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Had an interesting (ie. wonderful) experience with this gem of a wine. Hailing from South Africa, in the area of Stellenbosch, it’s a beautiful expression of a red blend. Plenty of tannins to hold the age, you could sit on this bottle for a while longer. Dark red fruits, particularly currents stood out, nice long finish, and medium viscosity. Dark purple blending into a dark maroon gave this wine a great appearance in the glass as well. I don’t know as much about South African wines other than the usual information on whites like Chenin Blanc, but maybe my friend @andreas_cooktales can help me out. Check out her story on her trip to S.A. @detorenprivatecellar #wine #redwine #funtime #dinnerwine #tacklingthevine #redblend #southafrica #stellenbosch #winery #winestagram #wineo #winelover #wineknowledge #moreyouknow #winterwine #friends #smarterthanme #wishicouldgo
What a wonderful last weekend of Christmas break. Got to visit some old stomping grounds in Oxford, MS and have some good wines along the way. @goosecrosscellars is also a great go to. So thankful that Monica from @terraceswine mentioned it to us. This 2015 Cab is awesome. Subtle dark red fruit with a medium body and finish. Tannins help hold the flavor instead of drying you out, and the wonderful purple to crimson rimmed hue makes for a great time. If you’re in the Sonoma/Napa area, you gotta go. @pennerashpinot is becoming one of my new go-to everyday wines. This 2013 Rubeo is fantastic. Part Pinot, Part Syrah....they say irreverent, I say delectable. The body of a Pinot, the taste of a slightly smoky Syrah, low acidity, a finish that melds the two grapes perfectly. The nose falls backwards into a Pinot-esque finish which makes you question what you actually tasted as you drank it. I can’t recommend it enough. @mummnapa is always a joy for bubbles. Jump into a world of easy dryness with bubble patterns that show the quality. It’s a staple brunch go to, and if you’re feeling really bubbly...go deeper into their estate line. Nothing short of wonderful. #wine #winestagram #winetasting #winelover #winedup #weekend #weekendfun #olemiss #oxfordms #goosecrosscellars #pinotnoir #cabernetsauvignon #redwine #whitewine #schoolsback #nofun #goodvibes #tacklingthevine #bubbles #sundayfunday #fundaysunday #labels #somm #sommelier #wannabe #gonnabe #funtobe
Y’all....be still my heart. If you haven’t jumped into world of Alsatian whites you must. This little gem was only $10 at the store, and I thought why not. Perfectly balanced white with hints of apple and melon, long finish, good well rounded acidity with a lot of character. Trust the importer on this one and rock and roll. I wouldn’t go much older but, dang, what a buy. Who said cheap wine can’t be amazing. @kuentzbas #whitewine #wine #tacklingthevine #somm #winetasting #winefun #learning #goodtimes #winterwhites #winestagram #winelabel #wineforthewin #winelover
More good wines to talk about. The @cosentinowinery “Blanc” was just as the side description said. A perfect white for everyday enjoyment. We had it with a spicy shrimp bake that was a perfect match. The @domainebousquet “Gaia” was a fabulous organic blend. Honestly, the first labeled organic wine I have ever had. Give them a shot. #wine #redwine #whitewine #shrimp #tacklingthevine #funtimes #winestagram #winelovers #winetasting #wineo #christmas #goodvibes #drinking #christmasbreak #spicy #food #foodforthewin
Been failing so hard on my “insta-game!” Kudos to all you folks are so diligent with it. Just wanted to throw some labels I’ve encountered recently out there. @michaeldavidwinery has a gem with Incognito. Subtle, blended well and hailing for the Lodi AVA is worth the taste. Full bodied, dark, and medium tannin, with a medium finish. Good every day wine! @gloriaferrerwines 2014 Brut Rosé is an exceptional dip into the bubbles pool. Nice spiced cranberry, balanced carbonation, medium finish, with great notes of fruit on the front. It is also late and disgorged which adds a bit of viscosity to the dryness. @bodegatapiz Malbec was dirty and rich, with a balanced finish. Fruit was forward but not overpowering but seemed more an expression of natural wine making. Worth the taste as well if you’re into Malbec. #wine #redwine #malbec #tacklingthevine #winelover #winestagram #wineo #bottle #labellove #label #eyeswideshut #winetasting #winenotes #gloriaferrer #bubbles #dry #funtimes #wineforall #wines #goodvibes #christmastree #foralltypes #slacker
