Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For March 19, 2012

Vinted on March 19, 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 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Rich, but agile & fun; like if the Kool Aid Man was made out of grapefruits. Oh Yeah! $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Passion for passion fruit & lip-smacking lemon will be rewarded (so will yer wallet) $13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Andriano Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige): Tropical finish longer than the fishing line used to catch what you should be pairing it with. $17 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Wairau River Pinot Noir (Marlborough): Both delicate & gamey; which is much tastier in practice than it might sound in principle. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Brancott Estate Pinot Noir (Marlborough): A shot of juicy, fruity love that’s tailor-made (& tailor-priced) for the picnic table. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Melka Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard (Napa Valley): Classic structure sporting a grab-a-Snickers-we-R-not-going-anywhere-dude look $155 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Melka Metisse La Mekerra Vineyard (Knights Valley): Muscular but feminine/young; an Olympic swimmer who hasn’t yet hit her prime. $125 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Macchia Outrageous Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi): Will put hair on your chest; & probably on chests of those standing nearby as well. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 St. Amant Winery Marian’s Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi): Viscous but not vicious, big but not too bold, smokey but… smokey. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Harney Lane Old Vine Lizzy Jane Zinfandel (Lodi): 100+ yr old vines, sporting more leather & asphalt than a Harley Davidson rally. $33 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Harney Lane Chardonnay (Lodi): Your friends who only ever drink creamy Chard will dig this; but the main thing is, so will *you*. $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Harney Lane Albarino (Lodi): Crowd-pleasingly worthy of a southern Spanish picnic outing; going tropical, & oh-so-proud of it. $19 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Melka Metisse Le Chatelet Grand Cru (Saint Emilion): Intriguing, graceful tension; ballet dancers trying a difficult move on stage $125 A >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Melka CJ Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Has bite, but also a lot of bark; in this case, a tasty, spicy, chocolate-anise bark. $52 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Vincent Girardin Volnay Vieilles Vignes (Volnay): Earthy, full of red cherry & already loves whatever fish you’re having for dinner $29 B >>find this wine>>



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