Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For June 11, 2012

Vinted on June 11, 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!

  • 10 Sticks Yarra Valley Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Bright, svelte red fruits, all covered in herbs & wrapped up in wax paper. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Yering Station Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): 10lbs of raspberries, dark cherries & pithiness stuffed into an 8lb leather bag. $31 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Viscous, silky, & letting dark cherries play a dominant hand in its earthy game. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Oakridge Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Sweet spices help the medicinal herbs & orange zest go down; & they go down in complex fashion $26 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 De Bortoli Estate Grown Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Starts smokey, gets nutty, hangs out herbal & bright, & then finishes strong. $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Mayer Close Planted Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Hell bent for leather (and pepper, nutmeg, & gritty, bright, chewy red fruits). $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Jamsheed Healesville Syrah (Yarra Valley): Earthy, peppery talk, & leathery, blackberry walk… actually, make that a *strut*! $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Yarra Yering Chardonnay (Yarra Valley): Somehow funkily flawed while brutally gorgeous; it’s Hillary Clinton-levels of divisive. $85 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 De Bortoli Chardonnay (Yarra Valley): Brought flowers, along with a nervy, assertive personality; needs time to warm up to you. $28 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Yering Station Chardonnay (Yarra Valley): Somehow combining, apples, pear, brioche & grapefruit lift without even breaking a sweat $25 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Sweet & savory red berry compote that ain’t afraid to get its hands a little dirty. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Mea Culpa Shiraz (Yarra Valley): Syrah with Pinot Noir’s soul; peppery, bright, but not shying away from plums & meat, either. $37 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): How many cherries & red berries can dance on the head of a palate? A lot. $34 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay (Yarra Valley): Restrained, stoney, yeasty & kissing you gently with creamy lips. $35 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay (Yarra Valley): Streak of structured, toasty, floral/fruity gorgeousness continues unabated $28 B+ >>find this wine>>




  • Alex Costello

    Nice Im going to try some of these. 11 Giant Steps Tarraford sounds good. check this out

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Alex – good luck, these are going to be a bit difficult to locate in the States (assuming you're in the US and not in Oz, I mean :).

    • 1WineDude

      Whoops – forgot to mention, Giant Steps profile coming up later this week I think with a lot more info./details/photos!

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