One of my favorite little hobbies is tasting new wines. I have to admit I have a specific flavor profile and complexity that I generally prefer but I still like to branch out and taste all different types. Honestly, no two wines are alike and you don’t have to spend too much to get a nice one for any occasion. Living with a chef allows me to dabble in food and wine pairing as well which is fun.
I don’t claim to be an expert in all things wine by any means, just a wine lover who wants to share her great finds with the world.
Generally speaking I like full body reds with lots of tannin’s, that being said when I find an old world wine with a full mouth feel and an earthy flavor it would probably move to the top of my list.
I really wanted to kick this page off with a knock your socks off Bordeaux, my husband bought me this one for my birthday about a year and a half ago, now I have never tried this one so I don’t know if it’s going to knock my socks off or disappoint after I’ve been letting it sit for so long, but sadly I am not ready to open it just yet. Maybe for my birthday this year, or maybe our anniversary as that comes up sooner 😉
This is a 2010 Bordeaux from France (obviously). 2009 seems to be the best for Bordeaux’s, but I’m hoping this one impresses. The breakdown is 85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Malbec, which for my tastes is slightly backwords but remember I’m always on the lookout for those old world wines with that earthy flavor. This is what often brings me to try new Bordeaux’s.
Keep your eye on this page as I try to post my reviews somewhat regularly. I’m going to try to stay in the lower price point, which is what I generally buy, anything over the $25 mark is a major splurge. This one, bought as a gift, was $38.
I have tried many wines and not kept track of half of them, although I do have a few favorites that I return to time and again, usually when I need to bring a nice bottle to someone’s house for dinner. So creating this page is also a fun way for me to catalogue all the best…and worst (hopefully that’s a small list), wines in all varieties.
If you have a certain wine style you prefer, or you’ve tried one that you’d like to share, please post in the comments. Can wait to enjoy some great wines with you all.
If you’re interested in a great reference book, I have this one: