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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 10, 2017

Vinted on July 10, 2017 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 Colome Estate Malbec (Salta): Witness another mineral-laden exhibit of how well this rowdy grape adjusts to high altitude living. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Colome Torrontes (Salta): It's on the viscous side, but the jasmine-&-peaches combo hits the spot poolside on a hot Summer's day. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc (North Canterbury): Once again, we find these guys delivering bouquets that live up to their name. $16 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler Pinot Blanc (Baden): Need a pick-me-up? Grab this gorgeous lil' thang, & everything will be peachy. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Louis Pommery California Brut (California): Crisp green apples, shiny wet stones, a slice of fresh lemon, & a promising beginning. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton): A bargain demonstration of loveliness juxtaposing focused, stern seriousness. $36 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Artesa Estate Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir (Napa Valley): Lofty, wild red berries, grounded in the solid, dark, and dense earth. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Martin Ray Rose of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Delightful is the name of the game being played here; and well-played it is. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Jack Winery Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Here witness the Valley in all of its juicy, irresistible glory. $100 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Jack Winery Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): A serious effort that gets weighted down by its attempts to get a bit too serious. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 3, 2017

Vinted on July 3, 2017 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!

  • 16 Marco Porello Camestri (Roero Arneis): Delicious, mineral, and damned if it won't be demanding some of your attention RIGHT NOW. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 I Sodi Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany): Pretty much all the classic Chianti elements, just packaged in modern-looking wrapping. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Cantele Primitivo (Salento): It's simply impossible not to like something this juicy, this herbal, & this willing to over-achieve. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Calitro Primitivo di Manduria Ausilio (Salento): If authenticity is your benchmark, then there's an open seat for U on this bench. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Frank Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Blackberry truffles, with the gritty cocoa dust sprinkled all over them $53 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Siduri Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands): Nothing shy about the friendly personage that this is fronting. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Ferrari Brut Rose (Trento): Strawberries with almond shields, and steely, bright, elegant electric armor, all ready for battle. $33 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Kim Crawford Small Parcels Wild Grace Chardonnay (Hawke's Bay): Fresh fruit that's bigger than its heavy, rich adornments. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Luca Ferraris Opera Prima (Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato): Fresh, focused, extracted, & potently powerful. Dark cherries FTW! $35 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cutruzzola Vineyards Gloria Pinot Noir (San Luis Obispo County): She is powerful, spicy, and dark; think meat, people, think meat! $42 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 26, 2017

Vinted on June 26, 2017 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 Le Salette La Marega Amarone (Veneto): Definitely more versatile than your average Amarone; no spoon required to enjoy this one. $99 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Le Salette I Progni Valpolicella Ripasso (Veneto): From the Ripasso perspective, this is laying down some beats fresh AF. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 G. Milazzo Maria Costanza Rosso (Sicilia): From a dark-juiced Nero d'Avola clone comes a thrilling, authentic, & unique treat. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 G. Milazzo Maria Costanza Bianco (Sicilia): A long – loooong! – walk down a very floral – and very, very pretty – vinous path. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Robert Mondavi Winery Maestro (Napa Valley): A BDX-style blend that's conducting itself with powerful, plummy, plush aplomb. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Terlato Pinot Grigio (Colli Orientali del Friuli): Peach, pear, perkiness, and, ok, probably some persimmons, too? Yes, please. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Bird In Hand Nest Egg Shiraz (Adelaide Hills): Blackberries, cloves, mint, & silk; that's a whole lotta sexy in 750ml format. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Bird In Hand Two In The Bush Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Adelaide Hills): A gentle, light-touch tickle of nettles and passion fruit. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Steven Kent Winery BDX Collection Cabernet Franc (Livermore Valley): Can spiciness show sexiness? Certainly this makes a case. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Vietti Roero Arneis (Piedmont): Carrying its delicate and elegant perennial torch into yet another tasty vintage expression. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 19, 2017

Vinted on June 19, 2017 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!

  • 15 Fontanavecchia Taburno (Falanghina del Sannio): Refined, with just the right amount of edginess to let you know it means business. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Mila Vuolo Aglianico (Campania): Intellectually demanding, darkly mysterious, and absolutely worth the investigatory efforts. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Mila Vuolo Fiano Colli di Salerno (Campania): Floral, flinty, & freakin’ taught. Also freakin’ young & freakin’ really good. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Portolano Mario Campania Rosso Villa Teresa (Campania): Smoking stogies with a side of black tea and a sprig of fresh mint. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Tempi di Zoe Campania Aglianico Diciotto (Campania): What’s there doesn’t last, but what’s there is all spicy supple deliciousness $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Sanpaolo Taurasi Riserva (Campania): A lot of things to weave together here, but they’re all meshing up just swimmingly, thank you $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Colli di Castelfranci Taurasi Alta Valle (Campania): Cage match, Spicy Complexity vs Burly tannins. Spicy Complexity wins. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Murrieta’s Well Small Lot Cabernet Franc (Livermore Valley): Message from young dark fruit & French oak – ‘Please stand by…’ $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Murrieta’s Well Small Lot Muscat Canelli (Livermore Valley): Mostly a fragrant wine for now. Not that you’ll be able to wait. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Murrieta’s Well The Whip White Wine Blend (Livermore Valley): Floral, piquant, and sooooo dammmmmmmn easyyyy to liiiiiiiike. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
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