Wine times. You know I gotta have that rosé now that its getting warm and spring-y out there.
Get your own at Club W, fools.
FINALLY, a practical way to get babies drunk.
This is cute for picnics and all, but there’s only room for one glass of wine in there! I’ll stick with a larger size sports bottle, thankyouverymuch.
Like grape juice? You’ll love Carlo Rossi Sangria!
Seriously, this tastes exactly like the grape juice they used to serve during communion at church. Plus, you get a decent buzz going but you’ll never actually get drunk from this stuff.
Sure it’s cheap and crappy, but sometimes that’s what I am in the mood for.
On Tuesday, we hiked at Point Dume in Malibu. While the hike isn’t that difficult, we still celebrated the gorgeous views with some wine on the beach. Now, that’s my kind of hike!
Here’s our haul from our time in Sonoma/Napa, captured for posterity before we end up drinking it all down.
We brought home a nice split of reds, whites and roses! Here’s the breakdown:
- 2011 Scribe Pinot Noir AND 2008 Scribe Cabernet Sauvignon. (BUY) Scribe was a slam-dunk: Awesome wines and the best tasting experience we had by far. If you are in Sonoma, you have gotta look ‘em up.
- 2009 Robert Sinskey POV (BUY) They make a lot of really good wines, that are really a bit too expensive for us, at Robert Sinskey. While I am looking forward to digging into this bottle, I probably would skip this winery if we were in the area again.
- 2008 Imagery Dragonsleaf Syrah (BUY) We had a coupon for a 2-for1 tasting here so it was a no-brainer. Imagery is Benzinger’s more colorful offshoot, and in addition to getting a deal on the tasting, the pricepoint for their bottles are pretty affordable. This is a bold syrah with a lot of personality!
- 2010 “The Shop” Carneros Pinot Noir (BUY) We still had a hotel credit when we checked out, so we picked up this bottle in our hotel’s wine shop (of course they have one - much like Vegas has a slot machine at every turn, Sonoma has a wine shop in every store, restaurant and hole-in-the-wall). Since we hadn’t tried it before buying, it was the first bottle we tucked into when we got home. It’s really interesting for a pinot - bacon-y and oak-y. I think it’s good in small doses, but we couldn’t finish the bottle in one go.
- Laird 2009 Red Hen Ranch Chardonnay (BUY) Laird was pretty laid back when we showed up, but it had a relatively tiny tasting area, so I could see this being a pain on the weekends. That said, this was a very affordable experience for Napa, and we ended up with 2 bottles priced around $25 from them. This is a buttery chardonnay that’s not overwhelming. The minerality of it makes it super drinkable for summertime.
- 2011 Imagery Wow Oui (BUY) Our second purchase from Imagery - this is a sauvignon blanc blend that’s rounded out with a touch of muscat. Another crisp and refreshing white (can you tell I have a type?).
- Schramsberg Brut Rosé (BUY) Schramsberg was our second favorite experience because the grounds and cellars are larger than life. I have a soft spot in my heart for sparkling rosé, so we couldn’t NOT take a bottle home (we actually bought 2 of these and have already killed one bottle)
- Laird 2011 Suscol Ranch Rosé (BUY) Fruity, crisp, and a bargain at $20 (plus, who doesn’t love a screw-top?)
It’s a great day for this rosé that we picked up on our trip to Santa Barbara wine country a few weeks back.