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.
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.
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.
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.
||Domaine Carneros – Sparkling Wine
|Composition or Varietals
||59% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay
||Fruity with hints of cheese
||Background notes of citrus, fresh, crisp. Lingering finish. High fizz.
|| 5 stars
Suggestions: Sipping, charcuterie, cheese, poultry, fish.
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.
Another excellent one from Ksara.
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.
My cousin/best friend have carried on a tradition since we were in university: we have our own Christmas celebration. Now even that she moved to Dubai about a year ago, we continue with this ritual. Usually we have a meal and exchange gifts a day or two before or after the actual Christmas date.
This year we decided to celebrate over the pasta challenge. Since it was time for me to cook it and it was the right time for our celebration. Usually making pasta is not a problem for me, since it is one of my specialties. I went by the recipe except that I used ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper instead of flakes. This seemed to make it hot for my cousin Mireille and my dad, knowing that my dad is a fan of hot peppers! I was the only one to find it just fine! Talk about a shocker.
Posted in Desserts & Sweets, Main Dish, Pasta, Poultry
Tagged Bell Pepper, Chicken, Fettuccine, Italian Food, Pasta, Pepper, Tiramisu, Wine