Wine Wednesday | Centine

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Welcome to the biggest Wine Wednesday yet! Today I am going to review the 5 liter bottle of Centine. G’s grandfather took us for a liquor run over the holidays and we spotted this bottle in the store on sale for just about $60. G’s grandfather graciously gave us this for Christmas and we have been waiting to break it out. We decided that a random Saturday night with friends was the perfect time.

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We were a little worried that a bottle this size would lack in flavor but we were proven wrong. This Super Tuscan was delightful and an easy drinking, food friendly wine. While this wine will not go on to win awards for its incredible taste, it will certainly be a crowed pleaser. Several people commented that they were surprised that they enjoyed it as much as they did.  A bottle this size is a fun and unexpected thing to bring to someones house which made it really fun and great for pictures. Do be warned that it is 6.667 regular sized bottles of wine so make sure you have a sizable group to help you drink it.

I always keep my eye out now for deals on these large bottles and I would encourage you to as well.

Cheers!

-M

Wine Wednesday | Evesham Wood Pinot Noir

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Happy Valentines Day! I hope you are doing something fun to celebrate and for this week’s Wine Wednesday I wanted to share an amazing Pinot Noir from Evesham Wood that could pair well with a little Valentines Day dinner.

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This wine comes from Salem, Oregon and I found it to be very approachable. The winery was founded in 1986 and their new tasting cabin looks pretty dreamy if you ever find yourself in the area. If you do not know already, I am more of a white wine chick but I found this wine really enjoyable. I tasted some berries upfront and didn’t find it to be too bold or overpowering. It was a great dinner wine that is right around $25.

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We paired this wine with our usual Saturday night salmon dinner with Brussels Sprouts and bread. I would highly recommend it!

Cheers!

-M

 

Wine Wednesday | Harken Chardonnay

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This past weekend we went over to a friends house for dinner and decided to bring along this Harken Chardonnay from Molly’s Spirits in Denver. It was such a great deal at only $11.

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Just as the label says, it is a nice buttery Chardonnay. This is my favorite style of wine as opposed to the steely and tart Chardonnay that you often find. This wine did not disappoint and was the perfect appetizer wine to sip on while we enjoyed some veggies, chips and homemade salsa from our gracious hosts. I highly recommend picking this wine up if you enjoy a buttery Chardonnay as much as I do.

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Cheers!

-M

Wine Wednesday | Bodacious Red Blend

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This weeks Wine Wednesday is Bodacious 2014 from Jon Nathaniel Wines in Napa Valley. I was actually given this bottle as a gift from a colleague and was eager to try it. It retails for $60. This is a much higher price point then I usually go for but the wine was great and I think worth the price. This would be a good bottle to gift to an older family member or friend that appreciates fine wine. I actually often find myself in search of a good bottle of wine that is not $20 to give as gifts so I was happy to find this. Now that I am in my 30’s I feel like brining a bottle of $3 Chuck to a gathering is unacceptable 🙂

I typically do not gravitate to red wines and would chose white if given the choice, but I really did like this red. It is a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. I got a lot of ripe and juicy fruits on the front end and found it to be very approachable, easy drinking, food-friendly wine.

Paired with filet mignon, Brussels sprouts and couscous.

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Bodacious 2014

Jon Nathaniel