Happy happy Friday!! I am so happy that I survived the week and the weekend starts today – Woop!
What are you doing this weekend? Please tell me you’re doing something FUN – I need to live vicariously through you :) I’m still not feeling 100% from this awful flu (apparently it hit half of my old team as well…) so I am planning on lying low and making a full recovery before Monday.
As promised in my new blogging schedule, today I present to you my first wine review! Kyle is
a wine snob slightly more particular about the wines he drinks than me… but we both like a wide assortment of wines so you will get a good mix of red and white varietals, price ranges and regions in my weekly wine review series.
This week, I’m bringing you one of my Naked Wines. If you’re not familiar with Naked Wine, check out my previous post – The name will make a lot more sense then! ;) And, if you are familiar, have you signed up yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Great wines, small wine producers, cheap prices – What more could you ask for?
Hello? Okay, well now that I’ve lost ALL of you to the Naked Wine’s website (I guess it is hard to pass up a good wine deal!)… Just click back over to Olives ‘n’ Wine once you’ve purchased your case of wine.
Last Friday afternoon I was wanting fresh, I was wanting light, I was wanting summer and I was definitely wanting an easy-to-drink white wine. The 2011 Semilla By Jessica Tomei Lake County Sauvignon Blanc gave me everything I wanted and more (besides the whole summer part…). Plus this bottle cost me a total of $7.49. I would call that a winner!
This wine hits all of the marks of the Sauvignon Blanc grape: a fruity aroma and flavor, a crisp style and a great compliment to a light summer spinach salad or a grilled mahi-mahi fillet. The 2011 Semilla is slightly sweeter than some of my favorite Sauvignon Blancs (Kim Crawford, anyone?) which also makes it a superb wine to serve without food - a brilliant summer party wine!
Pair this wine with your favorite brie or feta or parmesan at your next wine and cheese party and make your friends swoon. The flavor of this wine will bring out the best in each of these cheeses.
So, sit back, grab yourself a glass of the 2011 Semilla Sauvignon Blanc, a plate of cheese and relax. In the meantime, Kyle and I will be hard at work, sacrificing our weekend time tasting different wines, in order to give you the best wine reviews possible ;)
Do you have any specific wines chosen for this weekend? Are there any specific vintages or types of wine that you love?