I haven’t had wine in 23 days by the time you read this post. For some it’s like big deal but for the rest of wine people that is quite a bit of time. I have stopped drinking alcohol, eating bread/rice/pasta and cutting back on my sugar intake. After my back to back vacations between November and February my body told me to take a break on the heavy eating.
I have an upcoming trip and so I call myself pressing the ‘reset’ button so I can have the ability to do it all over again lol. Yeap that’s me!!!
Anyway for my wine lovers I wanted to share with you 2 of my favorite wines before I stopped.
Conundrum White Blend 2015
Of course during my time in California I came across this fave. This is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Semillon and Viognier and the percentage of each is secret, but talk about giving you a combination to sip on.
The wine is a palate that yields bright flavors of honeydew melon, green apple, bright pear and starfruit. It has the perfect balance of a sweet and sour taste that is also refreshing and delicious.
I would classify this a medium for both dry/sweet and body. It’s a very crisp wines and no tannins to be found. Tannins is what makes wine taste dry, it adds bitterness, astringency, as well as complexity.
This wine is very smooth and is perfect for a pasta or seafood meal. I would also say that it would be great with spicy foods to play off the sweet side of the wine.
Psss – this wine can be found in Total Wine and select Targets.
Old Soul 2016 – Petite Sirah (Lodi)
Yes another wine from California how could I not try a few here and there while I was there. This wine is a blend of petite sirah and merlot.
Immediately after opening, the hints of blueberry, blackberry, chocolate and cardamom is present. To me this a dry wine but it’s not overwhelming. It has the perfect combination of tannins while maintaining the fruity aspect.
This is a wine I’d pair with a meal focused around beef.