I’ve come across many wines that didn’t suit my palate. Some were too sweet, others too dry, and still others just didn’t give me any reason to drink more of it. However, no wine has given me such an adverse reaction as this Zinfandel from Kelley Creek did.
Robin and I love to entertain. We don’t do it enough, maybe once every month or two. We’ll have a bigger party, maybe 20-30 people, once or twice a year, then we’ll have 2-4 other people over now-and-then. We always try to plan out a fun and exciting menu, complimented by fun beverages. You all know I’m a big fan of wine, and now you’ll see I love to cook!
This evening’s wine was Sobon Estates 2006 Viognier. It’s a nice summer wine that rolls in at $15, and while I won’t say it’s the best viognier, it was worth giving it a try. The video review that follows gives a good summary, but I’ll fill that out as well.
Happy Wine Blogging Wednesday. Now, you all know by now this is far from an official Wine Blog. For those, I highly recommend one of the more seasoned veterans like Domain 547 or maybe Kathleen Lisson and surely Good Wine Under $20 or any of the great people on my Blogroll. However, I am certainly not going to let the fact stop my reviewing wines I drink. And hopefully, that wont stop you from reading my spew.
Typically when I think of Rose, I think of White Zinfandel. I think of the cheap, sweet wine I used to try to convince the girls to swill when I was younger. I also think of several great friends who prefer sweeter, fruiter wines, and aren’t interested in most of the other types of wine available. I also remember Robin’s comment of “I used to drink White Zin before I knew what wine was.”
It’s been too long. Not since I’ve had wine, but since I wrote and shared about it. I have wine JUST about every night. Often times I am so wrapped up in enjoying it, that I forget to write down my notes. I decided not to do that today.
After a fabulous day at the beach, SANS BEERS, we came home to relax. After a quick nap, I decided to take The J to see Speed Racer. I had *NO* desire, but I took him anyway. Well, after less than an hour he decided he was scared and wanted to go. We came home and Robin knew how to make it all better. Robin had half a glass of the red from last night left over, and she wanted some more to sip on before dinner. CMS got the call up. It was time for The Show. She laid out some Brie and french bread, and I cracked a bottle of CMS Red. The J didn’t partake, but I did make a J-Tini out of Sprite and “Cherry Syrup”.