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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 3, 2012

Vinted on September 3, 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!

  • 10 Uvaggio Vermentino (Lodi): Well, look at Lodi getting’ all seashell, pear-and-limes refreshing (& overachieving) on us like that! $14 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Quivira Syrah Wine Creek Ranch (Dry Creek Valley): Still shy, not quite yet revealing its true age-worthy, tart red fruited colors $30 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Bastianich Vespa Bianco (Venezia Giulia): In 6 yrs when it’s delivering the nut’n’honey you’ll know why you forked out for it now $36 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Torii Mor Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills): Sophisticated, light on its feet & dancing a pithy jig finish for hours $60 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Torii Mor Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley): Making beguiling tropical & citric promises that its palate just can’t quite keep. $18 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Mazza Vineyards Pinot Grigio (Pennsylvania): 1 of PA’s biggest wineries delivering 1 of PA’s biggest (& solidly pithiest) PGs. $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 07 Allegro Trio (Pennsylvania): 3 winemakers, 3 grapes, & 1 entire fun meal of blueberries, balsamic, meat, herbs & chocolate dessert. $29 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Manatawny Creek Meritage (Pennsylvania): Toast, currant jam & smoked bacon clearly aren’t just for breakfast anymore, are they? $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 08 Crossing Vineyards Cabernet Franc (Pennsylvania): A savory & aromatic ride piloted by structure w/ an austere sense of purpose. $22 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Pinnacle Ridge Pinot Noir (Lehigh Valley): Hot-as-hell vintage births stubborn-as-hell, but herbal-ly fascinating, right coast red. $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Blair Vineyards Pinot Noir (Pennsylvania): Solid combo of structure, juiciness, & silky smoothness; thnx 2 whoever brought the tea! $20 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Nimble Hill Cabernet Franc Rose (Pennsylvania): Spices & refreshment rescue basket of slightly candied (but abundant) red berries. $14 B- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Blair Vineyards Pinot Noir (Pennsylvania): Muscular hand, leather glove, fist full of brambly dark red berries, mints, & herbs. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Pinnacle Ridge Late Harvest Vidal (Pennsylvania): From the ridge drops a showering of peach, honey, sweet lemon & grapefruit. $20 B >>find this wine>>
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