3 age-worthy Sauvignon Blancs

When I first moved to Napa, I was not particularly a fan of most Sauvignon Blancs that I came in contact with (unpopular opinion I know). I love the acidity of the grape, but the green and grapefruit flavors were too strong for my taste. However, I think it’s important to try new wines evenContinue reading “3 age-worthy Sauvignon Blancs”

Ownroot Collective x Post & Vine

If you’re not a member of Terra Jane’s Ownroot Collective you are missing out. I have attended 3 (virtual) tasting events so far and I’ve already discovered so many new and delicious wines that were living right under my nose for so long and I had no idea. Ownroot is a wine club that featuresContinue reading “Ownroot Collective x Post & Vine”

At Ease Wine Project: Chenin Blanc

The wine: At Ease Wine Project 2020 Chenin Blanc, Solano County Green Valley The place: https://ateasewine.square.site/, and now on the Goose and Gander Saint Helena wine list The price: $28 This decadent and golden Chenin is made from grapes with a very unique story. Winemaker Derek Baljeu sources this fruit from the Biggs Vineyard inContinue reading “At Ease Wine Project: Chenin Blanc”

Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc

The wine: Lang & Reed 2016 North Coast Cabernet Franc The place: Lang & Reed tasting room in Saint Helena, CA (can also purchase from their website) The price: $29 Lang &Reed is about as “family owned and operated” as you can find in the wine world. Started by husband and wife John and TraceyContinue reading “Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc”

Lady of the Sunshine Pinot Noir

The wine: Lady of the Sunshine Chêne Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir The place: I purchased mine from Jack’s Filling Station in Sonoma. You can find Lady of the Sunshine wines in local wineshops featuring natural producers or at https://www.ladyofthesunshinewines.com/wineshop The price: $26.99 This producer really does bring the sunshine to a rainy (quarantine) day. ThisContinue reading “Lady of the Sunshine Pinot Noir”

December 2019 in Western Australia

The wine: Stormflower 2017 Shiraz The place: Stormflower Cellar Door, Margaret River, Western Australia The price: ~30 AUD In December of 2019 I visited one of my best friends in Margaret River, the ultimate winter wine paradise. While the vineyards in the Northern Hemisphere are dormant, muddy, and gloomy during the month of December, vinesContinue reading “December 2019 in Western Australia”

November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving!)

The wine: 2014 Juliénas “Vieilles Vignes” by Domaine Lassagne The place: Sunshine Foods – Saint Helena, Napa Valley The price: $32.00 Thanksgiving can be one of the most difficult events to pair with a wine – there are so many different flavors and textures, and the heaping portions leave you sleepy and stuffed. The challengeContinue reading “November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving!)”

Honeymoon by Martha Stoumen

The wine: 2018 Honeymoon by Martha Stoumen The place: Martha Stoumen Wines, local Northern California wine shops The price: $34.00 “This wine tasted like honey in a glass – it was perfectly round with the most delicate balance of sweetness.” Every once in a while you find a really special bottle of wine – oneContinue reading “Honeymoon by Martha Stoumen”

October 21, 2019

* please excuse my ugly harvest hands/nails. The wine: Foggy Veil Hillside Selection 2017 The place: Trader Joe’s The price: $12.99 This wine is a Rhône-style blend from Santa Barbara County. The 2017 vintage saw a wine with 78% Syrah and 22% Grenache (two quintessential Rhône grapes). This wine was green and floral on theContinue reading “October 21, 2019”

October 7, 2019

The wine: FREEDA Rosé Trevenezie The place: Trader Joe’s The price: $8.99 A rosé in October? When the weather’s 80°F all week, anything is possible. This rosé from Northeastern Italy is full bodied with huge fruity (peach, strawberry, watermelon) and floral notes. You don’t really find a glass like this at many places that haveContinue reading “October 7, 2019”