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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 14, 2015

Vinted on September 14, 2015 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 Wakefield Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet (South Australia): The promise is less paradise, and more perky, tasty everyday sipping. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs (North Coast): At once flamboyantly loud & yet tastefully poised about why it's being so talkative. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut (California): For your pleasure, appetizers of apple slices & toasted almond bread are now being served $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Likes itself. Likes you. And is very, very happy to be here. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sostener Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Fan of juicy, meaty Pinot action? Fan of decent bargains? Why didn't U buy this yet? $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Quinta de Foz de Arouce Tinto (Vinho Regional Beiras): Baggin' the Baga, toutin' the Touriga, & over-deliverin' on the fruitiness. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Donnafugata Lighea Zibibbo (Sicily): Hellooooo, wooooorld, hear the song that we're singin'… C'mon get haaaaaaaaaaaaaaappyyyyy! $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dry Creek Vineyard Wilson Ranch Dry Chenin Blanc (Clarksburg): By any other grape name, it'd probably be around 22 bucks instead. $12 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Giesen Pinot Gris (Marlborough): Bring on the flowers, bring on the blankets, bring on the picnic baskets, bring on the hoagies! $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Priest Ranch Somerston Estate Grenache Blanc (Napa Valley): Bless you, in the name of the honeydew, the honeysuckle, & the apple. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 7, 2015

Vinted on September 7, 2015 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 Fulcrum On Point Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The point, apparently, is to – successfully – showcase SC’s beefier side. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Sol Rouge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Classically classy, jauntily juicy, freshlly fruity, excpectedly expensive $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Sol Rouge Gypsy Blanc (Lake County): Not shooting blanks; it’s actually well-armed with powerfully vibrant bruised yellow apples. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Sol Rouge Cabernet Franc (Lake County): Plummy, dark fruit that is spicing it up right, and looking for a night out at Fogo de Chao. $32 >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Rocca Sveva Cantina di Soave Classico (Soave Classico): Brought to you by the letter ‘A’ – All Apples, Almonds, And Appealing. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Larry Cherubino Ad Lib Hen & Chicken Chardonnay (Pemberton): Young & old, green & ripe, pithy & juicy, getting both lips smacking. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Larry Cherubino Cherubino Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River): Like it’s Figaro namesake, might have you dabbling in infatuation. $54 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 The Federalist Zinfandel (Lodi): Woody like George’s fabled fake teeth, but balanced enough to get a reasonable party started. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Woodward Canyon Washington State Chardonnay (Washington): Elegantly sings & raps over strong beats, drops the mic, & struts away. $44 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Sokol Blosser Muller-Thurgau (Willamette Valley): Well, now, that’s just *peachy*. And probably really great with spicy take-out. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 31, 2015

Vinted on August 31, 2015 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 VIE Roussanne (Lake County): Fleshier than it looks, enticing at first sip, and offering up Bausch & Lomb levels of saline. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sol Rouge Gypsy Rouge Red (Lake County): Crazy-haired, wild-eyed, strongly opinionated, but also very clearly as sharp as a tack. $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Baron Knyphausen Riesling Spatlese Kiedrich Sandgrub (Rheingau): As cozy & gentle as soft pillows, as crisp as newly ironed sheets $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Dominio del Plata Susana Balbo Brioso (Agrelo): Four grapes, one vineyard, & a single, savory, focused, eagle-eyed determination. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Crios de Susana Balbo Rose Of Malbec (Mendoza): Put its big girl pants on, but lost none of its attractive vivacity in the process $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes (Mendoza): An entire bunch of pretty, fresh cut flowers offered for the price of one or two. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Jota Vineyard Howell Mountain Merlot (Napa Valley): Sweet plum, black olive, and stern, mountain man heft and attitude. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Jota Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Howell Mountain): Zesty strawberries can actually achieve spicy, mineral depth? Go figure. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Gravel paths through blackberry bushes, surrounded with stunning scenery. $80 A >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Cardinale Red Wine (Napa Valley): Sage, herbs, anise, licorice, dates, all served up on fine silk & chased with a Cuban cigar. $240 A >>find this wine<<
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