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!
- 09 Caldora Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo): And may all your red fruits be briiiiiiight (& this peppery… & charcuterie-friendly). $11 B- >>find this wine>>
- 07 San Leonino Chianti Classico (Chianti Classico): Bright cherry trying (& alas, failing) to free itself from staves of Slavonian oak $14 C >>find this wine>>
- 09 Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): Brooding, distant, temperamental & excellent; not a relationship that’ll bore you $65 A- >>find this wine>>
- 09 Patz & Hall Chenoweth Ranch Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Silkier – and just about as forward – as a set of red satin sheets. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
- 09 Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay (Carneros): Not unlike your kid sister – lush, loveable, demanding & needing time to develop. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
- 09 Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Peaches that are brooding, & buttery. Marzipan fans, you are in luck. $39 B >>find this wine>>
- 09 Ancient Peaks Renegade (Paso Robles): Syrah, Malbec & PV all sitting mostly comfortably on oak; a bit loud but they’re well-behaved $23 B >>find this wine>>
- 10 Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles): Sure is a lot of grass around here. Lemon grass, too. So, did I mention the grass? $14 B- >>find this wine>>
- 08 Rocca di Montemassi Le Focaie Sangiovese (Maremma): A tangy, juicy trip to Tuscan hillsides, for buttloads < than AlItalia charges. $14 B >>find this wine>>
- 10 Giovanni Puiatti Zuccole Sauvignon (Friuli): Aggressive SB; as in ‘wearing high armor, lance-lowered, charging at you’ aggressive. $13 B- >>find this wine>>
- 10 Lamoreaux Landing Red Oak Vineyard Riesling (Finger Lakes): As solid as the flinty stones that it evokes; you’d better dig pear tho $19 B >>find this wine>>
- 09 Stepping Stone Rocks! Red (Napa Valley): Sweet, ripe fruit & silky vanilla oak; could double as a postcard from Napa wine country. $15 B- >>find this wine>>
- 10 Santa Julia Innovacion Tempranillo Malbec (Mendoza): The Spaniard is feeling right at home speaking a dark cherry Mendozan language $9 B- >>find this wine>>
- 10 Pacific Rim Riesling (Columbia Valley): Where life’s all slightly-sweet organic peaches, but no cream (the peaches are rich enough) $9 B- >>find this wine>>