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 Georges Duboeuf Chateau de Saint-Amour (Saint-Amour): This peppery, bright, but not-insubstantial delight will sneak up on you… proceed with caution. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 08 F E Trimbach Riesling Clos Sainte Hune (Alsace): Everything here from the firm scaffolding through the tiny, detailed accoutrements says “instant classic.” $275 A >>find this wine<<
- 11 F E Trimbach Riesling Clos Sainte Hune (Alsace): Seven years young, and thoroughly, transparently ethereal in ways that strongly suggest that the hype is not really hype. $225 A >>find this wine<<
- 14 Sipp Mack Rosacker Grand Cru Riesling (Alsace): Well, that’s just lovely. I mean that literally, in this case; that’s just… dramatic pause… lovely! $43 A- >>find this wine<<
- 14 Domaine Mittnacht Freres Rosacker Riesling Grand Cru (Alsace): Long & toasty, it’s what’s dancing on top that counts here; limes, saline, blossoms, wet stones, & awesomeness. $37 A- >>find this wine<<
- 15 Domaine Frederic Mallo Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker (Alsace): You’ll come for the stone fruits, stay for the structure, and wish that the finish stayed longer than it does. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 15 Domaine Jean-Luc Mader Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker (Alsace): Poise, power, pith, precision, and a plethora of spice and we’ve pretty much run out of P words now. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
- 15 Simonsig Chenin Avec Chene Wooded Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch): Heady, sexy, perfumed in just the right amounts, and profoundly difficult to resist. $36 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 12 Simonsig Merindol Syrah (Stellenbosch): With the oak, sweetness, & extraction, you’ll want to hate it; and you’d be a complete fool for doing so, because it kicks ass. $44 A- >>find this wine<<
- 16 FEL Chardonnay (Anderson Valley): Baskets-full-of-daisies fresh, but not skimping on the rich apricot promise that is so quintessentially Californian… dude… $32 B+ >>find this wine<<