Chimney Rock 2014 Merlot

One varietal we’re trying to drink more of this year is Merlot. We have to admit, we’ve never been too into it, perhaps falling a bit into the Sideways trap (if you haven’t seen the movie yet, we highly recommend you check it out. It’s lighthearted and fun to watch). This is a remarkable merlot. It…

| Buscareto | Lacrima di Morro d’Alba | 2013 |

We came across this wine at our local Eataly in Chicago. Lacrima di Morro d’Alba is a red wine that’s produced in the province of Ancona, in Marche, Italy and is made of at least 85% Lacrima grape.  Lacrima is a rare grape that’s low in tannins and creates wines that are best drunk young….

Mumm Napa | Brut Rose

Mumm Napa | Brut Rose | Perfect for the summer It’s summer time, it’s hot, and it’s time to pop the bubbles! What better way to turn up the fun than with a Mumm Napa Brut Rose Sparking Wine? This festive and luscious wine is perfect for any sunny day. We certainty loved having ours…

Chimney Rock | Cabernet Sauvignon | Arrowhead

Chimney Rock | Cabernet Sauvignon | Arrowhead | 2014 We could drink this wine all day (if we had enough of it)! This 2014 Arrowhead from Chimney Rock Winery was part of our first shipment as wine members (yes we loved it so much on our visit to Napa that we visited twice during the…

Mer Soleil | Chardonnay | Santa Barbara Reserve

Mer Soleil Chardonnay | Santa Barbara Reserve | 2014 Mer Soleil Santa Barbara Reserve Chardonnay Apple, Citrus, Honeydew, Butter – each a delicious component of Chardonnays but the trick is combining them together so it dances on the palate. Mer Soleil (part of the Caymus family) does so excellently. We had the Reserve from Santa…

Cakebread Cellars | Guajolote

Cakebread Cellars | 2013 Guajolote | Red Blend The Guajolote goes great with a appetizer plate of salumi We just love this 2013 Guajolote from Cakebread Cellars! The wine is named after the wild turkeys that roam Cakebread’s Suscol Springs vineyard in Napa Valley. We first tried this wine at Cakebread Cellars during our visit…

Marziano Abbona | The Barolo that Started it All

The 2010 Barolo from Marziano Abbona that started our love of wine The 2010 Barolo from Marziano Abbona that started our love of wine On our honeymoon in Lake Como, Italy, we decided to take an after dinner walk around Varenna, a beautiful, quaint town in the heart of Lake Como. We stumbled across In…