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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 19, 2013

Vinted on August 19, 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 Alta Maria Vineyards Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Sometimes, you can actually find fine craftsmanship without getting fleeced. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Alta Maria Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Barbara County): Hark, Passion Fruit! We will meet on the field of glorious battle! $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Castello Monaci Kreos Rosato (Salento): Raspberries, flowers, chalk & strawberry balsamic; man this is 1 crazy – but tasty – castle $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Hawk And Horse Latigo Dessert Wine (Red Hills): Equal parts blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dried herbs, dark chocolate & pure awesome. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hawk And Horse Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Hills): I feel like a criminal gazing into Batman's dark cape just before he breaks my jaw. $65 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 SLO Down Wines Sexual Chocolate (California): You may prefer your sex w/ a bit less chocolate but what's life w/out guilty pleasure $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Chimney Rock Elevage Blanc (Napa Valley): A hint of the intriguingly exotic in the sheep's clothing of something more familiar. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Beringer Quantum (Napa Valley): That nose of dried herbs & rich, ripe fruit is *just about* as complex as a physics equation. $60 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cullen Ephraim Clarke Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Margaret River): Zingy, nutty, serious, superb & still tighter than a walnut's ass $28 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Lost Canyon Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): White water rafting over limestone w/ apricots & aggressive lemons. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lost Canyon Goff-Whitton Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Sitting down for herbal tea with cocoa-dusted ripe figs again, eh? $46 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lost Canyon Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): That's a spicy meatball; & it's dressed in D&D leather armour. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lost Canyon Morelli Lane Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Licorice that entices, and it's feeling a little hot under the collar. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Follette Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Herbs, savory red fruits, & the child-like joy of simply being alive. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 La Follette Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): This is The Bride of Frankenstein; except she is really smmmmokin' hot. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
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