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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 2, 2013

Vinted on September 2, 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!

  • 11 Donnafugata Lighea Zibibbo (Sicilia): Remember when Italian Muscat was as refreshing as fresh cut flowers? Seems these guys do. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Donnafugata Sedara (Sicilia): The Force – as in the force of the dried herbs & tangy red fruit – is certainly strong with this one. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Boutari Moschofilero (Mantinia): Floral & brighter than a lit sparkler on a dark Summer night; careful, everything's dialed up here $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Manuel Manzaneque Nuestra Seleccion (Castilla-La Mancha): Spent all day in the woods, now dragging tobacco in house on its boots. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Uvaggio Vermentino (Lodi): Tropical, fresh, nutty & totally willing to hang out after everyone else couldn't hang at the party. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes): Oh hey, I didn't notice you at first with that cool, angular, tropical-fruit hairdo $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Koenig Vineyards Riesling Ice Wine (Snake River Valley): Lemon drop bite, & smooth touch that just makes it damn hard to put down. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Tierce Riesling (Finger Lakes): Limes, awesomeness, & about as fantastic an intro to FLX's specialness as you can get right now. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Elyse Le Corbeau Hudson Vineyard Red (Los Carneros): Her style's a bit ripe, but she looks so good in that outfit, you won't care. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Elyse C'est Si Bon Naggiar Vineyard Red (Sierra Foothills): Dangerously easy to imbibe but you'd better like it on the herbal side $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Elyse L'Ingenue Naggiar Vineyard White (Sierra Foothills): This "naive girl" actually has one hell of a rich, fruity right hook. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 De Toren Z (Stellenbosch): Picture some Right Bank Bordeaux, with a funky dance step and a heaping helping of chewing tobacco. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Silkbush Viognier (Western Cape): Overachieving & lip-smacking infusion of citrus, melon, vivacity, hope & all-around good cheer. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 26, 2013

Vinted on August 26, 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 A. Christmann Konigsbacher Idig Riesling Grosses Gewachs (Pfalz): Ain't nothin' like it when you're reachin' for stars & U grab 1. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Grosses Gewachs (Mosel): Textbook Mosel flowers & spices, but with chest-puffing peaches. $31 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Donnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs (Nahe): An insane tangerine throwing mineral rocks, & he has bit of a violent streak. $44 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): Dancing a zesty tongue jig to a lovely, vibrant palate tune. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Schloss Johannisberg Silberlack Riesling Erstes Gewachs (Rheingau): That structured, tropical, austere outfit fits Rheingau to a T $55 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 S.A. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesing Spatlese (Mosel): Generous but a little pushy, too; so here's some quince in YO FACE! $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Mosel): Flowers that want to give you a flinty kiss on the way out. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Essentially why Mosel sweet wines kick booty. $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Weingut Markus Huber Riesling Berg (Traisental): Of course it got pithy & smoky in here, fool! You think we're messing around?!?? $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Treads softly & carries a big… stone basket full of apples. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese (Nahe): Doesn't hand around long enough but sooo captivating while it's there $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Frankland Estate Poison Hill Vineyard Riesling (Frankland River): Get ready for focus; close your eyes & you could be in Rheingau. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau): Quince superhero sporting sweet lime & toast repulsor ray technology $53 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Auslese (Rheingau): Nervy apricot, driving a slate car, full tank & the engine's still on $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Beerenauslese (Rheingau): Honey & apricots skipping flint & dancing on lemon peel. Wow. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 08 A. Christmann Idig Grosse Lage Riesling Trocken (Pfalz): Vibrancy/power combo that will elegantly arm wrestle any white wine takers $70 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 A. Christmann Gimmeldinger Riesling (Pfalz): Acid on a steelier display than a piece of modern austere metallurgy artwork. $18 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 A. Christmann Riesling (Pfalz): Fossilized dinosaur remains aren't this bone dry; but probably aren't as tasty & refined, either. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 19, 2013

Vinted on August 19, 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 Alta Maria Vineyards Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Sometimes, you can actually find fine craftsmanship without getting fleeced. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Alta Maria Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Barbara County): Hark, Passion Fruit! We will meet on the field of glorious battle! $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Castello Monaci Kreos Rosato (Salento): Raspberries, flowers, chalk & strawberry balsamic; man this is 1 crazy – but tasty – castle $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Hawk And Horse Latigo Dessert Wine (Red Hills): Equal parts blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dried herbs, dark chocolate & pure awesome. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hawk And Horse Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Hills): I feel like a criminal gazing into Batman's dark cape just before he breaks my jaw. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 SLO Down Wines Sexual Chocolate (California): You may prefer your sex w/ a bit less chocolate but what's life w/out guilty pleasure $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Chimney Rock Elevage Blanc (Napa Valley): A hint of the intriguingly exotic in the sheep's clothing of something more familiar. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Beringer Quantum (Napa Valley): That nose of dried herbs & rich, ripe fruit is *just about* as complex as a physics equation. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cullen Ephraim Clarke Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Margaret River): Zingy, nutty, serious, superb & still tighter than a walnut's ass $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Lost Canyon Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): White water rafting over limestone w/ apricots & aggressive lemons. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lost Canyon Goff-Whitton Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Sitting down for herbal tea with cocoa-dusted ripe figs again, eh? $46 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lost Canyon Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): That's a spicy meatball; & it's dressed in D&D leather armour. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lost Canyon Morelli Lane Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Licorice that entices, and it's feeling a little hot under the collar. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Follette Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Herbs, savory red fruits, & the child-like joy of simply being alive. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Follette Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): This is The Bride of Frankenstein; except she is really smmmmokin' hot. $38 A- >>find this wine<<

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 12, 2013

Vinted on August 12, 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 Quinta do Vallado Reserva Red (Douro): If sometimes lovemaking gets a bit rough, that doesn't mean it still isn't really good. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Continuum (Napa Valley): Might be a little groggy now, but still very clearly one of the big, big cats of the red blend jungle. $170 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Royal Tokaji Furmint (Tokaji): The "ABC" crowd need venture no farther than this rich, indulgent & surprisingly perky little number $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 d'Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne (McLaren Vale): Pretty much worth every one of the pennies the lucky spiders might bring U. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Villa San-Juliette Reserve Albarino (Edna Valley): Juggling tropical fruits in an entertaining – if not energetic – performance. $26 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Daou Unbound Red (Paso Robles): Gritting leather, dried cherries, sweet plums and cut flowers between its tightly clenched teeth. $46 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Daou Reserve Seventeen Forty Red (Paso Robles): Lithe, rich & deep, but careful of that tobacco smoke it's blowing in your face. $56 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Daou Soul Of A Lion (Paso Robles): A young, plummy, dust-covered & complex beast that's *very* eager to get things started. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Artesana Zinfandel Reserva (Uruguay): Brawny, big, but also bold & trustworthy; bring lots – and I mean *lots* – of steak, ok? $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional (Douro): Earthy, plummy, dusty, vibrant & oaky… for now; just wait until *it* says it's ready $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Quinta do Vallado Rosado (Douro): Rustic, thick-skinned red cherries that look tough but are teddy bear huggers on the inside. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Quinta da Lixa Terras do Minho Vinho Verde Branco (Vinho Verde): Like drinking bubbly grapefruit rind, only in a pleasant way. $11 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Mont Gravet Cotes de Gascogne (Cotes de Gascogne): This white is like Van Halen's "Summer Nights," only with a lot less hair. $11 B >>find this wine<<

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