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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 1, 2012

Vinted on October 1, 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!

  • 09 Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay (Mt. Veeder): Skittish now but don’t bet against its focused determination to prove you wrong later $31 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Continuum (Napa Valley): The artistic structure of its 08 older bro, but gets deeper, darker & ultimately a tad more fascinating. $165 A >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Bien Nacido Vineyards Syrah (Santa Maria Valley): There’s nothing plodding about this perfumed, peppery, plummy quick-stepper. $52 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Bien Nacido Vineyards Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Leather for an open gravelly road, red berry en route, tea & meat to finish $57 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Solomon Hills Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Dense dark cherry mountain range, w/ tight pithy, tea-tinged, meaty peaks. $57 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Luminesce Thompson Vineyard Syrah (Santa Barbara County): Likes things dark, jammy & gritty, but florals make it light on its feet $36 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Luminesce Presqu’ile Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Dark, rustic & firmly rooted in gravel & dried herbal goodness. $44 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Storm Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Tea, herbs, citrus & elegant dark cherry, & they’re coming right off the forest floor. $40 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Curtis Heritage Rose (Santa Barbara County): The good kind of MSG; pink, floral, pithy & all-too-easy too fall in like with. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Chanin Wine Company Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Maybe a touch thin, but flinty, bright & ready to strike $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Chanin Wine Company Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County): Geeks rejoice; it’s creamy, but briny & linearly drawn. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Presqu’ile Presqu’ile Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Savory, spicy, & would be showing if it wasn’t so distinguished. $55 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Presqu’ile Rim Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir (San Luis Obispo): Has baby fat red fruits now, but wants to get earthy when it grows up. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Presqu’ile Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Plums, grip, elegance & an endearing penchant for spice & black tea $42 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Presqu’ile Rose of Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Understated, pithy, wearing a floral boutonniere & gifting fresh red berries. $18 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Presqu’ile Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): Apples, butter, toast, & tropical fruit all served up on a slate place setting. $35 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Presqu’ile Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Maria Valley): NZ comes to CA, & gets creamy without losing an ounce of its herbal charm. $22 B+ >>find this wine>>
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