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!
- 14 Troon M*T Reserve (Southern Oregon): A spicy, enticing, grippy odd couple that is not actually odd, but is over- delivering. $45 A-
- 14 Peter Lehmann Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa): Dark of fruit, dark of chocolate, dark of character, but light of wallet. $19 B+
- 12 McIntyre Vineyards 25th Anniversary Estate Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands): This is how you do sexy & bold, w/ a side of bright $28 B+
- 12 Gloria Ferrer Estate Grown Pinot Noir (Carneros): Fun w/ a serious side; or is it serious w/ a fun side? Anyway, it’s good company $28 B+
- 16 Gassier Esprit Gassier Rose (Cotes de Provence): Basically, this is just as perky & pretty to the mouth as it is to the eyes. $19 B+
- 13 Pellet Estate Pellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Probably petering out before the finish line, but it’s smokin’ now $95 A-
- 13 Acinum Valpolicella Ripasso (Valpolicella): Almost as solid a companion for cheese as the actual cheeseboard itself. Almost. $22 B
- 11 Pepper Bridge Winery Merlot (Walla Walla Valley): Not so much pepper as other baking spices, and plenty of them to go around. $68 A-
- 11 Swanson Merlot (Napa Valley): Bountiful of fruit, broad of mouthfeel, but also bouncy of mood and boisterous of personality. $35 B+
- 14 Treana Blanc (Central Coast): White Rhone gets the full-on Hollywood glamour treatment; and it looks pretty damned good. $30 B+