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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-05-02

Vinted on May 2, 2009 binned in twitter, wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc (Napa Valley): Granddaddy of modern CA wine going strong. More lemongrass & vanilla than a Vietnamese dinner. #
  • 07 Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon (CA): Cab?? Yeah, & I’m the Pope. Amazingly unbalanced for its low abv. To be served to your worst enemies. #
  • 05 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Blackberry & chocolate. Probably overdone, but with grilled steak you won’t mind one bit #
  • 04 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mtn. Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sublime balance btw focused black fruit & silky tannic structure. Drool #
  • 08 MontGras Reserva Carmen√®re (Colchagua Valley): Black, spicy & peppery enough to stand up to blackened swordfish. Tasty, if not exciting. #
  • 06 Martin Codax Ergo (Rioja): New world in terms of forward berry fruit, old world in terms of acidity & raging, massive Rioja oakiness. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-04-25

Vinted on April 25, 2009 binned in twitter, wine mini-reviews
  • M’Hudi Pinotage (South Africa): This is like the entire pig, skin and all, hanging out in a mulberry bush, ready to jump you. #
  • 06 Four Vines “The Peasant” (Paso Robles): Hefty S. Rhone style blend from CA. Very blackberry, very dark, very heavy, & very tasty. #
  • 07 Bonny Doon Le Vol Des Anges (CA): Late harvest Roussanne. Honeysuckles galore. Once you pop, you will NOT be able to stop… #
  • 06 Rutherglen “The Alliance” (Rutherglen): Viognier/Marsanne that isn’t as floral or as fat as you might expect, with good acidity balance. #
  • 04 Fireblock Grenache (Clare Valley): Remember that Van Halen song “I’m On Fire!”? It’s like that, but in your mouth, & with black peppers. #
  • 04 Robert Weil Kiedricher-Grafenberg Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau): Stone fruit & rose petal; sweetness & acidity will integrate – eventually #
  • 06 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Syrah: Blackberries, vanilla, blackberries, cedar, blackberries, vanilla, blackberries, & some blackberries. #
  • 06 Mapema Malbec (Mendoza): More proof that the Argentinians have perfected the Steakhouse wine. As if we needed any more proof, that is. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-04-18

Vinted on April 18, 2009 binned in twitter, wine mini-reviews
  • 07 Polka dot Riesling (Pfalz): Sweet but not cloying; floral but not that fruity; cheap but not too bad #
  • 07 Sebeka Cabernet Pinotage (Western Cape, SA): Dark red fruit… followed by… the fat of… BACON!!! #
  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier (CA): You might expect this to be flabby, but bright acidity & tropical fruits carry the day with this one #
  • 07 Sebeka Sauvignon Blanc (Western Cape, SA): You might find the acidity a tad lacking, but the minerality will win you back (so will the $) #
  • 04 CarmelVintage (Israel): Port-style dessert petite syrah from the OLD Old World. Blackberry syrup gives way to smoke & dried prune. Nice. #
  • 07 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Pinot Noir: VG, but I’m waiting for more fruit. It’s like a fabulous cherry, with a pound of X-mas spice on top. #

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-04-11

Vinted on April 11, 2009 binned in twitter, wine mini-reviews
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut “Yellow Label” (Champagne): Well-balanced green apples and yeasty bread, & still quite worthy of the heady reputation. #
  • 07 Rosa D’Oro Muscat Canelli (Lake COunty, CA): Intense lemon, green grape, & blistering citrus acid that just screams for a crab salad. #
  • 07 Rosa D’Oro Sangiovese (Lake County, CA): Nice balance of dried red fruit and “puckery” structure. Not from Chianti? Could’ve fooled me… #
  • 08 Estancia Riesling (Monterey County): No mistaking this is from a warmer climate. Apples & peach dominate (but with a hint of honey). #
  • 06 Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Concentrated dark cherry, almost sweet. Fruity, yes. Complex, no. #
  • 07 Jackson-Triggs Proprietor’s Reserve Icewine (Niagara): Like liquid mango sorbet, except it goes with fruit tart & can get you buzzed. #

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