White Hart 2015 Pinot Noir

White Hart 2015 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Yay! Another #pinot I really like–mostly meaning I can enjoy it solo instead of only with food. This is a mix of red fruit (think raspberry or strawberry) and dark fruit (like plum or cherry). There’s also some baking spice like clove or nutmeg. Vanilla on the…

Conundrum 2014 Red Blend

Conundrum 2014 California Red Wine blend from @conundrumwines Fruit-forward. Dark red varietals. They don’t tell all that goes into it but there is #zinfandel and #petitesirah Here’s the thing–this is a different #wine when first opened and after one hour. Right out of bottle it’s good, as already said fruit-forward and a touch of spice,…

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Caymus Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon #napavalley Feeling spoiled on #valentinesday with this full-bodied, smooth, bright, juicy cab that features black currant and blackberry. It also has prominent tobacco rounded out with notes of cocoa and vanilla. Long, dry, finish. Decant. Fantastic with the prime, bone-in #ribeye from @Costco, arugula/Parmesan/pine nut #salad and #Balsamic mushrooms. #cabernet…

The Prisoner 2015 Red Wine

The Prisoner 2015 Red Wine from #napavalley A new favorite! Rich, dry, and full-bodied. Okay–that doesn’t tell you much since that’s usually what I like. This has fruit on the front–but it’s less sweet fruit like raspberries and pomegranate–mellowed out with chocolate/mocha and then a long finish with a hint of spice and vanilla. This…

Gallegos 2014 Pinot Noir

Gallegos Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 Full-bodied and fruit forward and a tad earthy. If you now know me–that’s my kind of Pinot. So if you are a die-hard Pinot fan, super-traditional, thin, big earth–then this isn’t for you. Red fruit like cherry, cranberry. Touch of tartness Smooth, velvety LONG finish. Tried @herringboneeats  …

Lavender for Bug Bites

I’ve never liked the smell of lavender and was a little bummed to find out it came in my new oils kit–thinking I’d never use it. But last night I had two red, itchy bug bites keeping me from sleep. I dabbed a little lavender on each and within 5 minutes no more itching and…