Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 25, 2016

Vinted on January 25, 2016 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!

  • 14 Brennan Vineyards Reserve Viognier (Texas): Cantaloupe cream and vanilla bean; bring on the scallops, but maybe hold the praline. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Pitchoune Holder Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Wanna catalog its red berries & spices? Plan on it taking a while. $68 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Pitchoune English Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): The little one is ready to play ball with some of the bigger boys! $58 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 La Pitchoune Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): Already showing some wrinkles, but there's an elegant face underneath them. $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Pina Napa Valley D'Adamo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Savory steak & sweet berry compote, all U need is a corkscrew. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Gris (North Canterbury): If they keep this up, Alsace will start to have to start glancing over its shoulder. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir (North Canterbury): Get ready to repeat the phrase "totally delightful" after pretty much each sip. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Red Rocks! by Cornerstone (California): If you don't want a juicy burger after sniffing this, have your olfactory setup checked out $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Grip Sauvignon Blanc (California): Hearty and refreshing enough for those who are ready – and prefer to – just to grip it & rip it. $18 B >>find this wine<<




  • tom merle

    IMHO, rating by individuals, no matter their “expertise” is a useless exercise. Create a tasting panel of consumers whose opinions you respect, Joe, and seek the average grade.

    • 1WineDude

      Tom, if I am understanding you correctly, you’re saying my reviews have some utility, but only if combined with other reviewers’ reviews if those all have some potential utility?

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