Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 10, 2014

Vinted on November 10, 2014 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 Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir (Yamill-Carlton): Citrus peel tea, anyone? Yes, when it's this soft & supple, you should. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ayres Vineyard Lewis Rogers Lane Estate Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge): An austere, peppery, lithe beauty of a boysenberry bargain. $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): The ride ends too soon, but the view is incredibly lovely all the way. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Lange Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): If you can mind a little leathery heat, it's worth staying in this kitchen. $70 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Bethel Heights Southeast Block Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Maybe a little top-heavy, but it quickly recovers its poise. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Kramer Vineyards Zero Dosage Brut (Yamhill-Carlton): green citrus and clay, to fit right into your Autumnal apple picking plans. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Sokol Blosser Goosepen Block Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Large & chewy; but also lovely & robust. Less muscle car, & more formula 1 $80 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Villa Ponciago Fleurie la Reserve (Beaujolais): Don't mind the green stems along this stony path, red berries await you at the end $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Louis Guntrum Niersteiner Rehbach Riesling Spatlese (Rheinhessen): Tea, with lemon, combined into something dangerously drinkable. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<




  • gabe

    Awesome to see you're drinking Oregon pinot. I think you'll like the 2014 vintage.

    Bethel Heights and Cristom are two of my favorite wineries in the valley, and they are basically next door to each other. I haven't tried Belle Pente, but have heard very good things about them.

    Did you have a favorite wine among the bunch?

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, bro. Personally, I'm an Eyrie fan.

      • gabe

        Eyrie is a classic. Have you tried Black Cap? It was the winery Jason Lett started before he inherited the Eyrie. Some really cool wines, I'm not sure that he still makes them…

        • 1WineDude

          No, haven't had the pleasure yet.

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