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!
- 04 Manuel Quintano Reserva (Rioja): Stewing in its own powerful, plummy juices, smoking a pipe and loving every minute of it all. $44 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 11 Cantina Tramin Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige): Greasy and tropical at the beach, but it cleans up crisply just in time for dinner. $12 B >>find this wine<<
- 09 Manincor Lagrein Rubatsch (Alto Adige): Resplendent in flowers, rustic berries and peppery verve; her dress has some dirt on it. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 09 Masi Tupungato Corbec (Uco Valley): Right now a grumpy, arguing Italian. In a few years? Betting it'll make you shout Mama Mia! $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 10 Masi Tupungato Paso Doble Red (Uco Valley): Leather, spices, meat and candy; maybe Corvina is settling in snugly down South? $15 B- >>find this wine<<
- 12 Masi Tupungato Paso Blanco (Uco Valley): Proves that one shouldn't pass on the appassimento, even when it's done on Pinot Grigio. $12 B- >>find this wine<<
- 10 Michel Tete Domaine du Close du Fief Julienas (Julienas): Raspberry & pepper riding salami magic carpet, singing A Whole New World $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 10 Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Falkenlay Riesling Erste Lage (Mosel): A lime jammed up one sinus, and awesome up the other. $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 01 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva (Rioja): A magic wand, but used as a skewer for grilling sausages and spiced plums. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
- 11 Cassidy Ranch Kopriva Chardonnay (Los Carneros): Lemon, melon, pear, crisp apples, side of herbs; wait a second, are we in France? $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 09 Bibi Graetz Soffocone di Vincigliata (Toscana): Nearly as sexy and – dare we say it – tender as its controversial namesake. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 09 Artesa Artisan Series Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Herb-rubbed, flirting with well-done, but ultimately too tasty to deny. $46 A- >>find this wine<<
- 09 Artesa Estate Reserve Pinot Noir (Nappa Valley): Sexy, but yer enjoyment will depend on how much U like yer fruit chocolate-dipped $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 11 Artesa Carneros Chardonnay (Carneros): Peach-colored snake, shining lemon-colored eyes, smooth glide and pithy, forked-tongue bite. $20 B >>find this wine<<