Château Vignelaure Rosé 2018 BOTTLE

A blend of Grenache (40%), Syrah (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Vermentino (10%), this rosé stands out in a crowd. A complex and fun wine with strawberry and raspberry fruit aromas giving way to peach cream and pink grapefruit.  Partial malolactic fermentation and three months on the lees with bâtonnageContinue Reading

Charles and Charles 2018 Rose

The high altitude vineyards of Washington’s Columbia Valley give this pale pink wine plenty of strawberry, Kiwi, watermelon and fresh cherry aromas with refreshing pink grapefruit flavors. A blend primarily of Syrah with Cabernet Sauvignon and Rhone varietals blended together to make a great summer sipper.

Sofia Rose Bottle 2017

Sofia is a blend of 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Pinot Noir from Monterey County. Fresh juicy peach, strawberry, rose water aromas and flavors are balanced with good acidity and minerality.

Fluer de Prairie 2018 Rose

We kick off Rosé All May with a traditional Rosé from Provence “Fleurs de Prairie” translates to “wildflowers,” celebrating the beautiful fields of wisteria, lavender, poppy, and sunflowers carpeting Provence. The wine is made up of 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 10% other varietals (Mourvedre, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, andContinue Reading

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans assorted flavors to help with the tastes found in wine

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans can be an essential wine education tool. Hear me out for a minute. This isn’t another “pair wine with candy” article, although some of those pairings are fun. Many beginning wine lovers are amazed at how wine professionals are able to pick out certain flavors andContinue Reading

California Grape Crush Report 2018 USDA

The Pacific Regional Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released the 2018 California crush report. The bountiful 2018 wine grape harvest is up 6.6% in volume from 4,016 thousand tons in 2017 to 4,282 in 2018. The majority ofContinue Reading

Wine Crystals

Have you ever opened a bottle of wine and found what looked like little crystals on the wine cork or at the bottom of your wine glass? Those completely harmless crystals are tartrate crystals, technically potassium bitartrate, or what some call “wine diamonds.” They occur when tartaric acid, which isContinue Reading