kris, heart rosso

It’s been a while since I went wine shopping, but my girlfriends are flying to New York and I figured I should make sure we were stocked and ready for the weekend! I wanted to get a mix of reds, whites, and rosé and tonight seemed like a good red wine night. I chose to…

guest feature – mara frey: prophecy, goddess of fortune rosé

Happy National Wine Day!!! Today we have a guest featured post! My best friend, Mara Frey, who I might add turns 27 this weekend (happy birthday!) conducted a tasting for us all to enjoy! The best part of modern wines is that it’s ok to pick based on the label, and that is exactly what…

robert mondavi chardonnay

Mr. Mondavi, you continue to make me believe in love… the love of Chardonnay. I’m that person that opts for a well rounded, white, oaked wine on a regular basis, and this does it for me. Smooth, full-bodied, with a medium finish. It’s definitely worth a stay at home date. wine name: robert mondavi vintage: 2014…

19 crimes red blend

19 crimes such an interesting back story. If you haven’t, check out their website. My favorite quote from their site, “this wine celebrates the rules they broke and the culture they built.” It’s one of my mom’s favorite wines and I can understand why. wine name: 19 crimes vintage: 2016 style/type: red wine (blend) country/region:…

j.lohr cabernet sauvignon

I LOVE j.lohr but let me tell you, this bottle was bad. There’s a reason why you taste the bottle of wine at a restaurant. It’s not just to figure out if you like the flavor profile + characteristics of that wine, it’s to also taste if the wine has gone bad and this bottle…

simple life, chardonnay

After a terrible cabernet tasting (post coming soon) my Mom + I figured we’d try something new. We choose the wine based off of the label. It’s simple, crisp, and light. It’s perfect for afternoon snacks in the backyard and sunset viewings at the harbor. Thank you Simple Life Simple Life for a perfect afternoon/evening…

simpler wines, chardonnay

During my time home, I’ve fallen in love with a simple to transport beachy wine. It’s called Simpler Wines. You can find them at Trader Joes and they are pretty tasty. It started with the rosé (I didn’t do a tasting for it), but then I purchased the chardonnay and had to do a tasting….

frogs leap, la grenoulle rougante

I have a bit of a love affair with Frogs Leap. If you haven’t yet, read their story! I don’t think you can ever go wrong with one of their bottles; red, white, pink, who cares! It’s delicious. We went to Home Saturday night for dinner and sat in their wine cellar. Finally, post a long-winded…

rodney strong, charlotte’s home

I’m home for the week and am spending my time with my best friend. She as well is an avid wine drinker and planned the best day… wine + burritos on the beach. She let me pick the wine and man was I wrong. Caution, this wine with burritos DOES NOT pair well. wine name: rodney…

j.lohr, sauvignon blanc

My best friend and I used to go to the tasting room in San Jose. Today was such a beautiful day it made sense to open a bottle and just reminisce. wine name: j.lohr vintage: 2016 style/type: sauvignon blanc country/region: montery, ca price: $17 appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): clear intensity (pale, medium, or deep): pale color…

molino a vento, pinot grigio

Last night my work wife and I went out for our weekly window watching date night. We walk across the street from the office to coco & cru where we sit in the window, order happy hour wine, and people watch. I typically go for their Montepulciano; however, last night I tried their pinot grigio and…

frogs leap chardonnay

wine name: frogs leap vintage: 2015 style/type: chardonnay country/region: napa valley, ca price: $27 appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): clear intensity (pale, medium, or deep): medium color (describe the shade of the wine): golden nose: condition (clean or unclean): unclean intensity (light, medium, strong): aromas (what do you smell): lemon zest, jasmine, apple palate: sweetness…