Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Everything but the...

Kitchen Sink. Kitchen Sink is the name of 2 wines I tried last week. Total Wine had them on display for a couple weeks so I finally picked up one of each...a white and a red. They were just under $9. They are American wines, from Santa Rosa, CA.

I'll talk about the red first. They call it a red table wine and it's a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. I was a rich red color and had the hint of blackberries. IT had a smooth, slightly sweet finish. I drank it with flank steak but it seemed a little too sweet to be a good pairing. I will definitely buy it again.

The white was equally as good. Like the red, it's called a table wine and this one is a blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Gewurztraminer. I thought it would also have a slightly sweet finish like the red, given the Gewurztraminer, but I was wrong. It was light and fruity with hints of melon and an almost floral scent. It had a nice finish. I drank it alone but I think it would go well with shrimp or other light seafood dishes. I would also buy this again.

I'm sorry my posting has been spotty. I do have 2 more wines to blog about, hopefully later this week. I am going to try to be more regular with my posting. Happy drinking!