Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 15, 2013

Vinted on April 15, 2013 binned in wine mini-reviews

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 08 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant En Foudre (Central Coast): Fruity and tannic oomph, with more than a handful of herbs, fennel and dirt $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant En Demi-Muid (Central Coast): Taking you on a tour of the dark, earthy, and interesting vinous places. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Bonny Doon Syrah Bien Nacido X-Block (Santa Maria Valley): Able to supply any numbers of local diners with bacon and spices. $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy Grenache (Central Coast): Rhubarb pie, only sans sugar, peppered-up and served as a savory dinner option. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bonny Doon Syrah Le Pousseur (Central Coast): Excuse me, peppers, balsamic, leather and jam for you, sir! Best LP yet? Perhaps… $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc Reserve En Bonbonne (Arroyo Secco): Weighty of fruit, bright of nature, lovely n' funky of disposition $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc Beeswax Vineyard (Arroyo Secco): The bees like their wax, flowers and honey; they also love minerals! $28 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Thanks to whoever poured balsamic on the wild strawberries $42 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Powerful, but rules its subjects with pithy, bright benevolence. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Gary Farrell Westside Farms Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Apple &amp; lemon intensely navigating creamy rapids, chewing marzipan $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Peaches &amp; cream, a bed of flowers, an extra side of toast. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gary Farrell Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley): From an unlikely place comes a big but ultimately loveable, refreshing lug. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino): He's probably overdressed, but witty, insightful and approachable. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Angelini Pergola Rosso (Marche): Imagine red berry Jolly Ranchers were sprinkled with pepper, and prepared by Thomas Keller. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Donnafugata Anthilia (Sicily): Put Gewurztraminer on a diet, with a rosy facelift and an energetic cross-fit exercise regimen. $14 B >>find this wine<<




  • gabe

    do these reviews foreshadow a bonny doon article on the horizon?

    • 1WineDude

      Gabe – knew you’d ask me that! I think we gave enough airtime to RG on TPD recently…

      • gabe

        i'm so predictable. :-) you can probably guess how much i love gary farrel…too bad he's not the winemaker at his namesake winery anymore

        • 1WineDude

          Gabe – yep :-) Can I offer you some predictably offbeat and unpredictable features instead?

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