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Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For July 2, 2012 | 1 Wine Dude

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

Vinted on July 2, 2012 under 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 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!

  • NV Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Frizzante (Osterreich): One likes what’s there, but wishes there was more there; too soft a voice. $18 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Paringa Sparkling Shiraz (South Australia): For a slice of blueberry pie; or, actually *instead* of a slice of blueberry pie. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Eberle Steinbeck Vineyard Syrah (Paso Robles): Black cherry, raspberries, grit & pretty much everything to love about Paso Syrah. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Royal Tokaji Furmint (Tokaji): Goosing your palate with its heady, lovely gooseberry aromas; in a good way, I mean. Ok, whatever. $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Lions Drift Silkbush Mountain Vineyard Pinotage (Breedekloof): SA’s divisive specialty gets a successful light-&-bright makeover. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River): Herbs, eucalyptus & grit get a vibrant, refined, & overachieving red-fruited touch. $25 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Streiker Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay (Margaret River): Rich, creamy melon & lemon-rind austerity? Happy together, in fact. $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Moss Wood Chardonnay (Margaret River): Even Harry Belafonte probably didn’t reference this much coconut in his entire career. $40 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay (Margaret River): Buttery nose? Not to worry, crisp, lemony lineal structure takes over the proceedings. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Vasse Felix Chardonnay (Margaret River): Almost all of the flinty, nutty, creamy, steely Heytesbury goodness, & a LOT less coin. $20 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay (Margaret River): Flinty, minerally, funky, linear, steely, tropical & tourniquet tight for now. $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Red (Margaret River): Blackcurrant, blackberry, black cherry, black cola, & probably black satin sheets too $60 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River): Fan of 2ndary aromas (gravel, leather, tomato leaf, balsamic)? Prepare 2 B happy. $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Vasse Felix Cabernet Merlot (Margaret River): Elegant & firm, kind of like the heroine of some kind of modern day spy novel. $30 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River): Soft & structured, tangy & tight, earthy & fruity, pricey but worth it. $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay (Margaret River): Like mineral water was used to wash fresh melons, apples, peaches & brioche. $76 A- >>find this wine>>
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