Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For April 2, 2012

Vinted on April 2, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

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I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine sample tasting notes via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be fun, quickly-and-easily-digestible reviews. Below is a wrap-up of the twitter reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find them so you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 09 Graf V. Schonborn Silvaner (Franken): Vibrantly poised to unleash its tropical, pithy kung fu on some nutty, spicy kung pao chicken $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Ernie Els Signature (Stellenbosch): Like combining a good golf game, a heavy steak dinner & chocolate dessert all at the same time $95 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Von Holt Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Entertaining juggling act of berry compote & savory structure. $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 d’Arenberg The Custodian Grenache (McLaren Vale): This custodian has tight leather grip; in fact, he’s kind of chocking me…! $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Maryhill Viognier (Columbia Valley): Vibrant enough to feel right at home in Virginia; lot of refreshing pear for not a lot of $. $13 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon (Hunter Valley): The Duchamp painting of Oz Semillon; angular, seductive & with undeniable merit. $45 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 HobNob Pinot Noir (Vin de Pays d’Oc): Complex it ain’t, but quaffable it is; just bring your berry sweet-tooth & you’ll be fine. $11 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 HobNob Cabernet Sauvignon (Vin de Pays d’Oc): A dollop of spice doesn’t take the sweetness out of those sweet plums, alas. $12 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Signorello Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Lacks not cassis, or power, or earthy funk; but beware you the food pairing! $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • NV Casa Rosa Cornicelli Brachetto (Piedmont): Like a loud party or a box of Little Debbie’s; endearing once you get past your hangups $13 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Travaglini Gattinara Riserva (Gatinara): Pleasing to behold, & poised to mellow with (a lot of) time, like a finely-grained wood. $59 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Travaglini Gattinara Tre Vigne (Gattinara): Earthy & old school enough that the tannins will rap your fingers with a hard ruler. $48 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Wente The Nth Degree Chardonnay (Livermore Valley): Tropics, cream & spiciness of substantive Chard, now available w/out the fat. $33 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore Valley/San Francisco Bay): Competing w/ S. America in tastiness & $? Nice work! $15 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay (Livermore Valley/San Francisco Bay): Balanced, racy, tropical & ruining the curve for underachievers. $13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Murrieta’s Well The Whip (Livermore Valley): A sophisticated dominatrix, carrying loads of aromatic flowers in the other hand. $19 B >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Domaine Carneros Le Reve (Carneros): The wedding cake of domestic sparklers; gorgeous, layered, & stunning just to take it all in. $95 A >>find this wine>>



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