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!
- 16 Fields Family Wines Vermentino (Lodi): Close enough to Italy to almost be sporting a sexy, sing-songy accent. $21 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 14 Fields Family Wines Old Vine Zinfandel Stampede Vineyard (Clements Hills): Apparently, they forgot to add 20 bucks to the price-point. Buy it before they remember!! $28 A- >>find this wine<<
- 14 Schramsberg Brut Rose (North Coast): Red fruits that were, apparently, grown in a garden tended directly by angels. $42 A- >>find this wine<<
- 12 Schramsberg Cremant Demi-Sec (North Coast): True to form, and an open bottle will be a quick hit at a party, even if it's not the most intellectually stimulating of guests. $38 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 16 Quintessa Illumination Sauvignon Blanc (Napa County, Sonoma County): Remains a rich, textured, and complex tapestry that manages to be greater than the sum of its parts. $50 A- >>find this wine<<
- 14 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): A pleasure hedonistic and guilty enough that it'll probably make you feel as if you had actually made a deal with the devil. $55 A- >>find this wine<<
- 14 Cadaretta Syrah (Columbia Valley): there's just soooooo much to like here; and there's just soooooo much oak here… $35 B+ >>find this wine<<
- 08 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut (Champagne): It's a rare thing, to encounter something as in near-perfect sipping shape as this esteemed little number. $70 A >>find this wine<<
- NV Champagne Collet Brut Art Deco (Champagne): Don't let the kitsch turn you off; what's in the bottle overcompensates for it in a fashion as dramatic as its artistic period namesake. $35 A- >>find this wine<<
- NV Gonzalez Byass Leonor Palo Cortado Palomino Sherry (Jerez): Operating smoothly enough to make the protagonists of Sade hit singles green with envy. $26 B+ >>find this wine<<