Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For February 4, 2012

Vinted on February 4, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews

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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!

  • 07 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Promising glimmer in a blackcurrant, graphite & herbal eye. $75 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Sequana Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Toast more like char, but strawberries & spice more like heaven. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Hopper Creek Winery Merlot (Napa Valley): Maraschino cherries, chocolates, herbs & a lingering, shadowy sense of malaise. $35 B >>find this wine>>
  • NV Cantine Maschio Cadoro Moscato (Moscato Spumante): She is most definitely *not* leaving the bar alone after closing time. $15 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Domaine de Chevalier (Pessac-Leognan): Just as fresh, lively, juicy and inviting as the ripe plummy fruits that it evokes. $90 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Haut-Bailly (Pessac-Leognan): Such intense, lovely red & black fruit; and such intense, un-lovely, funky-a** stank. $150 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Pape Clement (Pessac-Leognan): I shouldn’t feel cheated by all the plum, chalk, flowers & big tannins; but, well, I do. $150 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Pape Clement Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Milk, honey, & apricots priced for insanely rich fashion designers & biz moguls. $150 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau La Louviere Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Floral & pretty as a cute woman in a spring dress (carrying baskets of tropical fruit) $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau De Fieuzal Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Offers some smoke, a little vinyl, a lot of cream & pure extract of total seduction. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Any more austere than this & it would have to be a statue (& a v. pretty one at that) $90 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Mouthful of citrus, melon & total gorgeousness; only the patient need apply here, tho. $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Chateau Bouscaut Blanc (Pessac-Leognan): Flintier than a revolver, but one wonders if all the chambers were totally filled. $35 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): Jack Black of SA Cab; in yer face but belying way more depth & complexity than you’d expect $20 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Anoro Chardonnay (Mendoza): Mountain fruit knocked slightly off its peachy balance by its own oak clogs during the long trip down. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Martellotto Cellars Let The People Decide Red (Santa Barbara): Smokier than just about any backroom at a 1960s political convention $24 B >>find this wine>>




  • gabe

    let's see some more Oregon wines in the mix!

    • 1WineDude

      Gabe – would love that. They need to get on the ball and get me more samples to taste! I'm also hoping that OR producers will represent themselves at WBC12 in OR this year in August which should get a good spotlight going on their wines in the US blogosphere then. Cheers!

      • gabe

        We're already talking about the wbc12 out here. Are you going to make it out to some of the wineries in the valley, or will you be spending most of your time in Portland? Is it too soon for me to start plugging my winery?

        • 1WineDude

          :) well, short answer is that I'm not sure yet, so plug away.

  • gabe

    :-) if you can make it: http://www.illahevineyards.com/

  • Sophie

    I'm part of those who can't say "No" when somebody suggest me a glass of wine! That's why I'm always glad to find websites which talk about tips, addresses or reviews like yours 1WineDude. You definitively have to check this one: http://www.frenchcultureguide.com/category/wine/. You will find so much information!

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