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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 27, 2013 | 1 Wine Dude

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 27, 2013

Vinted on May 27, 2013 binned in 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!

  • 10 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Juggling lean-&-green with rich-&-toasty; isn't quite ready to show its best act. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Sequoia Grove Cambium (Napa Valley): Comfortably sexy & confident, probably has an awesome tattoo that it won't show you yet. $120 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Sequoia Grove Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Exercising enough restraint to put *just* the right amount of frosting on the cake. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaines Paul Mas Single Vineyard Collection G.S.M. (Coteaux du Languedoc): Meat, meet berries; berries, met stones; U, meet tasty. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Domaines Paul Mas Single Vineyard Collection Picpoul de Pinet (Coteaux du Languedoc): A rush of citrus – & gravel – to the head. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Casa Montes Alzamora Merlot (San Juan): Ok, so clay-stained blueberries, olives & plums drizzled in balsamic can, in fact, be sexy $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Casa Montes Alzamora Syrah (San Juan): Lean beef, rich spiced plums on elegant dinner ware, for the price of Old Country Buffet. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Don Balthazar Cabernet Franc (San Juan): Green herbs on the one hand, savory fruits on the other, & a little bit of soul in between $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ampakama Intenso Malbec (San Juan): Pulls you by leather leash leash right over next to the cooking happening on the hot BBQ pit. $12 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ampakama Syrah (San Juan): Juiciness that runs off your cheek, down the side of your arms, and eventually gets your sleeves dusty. $9 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ampakama Malbec (San Juan): Comes in for smoked meat & red plums dinner, makes interesting conversation, leaves a bit too early. $9 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Ampakama Viognier (San Juan): High-end hotel lobby's complimentary lemon-water meets the hotel bar's best-selling party drink. $9 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Hestia Chenin Blanc (Columbia Valley): Friendly with the flowers; probably too friendly, actually, but makes for energetic company. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Rocca GrigsbyVineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Dressed-up, spiced-up, pumped-up & amped-up intro to a deep & dark night. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Rocca Collinetta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Maybe a little too much of a chocolaty, toasty, decadent good thing. $85 B+ >>find this wine<<
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