Saturday, March 13, 2010

Even if you don't like whites - try this one

I am so lucky to live less than an hour's drive away from Napa and Sonoma. For someone who loves wine as much as I do it can be quite a temptation. I actually have boxes of wine stacked up in my bathroom at work that exceed the capacity of our current wine cellars at home. Hopefully I am only months away from moving into a house we have been renovating for the last 2 years (That's a whole other story!). Recently my husband and I enjoyed a fabulous getaway to another local gem, Monterey. We stayed at the new Intercontinental Clement Monterey. We enjoyed a relaxing and delicious dinner overlooking the ocean. I am expanding my appreciation of wines into the realm of whites. At the suggestion of the sommelier I tried Chimney Rocks' Elevage Blanc. SWOON! This is a meritage style blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris. I have been searching for this wine ever since. I think it's time for another drive up to Napa!


  1. You are very lucky to not only live so close to wine country, but also to have something in common with your husband that you can share together. So many couples go on a weekend getaway and he goes off and plays golf every day while she is left to "go shopping."

    Life is short and unpredictable. Quick, take another drive up to Napa with your husband. Savor the moments as well as the wine!

  2. So very true. When we first met he really did not drink wine. Now he is fully on the red bandwagon. We love to go to restaurants that have tasting menus. We always let them pair the wines and it is a great way to discover new wines and wineries.