Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 29, 2013

Vinted on July 29, 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!

  • 10 Ponzi Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Sometimes, you just want the softer, silkier, spicier side of things; let's chill, shall we? $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ponzi Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Welcommme to dee tropics, mahhhhhhnnnnn! Have a fruity drink, or two. Or twenty! S'all good! $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Tartan Cellars Tempranillo (Willamette Valley): Que puedo decir, ella vive en Oregon, pero ella pasa a hablar espanol muy, muy bien $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Tartan Cellars Dolcetto (Willamette Valley): Oh, sorry, from behind you so totally looked like this friend of mine from Italy. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Torii Mor Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Sinewy, svelte elegance; do you really need any more info than that? $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Torii Mor Deux Verres Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Full-on country picnic, & someone brought all high-end accessories. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Be careful, this one's spry, and will corner you with pepper & clove. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Torii Mor Pinot Blanc (Yamhill Carlton): Today's plan is get to the Flower shop, Apple stand, spice rack, & then citrus orchard. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Troon Vineyard Syrah Reserve (Applegate Valley): Old School spicy, structured, & demanding; you'd better bring meat, & lots of it. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Troon Vineyard Old Vine Meritage (Applegate Valley): Crushing dried herbs with modern, funky, attitude-filled dance floor moves. $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Troon Vineyard Kubi Bench Zinfandel (Applegate Valley): Graphite and jam that are almost trembling with edgy, lithe nervousness. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Troon Vineyard Foundation 72 Vermentino (Applegate Valley): Serious take on a serious white grape, but you'll be pining for Corsica $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Troon Vineyard The River Guide Dry Riesling (Applegate Valley): Not just the guide, but includes the salty river stones, too. $16 B >>find this wine<<




  • gabe

    All Oregon wines! Well that is wonderful to see. Looks like Torii Mor took home the best report card. I'm a fan of Ponzi myself – they do a lot of cool stuff like wild yeast fermentation and minimal so2 adds. When I asked the winemaker why she does it that way, she just said, "well, that's how my dad did it, so that's how I do it". They make a great Dolcetto.

    • 1WineDude

      Gabe – you noticed! :-) Yeah, I wanted to do a deep dive into OR, so tested through most of the OR samples I had (not a large number, unfortunately). Love the Ponzi quote, a case where tradition worked out in their favor. Cheers!

  • Pass the Pinot

    Enjoy seeing Oregon wines! I'm a fan of Ponzi.

    • 1WineDude


The Fine Print

This site is licensed under Creative Commons. Content may be used for non-commercial use only; no modifications allowed; attribution required in the form of a statement "originally published by 1WineDude" with a link back to the original posting.

Play nice! Code of Ethics and Privacy.

Contact: joe (at) 1winedude (dot) com





Sign up, lushes!

Enter your email address to subscribe and get all the good stuff via email.

Join 36,929 other subscribers