Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 4, 2013

Vinted on March 4, 2013 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!

  • 11 Kirchmayr Zweigelt (Thermenregion): Pretty and perfumey, but it’s not without earthy depth, deep down in those bitter dark eyes. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Anton Bauer Zweigelt Reserve (Osterreich): Cherry candy, pepper, tropical fruit and wet earth; you’re right, it doesn’t quite work $NA C+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Heinrich Zweigelt (Burgenland): Textbook Z – rocks, flowers, pepper, tea leaf, dark cherry, and elegant, eminent gulpability. $17 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Leo Hillinger Small Red (Burgenland): Slammin’ like Shaquille, mad mad boy grips the microphone, with a fistful of… PEPPER! $17 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Zantho Blaufrankisch (Burgenland): Peppery, tart, juicy, spicy bargain; prepare for exceptionally long gravelly ride at the end. $14 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Leo Hillinger Blaufrankisch (Burgenland): Darker than a black cherry that’s lost in the country on a starless, moonless midnight. $21 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Heinrich Red (Burgenland): Slippery forest floor footing, but otherwise as easy to like and friendly as Austrian red can get. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Heinrich Blaufrankisch (Burgenland): Cranberry army, understated uniforms, marching in unison with an linear, smooth cadence. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Zantho St. Laurent (Burgenland): Sweet dark cherry and a mild smoke screen trying to obscure the view of something a little funky. $14 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Wieninger Pinot Noir Select (Burgenland): Likes things a little dirty, but a lot spicy; but drink up, it’s fixing to retire soon. $25 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Leo Hillinger Pinot Noir Eveline Trocken (Burgenland): Starts complex, finishes like a 7ft tall dude in chaps; leathery and long. $23 B+ >>find this wine<<




  • William H

    Peter Weydandt imports am impressive selection of Austrian reds. All the more reason to take a jaunt down to DC!

    • 1WineDude

      William – now you're just rubbing it in… :)

  • Todd - VT Wine Media

    Leo Hillinger seems almost 7ft tall when you meet him in person…bet he'd look good wearing the leather chaps too.

    • 1WineDude

      Todd – really? Never meet him. But that’s kind of spooky given that review!

  • Todd - VT Wine Media

    Ha Ha! check out the vid, you'll see what I mean ;)

    • 1WineDude

      Dude, how sore was your neck after all that craning upwards? :)

  • Todd - VT Wine Media

    I held the camera above my head!

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