wine down wednesday – rosé

I am pretty enthusiastic when it comes to wine. I’m currently taking the level 2 WSET course and am a BIG fan of hosting wine tasting parties. I typically throw one once a month to help me hone in on my wine skills and share my love of wine with others. If anything its a…

robert mondavi chardonnay

Mr. Mondavi, you continue to make me believe in love… the love of Chardonnay. I’m that person that opts for a well rounded, white, oaked wine on a regular basis, and this does it for me. Smooth, full-bodied, with a medium finish. It’s definitely worth a stay at home date. wine name: robert mondavi vintage: 2014…

19 crimes red blend

19 crimes such an interesting back story. If you haven’t, check out their website. My favorite quote from their site, “this wine celebrates the rules they broke and the culture they built.” It’s one of my mom’s favorite wines and I can understand why. wine name: 19 crimes vintage: 2016 style/type: red wine (blend) country/region:…

j.lohr cabernet sauvignon

I LOVE j.lohr but let me tell you, this bottle was bad. There’s a reason why you taste the bottle of wine at a restaurant. It’s not just to figure out if you like the flavor profile + characteristics of that wine, it’s to also taste if the wine has gone bad and this bottle…

simple life, chardonnay

After a terrible cabernet tasting (post coming soon) my Mom + I figured we’d try something new. We choose the wine based off of the label. It’s simple, crisp, and light. It’s perfect for afternoon snacks in the backyard and sunset viewings at the harbor. Thank you Simple Life Simple Life for a perfect afternoon/evening…

rodney strong, charlotte’s home

I’m home for the week and am spending my time with my best friend. She as well is an avid wine drinker and planned the best day… wine + burritos on the beach. She let me pick the wine and man was I wrong. Caution, this wine with burritos DOES NOT pair well. wine name: rodney…

j.lohr, sauvignon blanc

My best friend and I used to go to the tasting room in San Jose. Today was such a beautiful day it made sense to open a bottle and just reminisce. wine name: j.lohr vintage: 2016 style/type: sauvignon blanc country/region: montery, ca price: $17 appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): clear intensity (pale, medium, or deep): pale color…

frogs leap chardonnay

wine name: frogs leap vintage: 2015 style/type: chardonnay country/region: napa valley, ca price: $27 appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): clear intensity (pale, medium, or deep): medium color (describe the shade of the wine): golden nose: condition (clean or unclean): unclean intensity (light, medium, strong): aromas (what do you smell): lemon zest, jasmine, apple palate: sweetness…

j.lohr pinot noir

Tonight was simple. I got home, did a little work, sat on my bed and drank a glass of wine. J.lohr was one of the first tasting rooms I ever went to in San Jose, CA, so I have a soft spot in my heart for it. I also have a love for Pinot Noir,…

three brooms sauvignon blanc

On a warm summer day, sometimes all I want is a light and crisp white wine. I’m always perusing the organic shelf at my local wine shop. Lately I haven’t seen much that catches my eye; however, yesterday this bottle did the trick. It’s very easy to drink. It’s simple, flavourful but light, and tropical. It’s…