Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 16, 2016

Vinted on May 16, 2016 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!

  • 13 Dutton-Goldfield Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley): Blueberries and violets, starring as a not-so-odd couple. $62 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Cherry Ridge Syrah (Russian River Valley): That is one hella-good Northern Rhone impersonation. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): What we really, REALLY need now are soft-shell crab sandwiches. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Dutton-Goldfield Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): I think that the word we're looking for here is "triumph." $50 A >>find this wine<<
  • 15 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rose (Cotes de Provence): If a wine could belt out an extended Deee-Lite dance club mix, it'd be this. $13 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz (McLaren Vale): Single vineyard, singularly focused; and for us, a powerfully multilayered payoff. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Capture Wines Tradition Sauvignon Blanc (Lake County – Sonoma County): Successfully captures the territory between rich & vibrant. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Galerie Latro Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley): Might be the valley of Knights, but the juice is pretty much king-worthy. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 14 Galerie Terracea Spring Mountain Riesling (Napa Valley): From "this smells really nice" to "fill that glass back up" in seconds. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Plums for minutes, spices & blueberry for hours, violets and silk for days. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
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  • topochinesvino


    I really enjoy your blog – informative, easy to read, and 100% free of pomposity or douchbaggery. I have just started my own blog (I live in Napa, I think it’s mandatory here), take a look if you have a second. It’ll take just more than a second as I’m only one post into my blogging future. http://www.topochinesvino.com

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks! Best of luck on the blog.

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