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!
- 15 Chilensis Reserva Pinot Noir (Maule Valley): Tobacco, tea, and red berries, wrapped up into a pithy Summer-sipping package. $10 B
- 11 Vina VIK (Millahue): Juicy, complex, polished, ripe & structured… and not at all afraid to flaunt its pedigree in high fashion. $145 A-
- 12 Keenan Napa Valley Merlot (Napa Valley): You can like them big. Or you can like them balanced. Or, you could actually have both. $40 A-
- NV Stone and Key Cellars Iced Orange Muscat (Central Valley): Maybe too laid back, but the pretty blood orange is hard to resist. $40 B+
- 14 Stone and Key Cellars Obsidian (Yakima Valley): Dark fruit worthy of the name, though the violets show that it has a tender side. $32 B+
- 13 Stone and Key Cellars Lake County Syrah Reserve (Lake County): Like your reds with texture? Then here’s juicy little number for ya $30 B+
- 12 Salwey Henkenberg Grosses Gewaechs Spatburgunder Trocken (Baden): Packs a hell of a vibrant – though stemmy – punch for coin. $26 B+
- 14 Trefethen Chardonnay (Oak Knoll District): Apricot lovers – & lovers of historical perspective in Napa – won’t be disappointed $36 A-
- 15 Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Perfectly at home with homemade pizza; or just hanging by itself. $30 B+
- NV Willm Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose (Alsace): Nothing here but a bubbly bottle full of chipper, delightful, delicate delicousness. $20 B+