Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For April 9, 2012

Vinted on April 9, 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!

  • 11 Michel Torino Malbec Rose (Cafayate Valley): Candied strawberry & savory meat make for strange bedfellows… but tasty bedfellows. $13 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Playing a very good-looking hand, though the game might be a bit too rich for some. $28 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Claypool Cellars Purple Pachyderm Pinot Noir Hurst Vineyard (Russian River Valley): Popping with laser-light-show-like complexity. $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Claypool Cellars Fanci Blend (Lake County): A GSM that’s PDG; happily passes you the chocolate, red berry & a side of fresh pepper. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Halter Ranch Syrah Block 22 (Paso Robles): Strong on being strong, but also strong on delivering dusty, spicy, pruney flavor. $29 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Mauritson Rockpile Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County): Blackcurrant liqueur meets the dusty, gritty salt of the earth. $47 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Mauritson Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): About as down-home & as delicious as your Uncle’s secret BBQ sauce recipe. $37 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): 8 diff. vineyards, 1 spicy, tangy Zin fit for yer next round of spare ribs $29 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc (Dry Creek Valley): What’s with all the refreshing DCV SBs lately? Not that I’m complaining whatsoever! $21 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Aurielle Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Opulent, certainly, but isn’t afraid to grill a rack of lamb with you out on your deck. $90 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Nals Margreid Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige): I see your pineapple, & raise you citrus pith & nuts; and it’s totally a winning hand. $20 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 West Cape Howe Two Steps Shiraz Viognier (Great Southern): Meaty/spicy, fruity & floral. Somebody queue up VH’s Best Of Both Worlds $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Twomey Merlot (Napa Valley): Herbal, chocolaty, intense, structured, spicy, dark… & well, just very, very damned tasty. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Twomey Bien Nacido Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Earthy, serious & tightly wound; will spring to herbal, cherry life later. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Don’t let the flirtatiousness fool U, its head is screwed on tight. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Strawberry cobbler, served up at an upscale but unpretentious local spot. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Twomey Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley/Sonoma): Textural, like laying in cut grass and peeling the rind off a fresh grapefruit. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Twomey Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): She is racy, maybe even a bit austere but draped in a rich, velvety, elegant dress. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Dr. Pauly Bergweiler Riesling Spatlese (Mosel): Lemon drop, lime rind, & a very strong desire to deplete the whole damn bottle. $33 B+ >>find this wine>>



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