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Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For March 26, 2012 | 1 Wine Dude

Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For March 26, 2012

Vinted on March 26, 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!

  • 09 Hanna Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley): Like bringing freshly cut honeydew melon to a Spring picnic on that freshly cut lawn. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • NV Zonin Prosecco (Prosecco): Simple, but when it comes to refreshment sometimes simple is all that you really need, isn’t it? $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Antoniolo Gattinara Classico (Gattinara): Grippy, complex, serious, & embattled by inner demons about its seductively dark powers. $40 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Antoniolo Gattinara Le Castelle (Gattinara): Leather, clay, red fruit & more life to it than Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema Classico (Carema): More shroom than barnyard, more cherry than veggies, more stunning than not. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vallana Campi Raudii (Piedmont): Nebbiolo’s brighter side, which still means tar & earth, but screaming for pasta in a meat sauce. $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Odilio Antoniotti Bramaterra (Bramaterra): Red berries & orange rind shining through mucky earth, kind of like stars in a night sky $28 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vinedos Aurora Petite Sirah (Lodi): PS gets a dusty, floral, plummy stand-alone treatment, & then ably stands right on its own. $21 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Fields Syrah (Lodi): Gamey, funky, bright & structured? Or lush & sexy? In this case, there isn’t a mutually-exclusive Yes answer! $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 m2 Soucie Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi): Sporting a rustic authenticity that many like to talk about but few really deliver. $28 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 McCay Cellars Contention Zinfandel (Lodi): Things haven’t been this sultry & complex since Gene Tierney was on the big screen. $64 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 McCay Cellars Jupiter Zinfandel (Lodi): Dares you into its funky, brooding, chewy staring contest (& beats you handily at it too). $28 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 McCay Cellars Paisley Red (Lodi): Ought to be a kitchen sink, but ends up spicily greater than the sum of its spicy, herbal parts. $24 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 m2 Tempest Tempranillo (Lodi): This funky date starts with leather & chocolate & ends with tobacco smoke (& probably you smiling). $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Bokisch Graciano (Mokelumne River): Hey, who took this lovely little piece of Spain & transported it to Lodi’s volcanic soils? $21 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Bokisch Verdelho Vista Luna Vineyard (Borden Ranch): The whole tasty tropical fruit; skin, flowers & rocky soil in which it grew. $16 B >>find this wine>>
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