Category Archives: Wine Review

Domaine Carneros – Brut Rosé 2013 Review

Hello Taste-Buds,

Long time no see! It has been a tad hectic on my end, but I am peeping in the blog to write a review about a sparkling wine I tried recently, and that I particularly liked: Domaine Carneros – Brut Rosé 2013.

30176772644_ece3b18bc4_z

We visited the Domaine Carneros Winery for a tasting a while back, but we brought back one bottle our waiter/wine tasting person recommended. While all the other ones we tried were really good, this one stood out so we decided to bring back a bottle.

We were lucky to have a beautiful weather on the day we visited, so we could have our tasting on the terrace, and enjoy the sun  and the view.

Domaine Carneros is a winery you cannot miss as you are driving to Sonoma. It stands on its own between vineyards and green, just a big castle against the blue sky.

32988097660_04ba078ce9_z

We decided to have a full tasting experience and order cheese and charcuterie, and enjoy the array of wines that they offered in the tasting.

33330080036_ffbfc381bd

32988061170_9928f2098a_z

32988061660_04dce83e02_z

32988062450_da4446c6c1_z

I don’t think this sparkling wine is sold in stores, as I remember it was a winery exclusive, but you can get it online. I will copy their description here:

Lush aromas of red berry and peach pie with a note of lime zest are followed on a round palate evoking plum, berries and a hint of spice. The wine will continue to develop depth and complexity as it ages, so consider cellaring a few bottles for the coming years.

Technical Sheet

Wine Domaine Carneros – Sparkling Wine
Type  Rosé
Vintage  2012
Country Sonoma, California
Composition or Varietals 59% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay
Color Light peach
Nose Fruity with hints of cheese
Palate Background notes of citrus, fresh, crisp. Lingering finish. High fizz.
Rating  5 stars
Price 39 $


Suggestions: Sipping, charcuterie, cheese, poultry, fish. 

Tapiz – Malbec 2012 Wine Review

It has been a while since I did a wine review that it is long due. I have been tasting a lot of new wines but have not really took the time to do a full technical sheet. The good news though is that Clint and I discovered a site/app where you can rate your favorite wines and keep track of your likes and dislikes. Join and follow me here on Vivino, if you want to keep track.

The novelty of this review is that you are getting two technical sheets: one from me and one from Clint, offering you a comparative view. Follow Clint here on Vivino.

Continue reading

Wine Review: Ksara Cuvée du Pape 2010

Another excellent one from Ksara.

Continue reading

Wine Review: Musar Cuvée 2009 Rosé

Yesterday, while I was shopping at the supermarket I had a craving for cheese and wine. Especially for white wine, but I decided not to cave in and buy wine. As for the cheese it is never fun without the wine or if you are on your own.

Continue reading

Wine Review: Ksara – Réserve du Couvent 2008

Another Lebanese red wine for review: although usually I prefer whites, this is a red I wanted to share with our readers.

Continue reading

Wine Review: Les Bretèches du Château Kefraya 2006

For a while now, the idea of reviewing wines has been a project the TB blog. We even have notes about some wines waiting in an excel form, to be transformed to a post or a full review.

Today though I decided to have some wine; we received a small bottle of local wine as a gift for Christmas and it seemed like a great idea to sip with some roasted chestnuts.

I am not a professional wine reviewer, I would not even pretend to be, but I can honestly say that I am a wine amateur and I will just reveal my opinion and personal taste. It is by no means an expert’s or a connoisseur’s, but your average person sharing her wine experience with our readers.

Continue reading