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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 13, 2013 | 1 Wine Dude

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 13, 2013

Vinted on May 13, 2013 under wine mini-reviews
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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!

  • 08 Rudolf Furst R Centgrafenberg Spatburgunder Grosses Gewachs (Franken): Pinot centered Zen-like, to carry itself many years hence. $110 A- >>find this wine<<
  • NV Berlucchi Cuvee 61 Rose (Franciacorta): Sweet & savory biscuits flecked with strawberries & cherries. And Yeah, we said flecked. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 05 Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon (Spring Mountain District): The kind of austerity measure that we should all be getting behind. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Trapiche Iscay Syrah Viognier (Mendoza): For those who dig that everything is bigger in Texas, because everything is *bigger* here $50 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Trapiche Iscay Malbec Cabernet Franc (Mendoza): Rocks, silky richness, taught structure, all screaming Focus, Focus, Focus! $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Trapiche Pure Malbec (Uco valley): No wood, just spicy berry that gives a respectful nod to France before partying Argentine style. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Trapiche Oak Case Pinot Noir (Mendoza): Comes on bright, smooth, strong, and smoking, and leaves just when things get interesting. $10 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Zuccardi Zeta (Uco Valley): Begrudgingly shows off grit, softness, herbs & dark fruit; for now, hanging the Do Not Disturb sign. $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Zuccardi Emma Bonarda (Mendoza): Elegant Bonarda? Really? Well, this is pretty much a primer on how it ought to be done, people. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Zuccardi Serie A Bonarda (Santa Rosa): Hanging on to the meaty, red-plummy juiciness, and letting go of the astringent structure. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes (Salta): Long on green fields of white flowers, and on displays of soulful, energetic character. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Familia Zuccardi Aluvional La Consulta Malbec (Mendoza): Like a gaucho who once apprenticed with The World's Most Interesting Man. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Claypool Cellars CC Pachyderm Pinot Noir Rose (Russian River Valley): Cherry, peach, roses &… dang, somebody's getting serious! $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Tenuta San Guido Le Difese (Toscana): It's gonna be bright, bright – and spicy – sunshiney, pasta-with-red-meat-sauce meal… $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Chateau Mont-Redon Blanc (Chateauneuf-du-Pape): Just when it hit me somebody turned round & shouted Play that funky music whiteboy $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
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