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!
- 12 William Fevre Bougros Chablis Grand Cru (Chablis): This is like expecting a view of a small hill, & instead… getting Everest. $100 A
- 09 Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Valley): Violets and cigars firing old time rifles at ripe, juicy blueberries. $40 A-
- 09 Lamoreaux Landing Brut (Finger Lakes): Peaches, brioche, and more than a little hint of romance are all in the air right here. $35 B+
- 09 Bodegas Ochoa Tinto Reserva (Navarra): Dipping aromatic cigars into juicy, rich, dark plum pies. Well, it works in this case… $19 B
- 11 Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain (Red Mountain): WA meets Rhone meets Bordeaux meets… hopefully a big, juicy steak sandwich. $30 B+
- 14 Lieb Cellars Reserve Pinot Blanc (North Fork of Long Island): Makes an admirable substitute for a bouquet of fresh white roses. $22 B+
- 14 Fox Run Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes): Limes, wet slate, energy, and an overarching sense of grace; you might just fall in love. $18 B+
- 11 Northstar Merlot (Columbia Valley): Craftsmanship that’s on silky, powerful, funky display; & offers chocolate & vanilla dessert. $35 B+
- 14 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc (Cotes du Rhone): Both silky and playful, balancing tropical fruits on spinning slate plates. $19 B+
- 13 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge (Cotes du Rhone): A peppery, spicy, vibrant wonder; as in, I wonder why hell this doesn’t cost more $15 B+