Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For June 4, 2011

Vinted on June 4, 2011 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 and 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 Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Like perfect, spicy, complex blackcurrants… served on a bed of oak sawdust. $60 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc (Napa Valley): About as aromatic – & as enormous – as Sauv Blanc gets. Proceed with caution. $30 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 De Loach Central Coast Pinot Noir (Central Coast): A smoke-bomb-free zone. Long on vibrant red berries, herbs & drinkability. $16 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Principessa Perlante (Gavi): A bubbly exterior belies serious, apple-scented intent. Wondering if it’s trying to be *too* serious? $17 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Black Tower Riesling (Rheinhessen): More tire rubber than classic Riesling petrol, but the ride is smoother once its in your mouth. $9 C >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Enoitalia Soave “Si” (Soave): Interesting curved bottle holds straight-ahead, uninteresting but refreshing citrus-laden wine. $9 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Tossing the grapefruit & nettles a little too hard, but the sting hurts pretty good. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Erasmo Late Harvest Torontel (Maule): Like a recipe for walking through an orchard farm: honey, white flower, apricots & spices. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Villard Le Pinot Noir Grand Vin (Casablanca): Austere, serious, elegant & hauling a heap of black & white pepper for good measure. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Bravado Wines Sofía Pinot Noir (Casablanca): She’s dressed in red velvet, smoking & carries a plate full of chocolate. Pretty sexy. $28 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Polkura “block g & i” Syrah (Colchagua): Ripe, spicy & deftly balanced. Will get people taking (if they take enough time btw sips) $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Von Siebenthal Toknar Petit Verdot (Aconcagua): Chalky, tight & with more gunmetal – & wood – than an oak-lined rifle cabinet. $110 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Von Siebenthal Montelig (Aconcagua): Please step aside, children – daddy needs a puff of his earthy, spicy black-currant tobacco. $60 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Meli Carignan (Maule): Tannic, deep, focused, smooth & tea-leaf-herbal. Those dark fruits that have their ass-kickin’ boots on. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Gillmore Cabernet Franc (Loncomilla): Old vines & dry farming serve up 1 of the most complete & compelling CFs you’ll get this yr. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Erasmo Red (Maule): It’s not often that fruit extraction feels artistic, but so it is with this tannic, concentrated manly-man wine $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Garage Wine Co Cabernet Sauvignon 23 (Maipo Alto): Has enough chocolate and dried red fruit to make a case full of Cadbury bars. $15 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Vinos Bustamante Reserva (Maule): Like a cross between the Adams Family mansion & an hacienda. They’re serving cocoa & dark fruit. $15 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Hereu Tinto (Valle Central): Straight-shooting Carignan blend from straight-shooting vintner. The gun barrel’s sportin’ mint & plum $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Rukumilla (Maipo): Her breast might not quite be golden as advertised, but this red’s spicy, rustic, silky & totally charming. $34 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Mt Beautiful Riesling (North Canterbury): Kinda like transplanting a choice NY Finger Lakes vineyard really, *really* far south. $18 B >>find this wine>>



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