Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 8, 2017

Vinted on May 8, 2017 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 reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 13 Vinaria din Vale Feteasca (Moldova): What a treat! Tropical, honeyed, floral, and starting to get a little nutty… in a good way. $13 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Cantina del Barone Particella 928 (Fiano di Avellino): The edges are a bit too fuzzy, but the overall view is exotic and fun. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Ciro Picariello Ciro 906 Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Long, and totally legit; unrefined honey poured over apples on slate. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Rocca del Principe Tognano Riserva Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Baked golden apples, with the skins; also, honey & awesomeness. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Rocca del Principe Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Pithy, precise, piquant, particularly balanced, and purposefully restrained. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Sarno 1860 Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Kind of like finding a lost 20 dollar bill in your jeans; lucky day for Fiano lovers. $25 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Errazuriz Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Aconcagua Valley): Passion fruit, wet stones, a penchant for expressive, precise movements. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Errazuriz Max Reserva Carmenere (Aconcagua Valley): Tobacco, coffee, leather, wood; fitting surroundings for a sweet plum snack. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir (Aconcagua Valley): Easy to grasp, easy to like, easy to imbibe, & pretty easy on the wallet. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay (Aconcagua Valley): Chalk, pith, and flowers line this fruity, elegant, vibrant walkway. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Talking Fun Wine Facts For MyFitnessRx.net

Vinted on May 4, 2017 binned in 1WineDude TV, learning wine, wine health

Another quick-hit this week to let you know that I was recently a guest on MyFitnessRx.net‘s Running episode, talking about some recent fun/interesting health-related facts/studies pertaining to our favorite adult libation.

You can check out the specific segment in the embed below. Here’s how you can check out the My Fitness Rx show on  a regular basis:

Wine Facts, Running – e9

Cheers!

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Superiore… SMASH!!! (Talking Barbera d’Asti Superiore For MyNameIsBarbera.com)

Vinted on May 2, 2017 binned in Italian Wine, learning wine

Hulk Smash

The venerable Barbera d’Asti Superiore as… The Incredible Hulk?

Yeah, it’s probably a stretch… BUT

1999 Bava Stradivario, Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCGThere’s something to be said for a superhero of an Italian red that is perennially underestimated, and yet in its best examples can stand up in aging to its more glamorous Asti-area cousins Barbaresco and Barolo. At least, that’s the case I make in my latest piece for MyNameIsBarbera.com.

And yes, I’ve been lucky enough to have experienced this stuff first-hand.

When touring the Monferrato region last year, I had the chance to get my grubby little paws on a few older bottles of Barbera d’Asti Superiore, and I was frankly stunned at how well they’d held up over the years. Take, for example, the 1999 Bava Stradivario, Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG. At nearly twenty years old, that wine was vibrantly, energetically alive, still had a tart red fruit core, and earthy, ample spiciness. It wasn’t just “drinkable;” it was refined, elegant, and surreptitiously powerful.  In other words, it was kicking ass.

Anyway, read on and you can tell me if I’m crazy or not…

BIG BIG BIG. BIG BARBERA D’ASTI SUPERIORE

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 1, 2017

Vinted on May 1, 2017 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 reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 14 Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve (Aconcagua Valley): Executed with ultra-luxury watch brand elegance and precision. $100 A >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Elk Cove Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Offering textbook OR PN, which kind of makes it dangerously impossible not to enjoy it. $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Broadly speaking, this is going for – & getting – fruity, bright, broad appeal. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 The Diving Rod Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Kind of like a BBQ chain restaurant meal; meaty, smokey, & thoroughly accessible. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 16 Troon Vineyard Whole Cluster Ferment Riesling (Applegate Valley): Will make more conversation than converts; vibrant & interesting. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Colli di Lapio di Romano Clelia Vigna Andrea (Taurasi): Dead sexy in how much of its spicy, inviting self it’s teasing right now. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Colli di Lapio di Romano Clelia Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Mineral, floral, nutty & lovely; swoon-worthy drinking right now. $30 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Colli di Lapio di Romano Clelia Fiano di Avellino (Campania): Fiano that, while still wound up, is decidedly on the friendly side. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc (Cotes du Rhone): Packing seemingly endless amounts of floral, tropical expressiveness for the coin $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage Blanc (Crozes Hermitage): A tiny bit of Roussanne, a bunch of Marsanne, and a whole lotta muscle. $15 B >>find this wine<<
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