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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 17, 2012

Vinted on December 17, 2012 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!

  • NV Franck Bonville Grand Cru Brut Selection Blanc de Blancs (Champagne): Why, the *nerve* of this peachy character… god bless it! $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Blackbird Vineyards Arise (Napa Valley): Yoooooooou were only waiting for… 20% Cab Franc to make you kinda aaaaaaaawesome… $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Buried Cane Roughout Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): The canes are herbal & the fruit’s a bit buried, but perks up later. $14 C+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Buried Cane Whiteline Chardonnay (Columbia Valley): Bright fruity come-on ends in a surprisingly passionless kiss after sundown. $14 C+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pali Wine Co Alphabets Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): And the crowd cheered the pepper & raspberry, but booed the grapefruit rind $21 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pali Wine Co Charm Acres Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Tropical fruit on a creamy, pithy – and somewhat bumpy – freshwater ride. $21 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 McManis Family Vineyards Jamie Lynn Vineyard Barbera (California): Chewy, plummy fruit, somewhat trapped in spicy, wooden cage. $10 C+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaine Mittnacht Freres Les Petits Grains Pinot Gris (Alsace): Kick-ass richness, but you’d better like your fruit on the skin. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Montes Twins (Colchagua Valley): Clearly fraternal, not identical; bruising, gooey fruit on the one hand, green herbs on the other $13 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Las Lilas Rose (Vinho Verde): Fritz, red berry fruits & a whole lotta fun; but there’s just not a whole lotta of anything else. $15 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Chateau Lascombes (Margaux): Full, firm, funky, fruity & just a bit too fleshy; probably finalizing plans for a final curtain call $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 03 J Late Disgorged Vintage Brut (Russian River Valley): Lemon and melon on the cutting board, & almond bread baking in the oven. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Willm Pinot Gris Reserve (Alsace): All of the honey, but little of the buzz, of a bee hive in please-the-queen production mode. $14 B- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Berlucchi Brut Cuvee 61 (Franciacorta): With Arnold Schwarzenegger voice from Predator, "you are one… yeasty… motherf**ker!!!" $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Tariquet Classic (Cotes due Gascogne): Still fresh as a little daisy, as tasty as a picnic, & as cheap as a trip to Taco Bell. $10 B >>find this wine<<
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