It’s Friday night so you know what that means — mommy gets to have a glass of wine after the kids are in bed!
I generally prefer red, but I recently stumbled upon a deliciously drinkable white (hubby took note and grabbed a bottle for me for the weekend — definitely earned himself some brownie points!)
2013 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier is an interesting, non-traditional combination of varietals (80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Viognier). It’s affordable too — I got it for around ten bucks. What’s not to love?
In my “past life” as a working mom I did some time as a sommelier, so while I’m no expert, I do know a little about wine. I’ll provide my unofficial tasting notes — basically what the wine tasted like to me — this may or may not be how the wine is described on the winemaker’s website. I’m not a wine snob (basically, if it’s not spoiled I’ll drink it), so I like to keep it basic.
The wine has a smooth mouth-feel, with a pop of effervescence, which especially after just poured gives it a hint of “sparkle.” The nose is bright and citrusy; on the palate I get apple, golden pear, peach, and lemon with a hint of floral. To keep it super simple: it tastes and smells really good and I like that it has a few bubbles — it does not have that flat taste that some whites do.
So, if you’re like me and treat yourself occasionally after a long week — go get this wine! It would also be great if you’re having company over — it’s so easy to drink that it will definitely be a crowd pleaser.
Happy Friday mamas!