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!
- 12 Pietro Beconcini Chianti Riserva (Chianti): Now *this* is Chianti with integrity; impeccable, impressive, impossible to put down. $25 B+
- 12 Podera la Chiesa Opera in Nero (Toscana): Merlot that’s deep & focused, rather than broad; bring your sharpened intellect. $50 A-
- 14 Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Peumo Vineyard Carmenere (Cachapoal): About as fresh & elegant a form as Carm can take. $22 B+
- 15 Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Quebrada Seca Vineyard Chardonnay (Limari Valley): That chalky, lemony finish? That’s LEGIT. $22 B+
- 13 Viu Manent El Incidente Carmenere (Colchagua): The namesake might have been ill-fated, but its future is shining quite brightly. $60 A-
- 14 Viu Manent La Capilla Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Colchagua): Currants, chalk, and ample bright fruit bang for the buck. $20 B+
- 14 Viu Manent San Carlos Single Vineyard Malbec (Colchagua): Not at all fooling around in the grip, fruit, or value departments. $20 B+
- 15 Secreto de Viu Manent Viognier (Colchagua): Who’s afraid of a little green? Not you, when it’s paired with these heady peaches. $12 B
- 15 Wente Eric’s Chardonnay Small Lot (Livermore Vally, San Francisco Bay): Not quite harmonious, but certainly difficult to not drink. $25 B
- 15 Mt. Beautiful Riesling (North Canterbury): Limes and exotic fruits, looking for spicy Indian fare so that the table feels complete $22 B+