It was a beautiful Sunday filled with lots of activity. Between a quick walk, visiting with friends, watching the Stanley Cup and cooking, it was no wonder that I blissfully crawled under the covers last night for a much-needed sleep.
One of the highlights of yesterday was a delightful afternoon lunch with a friend. We popped open a 2014 Whispering Angel Rosé from Chateau d’Esclans Coted de Provence. This southern Rhone blend was made from Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes. The color was a delicate pale salmon with aromas of strawberry, peach, and tropical fruits. It was crisp, filled with fruit flavors and a touch of spice. This was a fabulous Rosé with flavors that lingered for a long finish. http://esclans.com
I have included a photograph of the back label. I love the quote!
Have a great Monday and don’t forget to watch the NY Rangers tonight!
Hockey season is under way. And, when the name Wayne Gretsky, is mentioned you might conjure up images of this fabulous hockey pro having played 20 seasons in the NHL! However, I don’t think that wine would be part of that image.
Last night I tasted No 99 (his # and also the year that he retired) Wayne Gretsky 2012 Cabernet from Sonoma County. Yes…he owns a winery and is producing wines in CA and BC.
This smooth cab had black cherry, blackberry and a hint of oak on the nose. It was well balanced with pepper, anise and soft fruit on the palate. It had a short finish. For more info on this winery, visit: http://www.gretzkyestateswines.com/
Now I need to choose a wine for Game 3 of the World Series this evening. What will you be drinking this weekend?