Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 22, 2013

Vinted on April 22, 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!

  • 04 Ferrari Perle (Trento): So… do you like apples? How about we serve them with toast and almonds, howd'ya like them apples? $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Schloss Schonborn Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Kabinett (Rheingau): Limelight, lime bright! First lime I see tonight, ohh yeah… $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Chateau de Bel Bordeaux Superieur (Bordeaux Superieur): Grilled-food ready, and evoking the gravelly subsoil from which it sprang. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Finca el Origen PHI (Vista Flores): Deliciously broad, sweetly generous, kindly willing to dry rub herbs all over your steaks. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Finca el Origen Gran Reserva Malbec (Uco Valley): Toasty smoke clears, revealing an artistic scaffolding that's built to last. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Finca el Origen Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Uco Valley): Shaking off the dust of Bordeaux Superieur from its tart, lively boots. $10 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Finca el Origen Reserva Malbec (Uco Valley): Gritty, but fresh, showdown at the OK Corral, but with violets in the shop windows. $11 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Finca el Origen Reserva Torrontes (Cafayate): A pungent, floral ride with an extended grapefruit pith vs. mineral photo finish. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Finca el Origen Viognier (Uco Valley): Like a hippo ballerina, able to execute a tart, tropical pirouette practically on a dime. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Vietti Moscato d'Asti Cascinetta (Moscato d'Asti): Yeah, it's a bit cloying, but it's also so damn loveable, floral, and friendly. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Bibi Graetz Colore (Toscana): Ripe and rich as they come, yet dancing happily and lithely on its own spicy, juicy, electric energy $700 A >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Red Label (Tokaji): As much orange as you'll get outside FL, as much honey as you'll get outside a hive. $43 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bex Riesling (Mosel): A short burst of late spring and early summer, tucked neatly into a glass and served up on the cheap. $10 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Blue Fish Original Riesling (Pfalz): Might perk up a simple meal, but ultimately too simple to perk up much of your interest. $10 C+ >>find this wine<<




  • Vinnie

    A hippo ballerina? Best simile for a wine I've ever heard. ;)

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Vinnie :).

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