When a Christmas cookie bake with friends turns into an impromptu wine share/tasting. What fun....and I’m also probably diabetic after all this. Shoutout to the @penfolds , @juggernautwines , and @nobilo_wines for the fun today. We had a great day! #christmas #wine #redwine #cookies #winestagram #winelover #pinotnoir #sirah #shiraz #cabernetsauvignon #funtimes #marriedfun #goodvibes #winestagram #winetasting #winenight #christmascookies #tacklingthevine #loveit
Two fun whites on a winters cold night. I can always get down with @joelgottwine . Sauv. Blanc was easy, smooth, medium finish, nice balanced acidity with hints of apple, and that odd taste we sometimes call “tennis ball.” @indabawines Chenin Blanc was a good time as well. Smooth, well rounded, low acidity and a great example of South African CB. Check them out. They don’t break the bank either. #wine #redwine #winestagram #winetasting #winery #winelovers #tacklingthevine #winterwhites #winery #goodvibes #wineblogger #sauvignonblanc #cheninblanc #wineforthewin #tistheseason
Two super enjoyable wines for this winter so far. I’m turning into a huge fan of @boenwines ! This Pinot was light, fun, and full of raspberry. Hints of flowers on the backend and a medium finish. The other, a DOC Nero D’Avola is was full of medium red fruit, licorice, and oddly, cardboard. Medium finish with a slight hint of acidity. Still enjoyable! #redwine #winestagram #tacklingthevine #winefun #tistheseason #goodvibes #pinotnoir #winelover #snowman #letmebuildasnowman #randr
Been trying to find some rest and relaxation post football and Thanksgiving shenanigans. We finished the year 12-1 and had a good run. These wines and family definitely helped make things better. Wonderful tastes of Pinot Noir and Gamay. The @lazycreekvineyards was amazing, as was the Morgon gamay. Block 526 was a subtle and very drinkable pinot too. #holidayseason #thanksgiving #wine #offseason #pinotnoir #redwine #winestagram #winelover #winenight #wineenthusiast #tacklingthevine #winefun #goodvines #goodvibes #familytime #turkeyday
12-0 and advancing to the Quarterfinals....it’s been a fun ride and hopefully we keep rolling along. To celebrate, we dipped into these guys last night with friends. It wasn’t our best game by any means, but sometimes you just need to appreciate the win. Cheer for us this week! @bsidewines @terraceswine @ceruleanwine #redwine #winery #winelover #winelovers #winetasting #playoffs #tacklingthevine #winning #wineo #winestagram #winestagram #pinotnoir #zinfandel #cabernetsauvignon #winenight
Last night’s pre-game wine was a pretty intriguing buy. Having more fruit notes than a traditional cab, I tasted hints of cranberry along side medium red fruits. Tannins were slight, and more of a fruit bomb than my preference would normally lean towards. Short finish, low acidity, low alcohol. Would be a wonderful wine for an easy night of relaxing. @steelewines 2014 Cab. Sauv. #wine #redwine #cabernetsauvignon #tacklingthevine #fall #leaves #winestagram #wineo #winelover #winenight #winery #goodvibes #goodtime #wines #wineenthusiast
Little late on the post, but last night we hung out with the 2014 Highwayman from @highway12wines . We had a good time with one of our favorite everyday wines. Plus, just had an image of a creepy guy walking down the road for Halloween. Good wine, good people, good time! #wine #redwine #cabernetsauvignon #winestagram #wineo #halloween #jackolantern #winelover #winery #winetasting #tacklingthevine #somm #adulttreat #wineovercandy #goodvibes #goodtime #holiday #holidayphotoshoot

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