I am really bad at blogging about wine. I’ll say it’s part of my charm and call it a day, I guess. Last week was really, really rough. The last two weeks, really. So I couldn’t tell you what I ate while drinking these or even really what I thought beyond liked/disliked. At some point, though, I’m going to write posts like the one a few weeks ago where I went into my pairings, etc. No, really. I even broke out my wine journal to start tracking a little better.
That said, I’ve got three pictures and going from right to left. The Clos de Lunes Lune d’Argent was a surprising favorite. No clue where I picked it up. It’s a 70% Sémillon/30% Sauvignon blend. I’m so weird about whites again lately but I’ve found that I enjoy Sémillon since trying it at the 2015 Wine Bloggers’ Conference in the Finger Lakes.
That Chop Shop Cabernet is one of my absolute favs — this is not the first time I’ve had it. It’s a Club W (Winc) wine and say what you will but their $13 bottles are some of the best I’ve had.
I’m currently working through the 2014 Ye-Ye Monastrell, a Spanish grape I’d never tried before this bottle. Very campfirey. Campfire-esque? Kind of reminds me of the wine I got completely sloshed on the night we went camping. Which was supposed to taste like a camp fire. Easy to drink and seriously opens up as it warms. We haven’t found a place for our wine fridge yet so I’m drinking my reds way too cold. Now that my desk is set up (YAY! I finally get to sit at a desk tomorrow to write) my next goal is getting the wine fridge going so that my poor reds can be less chilly. Definitely a food wine I’ve had it with mulligatawny twice this week and it was a decent pairing. I think I’d really love it with a juicy, pepper crusted steak and some sort of roasted, spiced veggies.
My next box arrives this week and has a blaufrankisch so I’m very excited for that. Also a primitivo and red blend I’ve had several times (and already have in my fridge).
That said, I’ll take notes this week and keep my fingers crossed that life resumes at a normal pace.