Today — a respite from the never-ending political spin of Washington — and on to something far more pleasant!
Yesterday, we had a small celebration in my family and we decided to try something new and different for our wines. We have a Total Wine & More nearby that always has a great selection, so we rolled up on Friday to see what we could find that looked interesting.
My husband is the “red” between us and I’m the “white,” so there’s a little bit of something here for both sides of the wine path.
For red … a 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon called “Line 39” by a vintner of the same name out of Parlier, California. It won Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top Brand of the Year and blends the flavors of currant, blackberry, ripe plums and a hint of dark chocolate. A real winner! And what’s with the name? According to their label, the 39th parallel runs through California, separating the north from the south, and hence, the name “Line 39.” Their tag line is “Discover wine without parallel.” Not bad, huh?
Here’s a snap of their label:
And on to all you white lovers out there … Italia for me! I found this bottle of Pinot Grigio, a 2016 La Delizia (Delle Venezie) from northeastern Italy to be superb. An well-balanced blend of citrus, flowers and herbs, along with a touch of apples and pears. Especially delightful for summer tasting.
Yes, you are seeing correctly, that would be an empty bottle!
These two great wines will be added to our Favorites list and — best of all — at an unbeatable price of about $8 a bottle! That’s a lot of flavor for a such a reasonable price.
Take them along to your next event … and enjoy!
Shalom … peace be with you!