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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 23, 2013 | 1 Wine Dude

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 23, 2013

Vinted on September 23, 2013 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!

  • 07 Arnaldo Caprai Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco (Montefalco): No roast can really hope to withstand its spicy, leathery power. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Tenuta Castelbuono Montefalco Sagrantino (Montefalco): Draw curtains, cook robust beef stew, & crank The Stones' "Paint It Black" $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco (Montefalco): Intense leather-clad red berry on mountain top screaming "I have THE POWER!" $37 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Hugel & Fils "Hugel" Gewurztraminer (Alsace): Do you have an intimidating battle cry? This does. And it's "lycheeeeeeeeeeeee!" $23 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Quinta do Vallado Quadrifolia (Douro): A juicy four leaf clover that your friends will be very, very happy you did not look over. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Quinta do Vallado Douro Red (Douro): Like Dirty Harry, only after he finally got in touch with his softer, lively feminine side. $20 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Quinta do Vallado Reserva Red (Douro): Give it time to sleep off all of that new oak, & it will awaken dusty, spicy & excellent. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional (Douro): Meat, leather, blood, grit, soul… this animal has minerals & anise in its claws. $60 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 09 Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest (Stellenbosch): They are now serving tasty orange marmalade… to the old gods on Mt. Olympus! $55 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Quinta da Raza Branco Alvarinho Trajadura Branco (Minho): Friendly, but it's also cloying & not totally aware of personal space. $13 B- >>find this wine<<
  • 10 Gainey Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley): Versatile enough to double as a Swiss Army Knife, the kind that includes the little corkscrew. $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gainey Riesling (Santa Ynez Valley): Goes down easily enough to be considered a dangerous weapon from your liver's perspective. $15 B >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gainey Limited Selection Chardonnay (Santa Rita Hills): Lithe & toasty, lovely & gritty, rustic & refined; so basically, its a gem $38 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 Gainey Chardonnay (Santa Rita Hills): Not shy about its sweet & buttery side, but you'll like t he cut of its spunky jib, sir! $22 B >>find this wine<<
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