Weekly Twitter Wine Mini Reviews Round-Up For October 22, 2011

Vinted on October 22, 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, 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!

  • 10 Vina Robles White 4 (Paso Robles): Vermentino, Verdelho, Viognier, & Sauv Blanc form tropical, nutty, refreshing & fun Rat Pack. $16 B >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Steinbeck The Crash (Paso Robles): Sweet, minty, concentrated plums in a seance session, invoking the Spirit of the Wild West. $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles): Elegant Bordx style blend massive only in its plummy/chalky/savory complex value $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 03 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel (Paso Robles): Vibrant red fruit packing licorice in one hand, & spicy chocolate in the other. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc (Paso Robles): Peach-packed, citrus&-anise infused, & more than comfortable in its own skin. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Clavo Voluptuous (Paso Robles): 100% Vermentino & actually quite svelte, refreshing & packing citrus pith bite that hurts so good. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 05 Elderton Command Shiraz (Barossa): Ripe blue/black fruit & spice that’s sexy; as in a slightly overblown, Penthouse kind of sexy. $95 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Casey Flat Ranch Estate Red (Capay Valley): Blueberry wedding cake for happy marriage btw high elevation, small prod Syrah & Cab. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Von Holt Hoppe-Kelly Vineyard Syrah (Russian River Valley): Well, now, *here’s* a bright, flowery, spicy-meaty chap for ya! $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 03 Castello di Volpaia Vinsanto (Vinsanto del Chianti Classico): A dried apricot, sherry & hazelnut love letter sent in a 1/2-bottle. $35 A- >>find this wine>>
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  • adam


    Hey Joe, is that 03 Esprit de Beaucastel something out of your cellar or was it supplied to you by Tablas Creek or someone else recently? Curious what you think about its development in the event you drank some on release?

    • 1WineDude


      adam – it was supplied by TC during my press trip to Paso last week; I did not try it on release (would have been a great comparison!).

      • Adam Japko


        Very cool that you got to drink it with some age and glad to see you think it presents a strong drinking opportunity now. I have been able to lay down Beaucastel for 20+ years with great success and it is interesting to just wonder how those very same clones will perform on the central coast of Cali.

        • 1WineDude


          Adam – tru dat! It is drinking really well, and still so vibrant!

  • Margie


    Thanks Joe, Its cool to find someone who just digs wine! Wine is such a great vehicle to bring people from very different walks of life together. We have a humorous take on wine reviewing because we are not experts but still partake in the fruit of the vine. Enjoy!

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Margie – glad you are enjoying the reviews!

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