Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For March 12, 2012

Vinted on March 12, 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!

  • 08 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): It’s painted with the lush brush, and the result is big but certainly artistic. $48 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Breggo Pinot Gris (Anderson Valley): Sort of like a killer Mai Tai, only prettier, more elegant, & a hell of a lot more complex. $24 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • NV Langlois-Chateau Cremant de Loire Brut (Loire): As if we’d liquified a slice of toasted pear-&-almond bread; in spirit, I mean. $19 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Mt. Beautiful Cheviot Hills Pinot Noir (Cheviot Hills): A peppery, pithy, floral, ripe berry shot across the Pinot world’s QPR bow $23 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 De Loach Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Lip-smacking red berry compote, gutt-slapping amount of “round in the middle.” $18 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Fleur De Lyeth Red (California): Walking a stewy, plummy line & teetering, but bonus points awarded for having balance to recover. $11 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • NV Laurent-Perrier Brut (Champagne): Round, elegant, floral, fruity, ready to roll; good luck finding a better aperitif for the $. $39 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Ceretto Asij Barbaresco (Barbaresco): Hey even that ass-kicking Selene vampire from Underworld had a softer, feminine side, right? $43 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Paul Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rose (Cotes du Rhone): Bring on the Provençal fare any time. And bring on the the dancing girls, too. $12 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Terra Valentine Marriage (Spring Mountain): Bad name belies pretty, intense, juicy, grippy, stony & totally overachieving juice. $75 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Terra Valentine Wurtele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Spring Mountain): Dead sexy (& brambly, & jammy) & not afraid to flaunt it. $65 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Terra Valentine Yverdon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Spring Mountain): A mountain girl, but she’s more than ready for the ballroom $65 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Terra Valentine Amore (Napa Valley): NV Sangiovese that (by some minor miracle) hasn’t totally given up its tasty Italian heritage. $35 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Terra Valentine Riesling (Spring Mountain): From Napa, but in pithy, floral spirit it’s practically by way of Clare & Eden Valley. $34 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sort of like owning a trained black panther; dark, piercing & gorgeous. $98 A >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sporting the firmness, depth & tension of a good Clancy novel; crack the covers in 7 yrs $75 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mtn): Full of wonder (as in, wonder Y other Cabs cost more w/out being as tasty) $70 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): It knows that you like it spicy, and delivers; perennially one of NV’s best bargains. $41 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Entre Nous Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville): Graphitic, dark & generous in perfectly-ripened plum fruit; keep an eye on these guys. $115 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Entre Nous Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Herbal, racy, refreshing & totally complete (& a complete steal for the money as well). $34 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Red Newt Cellars Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes): Key limes, citrus peel & a side of mineral water delivered to your door (or glass). $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Zinfandel (Northern Sonoma): Capable, spicy old vines brawl with oak; emerge bruised but victorious. $18 B- >>find this wine>>



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