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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 6, 2014

Vinted on October 6, 2014 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 Bergstrom Sigrid Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Kind of gorgeous; on second thought, scratch the "kind of" from that statement. $85 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Brick House Cascadia Chardonnay (Ribbon Ridge): Pears, peaches, pith, passion, poise, and a whole helluvah lotta crowd-pleasin'. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Brittan Vineyards Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Well, that got vibrant quickly; will also oblige if you ask it to pass the toast $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Walter Scott Vojtilla Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Tension, texture, & a textbook case for rich, pithy & mineral WV Chard. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 William Rose Gewurztraminer (Southern Oregon): Balanced scale of rose petals & freshness on 1 hand, honey sweetness on the other. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 William rose Dry Riesling (Southern Oregon): An austere laser beam of crisp, pear-like focus, giving off petrol vapors in its wake $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Matello Whistling Ridge Blanc (Ribbon Ridge): Pithy kitchen sink blend that's been whistling a tasty tune for a number of years. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Matello Hommage Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Like a mole, moving low & slow; but bright & also light on its little feet, too. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Division Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): Food-friendly to the extreme, but you'd better count yourself as a fan of earthiness 1st. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Andrew Rich Verbatim Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Young, spicy fruit, with dense muscles, hauling hefty heapings of earth. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Andrew Rich Croft Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Willamette Valley): Grapefruit, wet rocks, & lemongrass with aggressive intentions. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 29, 2014

Vinted on September 29, 2014 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 Swiftwater Cellars Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Looking for an excuse to use the phrase 'high-toned?' Well, now you've got one! $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Westrey Wine Co Oracle Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Unfolding very slowly & deliberately in its crazy levels of freshness. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Dundee Hills Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Comes off soft & understated, but has intensity in its spicy soul. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge): Juicy & focused, leading you on trails lined with tart red berries, pith & fresh herbs $66 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Villa Maria Estate Taylors Pass Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marlborough): More tea than a Tetley plant, if those had dark berry orchards. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Marchand-Tawse Gevrey-Chambertin (Gevrey-Chambertin): Acerbic & tough to know, but pretty to admire once you get past the defenses $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine Dublere Pitures Premier Cru Volney (Volnay): Less sexy than typical Volnay, & more reserved, but equally apt at the table. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Maison Ambroise en Rue de Chaux Nuits-Saint-Georges (Nuits-Saint-Georges): A lovely lightness of being, just maybe a tad too light $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Patz & Hall Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): If it's heft you want, heft – & mid-palate spice – you shall receive! $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Navarro Vineyards Deep End Blend Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): The blend is, for sure, deep; and so are the fresh, brambly fruits. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Donum Estate Carneros Pinot Noir (Carneros): Carneros flexing its more muscular side, and posing with focused, terse intensity. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Byron Monument Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Sometimes oak is not the spawn of Satan; here's 750 ml of powerful, balanced proof $60 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 22, 2014

Vinted on September 22, 2014 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 Pebblestone Cellars Ellis Vineyards Block 9 Viognier (Rogue Valley): Floral, fruity, fresh, flamboyant, fun, fine, & flirtatious. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cowhorn Vineyards Spiral 36 White (Applegate Valley): Honey-dipped tropical fruits, crisp in attitude & searching for fine cheeses $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 The Pines 1852 Syrah (Columbia Gorge): Gamey meat done up right on an iron skillet, with pinches of wood, freshness & character. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Viento Annala Vineyard Pinot Noir (Columbia Gorge): Rosy, peppery & pretty; what it lacks in oomph, it makes up for in character. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Viento Riesling (Columbia Gorge): Petrol & pears, limes & litheness, nuts & no-nonsense, lovely & long; a beauty & a bargain. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Phelps Creek Vineyards Cuvee Alexandrine Pinot Noir (Columbia Gorge): Quite fond of rose-hips, smoke, leather & its own sexiness. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Phelps Creek Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Gorge): The Gorge does its best NZ impersonation, & it's a darn fleshy & entertaining one. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Joseph Drouhin Gevery-Chambertin Premier Cru Champeaux (Gevery-Chambertin): Crazy pretty, but hiding its true feelings for now. $75 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Talley Vineyards Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): Cocoa, tea & leather, served up with grip, poise & attitude. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Jean-Marc Brocard Bougros Chablis Grand Cru (Chablis): Unquestionably low octane & unquestionably gorgeous as it drives off slowly $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Brandl Heiligenstein Erste Lage Reserve Riesling (Kamptal): Reserve it for yourself if you happen to have thirsty dinner guests. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tanner Dafoe Rogue's Blend (Santa Ynez Valley): A rogue it may be, but this rogue is practically Errol Flynn levels of dashing. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
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