Highlighting just how much we actually drink..
So here’s #everyglass from conception to today. Hopefully next week I’ll remember to update you on what I drank this week.
2011 Merry Edwards Meredith Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA $45 – Bright cherry fruit palate with dark berry flavors. Hints of sweet spice are balanced by a light bodied and crisp mouthfeel. A note of bitter cherry and earth lingers on the long, elegant finish. (4.5)
2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva,Spain ~$40 – Earth and baked fruits with deep spice notes. Aromas of earth, spice and cassis. The palate is medium bodied with notes of forest floor, mushroom, black cherry, currant, and spice. (4)
2013 Rivera Preludio No.1 Chardonnay, Italy $13 – A little Italian Chardonnay on this warm December Monday! Bright citrus, honeysuckle and mineral notes with a soft finish of honey, mineral, and yeast. (3.5)
2013 Romililly Pinot Noir Sonoma County, CA $30 – Some awesome Romililly Sonoma Pinot Noir on this rainy Tuesday night. Bright fruit, soft spice and a smooth finish. One of my favs from our honeymoon. (4.5)
2010 Olivier Leflaive Les Setilles Bourgogne, France $20 – Aromas of mineral and slate are followed by hints of honey and white pepper spice. The palate is light but smooth with elegant notes of baked apple. A hint of sweet honey balances the bright acidity making for a very smooth finish. (3.5)
2011 Château Michel De Vert, Lussac Saint-Émilion, France $15 – Not as earthy as I was hoping, but a bit of mushrooms and bramble fruit. Dry and tannic on the finish. Great with lamb! (3.5)
Langlois Brut Rose, Cremant de Loire, France $20 – Fresh strawberry and cherry aromas with a hint of toast. The bubbles are fine and delicate creating a bright and crisp palate. (3.5)
I’m sure you remember that we took a little trip to Hawaii over Christmas, and of course had lots of yummy wine while we were there.
2012 Block Nine California Caiden’s Pinot Noir $12 – Super floral perfumed aromas. Light bodied and fruit forward with a little spice. Balanced, light and smooth. (3)
Orin Swift Machete, California $40 – Deep dark berries and earthy spice. Dry and tannic with subtle notes of acidic berries and pepper spice. Earthy, rich and dry with grippy tannins. It could use a fatty, juicy steak to balance the tannins but its awesome on its own. (4)
2013 Romililly Chardonnay Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California – Soft aromas of cream, honey and citrus. The palate is light with refreshing notes of citrus, apple, butter and honey. Hints of caramel and vanilla are balanced on the long smooth finish. (4)
2009 Sant’Elena Klodic Pinot Grigio, Italy – Sant’Elena’s Pinot Grigio Klodic is aged for six months on its lees giving is soft notes of cream, butter and almonds on be nose. The palate medium to full bodied with hints of vanilla, cream and honey. Green apples provide balance on the long finish. (3.5)
Matchbook Musque Chardonnay, California – Matchbooks Musque Chardonnay has bright aromas of honeysuckle and apricot lead to a smooth, medium bodied palate. Notes of honey, apples and vanilla are balanced on the long smooth finish. (3)
2006 Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon $35 – We bought this when we were in Oregon four years ago. We loved it then and we love it now! Rich aromas of mushroom and earth are balanced by soft, elegant flavors of black cherry and raspberry. Soft acidity with a long, smooth finish. (4.5)
2012 Astrolabe Province Pinot Gris Marlborough, New Zealand – Very delicate aromas of apples and pear with a hint of vanilla. The palate is soft and medium bodied with notes of baked apple, vanilla, honeysuckle and crisp citrus fruits. No detectable sweetness but a very balanced acidity. (3.5)
2012 J. Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Barbara County Pinot Blanc – Bright citrus aromas are softened by a palate of creamy Apple and vanilla. A soft acidity with a creamy finish.
2011 Domaine Skouras Saint George Nemea Aghiorghitiko, Greece – Bright and acidic with notes of plums, ripe cherries, black pepper and spice. Medium bodied with a fresh acidity and bitter but balanced tannins. (3.5)
Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, California $20 – Some Byron Pinot noir at the airport. Dark berries: blackberry, plum and black raspberry with subtle baking spices and vanillin oak. Soft acidity and a velvety smooth finish.(4)
2011 DoubleBack Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, Washington $100 – There are soft aromas and flavors of baked cherry, raspberry, chocolate and a hint of spice on Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon. Smooth vanillin oak balances the elegant tannins. The finish is long with sweet spices and a hint of bitter cherry. (4.5)
2012 Cloisonne Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, California – Fresh aromas of bright cherry, sweet spice and vanilla. The palate is smooth with vanillin oak, baked fruits and raspberry. (3.5)
2011 Pine Ridge Forefront Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, Sonoma and Lake County, California – Forefront’s Cabernet blend from Pine Ridge offers light aromas of bright cherry and raspberry with a palate of baked fruits, sweet spices and vanillin oak. The finish is short but full of fresh berry and vanilla notes. (3.5)
Moet Chandon Sparkling Red, Napa Valley, California – Moet Chandon’s Sparkling Red is fresh and fruity with notes of blackberry, cherry and raspberry. The palate is smooth but full with sweet fruit flavors but a dry, balanced finish. (3.5)
2007 Heitz Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California $50 – We decanted some Heitz Napa Cab for Valentine’s Day, alongside a fire and some dry-rubbed steaks. Fresh strawberry, raspberry and blackberry fruits are balanced by hints of nutmeg and cocoa. The palate is medium bodied with fine, dusty tannins and a soft finish of fresh berries and dry earth. (4.5)
2012 Bodega Atamisque Espetus Tupungato Malbec, Valle De Uco Mendoza, Argentina – Rich and dark aromas of blackberry, currant, tobacco and bell peppers. The palate offers flavors of dark berries, tobacco leaves, bell pepper and a hint of earth. Minimal tannins are balanced by a soft acidity. (3)
2013 Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay, California – Soft citrus aromas lead to a plate of green apple, honey, and a hint of vanilla cream. The finish is crisp and light with balanced acidity. (2.5)
2012 Coleman’s Cherry Cove Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon – Fresh flavors and aromas of pomegranate, tart cherry and berries. The palate is soft with a fresh acidity and hints of baking spice. (3)
2011 Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classic, Italy – A very nice and smooth chianti Classico. Deep aromas and flavors of black cherry, leather, earth and spice. The palate is full-bodied with notes of dark chocolate, truffle and spice with elegant tannins and a smooth, balanced acidity. (3.5)
2013 Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford, California $22 – Light and easy with fresh grapefruit, peach and pear notes. A fresh acidity is balanced on the long finish. (3)
2012 Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California $37 – Soft aromas of blueberries and spice are balanced by notes of vanilla and espresso. Hints of earth and spice linger on the finish. (4)
Now you’re up to date! What did you drink over the past week, something yummy I hope! What should I try next week?