave Superiore): Rarely does Soave get this serious, or this, well, uhm… suave. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose (Champagne): Red berry fruit muscles are being flexed by someone who's been training in the offseason $53 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Weingut Kofererhof Gewurztraminer Alto Adige Valle Isarco (Trentino-Alto Adige): Flowers, flowers, flowers, loveliness, & flowers. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 24, 2017

Vinted on July 24, 2017 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 Garbole Hatteso Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva (Valpolicella): As full-throttle/intense a N. Italian as you're likely to meet. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Benanti Rovittello Etna Rosso (Sicily): Pure, elegant, and rather acerbic at the notion that you'd dare disturb its current repose $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Benanti Etna Rosso (Sicily): Celebrating its twentieth vintage with vivacity, grace, and an inimitable sense of Italian style. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Benanti Etna Bianco (Sicily): Flint, fresh flowers, formidable amounts of perfume, & maybe more freshness than you can handle. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bodega Pirineos Senorio De Lazan Reserva (Somontano): Think tart red plums, wrapped in tobacco leaf & planted in potting soil. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bodega Pirineos Barbadillo Principio Moristel (Somontano): Rare sighting of a dark, brambly, lively, & pithy Somontano native. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bodega Pirineos Rosado Palido (Somontano): Tempranillo and Cab Sauv making for pretty, poised, & on-point dancing partners. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bodega Pirineos Blanco (Somontano): A veritable unicorn among kitchen sink style blends; much greater than the sum of its parts. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Chappellet Signature Chenin Blanc (Napa Valley): those of you who love tropical fruits will want to sign up, with all speed. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Almost an embarrassment of silky, dark, succulent riches. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 17, 2017

Vinted on July 17, 2017 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!

  • 15 Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Planting violets in potting soil, eating snacks of ripe black cherries & smoked meat. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Gloria Ferrer Brut Rose (Carneros): Finely grained, full of finesse, and probably fabulous with just about any Asian fare. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cadaretta Windthrow (Columbia Valley): Oak haters gonna hate, but in a few years even they will have love for this brawny SMG. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 McCay Cellars Lodi Native Lot 13 The Estate Vineyard Zinfandel (Mokelumne River): It's soul is blackberry, its spicy heart is pure $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Zocker Paragon Vineyard Gruner Veltliner (Edna Valley): It's not just a game, Zocker! It's a seriously fruity, zesty enterprise! $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Concha y Toro Terrunyo Los Boldos Vineyard Block 5 Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley): The grass is greener – & prettier – here. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Odfjell Orzada Carignan (Maule Valley): Well-weathered vines are setting a course for licorice shores and truffle-laden lands. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): The spice is strong with this one. Very, very, *very* strong. Bring Mexican food. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Schild Estate Shiraz (Barossa Valley): Look at this overachiever go; just enough added depth to make you give it a double-take. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Le Grand Courtage Grand Cuvee Brut Rose (France): Lofty label titles, but this is all basically simple, down-to-earth perkiness. $18 B >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 10, 2017

Vinted on July 10, 2017 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!

  • 14 Colome Estate Malbec (Salta): Witness another mineral-laden exhibit of how well this rowdy grape adjusts to high altitude living. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Colome Torrontes (Salta): It's on the viscous side, but the jasmine-&-peaches combo hits the spot poolside on a hot Summer's day. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc (North Canterbury): Once again, we find these guys delivering bouquets that live up to their name. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler Pinot Blanc (Baden): Need a pick-me-up? Grab this gorgeous lil' thang, & everything will be peachy. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Louis Pommery California Brut (California): Crisp green apples, shiny wet stones, a slice of fresh lemon, & a promising beginning. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton): A bargain demonstration of loveliness juxtaposing focused, stern seriousness. $36 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Artesa Estate Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir (Napa Valley): Lofty, wild red berries, grounded in the solid, dark, and dense earth. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Martin Ray Rose of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Delightful is the name of the game being played here; and well-played it is. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Jack Winery Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Here witness the Valley in all of its juicy, irresistible glory. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Jack Winery Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): A serious effort that gets weighted down by its attempts to get a bit too serious. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
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