Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 9, 2012

Vinted on July 9, 2012 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!

  • 07 Batasiolo Barolo (Barolo): A lot to like in its inky, leather depths, but it’s definitely ripeness & extract before beauty here. $49 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Batasiolo Granee del Comune di Gavi (Gavi): Delivers pears with almond blossoms, and it pairs with awesome blossom; Summer awaits! $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • NV Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco (Valdobbiadene): Creaminess is the fulcrum point for this serious (yes, it’s actually serious) Pros. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Picardy Pemberton Chardonnay (Pemberton): Soft, delicate & spiced apple muffins, followed up with a mineral water chaser. $36 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 06 Valdicava Madonna del Piano (Brunello di Montalcino Riserva): Complex finish goes for eons, but The Odd Funk is strong w/ this 1. $250 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Arnaldo-Caprai Rosso Montefalco Riserva (Montefalco): Like the earth & dirt had dried the cherries for you & saved you the trouble $45 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Estampa LaCruz (Colchagua): Spicy, inviting & sexy; Carmenere lovers will have their feelings vindicated – & the love returned. $55 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Estampa Estate Malbec Petite Sirah (Colchagua): Blue flowers, black cherries, dark earth; big but likes ot show its fresh side, too $13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Estampa Gold Syrah Cabernet Merlot Malbec (Colchagua): Bright red fruit & perfume putting on generous, expressive fireworks show. $25 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Estampa Reserve Syrah Cabernet Merlot (Colchagua): Savory red plums, meats & an eye focused on the long haul; a screaming value. $17 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Estampa Estate Viognier Chardonnay (Colchagua): What would be a disaster match from other regions is perfumed/vibrant & poised here $13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Callia Alta Torrontes (Valle de Tulum): Pith, lychee, flowers, liveliness; leaner (& leaner on your wallet) than a ghost on a diet. $10 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Argiolas Costamolino (Sardegna): Went ahead & got the ginger, cashews, melon & lemon preserves from the gourmet market for you. $14 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 GROONER Gruner Veltliner (Niederosterreich): Juicy, w/ a side of pepper; get a stopwatch for the overachieving lime zest finish. $13 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Casa de Vila Verde Vinho Verde White (Vinho Verde): Contains apples, zest, money-saving value & controlling interest in party fun. $10 B >>find this wine>>




  • fredric koeppel

    but 55 bucks for a carmenere!

    • 1WineDude

      I know. I like to focus on quality & balance first, secondarily on price. That one ain't cheap!

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