Just because you CAN grow wine grapes doesn’t mean you SHOULD make wine, and nowhere is this more evident than Temecula, California. I know I sound like the worst wine snob imaginable, but let’s get real: the wine here is basically junk.
Welcome to our new series, Small Plate Saturday, where we enjoy wines paired with an afternoon appetizer, something you may enjoy at a laid back beach side cafe, or on your quiet back patio with a friend after taking a dip in the pool to cool off.
Today’s bottle of choice is the Jean Philippe Moulin Champagne Rose from Naked Wines. This Champagne comes from Chardonnay with a hint of Pinot Noir for a fun and vibrant light pink color. This is a tasty and crisp Champagne that is perfect for the upcoming summer months.
Is it your first time visiting the Napa Valley and Sonoma? Taking a first-time visitor with you to wine country? Then Domaine Carneros needs to be on your must-do list.
Winemaker Ken Deis has spent nearly 40 vintages working with some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries, from Heitz to Flora Springs to Joseph Phelps, all known for their tasty (and expensive) red wine.
I can’t say I was blown away by the experience at Seavey. Everything from booking the appointment to the actual tasting wasn’t one of the better times I’ve spent in Napa.