October, the month when the seasons begin to change and we trade in our summer clothes for Ugg boots and fuzzy, comfy sweaters.
One thing I won't be putting away...my love for Chardonnay.
My wine pick for October is refreshing like a summer night and cozy like a fall day.
Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 2018
The 2018 Morning Fog Chardonnay bursts with aromatics from citrus, lemon curd, pear and toasty oak. This wine is balanced by hints of vanilla and citrus on the palate, finishing with a nice acidity.
Moderately priced, at about $18.00 a bottle. An evening in never tasted so good!
My September's Wine Pick of the Month is a special treat.
"Cakebread Cellars 2018 Twin Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir"
This wine shows aromas of sweet black cherry, raspberry, rose petal and
a fresh palate of fruit flavors.
Round, silky tannins support the bright fruit, and a touch of minerality complements the delicious red fruit expression over a smooth finish.
Pairs fabulously with roasted chicken or duck.
For sophisticated wine lovers....
This wine will set you back about $50 a bottle, but when trying to impress your guests, the sky is the limit.
My wine pick for the month of August comes from my good friend Wendy.
It is simply fabulous!
“The Federalist Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017”
A delightful full-bodied wine with a long finish, fine tannins, juicy red fruit profile layered with a hint of sweetness from the oak.
Fresh and zippy.
I paired it this wonderment with Sartori Balsamic Bellavitano cheese, prosciutto, garlic stuffed green olives and breadsticks.
For less than $25 for a bottle, it’s perfect for a quiet evening on the patio.
Don’t forget, using just the right glass can make all the difference in the taste.
Treat yourself to my wine pick for the month of July.
“The 2017 Gamba Zinfandel”
This wine will set ya back $50 for a bottle, but for a romantic dinner or special occasion, it’s worth every penny!
This wine is decadent and full bodied, with an aroma of cherries, cocoa, raspberries and subtle cedar. Dark black fruits, candied nectarine, freshly baked pie crust and an ethereal note of sweet oak fill the palate.
I love pairing this opulent wine with beef kabobs or a big ol’ ribeye!
It really is a treat that you will want to treat yourself to over and over again.
A lil pricey, but aren’t you worth it?
My wine pick for the month of June was a surprise find!!
It's no secret to those who know me that I am a huge Chardonnay fan, and I'm pretty loyal to Dark Horse for my Chardonnay go to,
but my husband happened upon a lil Dark Horse gem that even I was unaware of.
"Dark Horse Buttery Chardonnay"
While I will always love the rich toasted oak flavor of their Chardonnay, with the notes of apple and stone fruit, their Buttery Chardonnay is a lovely rich and smooth Chardonnay with a buttery finish. I kinda felt like I was cheating on my regular wine with a lil blonde number.
Dark Horse wines are amazingly reasonably priced for wines that taste so darn expensive.
A must try!