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!
- 12 Rivetto Briccolina Barolo (Barolo): Electron microscopes are needed to view the secrets in the nooks of this kind of tightness. $150 A
- 12 Cantina del Ciabot Roggeri (Barolo): Weaving the kind of tapestry that takes many a year to properly unfurl into its full glory. $70 A
- 12 Cantina del Ciabot Rocchettevino (Barolo): Red plums that are throwing stones from high altitudes with not insubstantial force. $NA A-
- 13 Agricola Gian Piero Marrone Pichemej (Barolo): Sweet spices, earthy power, chewy grip, & a crap-ton of face-ripping vivacity. $NA A-
- 12 Cantina del Pino Ovello Barbaresco (Barbaresco): Being feminine doesn’t mean relinquishing your power. Case in point right here. $50 A-
- 14 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontes (Valle de Uco): The smoke clears, and the flowers & citrus tress come into view. $24 B+
- 15 Quintessa Illumination Sauvignon Blanc (North Coast): Serious & focused; like attacking grass cutting as if it were Olympic sport. $50 A-
- 14 Luce Della Vite Lucente (Toscana): A long draw of spicy, silky java from a fresh pot; there’s just very little not to enjoy here. $34 A-
- 10 Glen Carlou Grand Classique (Paarl): It’s not easy to find experiences this gorgeously authentic for basically knock-off prices. $18 B+
- 13 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rose (Western Cape): So, in some ways, you can have strawberries *and* the blossoms simultaneously. $24 B+