Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 1, 2013

Vinted on July 1, 2013 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!

  • 09 Castello Banfi Cum Laude (Toscana): The talk is almost *too* smooth, but chances are good that you'll like what it has to say. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Chateau Reignac Grand Vin de Reignac (Bordeaux Superieur): Still holding its head up high; maybe a bit *too* high, actually. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux Clairet (Bordeaux Clairet): Red berries galore, quite enthusiastically tripping over sweet vanilla. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Chateau de Sours Bordeaux Rose (Bordeaux Rose): Not saying much, but it does have a soothing, refreshing timbre to its voice. $18 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Castello Banfi Belnero (Toscana): The Dark Beauty is both dark & beautiful this time around; bargain hunters, get out the notebook $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Senorio de Rubios Albarino (Rias Baixas): All this apple & chalk for the money? Nice… if only it wanted to hang out a bit longer. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Robalino Albarino (Rias Baixas): Albarino's version of a tough guy body-builder; but he's just a crowd-pleasing softie at heart. $17 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 LoLo Albarino (Rias Baixas): Come on over baby, we got the bull by the horn; we ain't fakin', whole lotta tropical shakin' goin' on $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Pazo Senorans Albarino (Rias Baixas): I'm lost as to how you could ask for much more out of this lovely, long & pithy love letter. $24 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Santiago Ruiz Albarino (Rias Baixas): Just not quite enough of the tropical bark, and just a bit too much of the Albarino bite. $19 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gimenez Mendez Las Brujas Tannat (Uruguay): From a grape that just isn't all that friendly, comes a hand extended in friendship. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gimenez Mendez Identity Tannat (Uruguay): Sure, it's wearing leather & sporting tattoos, but it's also a pretty graceful dancer. $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gimenez Mendez Las Brujas Tannat (Uruguay): Witches brew that's savory, focused, floral, smooth, and very fond of strong coffee. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gimenez Mendez Identity Merlot (Uruguay): A little toasty, fresh slice of the Right Bank, only a helluva lot farther south. $20 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Bodega Garzon Tannat Reserva (Uruguay): Sweet prunes & cherries, with leatehr gloves, gripping dark chocolate and smoking stogies. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodega Garzon Albarino Reserva (Uruguay): Flinty & creamy, flashy & fresh, crisp & corpulent; this one requires a bit of patience. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodega Garzon Viognier (Uruguay): Melons, feeling fresh, doing shots and all trying to start a bonfire with a stick of flint. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodega Garzon Albarino (Uruguay): Curvy & fleshy, but all with a quick-witted, crisp, and slightly acerbic sense of humor, too. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bodega Garzon Sauvignon Blanc (Uruguay): That cayenne pepper has got some bite left in it, but washes down with mineral water. $12 B >>find this wine<<



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