Highlighting just how much we actually drink..
This has probably been our busiest summer ever. I feel like every weekend we either have a wedding, or Jeff’s gone or I’m working. It’s been hard to stop and smell the vino! But don’t worry, I’ll always make time for my wine!
Mount Eden Vineyards’ Edna Valley Chardonnay has fresh tropical fruit aromas with anise and white pepper. The palate is medium bodied and crisp with notes of pineapple, guava, vanilla and butter-cream. Hints of citrus fruits, lemon merengue and brioche are balanced on the long finish. A nice, well balanced Chardonnay with smooth oak and a bright, crisp palate.
Uppercut’s North Coast Sauvignon Blanc opens right up with a bright juicy acidity. It is mouthwatering and full flavored. Notes of minerals and herbs are balanced by sweet grapefruit and pineapple. The finish is long with notes of green fruits. A balanced, fruity and affordable (~$12) white.
Hartley & Ostini’s Hitching Post Cork Dancer is a lighter style Pinot Noir with full aromas and flavors of cherry cola, blackberries, and spice. The palate is bold and spicy but still soft and smooth with hints of dark berries, currant, tobacco and nuts. The finish is long and elegant with beautiful, textured notes of spice.
Domaine de Haut Banchereau Muscadet, Sevre-et-Maine, Sur Lie, Loire, France – That’s quite the mouthful for this dainty little wine! Muscadet is the perfect match for shellfish, specifically oysters. Which is exactly what I was having when I ordered this glass. It was bright, crisp and delicate with notes of mineral, sea salt and fresh herbs. The acidity is balanced and fresh on the long, smooth finish.
Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand – Some NZ Sauvignon Blancs can get a little overpowering on the grapefruit, but this beauty is fresh and balanced. It has full aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. The palate is clean and crisp with a juicy acidity and complex notes of lychee, grapefruit and tropical fruits.
Cocktail of the Week!
It’s been pretty stormy out there lately, which I love, but we need a cocktail to match the mood. How about one of my favorites: a Kentucky Mule. I’m not sure if this is the true name of the cocktail, but it’s basically a Moscow Mule, but with Kentucky Bourbon instead of Russian Vodka. Simple, but delicious!
- 4oz Ginger Beer
- 2oz Kentucky Bourbon (we like Bulleit)
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Lime wedge for garnish
Pour all ingredients over ice and garnish with lime.
What have you been drinking, something yummy I hope! What should I try next?