“Washington state’s famed Horse Heaven Hills, named for the wild horses that once roamed this area, have been home to the Columbia Crest winery for over two decades. Our winemaker blends innovation and tradition to capture this unique basalt and bedrock terroir creating wines that highlight the intensity of these grapes. Les Chevaux (French for “the horses”) is a special blend of varietals from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA and personifies the legacy of the wild horses that once roamed this fabled area.”
Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator (it’s a pretty awesome magazine that gives ratings… basically like a test grade. Those rated 85 and above are usually pretty darn good ), this medium bodied wine is amazing!! Like being in the hills of heaven, you can taste all the love and passion that went into making this beautiful dark, ruby colored wine as soon as you open the bottle. Filling your nose with aromas of dark fruits, strawberries, and earthiness (think of mother nature), you can literally taste the nuttiness, candied fruits and slight chocolate as this red liquid coats your mouth into happiness. A wonderfully, lingering smooth finish, you can enjoy a glass with the dark meat of your choice. I enjoyed this with a slightly peppered steak and roasted vegetables, and it was incredible (so good in fact, my boyfriend and I drank over half the bottle)!! Simply becoming one of my new favorite wines, this bottle is all yours for under $15!
So sit back, relax, sear up some meat (isn’t July 4th tomorrow? ) and enjoy a glass of red in celebration of our red, white, and blue! Happy Independence Day! Cheers!
Average Price: $14.99 – However, I found mine at Costco (you DO NOT NEED A COSTCO MEMBERSHIP TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL… in case you were wondering) for $9.99!
Hi Everyone!! It’s WEDNESDAY!!! And you all know what that means, Wine Tasting Day!! 🙂 This week’s selected wine is the Organic, Un-Oaked Natura Chardonnay, from an area well known for Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, located in Chile.
“Produced by Emiliana Vineyards from 100% organically grown grapes. Organic Viticulture brings forth the true character of the vineyard terroir and allows the grapes to express themselves fully. As a result, distinctive flavors emerge, making a remarkably unique and complex wine.”
A medium bodied wine, this lightly golden colored beauty is wonderfully balanced and utterly fabulous! Grown in the pure and un-altered soils of Casablanca Valley, this wine does speak for its name, as the free, natural and wonderful aromas of pineapples, apples, lemon and slight grapefruit, come forth with a slight acidity, but leaves your mouth feeling wonderfully full and refreshed with it’s smooth finish. This is absolutely one of the best wines that I have tasted, and all for under $10! So pick up a bottle, and enjoy a glass with some light pasta or fish, (personally, I like it with some bread and Parm cheese, and some citrus fruit), while enjoying the sunset from your patio!
Happy HumpDay! Cheers!
Average Price: $8.99 – However, I found mine on sale at Sprouts at 2/$10!
**The video tasting will be following shortly, so stay tuned!!***
Time to get those dusty wine glasses ready!! Starting NEXT WEDNESDAY I will be conducting weekly “What’s Today’s Wine Wednesday Tasting?!”
Now what exactly is this, you may ask. How many of us look forward to Wednesday, because it’s “humpday?” We can’t wait to get the week over, and look forward to that Friday Happy Hour and relax!
Now every humpday, I will conduct a new wine tasting so you have an awesome wine to look forward to drinking come Happy Hour! 🙂 🙂 🙂
So sit back, relax and enjoy next week’s “What’s Today’s Wine Wednesday Tasting?!”
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