Monday Mini Wine Reviews Round-Up For March 5, 2012

Vinted on March 5, 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 Piña Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain): Holy cocoapowderblackteacassissmokedmeatredplumvanillabayleaf wow. $85 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Epilogue Chardonnay (North Coast): More poise than a plate spinner (save the plates ’cause you’ll want food with this lively juice) $14 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Envolve Winery Rose (Sonoma Mountain): These young gun winemakers have a soft side, based on this bright, herbal, & lovely pink. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Cliff Lede Poetry (Napa Valley): Make yourself some black tea & get cozy because this one will take a looong time to come around. $150 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Matthiasson Red (Napa Valley): Might be too svelte for some, but should still be poised & pretty 10 years (or more) down the line. $75 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Matthiasson White (Napa Valley): Tapping into Napa’s vibrant, pithy life energy as if it had a 3-prong electrical socket. $35 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Kind of like Chinon’s = & opposite; a brushy, chewy, spicy, opulent opposite. $140 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): White dwarf star levels of dark-fruited, herbal, chocolaty density. $225 A >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vineyard 29 Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Serious & seriously good, built for long haul w/ steel beam citric structure. $125 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Vineyard 29 CRU Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): ~15 different vineyards, but 1 pretty solid (& complex) steakhouse style wine. $54 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Vineyard 29 CRU Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Like an aging soul singer; round/fleshy but still vibrant & sporting serious skills $54 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Emerson Brown Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville): Might be valley floor born, but it’s focused, brambly, mountain man brawn in spirit. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Sonria Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): A bright student but staying true to her earthy roots. Just wish there was more of her… $60 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Breggo Cellars Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley): Shes dark, complicated, meaty but not brooding. You’ll want her digits $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Breggo Cellars Gewurztraminer (Anderson Valley): A rose is a rose is splendor but there’s def. more splendor when U include ginger. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Breggo Cellars Riesling (Anderson Valley): Vinyl-wrapper pear, grapefruit & flowers, all starting to jump happily & gettin’ jiggy. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 V. Sattui Quaglia Vineyard Zinfandel (Napa Valley): From old souls of vines that really love their bramble fruit – & their booze. $39 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 V. Sattui Crow Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel (Russian River Valley): Stick-to-your-ribs focus & power for stick-to-your-ribs cuisine. $37 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Arkenstone Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): A little big, but beautifully rendered; serious, complex and fit for the Bordelais. $48 B+ >>find this wine>>




  • @MaxMurrey


    How long did it take before producers started sending you wines to review?

    • 1WineDude

      @MaxMurrey – I'm not sure. I think it took several months of serious writing before that started happening. Now I have waaaaaay too many samples!

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