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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!
- 06 August Briggs Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Such great plummy spice. But every grain is carrying a load of boozy bigness. $52 B+ >>find this wine>>
- 10 John Duval Plexus MRV (Barossa): Rhone hooks up with south Australia; their love child eventually becomes a stunning supermodel. $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
- 09 Johannishof Charta Riesling (Rheingau): A tasty blast of apricot & citrus pith. Maybe too much citrus pith all things considered. $21 B >>find this wine>>
- 08 Rodney Strong Alexander’s Crown Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Sooo complex. Sooo drinkable. Sooo focused. Sooo damn ripe. $75 B+ >>find this wine>>
- 07 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): I love funk music, but I definitely wouldn’t play it during a coronation $75 B >>find this wine>>
- 10 Trapiche Zaphy Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza): Red currant fruit that’s right on course, though that course is a bit, er, coarse. $9 C >>find this wine>>
- 10 Trapiche Zaphy Malbec (Mendoza): Plums & hint of meatiness that have entered the fruity dimension (& basically got stuck there). $9 C+ >>find this wine>>
- 09 Stoneleigh Pinot Noir (Marlborough): Red berries that are buoyant enough to lift your spirits after a crappy day at the office. $17 B- >>find this wine>>
- 10 Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Grapefruit, passion fruit, a touch of herbs & a shrimp-friendly, stately demeanor. $17 B >>find this wine>>
- 10 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough): Great herbs & pleasant tropical fruit salad executing a slightly awkward dance maneuver. $14 B- >>find this wine>>
- 08 Foppiano Vineyards Estate Bottled Petite Sirah (Russian RIver Valley): Just a big, guilty, peppery, flowery, black-fruited pleasure $20 B >>find this wine>>
- 07 Bernardus Pinot Noir (Monterey County): An herbal, juicy jaunt that, alas, took its eyes off the road at the smokey finish line. $20 B- >>find this wine>>
- 10 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley): Red berries as vibrant as a neon sign; truffle & herbs make up for the charred meat. $20 B >>find this wine>>
- 09 X Winery Truchard Vineyard Pinot Noir (Carneros): A little hefty but ready to beat the pants off Napa Valley Pinot twice the price. $27 B >>find this wine>>