Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 27, 2012

Vinted on August 27, 2012 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 Bastianich Plus (Venezia Giulia): Bianco that proves the real boot of Italy is in the north, & it’s kicking the wine world’s ass. $45 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Fable Jackal Bird (Western Cape): A kitchen sink white blend that’s far more tropically refreshing than its individual parts. $28 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Fable Lions Whisker (Western Cape): Even S. African lions don’t encounter as much game meat & leather as in this Syrah/Mourvedre. $28 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 La Mozza Aragone (Maremma Toscana): Raspberry & dried cherry in a friendly Italian argument over who is more of the true badass. $36 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Ridge Monte Bello Vineyard Merlot (Santa Cruz Mountains): A tight, tart frame upon which hangs plums, minty green & potential. $40 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Fable Bobbejaan Syrah (Western Cape): You’re only a baboon if U dig meaty complex Syrah & don’t go hunting for this one eventually $48 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Briar Valley Red (Pennsylvania): As rustic as the name, but charming, too; stick around, there’s after-dinner tea on that finish. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Galer Estate Cabernet Franc (Pennsylvania): Toast, coffee, sweet spices, thyme, cherry… wait a second here, am I at Starbucks? $35 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Waltz Vineyards Crow Woods Cabernet (Lancaster County): Thin, muscular but poised on a wire btw prune & plums, and tea & balsamic. $38 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Waltz Vineyards Cherry Tree Merlot (Lancaster County): Yes, there are cherries here; but there are tangy blackcurrants here, too. $30 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Presque Isle Dornfelder (Lake Erie): Like the German settled in PA & doesn’t mind the crazy winters, his cupboard full of pepper. $12 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Galer Estate Chardonnay Reserve (Pennsylvania): Liveliness, with a side of apples, apricots & toasted bread roll for good measure. $23 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Waltz Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay (Lancaster County): What it lacks in linearity it makes up for in richness, cream & minerality. $36 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Galen Glen Dry Riesling (Lehigh Valley): Their soils are similar to FLX, turns out their limes-&-minerals crispy Riesling is, too. $14 B >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Allegro Cadenza (Pennsylvania): Right Bank Bord’x meets Right Bank U.S.; but you’d better be (very) into earthy, savory & red. $34 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Tariquet Sauvignon (Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne): Lemony Refreshment as ordered; canned peas,too, whether ordered or not. $8 C+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Tariquet Cote (Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne): Chard & Sauvignon finally see past their differences; we r refreshed as a result $9 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Tariquet Rose de Pressee (Cotes de Gascogne): Strawberry parade-style entry for a refreshing watermelon main act, rind & all. $8 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Bodega Tacuil RD (Salta): Malbec & Cab as sexy, round (& maybe too soft) as you can expect w/out an ounce of wood framing support. $45 B+ >>find this wine>>



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