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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 19, 2012 | 1 Wine Dude

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 19, 2012

Vinted on November 19, 2012 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 Fontanella Mt. Veeder Chardonnay (Mt. Veeder): Tropical fruits, lemons, apples aplenty, caramel, and… a quiet seduction. $34 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 02 Pol Roger Extra Cuvee de Reserve Vintage Brut (Champagne): For those who like their fruit first, & their bread well on the side. $72 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Montes Folly (Colchagua Valley): Blackberry sexytime, followed thereafter by an expertly crafted sweet mocha-chino digestif. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Lapostolle Clos Apalta (Colchagua Valley): Will drive Carmenere – & oak – lovers wild; others it just might drive totally nuts. $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Montes Alpha M (Colchagua Valley): Densely-packed dark fruit & herbs time capsule; unearth it when the clock strikes… 2020? $90 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve (Aconcagua Valley): Andes climbing excursions routinely end before the finish on this. $110 A >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Concha y Toro Carmin de Peumo Carmenere (Chile): Darkness of fruit/brightness of being; study in contrasts w/ quite a lot to teach $150 A >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Concha y Toro Don Melchor (Maipo Valley): The Rue Paul of SA reds. Elegant, talented, & not without literal & figurative cojones. $95 A >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Santa Rita Casa Real (Maipo Valley): About as shy – & as brilliant – as the Bat Signal; it’s heralding fruit almost as dark, too. $85 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Casa Marin Cipreses Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (San Antonio Valley): Passionfruit, herbs & minerals, all filmed in technicolor. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 TerraNoble Gran Reserva Carmenere (Maule Valley): Dark, brooding, but brightens up when it gets a whiff of its own herbal goodness. $18 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Ruta 22 Malbec (Patagonia): Violets and juicy raspberries served up on an oak plate that’s just a bit too large for the setting. $13 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Limited Edition (Rioja): You picked it, you rolled it, you smoked it… and now, you can drink it, too. $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Sierra Cantabria Rioja (Rioja): Bright, but it’s certainly quite capable of bringing the Randy Macho Man Savage brawn along, too. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc Beeswax Vineyard (Arroyo Seco): Honeydew melon, mineral water & flowers, only served up at the Delano. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Chateau du Petit Thouars Cabernet Franc (Touraine): Meaty & rich, it might be darkly foreboding but deep down it’s got a kind soul. $16 B >>find this wine<<
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