Juicy lychee, cherry blossom, ripe kiwi. Gooey passionfruit, candied ginger, luscious honeydew. Flower nectar and Chinese hibiscus, cucumber flesh and tall reeds. Sweet melon meets guava puree and canned peach in an impressive display of fragrant and succulent fruit, followed by an intense blast of floral perfume. Lively and heavily aromatic, gushing fruit and flowers with a perceived sweetness that finishes just dry atop a hint of sandy loam. This 2017 Dry Creek Valley Gewürztraminer by Optima Winery is a fresh, fun, and flamboyant white from Sonoma County.
Gewürztraminer is an extremely unique pink-skinned grape variety thought to be native to Northern Italy. It is a member of the Traminer family and has gone through a series of genetic mutations over many centuries as it spread around Europe. It now is most notably one of the premier wine grapes grown in Alsace, France, where it is produced into white wine in a variety of styles. It is often extremely fragrant and aromatic with high natural sugar and relatively low acidity. This bottling, crafted by Optima Winery using Gewürztraminer fruit grown in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley, is a wonderful example of the variety. This wine absolutely oozes a diverse cornucopia of tropical fruit and flower shop fragrance while remaining lean, dry, and not overly viscous. Flavorful to the extreme without ever coming close to cloying, this stuff will force an instant smile onto anyone's face. It's a wonder that this grape is not more popular in the states and we're glad to see it starting to popping up more often. Simply delicious.
Have you tried Gewürztraminer?
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Saturday workout 🏋️♀️ 💪🏻 ✅
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“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ——-> go for it! ❤️
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A Healdsburg classic and a great pit-stop for grabbing picnic essentials and a drink on the porch during a day of wine tasting. 🧺 🍷 🥪
This post is dedicated to @hippievillage who pulls up @thesommelierdiet when she is out buying wine! How cool is that?! These are two wines that are easy to find when casually browsing for wine without the need for visiting a fancy wine shop. The first one, Chateau St Jean, is a winery in Sonoma producing some pretty good juice for around $12. Can't beat that price point! Their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are great deals. The Chardonnay is creamy, round, with an oak presence (not overwhelming), with great fruit character and balanced acidity. Great for entertaining without breaking the bank. The 2nd wine is Ruffino from Tuscany, Italy. A very large estate making fantastic wines at affordable price points. The grape is sangiovese. The wine has great fruit character, with notes of cherry, raspberry, with floral elements of violets and lavender. There is a little more acidity in this wine, which is great to pair with food. This is a great, easy drinking red wine that tastes more expensive than it actually is. Retails for a little under $30 but is worth it. This is one of my regular daily wines when I don't want to feel guilty pulling from the cellar (aka kitchen cabinet). Hope you get to try these! Cheers!
Have you used Beeswrap?!
It. Is. Awesome. 3 reasons why:
First, it reduces plastic waste and contact with food.
Second, it’s pliable, reusable and kind of beautiful (refer to photo😍).
Third, the unexpected benefit that it keeps produce fresher for WAY longer!
My cilantro, green onions and parsley tend to wilt almost immediately if not kept in plastic, but these have been fresh for almost 2 weeks!
These were made by my friend, but I also bought some from @thewildminimalist and they’re awesome too!
Had one hell of a morning today. Got the #gmc#sonoma stuck, had a #silverado pull me out and had a handful of a drive the rest of the way. P.S. Elliot. If you see this post thanks again man. I owe you one. #4x4#snowstorm#offroad