Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 8, 2012

Vinted on October 8, 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!

  • 09 Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon (Stellenbosch): Cassis, cedar & tomato leaf make for strange bedfellows, but they’re tasty bedfellows $29 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Bartinney Chardonnay (Stellenbosch): Short on the zing, but definitely long on the ripe pears, apricots, pineapple, nuts & vanilla. $25 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • NV Mionetto Prosecco Treviso (Prosecco): Green apple soldiers, sailing into battle on melon rind ships & aggressive bubble propulsion $15 B- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 La Follette Manchester Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay (Mendocino Ridge): Marzipan, apricots & perfume; quite a way to end the evening. $47 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 La Follette Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast): She ruled forcefully, but she also ruled fairly, & the people loved her $38 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 07 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Digs in the clay & herbs, then serves berry cobbler for dessert $70 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Batasiolo Sovrana Barbera d’Alba (Barbara d’Alba): Spices, red plum & the concentrated acid of an entire tomato plant in full fruit $19 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 06 Batasiolo Vigneto Corda della Briccolina Barolo (Barolo): Chocolate & truffles, & fresher than a closing-time martini bar come-on. $83 A- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Y Rousseau Chardonnay Milady (Mt. Veeder): Funky homemade artisan toast w/ white peach, yellow apple & fig jam, hold the butter. $38 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Domaine Paul Blanck Pinot Gris (Alsace): Definitely has some juicy melony flesh hanging on those pithy, zesty, steely bones. $23 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Domaine Mittnacht Freres Terre d’Etoiles Pinot Blanc (Alsace): Spice-ed pear; only you have to say it with a thick German accent. $19 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 09 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling (Alsace): Zesty *and* creamy, like someone just served up a bit of gourmet lime & lychee sorbet. $27 B+ >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Willy Gisselbrecht Tradition Pinot Gris (Alsace): Sweet Lemon drop hovers overhead, & it’s definitely dropping the funk on us, too $16 B- >>find it at snooth<<
  • 11 Seghesio Arneis (Russian River Valley): Then the Italians invaded Northern CA, and the populace was both refreshed & relieved. $22 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 07 Chateau Serame Corbieres (Corbieres): A warming, fulfilling and rustic homemade stew just got set before your weary, hungry eyes. $15 B >>find it at snooth<<
  • 10 Spotted Owl Vineyards Chardonnay (Mt. Veeder): Fresh, vibrant pineapple, and it’s canned up with a healthy splash of awesome. $45 B+ >>find it at snooth<<



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