Last Saturday I was here, just hanging out with the Sharks. This week it’s back to reality. Wine always seems to taste better when you’re on vacation. I had a wonderful vacation and I got to enjoy a couple of fantastic wines that I would like to share with you.
Here is a super interesting wine. Not only do you get to check your eyesight along the way, you also get to enjoy a very tasty wine. This is the Eye Chart California red blend, the second collaboration from winemakers Joe Gott and Dave Phinney. It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Merlot. It’s full-bodied, rich and has lots of great structure. The grapes are sourced from the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Lodi and Mendocino. That tells me there’s lots of rich luscious tasting fruit in this wine. Be careful as it can pack a punch with 14.9% alcohol. In case you’re wondering, the first collaboration between these two talented winemakers made headlines when they made the Shatter Grenache!
Right after I did my wine blog about California a few weeks back, and in the blog talked about Sterling Vineyards , I got to try another beauty from that winery. The 2012 Black Label Pinot Noir is a fantastic expression of a California Pinot Noir. This wine had some spice along with delicious raspberry flavours and hints of vanilla. It comes in at around the $25 mark and worth every penny!
And now it’s time for my wine of the week….
And this one comes in a square bottle. The California Square Red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc is from the Paso Robles region of California. And it’s the first time I’ve ever seen wine in a square bottle. What a terrific gift. I just love Cabernet from the Paso Robles region, it’s full-bodied with lots of dark rich fruit flavours and aged to perfection in Oak barrels. This is a great barbeque wine and at $22 a bottle, one you’ll be able to afford all summer long!
My sister Jackie and I had a fun filled week at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas! To say it was spectacular would be an understatement.
In the meantime I have to catch up on some real life and by real life I mean laundry ! LOL
Till next week, Cheers