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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For April 29, 2013

Vinted on April 29, 2013 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 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!

  • 10 Justin Isosceles (Paso Robles): Like a red wine mashup of The Simmonses, both Richard and Gene, carrying an enormous spice rack. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Ferrari Rose (Trento): Frothy currents of currants, and toasty, baked pie crust; but alas, they all leave us far too soon. $37 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Georges Duboeuf Fleurie Clos des Quatre Vents (Fleurie): Baby I'm amazed at the way you pepper up my wine… ba da dada ba dada… $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Georges Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuisse Flower Label (Pouilly-Fuisse): Peaches in brackish water, not that you'd do that, but here it works. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Cornerstone Cellars The Cornerstone (Napa Valley): Remember Lyn Cassady's concentration staring at the goat? It's kinda like that $125 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chanson Vire-Clesse (Vire-Clesse): Chardonnay with a puff of brimstone, a basket of tropical fruit and a penchant for wet stones. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Familia Deicas 1er Cru Garage Tannat (Uruguay): Viscous, earthy, and hypnotizing you with its deep, dark, black-as-night stare. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Dona Paula Seleccion de Bodega Malbec (Mendoza): Go ahead, just pour that aged balsamic all over those plums &amp; see what happens. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dona Paula Estate Malbec (Uco Valley): This kind of juiciness could supply all the Jamba Juice airport locations for several hours. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dona Paula Estate Torrontes (Cafayate): Tropically fruity, but in a nervous, tightly-wound, is-that-guy-staring-at-me? kind of way. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Dona Paula Estate Chardonnay (Uco Valley): The scales of justice, freshness on one side, and broad melon richness on the other. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Dona Paula Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Uco Valley): Pungent melons, in a bright mood, and taking a nice long stroll through the grass. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hess Collection 19 Block Cuvee (Mount Veeder): A sagacious sage prefers more flower &amp; less sugar, but appreciates the sage herein. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Pazo San Mauro Albarino (Rias Baixas): "She… wore… leeeeeemon…" Only imagine it sung in falsetto by Bono. Trust me, it works. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Pueblo del Sol Edicion LImitada Tannat (Uruguay): "Left me here to, die aloooone… In the middle of Tobacco Roooaaaaaaaaaaaaad…" $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Chateau Gaillard Clos de Mez (Morgon): Searching for a more serious, age-worthy Morgon than this? You'll be looking a long time. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles Cotes du Rhone Blanc (Cotes du Rhone): Well, those bees brought plenty of flowers, honey and wax. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Colome Torrontes (Salta): A pinch of lime zest, a spritz of jasmine, and a ton of value, all tied up with a cute tropical bow. $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Colome Estate Malbec (Salta): Ohhh… Sweet Tannin-Chain [sung to the tune of The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" of course]. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
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