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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 15, 2016

Vinted on February 15, 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!

  • 13 Hourglass HG III (Napa Valley): Spicy chocolates for everyone! A second wine that isn't going to stand for playing second fiddle. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Maybe the finest Estate release that they've yet bottled. Ok, not 'maybe.' $165 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): One of the rare sightings of concentration expressed as a virtue. $125 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Keenan Napa Valley Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Likely one of the quickest ways to seriously upscale your next helping of smoked BBQ. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Come back ina few years, when it's ready, & you're a bit more worthy. $165 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir Reserve (Napa Valley): Spices & jam team up in a fun and surprisingly compelling buddy film blockbuster. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Toasty & smokey in good ways, but forgot to bring its namesake's violets. $44 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Dark fruits, violet flowers, and enough black licorice for a candy shop. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Priest Ranch Estate Grenache Blanc (Napa Valley): Think stones; stone fruit, stony minerals, & thankfully the stones to make this. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Trefethen Oak Knoll District Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Those who love pear will find a muse in this clean-but-creamy creation. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 8, 2016

Vinted on February 8, 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 Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): A ripe, juicy, displaying-its-power kind of a crown. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Robert Keenan Winery Mailbox Vineyard Reserve Merlot (Spring Mountain District): Wait for this dark, juicy fist to slowly un-flex. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Middleton Family Wines Inconceivable Queen of Tides Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): It's conceivable you'll empty this bottle. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Donnafugata Sedara (Sicilia): Italians like to argue, but there's little serious argument to mount against serving this with pizza. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 P. J. Valckenberg Gewurztraminer (Pfalz): Need your spiced-up, slightly sweetened lychee fix? Here's a capable, steady-handed salve $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese (Veneto): Funk, smoke, and dried fruits, but in all the right amounts & in all of the right places. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Lamberti Rose Spumante (Veneto): Perennially consistent, for better & worse, but mostly for the better; fun, if not too charming. $14 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Wittmann Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen): Lemon rind bite, & salty demeanor, because it shouldn't be opened for about 2 more years. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Jean-Claude Mas Cote Mas Brut (Cremant de Limoux): Withhold judgment – but not enjoyment – until you empty an entire vibrant glass $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ridgeview Cavendish Brut (England): As proper, capable, & well-behaved as Britain's finest, but not nearly as complex as her best. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 1, 2016

Vinted on February 1, 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!

  • 13 Bonny Doon Vineyard The Heart Has Its Rieslings (California): Prancing to capture the hearts of both geeks & imbibers alike. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bonny Doon Vineyard Vinferno (Arroyo Seco): If this honeyed nectar is hell, then I'm all for having a laugh with the sinners 375ml $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Bisol Desiderio Jeio Prosecco Brut (Veneto): Need an instant celebration? Just add this. Well, & wine glasses. & maybe other people $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • NV Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs Brut (Cava): Well now… *this* is an energetic and very fun – and very cheap – date right here. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner (Dry Creek Valley): Confidently continuing its seaworthy, coffee-laden, sophisticated resurgence. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sol Rouge Cabernet Franc (Lake County): Full marks for that seductive smokiness, but wipe your feet before coming in next time. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Howell Mountain Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel (Howell Mountain): At 101 years young, these vines have grave, contemplative thoughts $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Isaac Fernandez Seleccion Biutiful Cava Brut Rose (Cava): Raspberry lover? Yeah? Go get yourself a full on case of this one, then. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Famille Hugel Pinot Gris (Alsace): Apricots, nuts, brioche, jam… so, basically, it's the lighter side of the charcuterie plate. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso (Montefalco Rosso): Sometimes silk & earth make for rather compelling & food-friendly bedfellows. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
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