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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 28, 2016

Vinted on March 28, 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!

  • 11 Castello di Uviglie San Bastiano Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese (Piedmont):  This featherweight can hit with some serious jabs. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Gaudio Bricco Mondalino Gaudio Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese (Piedmont): Pleasant palate hip-check, delivered by rosehips. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Tenuta la Tenaglia Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese (Piedmont): Roses are red, cherry is ripe, this is pithy… can I have more? $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Wente Eric’s Chardonnay Small Lot (Livermore Valley-San Francisco Bay): Bring forth the thirsty crowds, for they shall be pleased. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Riverbench Cork Jumper Rose Brut (Santa Maria Valley): Floral, lovely, & capable, and maybe just a little too sure of itself. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Trefethen Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Flashy, but seriously skilled, and fitting the NV profile to a T. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Biblia Chora Ovilos White Assyrtico-Semillon (Pangeon): Oil & water don’t mix, but oily & piquant sure as hell do, based on this. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Wakefield The Pioneer Exceptional Parcel Release Shiraz (Clare Valley): Like inhaling the entire finals of a barbecue competition. $200 A >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva (Rioja): Spicy, plummy, & juicy waves that hit quickly, but slowly ebb on sweet mocha currents. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Henriques & Henriques 20 Years Old Malmsey (Madeira): If you can’t stand this fresh heat, you surely don’t belong in the kitchen. $95 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 21, 2016

Vinted on March 21, 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!

  • NV Bisol Crede Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore (Valdobbiadene): Bright-eyed, focused, & probably thinking it can take on NV Champers $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Palari Faro (Sicily): Won't even give you the time of day now; but you're in for the ride of a lifetime in about seven years or so. $90 A >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Villa Mottura Primitivo di Manduria (Puglia): How often is Primitivo this round & this lively *and* this cheap? Not often enough. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 DuCropio Damis Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore (Calabria): Remind your tongue to put its big boy pants on for this muscular treat. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi (Campania): Rarely do mint, leather, cloves & ripe fruits get along so damned well together. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi (Campania): Grippy, serious, authentic, and elegant, while strutting its lavender and black cherries $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Nativ Eremo San Quirico Irpinia Campi Taurasini (Campania): Flauntingly sexy, almost to obnoxiousness, but it's just misunderstood $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Chardonnay (Napa Valley): So pleasantly poised, you'll be tickled pink with this pretty little pick. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): That oak is sweet, but then so is the overall drinking experience here $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Tiamo Prosecco (Veneto): Pears, apples, refreshment. The End. As in, yeah, that's it. Move along. Nothing more to see here… $15 B- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 14, 2016

Vinted on March 14, 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 Estate Crush Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault (Lodi): The vines might be ancient, but there's nothing but youthful verve to be found. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Valle Franciacorta Rose Brut (Franciacorta): Dressed to the nines, but its soul prefers jeans & a slightly less cleaner image. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Trapiche Broquel Malbec (Mendoza): Getting more oak than you bargained for, but also more spicy enjoyment than you deserved. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Mozza Morellino I Perazzi (Morellino di Scansano): Your gourmet pizza has a new boyfriend, & he's stable & really, really cool. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Fields Family Wines Sherman Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi): Reticent now, exceptional later; consider this one a steal $26 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Rodney Strong Reserve Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Not reserved, but amply fruity & definitely strong; Pinot for Cab lovers $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Donnafugata Ben Rye Edizione Limitata (Passito Di Pantelleria): Bronze, luxuriant, focused, complex, haughty, & probably expensive. $NA A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Malbec (Mendoza): Smoked meat, with stewed plums, spice, & cloves taking side roles as the garnish. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Francois Montand Rose Brut (France): Not nasty or brutish – actually, fruity and exuberant – but it is most definitely short.$15 B >>find this wine<<
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