Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 24, 2012

Vinted on December 24, 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!

  • 11 Agape Red (Peloponnese): Crowd-pleasing bout between brambly blackberries, juicy blueberries, and sour cherries not afraid to bite. $9 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Thira Estates Assyrtiko (Santorini): Cut lemons, grapefruit rind, and wet rocks, all fixing you a rather tight and steely gaze. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Kikones Ippeas (Ismaros): Like a big, dark, dusty, & leathery Paso Robles red on an extended-stay vacation in the Greek islands. $19 B >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Kikones Limnio Red (Ismaros): Imagine Lemberger, but as the sexy, exotic, international jet-setting protagonist of a spy novel. $23 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Kikones Maron White (Ismaros): Not an easy one to get to know; but it’s ready with flowers, melon & citrus if you’re ready to try. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Helios White (Tripolis): Bringing just a little bit of the fun of a southern Greek beach party right to your table – & your mouth. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Kayra Imperial Red (Elazig): It’s Big, it’s modern, it’s bold; & toasty, massively fruity, & otherwise unapologetically unforgiving $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Kayra Vintage Okuzgozu Single Vineyard (Elazig): Cherry liqueur, sweet oak & giving-no-quarter tannins; & a side of coffee, too. $20 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lieb Family Cellars Bridge Lane Rose (North Fork): So subtle, maybe too subtle; there are flowers, berries & pith if you’re lookin $16 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Lieb Family Cellars Pinot Blanc (North Fork): The tropical fruits have arrived, they want to quench your thirst w/ mineral water. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Riesling (Barossa): Petrol, pear, & possessing of a pretty, persuasive, passionate personality. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz (Barossa): Almost as dense – & almost as vanilla-and-berry-filled – as a layer cake dessert. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa): When I say “Wu” you say “Tangy (fruit)”… & “pass the tomato leaf.” $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hogue Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley): Juicy fruit, dusty boots, & carrying a bit of a spare tire around the midsection. $10 C+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay (Vin de Pays du Val de Loire): Grocery bag of citrus & tropical fruits, about bursting at the seams $11 B- >>find this wine<<




  • JetJill

    Now you are speaking my language!
    I love Sonata's Greek portfolio, especially the Kikones – I carry their Limnio and Maron by the glass.
    But, where did you get the Turkish wines? I always enjoy them while in Turkey, and have been searching for them in the States. Do you know if they are available in PA?

  • JetJill

    to clarify… I'm wondering who the distributor is…

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Jill. I’ll have to check my records on the source and comment back if I find it :) Cheers!

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