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!
- 15 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Cenerentola (Orcia): Cinderella story in which the oft-overlooked beauty of Foglia Tonda finds a handsome prince in Sangiovese. $45 A- >>find this wine<<
- 12 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany): A sports car with leather-&-wood interior, dark red paint job, & orange peel air freshener. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
- 14 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Il Drago e le 8 Colombe (Toscana): Rich, poised, and sinewy Tuscan blend; feed it – & yourself – some beef. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
- 13 Casarena Naoki's Vineyard Malbec (Agrelo): very, very good things can happen when people are not afraid of Malbec showing off its floral, herbal side. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 13 Reva Barolo Ravera (Barolo): Its floral, spicy, and balanced litheness is, in fact, worth raving about, at least for the time between sips. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
- 16 Reva Langhe Bianco (Langhe): That time when sage brush met passionfruit, & they lived happily ever after and all of that kind of stuff. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
- 12 Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Vineyard Pinot Noir (Aconcagua Valley): There is nothing wrong with your Pinot; do not attempt to adjust its sexiness. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<
- 14 Cornerstone Cellars Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Flashy, yes, but adorned with gorgeous subtleties for the detail-oriented among you. $75 A- >>find this wine<<
- 15 Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selection Chardonnay (Sonoma County): Finalist in the Best US Domestic Chard for the Cash category that I just made up. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
- 16 Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc (Napa Valley): Almost too curvaceous for its own dang self. Almost. In this case, Big is certainly still Beautiful. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<