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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 12, 2012 | 1 Wine Dude

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 12, 2012

Vinted on November 12, 2012 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!

  • NV Georges Vesselle Grand Cru Brut (Champagne): Like brioche? Then this is a deliciously quick way to add 1K calories to your diet. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 04 Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva (Rioja): Wearing chaps & getting spanked playfully w/ cherry licorice whips. Or is that just me? $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Meyer-Fonne Pinot Gris Reserve (Alsace): Will have you using words like empyrean, delightful & splendid, & actually meaning them. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Frank Family Vineyards Zinfandel (Napa Valley): Showing off the right mix of NV "Disneyland" with authentic chops and composure. $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay (Napa Valley): You can argue w/ the creamy apricot style, but can’t really argue w/ the quality. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cornerstone Oregon Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Why’d the Napa producer go to OR? ‘Cause you can’t make stuff like this in Napa $50 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cornerstone Oregon Stepping Stone Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley): Pretty as a bouquet, but she’ll down smoked meat for dinner. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Cornerstone Oregon Chardonnay (Willamette Valley): A poised, lingering, ginger-infused soul is lying beneath the toasty exterior. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Estampa Gold Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc (Colchagua Valley): Obviously comfortable in its own skin. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Regaleali Bianco (Sicilia): Melons & minerals, nuts & lemons, hot damn just back up this refreshment truck to my mouth right now. $16 B >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Mount Veeder): Rugged & solid but a tad commercialized, like the Brawny Towel guy $48 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hess Collection Mount Veeder Chardonnay (Mount Veeder): Steely & honeyed, punchy & unctuous, floral & full, & worth talking about. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Meyer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Sing it with me! Hell bent, hell bent for leatherrrrrrrr (& dried cherries)… $45 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Attempting strong come-on w/ chocolates & sweet (fruit) talk $28 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noit (Russian River Valley): Looks tough in leather apparel but deep down craves attention $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma County): A ton of rock & a ton of vanilla; if you think vanilla rocks, then go for it. $20 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Rodney Strong Charlottes Home Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County): Careful, this one’s got jump that’s practically spring-loaded. $15 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County): Say, would you happen to have any venison & country ham on you? $17 B >>find this wine<<
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