Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For April 23, 2012

Vinted on April 23, 2012 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 sample tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible. 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!

  • 07 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant en foudre (Central Coast): A wild animal glimpsed among the blue flowers & tangy Rubus phoenicolasius. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant en demi-muid (Central Coast): Somehow got the entire guinea fowl with spiced plum reduction in there. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant (Central Coast): Floral, feral & vibrant; might be too plummy, but it’s a compellingly complex beast. $38 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Ca’Bolani Pinot Grigio (Friuli): We need more mineral-driven, crisp, well-built wines like this, if only to keep the snobs quiet. $13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 H&G Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (Chalk Hill): More like Chocolate Hill, & said hill is solidly fortified w/ dark fruit structure $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 David Family Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Leather label adorns serious juice; needs patience & a penchant for Big $90 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Malk Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Living large & isn’t afraid to flaunt it a bit, w/ surprising breath-of-fresh-air action, too. $33 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir (Martinborough): Admit it, you didn’t really know the boys in NZ grew up *this* big, did you? $44 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Draconis Syrah Traditional (Lodi): A Jennifer Garner in the glass; sexy, cut & svelte – but voluptuous in all the right places. $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Chateau de Cosse (Sauternes): As tangerine as Tangerine Dream’s Atem; but it’s the vinyl re-issue version, remastered for clarity. $48 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Chimney Rock Sauvignon Gris (Napa Valley): A strange grape, it comes in peace; but wants a chicken & provolone sandwich now please. $29 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Los Galanes Airen (La Mancha): Minerally refreshment w/ a streak almost as complex as the harsh La Manchian climate it calls home. $8 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Selbach Incline Riesling (Mosel): Apples & lime zest, acting like two best friends & playing politely outside in the park. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Allozo 927 Cosecha (La Mancha): Don Quixote travels to Oz, then takes on jammy Shiraz, & lives to talk (a bit confusingly) about it $29 B >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Reserva (Briones): Tempranillo’s tangy equivalent of Giganotosaurus, that nests inside an enormous oak crate $25 B >>find this wine>>



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