Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 14, 2013

Vinted on October 14, 2013 binned in wine mini-reviews

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!

  • 07 Bodegas de La Marquesa Finca Monteviejo (Rioja): Say hello to Mr. Tall, Dark & Plummy; ok, Mr. Kinda Oaky makes an appearance, too $32 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 06 Ondarre Reserva Rioja (Rioja): Just about all of the spicy tobacco, at just about half the price you'd expect to justly pay for it $15 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Agricole Vallone Graticciaia (Salento): Like a Roman gladiator event, only with Negroamaro; buffed up, intense, & fully weaponized $99 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Agricole Vallone Vereto Salice Salentino Riserva (Salento): Funky moves for an old timer; love the platform leather shoes, btw! $18 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 08 Agricole Vallone Vigna Flaminio Brindisi Riserva (Salento): Spiced meat & dried fruit charcuterie, with some coffee for dessert. $19 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Dijon Clones Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Modernist still life of flowers, herbs & berries. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Paging Chuck Norris, your spiced rhubarb pie is ready, sir. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Linebacker sneaks up on the QB & gets in his face after the sack $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gary Farrell Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): It's been a looooong time…. since this finish staaarted $45 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Vibrancy scores top shelf, w/ a nice assist from richness. $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Gary Farrell Rose of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Not everything it says makes sense, but you'll be momentarily captivated. $28 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Rancho Sisquoc Syrah (Santa Barbara County): Straight laced Aussie lawyer relocates to SBC, grows out the beard & takes up farming. $24 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Rancho Sisquoc Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Barbara County): Zesty, herbal charm that's quick with jokes if not long on the conversation. $14 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Cecchi Natio Chianti (Chianti): "We're up all night to the sun, She's up all night for good fun, It's up all night to get tastyyy" $15 B >>find this wine<<




  • The Drunken Cyclist

    Great line-up of Gary Farrell there!

    • 1WineDude

      TDC – thanks. Yeah, I know we have a mutual love society for those guys. I'm interested in seeing what happens next with them now that they've handed over the winemaking reins (to a very talented lady). I really want to do some sort of feature on them, but want to wait and see if they keep up or even exceed the standard as the guard changes. Anyway, exciting times for those wines!

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