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!
- 13 Bonterra Vineyards The McNab Single Vineyard Cuvee (Mendocino County): Those who like their CA reds nice and juicy will probably want to mc-nab the McNab ASAP. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
- 14 Maley Brothers Vineyards Lodi Native Wegat Vineyard Zinfandel (Mokelumne River): Taming the beast, without ever really losing sight of the what makes the beast awesome in the first place. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 14 Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella (Valpolicella): If you feel like this chewy number perennially is on point without missing a beat, that's because it's actually perennially on point without missing a beat. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 15 Reva Nebbiolo d'Alba (Monforte d'Alba): With a little bit of understanding, and more than a little bit of patience, you'll be in full-on contemplation mode with this little beauty. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
- 16 Frescobaldi Massovino Ammiraglia Vermentino (Toscana): Not exactly flagship material, but you won't be complaining – & your glass won't stay full very long, either. $17 B >>find this wine<<
- NV Graham's 20 Year Tawny Port (Porto): On the rich, spicy, and caramel-laden side. And yeah, you can go ahead and just thank it for all of that later. $65 A- >>find this wine<<
- 11 Chateau Bouscasse Madiran (Madiran): Clearly an impressive performer, as just about every right note is hit in an entertaining way here. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 15 Domaine Elian Da Ros Abouriou Rouge (Cotes du Marmandais): Authenticity, ruggedness, & hipster cred, but in this case you can actually just *enjoy* it. $25 B >>find this wine<<
- NV Henriot Brut Souverain (Champagne): As English Bob put it, the sight of royalty would cause you to dismiss all thoughts of bloodshed and you would stand… in awe… $50 A- >>find this wine<<
- NV Leclerc Briant Brut Reserve (Champagne): Yellow & green apples, and white peaches – and cloud-pleasing quaff-ability – in almost embarrassingly rich amounts. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<