Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 20, 2016

Vinted on June 20, 2016 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!

  • 15 Chateau Saint-Maur Cru Classe Clos de Capelune Rose (Cotes de Provence): I think the word we want here is Resplendent; ok, & Showy $65 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Holding violets, but in a tight, grippy, leather glove, for which you'll thank it later $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Rockpile Winery Rockpile Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel (Sonoma County): Berry compote, somehow balanced on a stony, razor-sharp edge. $41 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Garden Creek Ranch Vineyards Winery Tesserae Red Wine (Alexander Valley): Dried herbs, dusty tannin, tight acids, meaning business $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Laurel Glen Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Mountain): Comes in smooth, grips, and the does not let you go. $69 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 98 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja (Rioja): Exhibit number 1000 as to why this label should be considered a benchmark. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 William Fevre Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): Never a let-down with these guys; elegant, vivacious, poised, & sooo fresh $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Domaine Fourrey Cote de Lechet Chablis Premier Cru (Chablis): In the words of Deadpool, "What the sh*t?!??" An incredible value. $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Albert Bichot Chablis (Chablis): Almonds and flowers that are insistent on you going out and buying some excellent cheeses, now. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Domaine Vincent Dampt Petit Chablis (Petit Chablis): Certainly not at all petite in crispness, refreshment, or value for dollar. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
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Go Forth, And Grill! (Talking Wine And BBQ For Fix.com)

Vinted on June 15, 2016 binned in going pro, learning wine
Fix.com Grilling and Grapes

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With warmer weather finally upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, my latest for Fix.com (“Grilling and Grapes“) focuses on what wine grapes to keep in mind when you’re firing up the grill.

Wine-and-seasonal-food-stuff-pairing articles are nearly as annoyingly omnipresent as drink-rose-in-the-Springtime articles these days, but because this is my writing that we’re talking about here, you know that I snuck in some slightly off-the-well-trodden-path options.

As always, the Fix.com folks have provided appealing, immediately-digestible visual awesomeness that far exceeds what my words are able to achieve (see below for kick-ass evidence).

Get thee to the wine shop, and then get thee to thy grill!

Cheers!

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 13, 2016

Vinted on June 13, 2016 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 Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir (Sonoma Valley): So gorgeous that you'll get over those green tannins quickly. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chateau Saint-Maur Cru Classe L'Excellence Rose (Cotes de Provence): Roses & bright splendor, but you'll be feeling the heat. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Joseph Drouhin Domaine des Hospices de Belleville Morgon (Beaujolais): Wild strawberries, but sophisticated attitude and attire. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Broadside Wines Ephemera Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Impeccably crafted, impeccably delicious, & impossible to put down. $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Martin Ray Mill Station Vineyard Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Green Valley): If you want ginger with your toast, you're in luck here. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Morgan Double L Vineyard Riesling (Santa Lucia Highlands): Desperately trying to draw you into a slightly deeper conversation. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Rued Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): A lemon pie, plugged into a high-voltage outlet. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Francis Ford Coppola Archimedes (Sonoma County): That one firm spot it uses to move the Earth is covered in richly textured velvet $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Mazzocco Winery Maple Reserve Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley): Some like it hot; & that some will definitely like this spicy number. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Pulling a neat trick; making ripe fruit and vibrant personality play nice together. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
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