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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 13, 2016

Vinted on June 13, 2016 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 Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir (Sonoma Valley): So gorgeous that you'll get over those green tannins quickly. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chateau Saint-Maur Cru Classe L'Excellence Rose (Cotes de Provence): Roses & bright splendor, but you'll be feeling the heat. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Domaine des Hospices de Belleville Morgon (Beaujolais): Wild strawberries, but sophisticated attitude and attire. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Broadside Wines Ephemera Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Impeccably crafted, impeccably delicious, & impossible to put down. $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Mill Station Vineyard Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Green Valley): If you want ginger with your toast, you're in luck here. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Morgan Double L Vineyard Riesling (Santa Lucia Highlands): Desperately trying to draw you into a slightly deeper conversation. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Rued Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): A lemon pie, plugged into a high-voltage outlet. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Francis Ford Coppola Archimedes (Sonoma County): That one firm spot it uses to move the Earth is covered in richly textured velvet $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Mazzocco Winery Maple Reserve Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Some like it hot; & that some will definitely like this spicy number. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Pulling a neat trick; making ripe fruit and vibrant personality play nice together. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 6, 2016

Vinted on June 6, 2016 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!

  • NV Henriques & Henriques 20 Years Old Terrantez (Madeira): Toasted nuts & fresh marmalade, served up with razor-sharp precision. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 71 Henriques & Henriques Garrafeira Sercial Vintage Madeira (Madeira): Your almonds & salted caramel, paired w/ total awesomeness. $315 A >>find this wine<<
  • 98 Henriques & Henriques Medium Rich Single Harvest Madeira (Madeira): Cigars, tea, figs, and a whole heap-load of sophistication. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Tenuta di Arceno Arcanum (Toscana): Gorgeous, slumbering giant that will not be happy until you allow it 6 more years of sleep. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Trefethen Oak Knoll District Dry Riesling (Napa Valley): As close to biting into a fresh, crisp, green apple as a glass allows. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Lazy Creek Vineyards Gewurtaztraminer (Anderson Valley): There's a bit of stone fruit flesh on those well-rounded floral bones. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Summerhill Pyramid Winery Pinot Noir Cipes Rose (Okanagan Valley): Complex? Nah. Jolly, crowd-pleasing red berry fun? Oh, yeah. $26 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Brancott Estate Letter Series B Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Intent on makin' sweet, sweet luurv in the sweet, sweet lemon grass $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Kim Crawford SP Small Parcel SpitFire Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Mostly spitfiring on all the right passion-fruity cylinders. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton Goldfield McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Dark, lean & stony, let it labor for a years; you'll be rewarded. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 30, 2016

Vinted on May 30, 2016 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 Le Morette Lugana Riserva (Lombardy): Isn't quite warmed up yet, but will be all about serving lemon biscuits when it finally is. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Tenuta Roveglia Vigne di Catullo Lugana Riserva (Lombardy): Lanky now, but there's a more-than-capable player lurking in that skin $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ca' Lojera Riserva del Lupo Lugana (Veneto): From bright tropical fruits, to bright citrus juiciness, to a very bright future. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 San Giovanni Pasini Busocaldo Lugana (Lombardy): Lugana's madcap, saline-rich, let's-see-how-far-we-can-go-with-this-one side. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Le Fraghe Brol Grande Bardolino Classico (Veneto): Sweet tobacco, dark cherries, & a sprig of onion, all playing cards & drinking. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Ancilla Lugana Ella Lugana (Lombardy): An acerbic edge can't diminish this one's round, buoyant, and crowd-pleasing personality. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Cascina Le Preseglie Hamsa Bianco Lugana (Lombardy): Elegant, vivacious, pure; and not in a hurry when it comes to finishing. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Tenuta Roveglia Limne Lugana (Lombardy): Big, ripe, tropical fruit, out for an epic adventure sailing on saline-filled seas. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Ottella Lugana (Lombardy): All Hawaiian shirt-wearing now, but it looks to have a focused, elegant evening dress in its future. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Corte Gardoni Chiaretto Bardolino (Veneto): A strong, elegant, reserved role model figure for impressionable Chiaretto pink. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 23, 2016

Vinted on May 23, 2016 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!

  • 92 Barbeito Frasqueira Sercial Madeira (Madeira): Like munching salted caramels by the sea, while getting the world's best massage. $170 A >>find this wine<<
  • 92 Barbeito Boal Frasqueira Madeira (Madeira): Brand new high-end, polished wood cabinet, filled to the brim with spices & figs. $165 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 98 Blandy's Colheita Verdelho Madeira (Madeira): It hits your mouth, & you momentarily forget the crushing depression of mortality. $80 A >>find this wine<<
  • 98 Blandy's Colheita Sercial Madeira (Madeira): Portuguese vinous version of a philosophical debate about the nature of consciousness $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Blandy's 10 Year Old Bual (Madeira): Caramel that decided to get down and dirty, much to your sweet tooth's future delight. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 64 Justino's Malvasia Vintage Madeira (Madeira): The kind of art that won't give a rat's ass whether or not you're ready to like it. $325 A >>find this wine<<
  • 64 Justino's Boal Vintage Madeira (Madeira): Kind of like simultaneously experiencing the entire dessert table at Christmas dinner. $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 96 Justino's Colheita Madeira (Madeira): Totally nutty, and yet totally focused. So, basically, it's the Dr. Emmett Brown of desserts $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 95 Justino's Colheita Madeira (Madeira): A bottled magic trick – balancing delicate spices on top of 113 grams of residual sugar. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Justino's 10 Year Old Terrantez Medium Dry (Madeira): How often do you get to combine the fake words Superfresh and Superelegant? $NA A- >>find this wine<<
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