2013 Haraszthy Amador County Zinfandel

Vineyard: Haraszthy's Amador County Location Variety: Zinfandel Cost: $17 Region: California Food Pairing Suggestions: Smoked chicken, salmon, cornbread with chili, bacon My Tasting Notes: Raspberry, peppercorns, juicy blackberry, orange peel, vanilla beans, a hint of tobacco Sponsored Post: No Last weekend was another lovely weekend where summer seemed to mingle in with fall. Leaves are…

3 Favorites from Williamsburg Winery Virginia

The wonderful thing about teaming up with your spouse on a wine blog is being able to compare tasting notes. At the Williamsburg Winery it was fairly easy to agree on a top three list. John has a preference for smooth red blends and I love discovering robust, locally sourced wines. Together we selected three…

Abingdon Vineyards 2017 White Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Abingdon Vineyards Variety: Pinot Noir Cost: $20 Region: Virginia Food Pairing Suggestions: Oysters Rockefeller, bacon, melted gruyere cheese, crab with butter sauce, lobster Mac My Tasting Notes: Slight sweetness, fresh peach, apricot, warming cinnamon, golden delicious apple, melon, lingering clover honey Sponsored Post: No. The Abingdon Vineyards and their 2017 White Pinot Noir were…

Williamsburg Winery 2017 Petite Fleur

Vineyard: Williamsburg Winery Variety: 56% Muscat Ottonel, 44% Vidal Blanc Cost: $29 Region: Virginia, United States Food Pairing Suggestions: Semi sweet fruit tarts, apricot preserves, rosemary shortbread. My Tasting Notes: Beautifully floral and fragrant beginning with notes of honey suckle and apricot, layers of white florals, bananas and vanilla cream. Sponsored Post: No. John and…

Estate Grown Stolpman 2013 Syrah from Ballard Canyon

Vineyard: Stolpman Winery in Ballard Canyon Variety: Syrah Cost: $27 Region: California (Central Coastal) Food Pairing Suggestions: Braised beef ribs, savory herbed mushrooms,  butternut squash, yoghurt sauces, onions. My Tasting Notes: Cranberry, cherry, raspberry, black pepper, currants, blueberry, and lingering dry mineral finish. This bottle has the intense aroma and flavor you want and expect…