Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 29, 2016

Vinted on August 29, 2016 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!

  • 14 Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz (Clare Valley-McLaren Vale): Woody, spicy, lip-smacking, and serving up plenty of postprandial coffee. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District): Think Bs; bold, blueberries, black currants, black licorice, bad-assery. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Chimney Rock Elevage Blanc (Napa Valley): Elevating ripe tropical fruits and white flowers to impressive levels of seriousness. $48 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Pfendler Rose of Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The color of salmon, which is precisely the kind of burger you should serve with it. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs (North Coast): They're probably firing on all cylinders now, only without the "probably" part. $39 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Cadaretta SBS (Columbia Valley): Columbia Valley, but apparently acquiring tastiness with brief stops in Bordeaux and New Zealand. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 15 La Croix Belle Caringole Rose (Cotes de Thongue): Witness one of the more ridiculously drinkable bargains in the wine world. $10 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Ernest The Artist Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Earnestness as art? This makes a decent case for it – and a delicious one, too. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Dutton goldfield Dutton Ranch Shop Block Pinot Blanc (Green Valley of Russian River Valley): Well, vibrant tastiness wins again. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<



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