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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 15, 2012 | 1 Wine Dude

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 15, 2012

Vinted on October 15, 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 Clos de los Siete (Mendoza): Smoother than Don Draper
    at the bar, & probably the most elegant & darkly sophisticated Siete yet. $20 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 DiamAndes de Uco Viognier (Valle de Uco): It’s going for high viscosity, but it’s also going for a high volume of flower bunches. $20 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 DiamAndes de Uco Chardonnay (Valle de Uco): Peach, pineapple, & a penchant for the unctuous; go creamy or go home, apparently. $20 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 J. Wilkes Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Come take a spot of black raspberry tea, to introduce you to what SMV is all about. $24 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Paul Lato Il Padrino Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard (Santa Maria Valley): Power in a velvet glove, indeed; silk, spice, verve to spare $90 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Paul Lato Suerte Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Sometimes very, very big can also be very, very beautiful $70 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 07 Qupe Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah (Santa Maria Valley): Perfumey, funky, meaty, plummy, chocolaty & just downright brilliant. $40 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 La Fenetre Bien Nacido Z Block Syrah (Santa Maria Valley): Juicy red plums, pepper & gravely minerals that co-starred in True Grit $50 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 The Ojai Vineyard Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Peppery herbs sporting spotlight-bright red berry fruit. $35 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Deovlet Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Flinty, succulent, deep, focused, pithy & possessing of inner beauty $45 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Deovlet Solomon Hills Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): Apple nut bread, flashy but delivers the acid goods B4 it’s done. $35 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 07 Kenneth Volk Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley): Cherry cola, spice, flowers & herbs, but in perfume form. $48 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Au Bon Climat Historic Vineyards Collection Bien Nacido Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): Gorgeously mouth-filling, & draw-dropping $30 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Foxen Block UU Bien Nacido Vineyards Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): Burnt caramel for starters, gets more compelling from there. $32 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Stephen Ross Bien Nacido Vineyards Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley): For the times when you want your toast done juuuuuuust right. $30 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
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