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!
- 09 Garbole Hatteso Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva (Valpolicella): As full-throttle/intense a N. Italian as you're likely to meet. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
- 13 Benanti Rovittello Etna Rosso (Sicily): Pure, elegant, and rather acerbic at the notion that you'd dare disturb its current repose $45 A- >>find this wine<<
- 15 Benanti Etna Rosso (Sicily): Celebrating its twentieth vintage with vivacity, grace, and an inimitable sense of Italian style. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 15 Benanti Etna Bianco (Sicily): Flint, fresh flowers, formidable amounts of perfume, & maybe more freshness than you can handle. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 10 Bodega Pirineos Senorio De Lazan Reserva (Somontano): Think tart red plums, wrapped in tobacco leaf & planted in potting soil. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
- 16 Bodega Pirineos Barbadillo Principio Moristel (Somontano): Rare sighting of a dark, brambly, lively, & pithy Somontano native. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
- 16 Bodega Pirineos Rosado Palido (Somontano): Tempranillo and Cab Sauv making for pretty, poised, & on-point dancing partners. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
- 16 Bodega Pirineos Blanco (Somontano): A veritable unicorn among kitchen sink style blends; much greater than the sum of its parts. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
- 16 Chappellet Signature Chenin Blanc (Napa Valley): those of you who love tropical fruits will want to sign up, with all speed. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 13 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley): Almost an embarrassment of silky, dark, succulent riches. $80 A- >>find this wine<<