Her: “Would you like a glass of wine babe?...” .
Me: “A glass?.... Nope!”
Just one of those days!🙄
. “Chateau Buena Vista” Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
Cocoa, earth, oak, coffee and leather. Full, rich, bold, ripe and elegantly smooth... dark fruit bombs all over!
These are the kind of 💣’s I don’t mind being dropped on me today!
Cheers my friends..... Cheers!🍷
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When it comes to tasting experiences, we love showing off the food-friendliness of our wines. It's so much more interesting to taste the way their flavors are influenced by food and vice versa.
Visit the Clif Family Tasting Room and choose from four current options: Seasonal Wine Tasting of both whites and reds, King of the Mountain featuring our Howell Mountain red wines, Farm Feast multi-course farm to table lunch, and Rise and Wine Breakfast Pairing.
Each of our unique food and wine pairings brings different flavors to the table! Make a reservation today.
I was flattered to be asked to be a speaker for the @winefoodfdn of Texas’ upcoming Austin Wine Experience, representing both @sektwineconsulting and @westwoodsliquor (alongside Advanced sommelier Nathan Prater). The stars sort of aligned because the talk is on Napa Valley vs. Bordeaux Cabernet! While this talk is SOLD OUT, you can still get tickets to other great seminars held that day by visiting the Wine and Food Foundation’s website, www.winefoodfoundation.org.
Celebrating at Sonoma's annual Vintage Festival? After participating in the Grape Stomp, browsing local art, and watching the "Get Your Glow On" Parade, get some rest next-door at El Dorado. [📷: @sonoma_valley]
In 2006, Michael Mondavi Family Estate acquired #SauvignonBlanc vine cuttings from Oakville’s To Kalon Vineyard, which is thought to be the oldest surviving Sauvignon Blanc material in North America. When the new vineyard was created, Michael Mondavi Family Estate selected the same root stock and trellising used in the 19th century.
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Just me in my natural habitat ✨ September is #CaliforniaWineMonth and what better way to experience CA wine country than in the vineyard at @domainecarneros in Napa 🍇 Fun fact: California is the world’s fourth largest wine producer with over 3900 bonded wineries, 5900 grape growers, and 637,000 acres of vineyards. What’s YOUR favorite wine region in California? Because I think you can all guess mine 😉
Always be a work in progress ⭐️ Happy 50th Anniversary to @wsetglobal – the one that sparked my joy for studying wine! Last week I attended an event to celebrate @wineeducationweek with @wsetglobal & learned about the keys to a masterful food & wine pairing 🍷 It was great to revisit the fundamentals! I’m always working to become a better version of myself – even on vacay my WSET 3 books will make an appearance.
For anyone interested in learning about wine, I highly recommend taking WSET 1 or 2. I’ve taken 1-3 online this year & it’s been a game changer 🍾 Are you interested in learning more about WSET programs?
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon is irresistible! Do you have a favorite vintage?
This Oakville-Napa Valley, 2015 Groth @grothwines Cabernet Sauvignon, (blend of 85% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot) expresses wonderful aromas on the nose with fresh blackcurrants, vanilla, cloves and peppermint. On the palate, it is full-bodied with solid structure and soft chewy tannins, the acidity is light, it delivered a nice flavorful finish. #grothwines#cabernetsauvignon#napawine#latinxwine
Crème de cassis, wood smoke, silky blueberry. Damson plum, lavender oil, creamy black licorice. Cool mint and roasted tobacco, graham cracker and baking chocolate. Elegant, dark, and expressive fruit leads a complex and multifaceted attack radiating black forest cherry, whipped blackberry, and açai with impressively lean concentration. Perfumed violet and high toned florals emerge in a lifted display aided by savory rumblings of sage, young cedar, and anise. Vanilla, cinnamon, and clove complement elevated baking spice that plays gently with coffee bean and toast. Red dust and volcanic soil lie in waiting beneath the initial advance imparting earthy verve and distinctly terroir-driven minerality. Quite restrained, tart, and tense while simultaneously soft and velvety; packed with plush tannin and elevated acidity that fill out its barely-full bodied frame. This 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon by Smith Devereaux Wines is a well made and beautifully balanced red from Saint Helena.
Located near the northern end of Napa Valley between Spring Mountain and Howell Mountain, the town and appellation of Saint Helena has long been considered one of California's premier regions for premium quality Cabernet Sauvignon. This bottling, crafted by Smith Devereaux Wines using Cabernet sourced from within Saint Helena, is exactly the style of wine that has helped make this appellation so highly lauded. It is extremely deep and contemplative in nature, more intellectual than hedonistic, yet maintains impressive softness and approachability. It is clearly still young and very primary yet shows immense potential for development and improvement in the cellar. This is an exciting wine and an absolutely remarkable value to boot. Excellent.
Have you tried wine from Saint Helena?
. @smithdevereuxwines#smithdevereuxwines #sainthelena#howellmountain#springmountain#rutherford#napacab#cabernet#cabernetsauvignon#merlot#syrah#sauvignonblanc#zinfandel#grenache#chardonnay#pinotnoir#napa#napavalley#napawine#sonoma#sonomawine#sonomacounty#winereview#wine#winery#wineblog#wineblogger#instawine#wset#wineryreflections
Does anyone ever open bottles of Screamjng Eagle?
Have you ever tasted a unicorn wine? What unicorn wine is on your wishlist to try?
When single bottles of wine sell for close to 3K per bottle, it’s understandable that it takes a special occasion to pop a cork. But it does happen now and then!
So, what’s the wine taste like? The 2012 Screaming Eagle is a beautiful wine. Combining power with layers of perfectly ripe, sweet dark red fruits, what you notice first is the balance and refinement.
The wine doesn’t rely on a massive wall of fruit. Instead, it’s the purity in the fruit, the soft polished tannins, the elegant textures and the stop-watch breaking length.
The Second Flight is similar in style. But it’s forward, less concentrated, and lacks the incredible length found in the top wine.