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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 7, 2013

Vinted on October 7, 2013 under 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!

  • 10 Pali Wine Co. Huntington Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County): Spiciness & vibrancy in white-dwarf-star-like concentrated density. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Pali Wine Co. Riviera Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Slinging gunpowder, and the buckshot is made of raspberry licorice and leather. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 J Vineyards Pinot Gris (California): Fun, as in "Tito Puente juggling melons while banging out an uptempo drum solo" kind of fun. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Montes Purple Angel (Colchagua): Behind that spicy oak shield beats a brave, lively heart full of the blood of Colchagua itself. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 John Duval Wines Plexus MRV (Barossa): Dresses almost embarrassingly funky, but ready to unleash an energetic, stylish performance $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Loveblock Pinot Gris (Marlborough): Yellow flowers & melons in their entirety; stems, greens, fruit and, probably, souls, too. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir (Marlborough): Satisfies the vibrant Pinot itch, but all that acid scratching might leave a bit of a scar. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Coppo Riserva della Famiglia Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza (Barbera d'Asti): Bring it sacrifices of meat; and make them robust! $150 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Coppo Riserva della Famiglia Chardonnay (Piemonte): Approaches softly but it's nutty, flinty, creamy & powerful enough to end you $120 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Santa Rita Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca): Seasons don't feeeeear the veggies, nor do the wind, the sun or the raaaaaain… $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Santa Rita Triple C (Maipo Valley): Has already beat you at arm wrestling & stolen your gal, just by *looking* at you sternly. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley): Don't like me? Well, that's just too goddamn bad for you, little fella. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Santa Rita Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley): The way is vibrant & dark, but is also strewn with a lot of green pepper. $11 B- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 30, 2013

Vinted on September 30, 2013 under 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!

  • 05 Resalte de Penafiel Crianza (Ribera del Duero): Like the overly affectionate couple on the subway, it acts a bit too hot & heavy. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Garciarevalo Tres Olmos Verdejo (Rueda): I saw them at a club called The Electric Banana; don’t look for it, it’s not there anymore $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 XIX Cabernet Sauvignon By Keyshawn Johnson (Columbia Valley): Starting off the red wine season with flair… & a winning streak. $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Mumm Napa Santana Supernatural Rose (Napa Valley): Lazer light show that’s *almost* as complex as a shredding Santana guitar solo. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Stinson Vineyards Meritage (Virginia): Can someone please get that noisy oak out of my ear so I can focus on the lovely stuff here? $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Stinson Vineyards Chardonnay (Monticello): Norfolk doesn’t see this much saline, or this many flowers and minerals, either. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc (Western Cape): There will be nothing petite about how much of this your friends will guzzle. $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Cameron Hughes Lot 299 Reserve Syrah (Minervois): Sultry, mineral, fruity & just a little too hot under the collar to keep its cool $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Cameron Hughes Lot 293 Chablis (Chablis): The mid-palate’s gone missing, but there’s no mystery when it comes to that lovely nose. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Cameron Hughes Lot 296 Crozes-Hermitage (Crozes-Hermitage): Pepper, poise, persistence, purity, & just the right amount of power. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hughes Wellman Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Like going on a date with an 85-dollar Cab, but you’ve got a discount coupon. $55 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 23, 2013

Vinted on September 23, 2013 under 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!

  • 07 Arnaldo Caprai Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco (Montefalco): No roast can really hope to withstand its spicy, leathery power. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Tenuta Castelbuono Montefalco Sagrantino (Montefalco): Draw curtains, cook robust beef stew, & crank The Stones' "Paint It Black" $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco (Montefalco): Intense leather-clad red berry on mountain top screaming "I have THE POWER!" $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hugel & Fils "Hugel" Gewurztraminer (Alsace): Do you have an intimidating battle cry? This does. And it's "lycheeeeeeeeeeeee!" $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Quinta do Vallado Quadrifolia (Douro): A juicy four leaf clover that your friends will be very, very happy you did not look over. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Quinta do Vallado Douro Red (Douro): Like Dirty Harry, only after he finally got in touch with his softer, lively feminine side. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Quinta do Vallado Reserva Red (Douro): Give it time to sleep off all of that new oak, & it will awaken dusty, spicy & excellent. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional (Douro): Meat, leather, blood, grit, soul… this animal has minerals & anise in its claws. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest (Stellenbosch): They are now serving tasty orange marmalade… to the old gods on Mt. Olympus! $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Quinta da Raza Branco Alvarinho Trajadura Branco (Minho): Friendly, but it's also cloying & not totally aware of personal space. $13 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gainey Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley): Versatile enough to double as a Swiss Army Knife, the kind that includes the little corkscrew. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gainey Riesling (Santa Ynez Valley): Goes down easily enough to be considered a dangerous weapon from your liver's perspective. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gainey Limited Selection Chardonnay (Santa Rita Hills): Lithe & toasty, lovely & gritty, rustic & refined; so basically, its a gem $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gainey Chardonnay (Santa Rita Hills): Not shy about its sweet & buttery side, but you'll like t he cut of its spunky jib, sir! $22 B >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 16, 2013

Vinted on September 16, 2013 under 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!

  • 10 McGah Family Cellars Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford): Frankly, my dear, you ought to give a damn… & about eight years. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 McGah Family Cellars 1070 Green Sauvignon Blanc (Rutherford): Richly textured, and textured richly; consider it a guilty pleasure. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste Rose (Napa Valley): …And mad boy grips the microphone… with a fist full of… strawberries!!! $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ma(i)sonry Hudson Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Passion (fruit), turn to the left, Passion (fruit), turn to the right. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cuvee (Robertson): Like getting toasty, artisanal brioche for the price of Wonder bread. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Graham Beck Brut Rose (Western Cape): A serious flirt; keep drinking & he'll eventually seem less forward & his jokes will be funny $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Weingut Grans-Fassian Dhroner Hofberg GG Riesling Trocken (Mosel): SPICE! Ahhhhhh-AHHHHHH! Saaaaaviooooor of the Salted Pork! $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Schloss Johannisberg Grunlack Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau): Sometimes simple guilty pleasures border on mild spiritual experiences $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Antonelli Chiusa di Pannone Sagrantino di Montefalco (Montefalco): Licorice whip? Licorice whip? Licorice whip? 3 licorice whips! $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Carrau Vilassar Nebbiolo Limited Edicion (Uruguay): The fruit is soft, the acids punishing, the leather supple, the result focused $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Juan Carrau 1752 Tannat Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc (Uruguay): Salty, fresh & dark when it's hanging out, but leaves quickly $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Juan Carrau Chardonnay de Reserva (Uruguay): Hopping back on forth from the creamy leg to the crisp leg & not skipping a beat. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Carrau 1752 Petit Manseng Sauvignon Gris Gran Tradicion (Uruguay): Proudly sporting a Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown mad scientist 'do. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodegas Carrau Suvignon Blanc Sur Lie (Uruguay): Luckily for us, it's stubbornly holding on to its mineral, herbal and spicy side. $15 B >>find this wine<<

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