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 Concha y Toro Terrunyo Peumo Vineyard Block 27 Carmenere (Cachapoal): Toasty, dark, spicy, cutting an intriguingly dashing figure. $35 B+
- 15 Concha y Toro Terrunyo Costa Los Boldos Vineyard Block 5 Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley): Lemon grass, with an intense stare! $25 B+
- 11 Jacob Franklin Hayne Vineyard Petite Sirah (Napa Valley): Cigars, violets, & gourmet black licorice make not-so-strange bedfellows $75 A-
- 16 Miguel Torres Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rose (Central Valley): Wild red berries, cherry, & a desire to be in your cooler now. $13 B
- 15 Xavier Flouret Nationale 7 Rose (Cotes de Provence): The force is strong with this one, especially if you like skin on your fruits $20 B+
- 13 Vinas del Vero La Miranda de Secastilla Garnacha Blanca (Somontano): Too easy to misunderstand, but it has its compelling moments. $16 B
- 14 Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Double Lariat Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Double barrels of sweet tannins and ripe, plummy fruit. $40 B+
- 13 Cavalli Tenuta degli Dei Le Redini (Toscana): Brush off the funky earth, and there’s a hearty pasta match waiting for you. $30 B+
- 13 Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Malbec (Central Valley): Bringing the big fruit, without skimping on the finer points. $20 B+
- 15 Astelia Pastel Rose (Pays d’Oc): Rose petals, white peach – with the skin, mind you – and yumminess for daaaaayyyyssss. $18 B+