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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 3, 2012

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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!

  • 09 Chateau Manos Reserve Blanc (Cadillac): Lemon drops on vinyl, white flowers on honey, U on this like a fly on… U get the idea. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Chateau Thieuley Cuvee Francis Courselle Blanc (Bordeaux): Creme brulee, peach & lemons planning to meet up in a couple of years. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Thieuley Blanc Sec (Bordeaux): Flinty, floral & grapefruity; open w/ friends & watch the liquid inside disappear (quickly). $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Lamothe de Haux Premiere Cuvee (Cotes de Bordeaux): Pepper/leather, plums/earth, cassis/cedar, & a loooong ride at the end $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Lamothe de Haux Cuvee Valentine (Bordeaux): My zingy valentiiine, my oily, chalky, creamy, crowd-pleasing valentiiiiine… $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Lamothe de Haux Blanc (Bordeaux): So, uh, did we just quantum tunnel to New Zealand for a couple of minutes back there? $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Lamothe de Haux Clairet (Bordeaux): Pepper, gravel, cherries; all of it dead-sexy, & all of it at a stunning value. $8 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Mirefleurs (Bordeaux Superieur): Hopefully you like yer espresso with a side of toast; & a side of steak, while we’re here $15 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Saint-Leon (Bordeaux Superieur): A bit self-absorbed on the ripeness side, but gets a lot more generous with the spices. $13 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Maison Nicolas Reserve Merlot (Bordeaux): Fresh, fruity, friendly and searching for a burger; it will, however, settle for pizza. $14 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Rauzan Despagne Grand Vin Rouge (Bordeaux): Mint, toast & figs; gets tarter as U go, & really wants to sleep in a bit more $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Rauzan Despagne Reserve Rouge (Bordeaux): Like Van Halen’s Jump video, only with truffles & spicy red plums (oh, & no DLR). $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Rauzan Despagne Reserve Rose (Bordeaux): Rosebud… roooooosebuuuuuud… Okay, and strawberries… straaaaawberrieeeees… $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau Rauzan Despagne Grand Vin Blanc (Bordeaux): Wood scaffolding doesn’t get in the way of perfumed elegance, at least not here $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Chateau Rauzan Despagne Blanc (Bordeaux): Fresh, floral, & pretty freakin’ inexpensive; pepper your melon & get with the program. $12 B >>find this wine<<
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