Newtopia Hard Cider

Enjoying a flight @newtopiacyder Loving the (3) Fuji La La Land–simple, crisp, refreshing. Champagne yeast. (1) Twisted Cutie which is the Fuji with clementine puree. Adds some delicious tartness. (2) Semi-sweet which is always one of my favorites–fresh Apple, touch of mint. Great balance. (4) Chai Me a River which is hitting the spot on…

High Valley Cabernet 2014

High Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014   Rich flavors of dark berry and black currant–touch more earth and tart than my usual cab choices. Lighter mouth-feel. Dry finish. Great price point. Good alone or with food.     Had @thebarrellroomsd #columbiavalley #washington #washingtonwine #redwine #columbiavalleywine 

Mont Gravet 2015 Rosé

Mont Gravet 2015 Rosé I’ve never had 100% Cinsault. It really hits the spot. Fruit forward. Dry. Crisp. Nice body. Good acidity. An anytime wine. Delicious on it’s own. Would be good with salad–wouldn’t fight with your dressing–and fish, chicken, or something spicy. And I’m always a fan of rosé at the end of the…

Dragon’s Tooth Wine

Dragon’s Tooth by Trefethen 2014 Bordeaux Blend ofMalbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Intoxicating aromas of dark fruit and little spice. Silky, velvety mouthfeel. Rich. Fruit forward. Long, delicious, hang-in-your-pajamas-near-a-fire finish. Had @thebarrelroomsd with ribeye and charred broccolini. @trefethenfamily #wine #redwine #redblend #napawine #californiawine #malbec #petiteverdot #cabernetsauvignon #glutenfree #celiac 

Calcareous 2013 Syrah

Calcareous Devil’s Canyon 2013 Syrah One of my favorites from Paso Robles because it has the depth of character I’m looking for in a Syrah. Big and bold with layers of flavor–i.e., dark fruit like plum and blueberries, tobacco, spice (black pepper), some floral. Medium-bodied. Moderate tannins balanced with good acidity. Great alone and with…

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,…