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…

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…

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…

Opolo Mountain Zinfandel 2014

Opolo Mountain Zinfandel 2014 from Paso Robles They had me at Vanilla!! Not your typical zinfandel, which I do like but the hubby doesn’t. We are both suckers for vanilla. Raspberry, touch of pepper/spice, great legs running down the glass. Did I mention vanilla? It is 16% but drinks smooth. Totally amazing pairing with a ribeye…

Calcareous 2012 Estate Cabernet

Calcareous 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Deep purple color. Rich blackberry fruit. A little earthy. Hint of vanilla. Medium tannins. Long dry finish. Aroma of currant and a touch of cinnamon. This is super delish! We had it with grilled flank steak, roasted asparagus and sautéed kale. Now savoring an after-dinner glass. I…