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!
- 10 Zantho Zweigelt (Burgenland): Mellow, peppery & smooth; good luck finding something that it might *not * pair with on the table. $14 B >>find this wine<<
- 10 Hess Collection Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Spread the word, there’s breaking news; the Valley has minerals, the Valley has minerals! $22 B >>find this wine<<
- NV Maschio Prosecco Brut (Treviso): Took up guitar, formed a little band with a loyd sound that we now call Aggressive Mousse… $13 B- >>find this wine<<
- 09 Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbes Pinot Gris (Alsace): Slow to warm up to you, but then spreading spicy, oily, melon cheer. $22 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 07 Churchill’s Estates Quinta da Gricha (Douro): Genuine, concentrated & lively; will go a few rounds, with dust on its heels. $80 A- >>find this wine<<
- 09 Churchill’s Estates Touriga Nacional (Douro): Warm instead of hot, poised & rich, too; and daydreaming about a skirt steak. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 09 Churchill’s Estates Douro Red (Douro): I say, be a good sport & pass along that dried dark cherry now, old boy, chop-chop! $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 11 Balthasar Ress Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus Kabinett Riesling (Rheingau): Pear & attitude & name slightly longer than the pithy finish $17 B >>find this wine<<
- 10 Ogier Oratorio Gigondas (Gigondas): Still just a baby; ah, but what a bouncing, structured, spicy, red-&-black plummy baby it is. $29 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 10 Clos de L’Oratoire de Papes Chateauneuf du Pape (Chateauneuf du Pape): Fresher than the pepper & flowers it brings to your table. $39 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 11 Clos de L’Oratoire de Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc (Chateauneuf du Pape): Broad & serpentine, but w/ a hurts-so-good bite, too $40 A- >>find this wine<<
- 11 Two Hands Brilliant Disguise Moscato (Barossa): Remember when the Italian stuff used to be like this, before The Overproduction? $27 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 10 Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz (Barossa): Subtlety may not be its strong suit, but there’s no intellectual pushover here, either. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 09 Flora Springs Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (Napa Valley): All dolled up, no place for the pears & flowers to go but down the hatch. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<