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VINEgeek VINstagram: DIVUS 2009 Jumilla

Date: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 Wine Tasting

#mourvedremonday a.k.a. #monastrellmonday | #vinegeek

on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/eEB2Q9M5yw/

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Metal Monday at Terroir

Date: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 Wine Tasting

NOTE: I just found this finished post that I never got around to publishing. I wrote it back in March (in case you’re confused about the snow references).

I heart metal I heart wine More so when they’re combined

Silversun Pickups – Busy Bees

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VINEgeek VINstagram: Old Telegram

Date: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 Wine Tasting

Bonny Doon 2010 Old Telegram (100% Mataro/Mourvèdre) #vinegeekapproved #mourvedremonday #vinegeek @bonnydoonvineyard

on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/c70Zs5M547/

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VINEgeek VINstagram: Lirac-in’ The Suburbs (With Apologies to Ben Folds)

Date: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 Wine Tasting

Lirac-in’ the suburbs. #vinegeek

on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/ciQ8dzs5wS/

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VINEgeek VINstagram: Picpoul

Date: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 Wine Tasting

Bonny Doon Picpoul with dinner fixings (salsa for grilled shrimp tostadas). #vinegeek

on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/bw68TNs545/

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VINEgeek VINstagram: Le Cigare ’08

Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 Wine Tasting

Bonny Doon 2008 Le Cigare Volant ‘en foudre’

on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/bm1sHSs545/

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VINEgeek VINstagram: Texas Rosé of Mourvèdre

Date: Sun, Jun 23, 2013 Wine Tasting

Texas Hill Country Rosé of Mourvèdre #yeehaw #vinegeek

on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/a7Lq_1M54U/

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VINEgeek VINstagram

Date: Thu, May 30, 2013 Wine Tasting

Marcel Lapierre, guacamole and my laptop. The closest I can get to work-life balance these days. #vinegeek #vinegeekapproved #naturalwine on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/Z9UPMOs50D/

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Tasting Trione

Date: Wed, May 8, 2013 Wine Tasting

Here’s a sextet of wines from Trione, tasted from 50ml Tasting Room samples.

Trione 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley

Pungent nose calls to mind fresh-cut grass. Bright lime flavors with a saline quality (tequila shot?) and sharp acidity. It has a persistant, mineral finish. Some might find it too lean for their tastes, [...]

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VINEgeek VINstagram

Date: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 Wine Tasting

World #MalbecDay #vinegeek on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/YOkYh8M5-O/

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Mourvèdre Monday #30, Double-Feature: Vinavanti Mourvèdre & Rosé

Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 Wine Tasting

Vinavanti is an urban winery in San Diego whose Black Label wines emphasize a natural winemaking approach. Knowing my interest in Mourvèdre-based wines, Eric Van Drunen was kind enough to provide two bottles as samples for review. Both the 2011 Mourvèdre and Clara Rosé, sourced from nearby Temecula Valley,  are hand-picked, native-fermentation, unfined/unfiltered, no sulfite wines. [...]

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Khal Drogo Says: Keep Calm And Drink Mourvèdre

Date: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 Wine Tasting

It’s nice having Khal Drogo on #TeamMourvedre!

This wonderful image comes from the people behind Game of Rhones (why didn’t I think of that name!), a Rhone-focused wine event in Melbourne, Australia. Check out the website; they’re really all-in with the Game of Thrones theme. Oh, and the wine sounds awesome, too. I [...]

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House VINEgeek: We Drink Only Interesting Wine

Date: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 Wine Tasting

In preparation for Game of Thrones Episode 2 tonight, here’s my sigil for House VINEgeek:

Make your own at JoinTheRealm.com

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Mourvèdre Roundup: March 2013

Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 Wine Tasting

Your monthly roundup of Mourvèdre-related interestingness from the interwebs circa March 2013.

Last month’s roundup led off with a jealosy-stoking post about a major Domaine Tempier tasting, so let’s start March’s roundup with @ErinBScala‘s post on a vertical tasting of Hewitson’s Old Garden Mourvèdre, from the first vintage (1998) through the latest barrel sample (2012). If [...]

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