Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 29, 2012

Vinted on October 29, 2012 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!

  • NV Mailly Grand Cru Brut Reserve (Champagne): Fruity, pithy, floral & toasty finish singing the chorus from Ain’t No Stopping Us Now. $37 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • NV Robert Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut (Champagne): Pithy, focused, pure & rocking the eternal lightness of biscuit-being. $35 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Godspeed Vineyards Chardonnay (Mt. Veeder): The Kool-Aid Man, pineapple flavor, in full-on “Oh YEAH!” mode; & he’s wearing a tux. $28 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel (Sonoma County): All the soulfulness you’d expect after nearly 40 years of practice at this. $17 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Robert Young Vineyards Petit Verdot (Alexander Valley): Forward, pretty, w/flowers in her hair, & bit of plump around her middle. $54 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 11 Kamen Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County): More buxom than downright pretty, but then why look such a generous gift horse in the mouth $42 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 DeLoach Pennacchio Vineyards Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Somehow priced like it’s only 1/2 as fragrant, vibrant & delicious $45 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 La Follette Dunah Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Just daring you to try & mock its vibrant, spiced-plum life force. $48 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Inspiration Vineyards Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): So complex it confuses itself at times, but makes for interesting company $36 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 07 Ceja Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): So bright that it might as well be shining a guiding light directly aimed at the dinner table. $50 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Ceja Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma Coast): Veggies, herbs & citrus that manage to have just enough weight without really getting weighty. $22 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 06 Ehret Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley): Black plummy liveliness that likes its dark leather wardrobe just fine. $36 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Mac Murray Ranch Winemakers Block Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Texturally it’s an entire Please Touch museum for your tongue $60 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Mac Murray Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): So juicy, pithy & vibrant, you could smell if coming from over 50 paces. $22 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 11 Mac Murray Ranch Pinot Gris (Russian River Valley): Pop goes the weasel, if the weasel was made of melons & stone fruits, that is. $17 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 08 Robert Young Vineyards Scion (Alexander Valley): Friendly up front w/ chocolatey plums, but that spicy finish ain’t foolin’ around $62 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 08 Robert Young Vineyards Chardonnay (Alexander Valley): Suck up the cream with a straw, & beneath stand apples in pithy splendor. $42 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 11 Kelly And Young Sauvignon Blanc (Alexander Valley): Pink grapefruit, ripe, ready & like it came right off of the farm’s tree. $24 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Rodney Strong Alexanders Crown Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Focused, determined, unyielding… & the best AC Cab yet. $75 A- >>find it at snooth<<



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