The wines are complex in style and can easily compete with European vintages, especially the Merlot and the Cabernet Sauvignon.
When I was a “new” writer, I would get very excited about any measure of success. This is as it should be. Which makes me wonder, as an “old” writer, am I now jaded or just too busy?
Try a little French classic this weekend, Vouvray from the Loire Valley. Crowd pleasing Vouvray is perfect for entertaining. Lovers of both dry, and sweet wine will enjoy this wine. It is a Chenin Blanc, which can vary in sweetness. This particular bottle of Vignobles Lacheteau was not overly sweet, although some Vouvray can be.Continue reading “Friday Night Vouvray! Hooray!”
This is a fun, rich tasting wine that surprised me with how fabulous it is.
a wine with a catchy name, an attractive label, a rich red color and a medium body all for around $12.00.
Sometimes you have to be daring! Atrevida chardonnay 2014 from the Mendoza Region of Argentina at under$13.00 is subtle, and sophisticated with notes of pear, pineapple, and light oak. I detected an underlying fizz almost prosecco-like, which is not immediately obvious. This dry, mellow chard with low acidity was a pleasant diversion from my standard flavorContinue reading “Friday Night Chardonnay”
Darkly fruity flavor and oak combine to create this smooth Malbec, perfect for sipping slowly on a cool, Autumn evening. I like to taste the wine before I read the label so as not to be influenced. The oak makes its presence known immediately followed by blackberry and dark cherry. If you have not yetContinue reading “Saturday Night Malbec”
Hello all! I’m asking you to take your taste buds on a trip to New Zealand with this Friday Night Chardonnay pick, Kim Crawford Chardonnay. This little lovely fits my favorite buttery flavor profile to a T, even though this wine is listed on the Kim Crawford website as unoaked. I know what I haveContinue reading “Friday Night Chardonnay”
Then I read the wine is produced in France. Quelle Surprise! I thought it was Californian all the way.
That’s not just any oak you have been spending time in Idaba!