Tasting Notes: 2009 Gap’s Crown Chardonnay

2009 Gap's Crown Chardonnay
I'm just not really a Chardonnay kind of gal. However, a good wine is a good wine and this is a good wine! Plus, it’s spring! Plus (insert any relevant excuse here to have an expensive wine on a weeknight)!

(Good) Nevada Wines from Nevada Grapes. Yeah. Really.

UNR Vineyards
For many years, Nevada wines were known for their relentless mediocrity - they seemed to be White Zinfandel wannabes - and there wasn't much that the serious wine person could glean from them other than a collective meh.

2004 Barolo from Trader Joe’s – the Verdict

Glass of Barolo - Wikipedia
Instead of pairing with the dish, I felt that it was coyly teasing it.

Tasting Notes: 2014 Monte Velho White

Monte Velho
"I'll drink from the wine glass. If they have a problem with it, f**k 'em." Alrighty then!

Tasting Notes: My Wine and My Muse

Villicana Liquid Hope Rose
This would be fabulous with a weekend late evening summer dinner of salads, light meats, and other summer fare. It also pairs well with writing, because it's what I'm drinking now as I sit at the keyboard.

Sideways: A Decade Late. So Sue Me.

Yeah, yeah. I know I'm late to the party in getting on the Sideways bandwagon, but I don't care.

So What is a Bibliophilic Oenophile To Do?

Books and Wine
"Reading" the books by audio has been very satisfying and listening to Sideways is not my first rodeo.

Vintage Paso – the New Zin Fest Weekend

However, they finally relented and sold me a bottle of their library Syrah because apparently my crying, wailing, and gnashing of teeth was disturbing the other guests.

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend Zinposium!

The grounds at the Paso Robles Inn
While once the wines were big, jammy, fruit-forward, and alcoholic, they now have added layers of complexity and maturity which was almost unheard of a decade ago.

Changing of the Guard – Hug Cellars

It's an end of one era, but the beginning of something just as great.

Brew’s Best Festival – Revisiting

I took pictures of the beer booths, the food booths, Town Square, and The Strip as I drove home. Yeah, I'm lucky. I get it. Don't hate me because I'm Vegas.

Visiting Southern Nevada Wine Country

This past Sunday I spent several hours touring and tasting at half the wineries in Nevada. Both of them.