Category Just Tasted

Just Tasted // 2016 Meadowcroft Rosé of Malbec Clements Hill

When summertime arrives with its sweltering heat and frizzy hair creating humidity, I immediately start stockpiling rosé wine like it’s nobody’s business! All of the “rosé all day” stuff they have out there on t-shirts, hats, bags… well, that’s for me people, because if it didn’t deem me an immediate alcoholic, I would be sipping on rosé from the moment I wake up, until bedtime. It is quite possibly my

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Just Tasted // 2005 Justin Zinfandel Paso Robles, California

If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit Paso Robles, California, then it’s one for the bucket list! Rolling hills as far as the eye can see, breathtaking sunsets, incredible wineries and a killer food scene are just a few of the things Paso Robles has to offer! In terms of wineries, we’re talking Turley Wine Cellars, Treana, Denner Vineyards, JLohr Vineyards, Halter Ranch, and of course Justin Winery, just to name a

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Just Tasted // 2012 James Cole Petit Verdot Napa Valley

Remember the moment, just a few months ago, when the Super Bowl descended upon our beautiful little Silicon Valley and chaos instilled? At least, I assume all hell broke loose. A few of us decided to head up north to enjoy the tranquility Napa tends to offer… at least in the winter months. Summer is a different story, and any of you that either live there or visit will know what I’m

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Just Tasted | 2012 Grgich Hills Estate Violetta, Late Harvest

If I was to be honest with myself, I truly believe I would take a silky, honey-like dessert wine any day over a huge slice of cake, or even creme brûlée – which happens to be my favorite dessert EVER! I can’t explain the joyous, heart melting feeling I get when I slowly sip on a small glass of this golden syrup. It’s reminiscent to the same feeling you get

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Just Tasted | 2013 Big Basin GSM Rose

I cannot tell you how excited I’ve been to finally crack open my last bottle of this delicious and rather lively Rose from Big Basin Vineyards! It’s been staring at me from my cooler for some time now. However, I’ve held back any temptation to break the seal, until I had a moment to sit down, forget the world around me and actually enjoy a glass of wine. I’m awful

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Just Tasted | 2011 Odeon from Big Basin Vineyards

Big Basin Vineyards has stolen my heart… and I’m fine with that! I’m serious, they have outstanding wines. I personally love that they’ve broken free from the traditional Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay’s, that everyone tends to do here, and cooked up some great standout wines, such as Syrah, GMS, Cab and Rose – just to name a few. Don’t be alarmed, for those of you that hold dear to your Pinots and Chards,

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Just Tasted // 2012 3Spells Napa Valley Rosé

I let out a mortified shriek the night my husband accidentally grabbed the wrong bottle of rosé wine and opened it in from of my eyes, without even looking at the bottle. I had been saving my last precious bottle of 3 Spells rosé wine for a nice evening and a much anticipated blog post, and he’d opened it without even knowing. Luckily, there’s never a better time than in

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Just Tasted // 2013 Brian’s Syrah Pigoni Ranch Vineyard

The weather has been absolutely magnificent these last few weeks, which means our deck has been our favorite place to relax and enjoy the evening after a long day of work. On one of these wonderful evenings we decided to pop open a lovely little bottle we picked up from Byington Vineyards on our usual weekend “vineyard hopping”. I never thought I would actually put those two word together, let alone

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Just Tasted : 2014 Testarossa Pinot Noir Rose

We recently signed up for the wine club at Testarossa winery, after our first visit to their location in Los Gatos. One of the wines we picked up was this delightful 2014 Cuvee Los Gatos Pinot Noir Rose.  It’s not listed on their tasting menu, so if you go, ask them if it’s available to try. You will fall in love! The heart breaker to this story is they make a very

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Just Tasted : 2011 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

This weekend has be all kinds of perfect and one of those moments was when we opened up this yummy bottle to kick start the birthday “wine tasting” extravaganza. That’s right folks, this happens to be my birthday and what kind of birthday would it be without some note-worthy wines.  Well, actually the really outstanding wines are still in the cellar, waiting for some who-knows-what-occasion to open them. Along with the fact

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