Wine Wednesday | Field Stone Merlot

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This weeks Wine Wednesday was a special selection by G and it is the Field Stone Merlot. This is one of his go to wines when we want something good but at an even better price. This wine comes in at just under $20 and we were able to pick it up at Molly’s.

What I like about this wine is how smooth it is. Sometimes with red wine I get an almost sour taste that makes it hard to drink, but I don’t get that with this wine. In the nose I get chocolate and vanilla hints with some blackberry. With the taste I again get a berry flavor with a hint of vanilla that really smooths it out.

We paired this wine with some burgers and a salad and it was perfect. I highly recommend grabbing a bottle or two of this wine if you see it at your local liquor store.

I would link the website, however the label was recently purchased by Kendall Jackson and it looks like they took down their website and the tasting room in Sonoma is closed. I am not sure what this means for the label but hopefully Kendall Jackson will keep the Field Stone name and wines.

Wine Wednesday | Affordable White Wine

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Happy Wednesday! This week I have Matua, a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. I actually really like this wine. I have had it before and anytime we are in the liquor store i grab it.

What I like most about this wine is the price point. It is only around $10 and typically on sale. I think I picked this bad boy up for $6 at Molly’s . I also really love the taste. It is a little tart with some tropical fruit flavors.

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I joked with G that I might have to buy a case of this since I love it so much and it is nice to have a lower priced wine on hand if you are having people over. I highly recommend this wine. I have their rose in my refrigerator that I also can’t wait to try.

Cheers!

-M

Wine Wednesday | Chateau Saint-Martin

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So I am back at it with the wine in a tube. I was crossing my fingers that this one would not be as bad as last week and luckily it was not! It had a really dark color when I poured it into my glass and smelled really sweet like peaches or pears. Chateau Saint-Martin really didn’t have that much flavor but would probably be good paired with a fettuccine alfreado.

While this wine was drinkable I don’t think I would recommend it just because I didn’t think it was very flavorful, but the great thing about these tubes was that I was able to try a glass of something new rather than committing to an entire bottle.

Cheers!

-M

 

Wine Wednesday | Bourgogne Chardonnay

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Well we finally got a dud! I knew the day would come when I don’t like a wine and that day is today. I tired out one of the tube wines that I got from my mom last week and unfortunately it was not a winner.

This wine was the Bourgogne Chardonnay Clos De La Combe 2010. I am not sure if something happened to the wine when I transported it from California to Denver but it was bad, real bad. I usually love Chardonnay and am not picky when it comes to any wine and will literally drink anything. This wine didn’t even have a taste to comment on. It smells like rotten fermented fruit and tastes the same. I had it cold right out of the refrigerator as well as when it warmed up a bit and that still did not help.

Unfortunately I cannot recommend this wine. Better luck next week!

-M

Wine Wednesday | Wine in a Tube

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This week’s Wine Wednesday is brought to you by wine in a tube! I have never seen wine like this before, but it is so cool looking! My mom picked it up from Galco’s Old World Soda Shop in Los Angeles for $10 a tube. I decided to try out the Chateau Des Matards and it did not disappoint! It was really hearty and earthy and a red wine that I could get behind. It was complex with a fruity flavor on the front and a little spice on the end.

I highly recommend picking up some tube wine if you see it or are in the Los Angeles area and can stop by Galco’s. One tube equals one glass of wine and they are easy to transport if you are going somewhere that requires a glass of wine.

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Cheers!

-M

 

Wine Wednesday | Infinite Monkey Theorem

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This week Wine Wednesday is about the Infinite Monkey Theorem Wine Bar in Rino. This place is literally walking distance from my house which means I am kicking myself for waiting 3 years to check it out! This is my face wondering why I have not checked this place out before!

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This weekend we finally had some spring weather so G and I decided to go out on Friday night for a drink and dinner. We stopped into the IMT and were immediately asked by the bartender what we would like to drink. Their service was awesome! You can sample anything prior to ordering a full glass and they are super helpful in asking you questions to figure out what they think you might like best. G got the Cabernet Franc and I got the Sauvignon Blanc. Our bill was under $25 which is not too bad and on Monday’s they have all day happy hour!

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We both agreed that the atmosphere was super relaxed and the dark lighting made it feel really chill, not stuffy winery vibes here. Will the wine win any awards, probably not, but it is perfect for a low key night. I would highly recommend checking out this wine or the winery if you are in the mood for some wine. They also have a  food truck in case you get hungry.

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Why have one when you can have two?! 🙂

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For my outfit I kept it super casual, because A. That’s Denver and B. We were walking. Camo jacket that again I wore all weekend (similar one here), Jeans, t-shirt, shoes.

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Cheers!

-M

 

Wine Wednesday | Chateau Montelena

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Wednesday is here and it’s time for another Wine Wednesday! This week I have selected the fancy AF Chateau Montelena. Just the name in itself sounds classy. Chardonnay is my wine of choice and I had high hopes for this higher end one.

I got a lot of butterscotch and vanilla on the nose and it does have that buttery oaky flavor that I love. I did however get a little bit of tart which was disappointing.  I think for the price point you can find a wine that is just as good at a much lower cost. I would actually prefer the cheaper Harken wine over this one. This one is good, but I just question the price point.

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-M