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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 4, 2017

Vinted on February 6, 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!

  • 12 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): A walk in the forest; wet leaves, potting soil, brambly fruit, & definitely wood. $50 A-
  • 14 Ferrari-Carano Sky High Ranch Pinot Noir (Mendocino Ridge): Got a hankerin’ fer sarsaparilla, fella? This is yer chewy cup-o-tea. $48 A-
  • 11 Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Classico Rufina Riserva (Tuscany): Certainly not subtle, but certain of its burly power & tasty prowess. $39 B+
  • NV Simi 1876 Brut Rose (Sonoma County): Cherries with the pit, toast with the crust, vivacity with the weight, balance with the depth $40 A-
  • NV Simi 1876 Brut (Sonoma County): The guns are a-blazin’ when this toasty, vibrant straight-shooter rides up into this here town. $40 A-
  • 13 Troon Blue Label Malbec (Rogue Valley): An entire cigar box’s worth of spicy, fragrant tobacco products are on display here. $29 B+
  • 13 Rodney Strong Malbec Reserve (Sonoma County): Off to a promising start; smoking stogies while barbecuing up the red meat. $40 B+
  • 13 Zuccardi Q Malbec (Valle de Uco): All the black fruits and jam, plus a side of chocolate, cigar, and quarry levels of stoniness. $20 B+
  • 14 Vina Tarpaca Gran Reserva Etiqueta Negra (Maipo): If you can deal withe the green pepper, there’s rich cassis here to spare. $35 B+
  • 14 Dr. H. Thanisch Feinherb Riesling (Mosel): The energy and talent of a well-bred puppy that’s ready for a dog show stage. $14 B+
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 30, 2017

Vinted on January 30, 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!

  • 13 Juve & Camps Essential Brut Xarello (Cava): Essentially, this is crisp, clean, refreshing… and probably a little under-priced. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino): Still a baby; & as energetic as a young kid's mitochondria. $70 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Truchard Roussanne (Carneros): She's so pretty, with all that honeysuckle, lemon blossom, and jasmine tucked up into her curls. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dusted Valley Stone Tree Vineyard Grenache (Wahluke Slope): Big, bold, bountiful, boisterous, but basically balanced. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner (Dry Creek Valley): Sexy suppleness is the name of the game for 13, it would seem; not complaining. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Pellet Estate Pellet Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley): Beveled, talented indie actress totally nails it in her big-budget film debut. $75 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Pellet Estate Sunchase Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Strutting its fleshy, glittery stuff; actually, flaunting its stuff. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Gustave Lorentz Pinot Blanc Reserve (Alsace): Bring on the seafood tower, this one is more than ready to take it on with style. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Gustave Lorentz Pinot Noir Le Rose (Alsace): Bright and lovely, red berries dancing happily with red roses in their teeth. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Buena Vista Winery La Victoire Brut (Champagne): Loaded with apples, apricots, toasted bread, and a debonair sense of refinement. $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 23, 2017

Vinted on January 23, 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!

  • 13 Middleton Family Wines Cadaretta Syrah (Columbia Valley): American oak like a loud American, but there's seriousness underneath. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Szigeti Pinot Noir Rose Sekt Brut (Neusiedlersee): Cream, strawberries, cherries, earth, and just a liiiiiittle bit of muscle. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Azienda Agraria Perticaia Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria): Plan on a long journey ahead for these spice & dried fruit travelers. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Chateau de Lascaux Garrigue Rose (Languedoc ): Pink for just about any food, any season, any weather, and nearly any mood. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau du Moulin a Vent Croix des Verillats (Moulin-a-Vent): Cru Beaujolais decided to put its sexy pants on, apparently. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Murrieta's Well The Whip White Wine Blend (Livermore Valley): Because a little bit of spice and honey never hurt anyone, right? $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Etude Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir (Carneros): Silk, cherries, plums, & a smoking lounge w/leather-upholstered sandalwood chairs $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Trefethen Dry Riesling (Oak Knoll District): Limes, river stones, and a lot more subtlety than you're expecting from The Valley. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Get some soup with ham in it. Then pour of glass of this. You're welcome $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Dry Creek Vineyard Estate Block 10 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Nutmeg and warmth, just the way that Jack frost ordered. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 16, 2017

Vinted on January 16, 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!

  • 13 Podere Marcampo Marcampo (Toscana): Plush but vibrant, soft but assertive, lively but elegant, and inky but… well… inky. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Podere Marcampo Giusto Alle Balze (Toscana): Merlot that's black as midnight, with a heart of stone – & that's meant in a good way $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Sangervasio Cabernet Sauvignon (Toscana): Smoking a big, complex, expensive cigar, & probably driving a big, expensive Cadillac. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Sangervasio Chianti (Tuscany): Ample amounts of earthy, juicy, authentic Tuscan love, to be had for more-or-less a mere song. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chateau du Moulin a Vent La Rochelle (Mouin-a-Vent): If fresh red berries and spicy black peppercorns were majestic Valkyries. $59 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Donnafugata Tancredi (Sicily): Cab, Nero, clad in leather & silk; both are serious, but not taking themselves overly seriously. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Like your stuff spicy? Well, then, you're gonna love this. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Loimer Extra Brut (Niederosterreich): They managed to get the entire bushel of freshly picked green apples into that little bottle $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Francois Montand Brut Blanc de Blancs (France): Flowers, citrus, and a determination to corner the cmon-have-an-aperitif market. $14 B >>find this wine<<
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