It’s that time of week again, Wine Wednesday!!!!
Hello all of you fabulous people! It is Wine Wednesday and we have just four days until Easter. If you are looking for a tasty but affordable bottle of wine to bring to a family or friendship gathering, take a look at todays selection before you head to the stores! And as always, please drink responsibly! Cheers!
Top 5 Wine Finds Under $20
Fleurs de Prairie
The name of this wine translates to “wildflowers.” Sourced from select Provençal vineyards that hug the coastal wind-swept hillsides of the region. A combination of sun, wind and ocean influence provide ideal conditions for grapes to ripen to the perfect balance of flavor and freshness.
This wine is crafted in the traditional Provençal style with a pale salmon like color, delicate flavors of strawberry, rose petals, and herbs, and a bright, refreshing acidity. Not only is this wine bottle beautiful, it tastes divine! It is made by the family owned Les Grands Chais de France.
As the first American sparking wine venture by a French Champagne house (Moet & Chandon), Domaine Chandon has been a leader in sparkling wine production since 1973. Bringing hundreds of years of winemaking tradition and experience to the Napa Valley, Chandon’s principal achievement has been to craft a range of sparkling wines that reflect California’s vibrant regional character, yet remain true to the practices of methode traditionnelle. In 1990, the winery parlayed its experience with the classic Champagne varieties into an exciting varietal wine collection. Domaine Chandon continually strives to seek new ways to heighten its reputation as the fullest hospitality experience in Napa Valley, and to provide its guests with inspiration to entertain with Chandon at home. This wine offers the balance and elegance that has become Chandon’s hallmark style. When you taste Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshing dry finish. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet.
Cloudline Pinot Noir
I’m a proud Oregonian, so I’m no stranger to the tastes of some of the finest vineyards on the West Coast. When I found this wine I was super excited to share it with you all.
Cloudline Cellars has a long history developing Domaine Drouhin Oregon and other fine wines. So it’s probably not surprising that they would choose Oregon’s Willamette Valley as the home for this exciting project.
Their goal was to create the best, most delicious and consistent value in Oregon Pinot Noir. They have enlisted some of the top growers and have access to some of the best sources in the area. This special company has also enlisted the expertise of Veronique Drhouin-Boss, who has graciously agreed to be their consulting winemaker also known as a “reference palate.” In practical terms, she makes sure the quality never wavers.
Kim Crawford Rosé
Fruit for this Rosé comes from selected vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The Merlot grapes were harvested and destemmed. The juice then soaked on skins for three hours to extract a pretty pink colour before being pressed. The clarified juice was cool fermented with selected yeast strains to retain the primary varietal characters. The final blend was then stabilised, filtered, and bottled. This wine has a lively nose, brimming with bright berry and tropical fruit. Described as soft and luscious, this refreshing Rosé is richly fruited with hints of watermelon and strawberry.
JaM Cabernet Sauvignon
And for my red wine drinkers, this is a real treat. Harvested at perfect ripeness and made in the tradition of great Californian winemaking, JaM Cabernet bursts with lush berries on the nose and palate. Blackberries, black plums, black currant, chassis. Aged in a unique blend of new oak, smooths the wine and adds a lingering touch of vanilla to the finish.
And that is it for this Wine Wednesday post.
This is Christy, wishing you all a wonderful day!
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