Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For December 17, 2011

Vinted on December 17, 2011 binned in wine mini-reviews

Uhm, like what is this stuff?
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!

  • 06 d’Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings (McLaren Vale): The strokes here are big, bold & burly; but they’re also beautifully rendered. $65 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling (Clare Valley): Want some acid with that peach & minerals? No? Well, too damn bad for you. $18 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Pirie South Riesling (Tasmania): Stately, spicy, racy – and tasting like it just might have had some Alsatian grandparents. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Bindi Composition Pinot Noir (Macedon Ranges): The tune is noir indeed (dark berry, chocolate), and you’ll be humming it for days. $60 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Yering Station Reserve Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Trains leaving here have a bit much cherry oak, but the appointments are elegant $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir (Mornington Peninsula): Sweet berries brighter than the morning sun. Might turn your disposition cheery. $30 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Velvety fruit, vanilla, violets make for very good vino. $79 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 KC Jones Streamliner (Sonoma County): KC Jones, you better watch your unctuousness (but not your vitality, or food-friendliness!). $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz (Eden Valley): Like being served one of those 70% cocoa bars, by angels in the fields of Elysium. $110 A >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Tahbilk Marsanne (Nagambie Lakes): The Rhone, on vacation & soaking up the freewheeling, tropical vibes of the Southern hemisphere $17 B >>find this wine>>




  • winesleuth

    I like this idea of tweeting your wine notes, if I was a bit more disciplined about my note tweeting, I'd nick this idea! ;)

    • 1WineDude

      winesleuth – :) Thanks – been doing this for… well, for a looong time now in Internet terms, anyway!

  • BrittBritt

    Joe, I just got sucked into your blog. Had been meaning to check you out for a while, was just popping by to see if you had written a review of Peju recently, and then before I know it, it's 15 minutes later and I am in another place, transported… Love your writing, love your thoughts, love your two cents, love your blog! Keep it up!

  • 1WineDude

    Wow – thanks, BrittBritt, your comment has made my day! By the way, just got a samples of some of the new Peju releases so those will likely make some appearance (mini or full-on reviews) here soon. Cheers!

  • @mowineforu

    Joe you are a brilliant writer. I have been bored lately with the wine that I have access too and uninspired. This article helps me get my head back int he game and find some more exotic options, that would help.____Chin Chin

    • 1WineDude

      @mowineforu – Wow, very kind of you to say that. Makes me feel like all the work that went into this list paid off! Cheers!

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