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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 24, 2015

Vinted on August 24, 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 Barnard Griffin Rose of Sangiovese (Columbia Valley): Well, now, that's a lot of ruby joy for not a whole lot of coin, isn't it? $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Segura Viudas Gran Cuvee Reserva (Cava): Almost entirely about mouthfeel, and will put paella front and center on your mind. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): From opening to closing, holds the promise of complete expression. $80 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Catena Alamos Torrontes (Salta): Well, it's awfully hard to argue with Delightful when she shows up on a hot Summer day, isn't it? $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Boschendal 1685 Grande Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc (Coastal Region): Piquantly making its point that it wants some smoked fish, NOW. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Cantara Cellars Ruth's Vineyard Chardonnay (Lodi): A whole bushel full of ripe pineapples, with big spiky green leaves and all. $23 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Luigi Bosca Finca La Linda Torrontes (Mendoza): White flowers, drunk, arm in arm & loudly singing Queen's We Are The Champions. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 M. Chapoutier Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc (Cotes-du-Roussillon) >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Donnafugata Anthilia Bianco (Sicily): Open bottle, add cooling Summer evening breezes, then watch all liquid in bottle disappear. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Le Volte dell' Ornellaia (Toscana): Like The Giving Tree, of it were a plum tree and all of said plums were juicy, sweet, & ripe. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 VIE Las Madres Vineyard Los Carneros Syrah (Sonoma County): And you will know us by the trail of intriguingly spiced tobacco smoke $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 17, 2015

Vinted on August 17, 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 Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Sweet rhubarb herbal tea providing just enough pick-me-up. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Maley Brothers Vineyards Lodi Native Wegat Vineyard Zinfandel (Mokelumne River): Spicy? That's not spicy. Let me show you spicy! $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Quanta Terra Terra a Terra Branco (Douro): And then all you Chardonnay lovers were all like "uhm, whoa! what was **that**?!??" $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Hedges Family Estate DLD Syrah (Red Mountain): Everything great about WA Syrah, only it's spent a bit too much time in Funky Town. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz (McLaren Vale): Minty, juicy promises that don't quite get fulfilled, but the attempt's tasty. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Lokoya Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): A glass of beautiful, tragic opera in which our favorite characters all die. $400 A >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mt. Brave Merlot (Mt. Veeder): Brambly dark berries, bouncing on herbs & chocolate, and peeking playfully out of the cigar box. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon (Mt. Veeder): Anise, espresso & cassis chiseling fine, polished statuettes out of graphite blocks. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Trefethen Oak Knoll District Harmony Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Aptly named complex congruence of both richness and energetic pop. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Trefethen Dragon's Tooth Red (Oak Knoll District): Thankfully, more like seductive, sexy, spicy love bites than toothy chomps. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 10, 2015

Vinted on August 10, 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!

  • 11 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): French press coffee from paradise; plunging will take about 10 years. $350 A >>find this wine<<
  • 12 St. Innocent Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Guilty of tasting a bit too much as though it were from RRV. $41 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Villa Franciacorta Emozione Brut (Franciacorta): Plenty of croutons on this edible flower salad, for those bread lovers out there. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Urban Riesling (Mosel): Pleasant enough company it is, but living up to the legends of its storied namesake it quite isn't. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Actually, that'd be a whole lotta fruity, spicy fun. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Tortoise Creek Le Charmel Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie (Loire Valley): Stones, pears, and in a hurry to get going, right now. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 VIE L'Intruse Mourvedre (Santa Barbara County): Not intrusive at all; in fact, it knocked first, & brought chocolate and tarragon. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 VIE Thompson Vineyard Syrah (Santa Barbara County): Throwing blackberry chunks, in large pixelated blocks, aiming at your head. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • NV Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Brut (Franciacorta): Not complicating things, and not stopping you from drinking the hell out of it. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Willamette Valley Vineyards Bernau Block Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Pucker up for earthy, tart-berry kisses, & feel the luv. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
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