This is my second month receiving a shipment from California Wine Club-a subscription service that ships wines each month for you to enjoy. I love that the variety is always different, and that the packages include so much detail about the wines including details about the winery itself.
This month I received a shipment from Castoro Cellars that included a Pinot Noir & GewÃ¼rztraminer. While I’m a fan of Pinot Grigio, but reds I’m more finicky about and I had never tried a Pinot Noir before.
I drank the Pinot Noir along with a steak and salad for a late dinner one night and it was lovely with that meal. It had a rich, but fruity taste, but wasn’t at all bitter or overpowering like some reds can be to me.
I combined it with some dark chocolate on my second tasting-always a winner.
By my last glass I was happy to drink it on it’s own.
This particular Pinot Noir won awards last year, so people who know a lot more about wine than I do would recommend it as well.
The GewÃ¼rztraminer was another new kind of wine for me. I had never heard of it, but a quick search brought up some info that made me think I would love it. GewÃ¼rztraminer is a white wine that is best served chilled, and best paired with Asian cuisine or salads.
I opted to first taste this wine on its’ own. From the first taste I enjoyed this wine. It was exceptionally good when paired with gluten-free crackers, some sharp cheddar cheese, and fresh apples. It was also wonderful on its’ own.
California Wine Club Discount
Exclusive for Centsible Life readers I’m again able to offer this great discount just in time for the holidays! Sign up or send a gift membership for any level of service and receive 10% off using the discount code: CentsibleLife. Gift memberships start at $36.45 plus shipping and handling.
Believe me this gift will be well loved by anyone who enjoys wine. It such a great luxury to have wine shipped directly to your door with information about the wine included.
What wines have you tried lately that you loved?
Disclosure: I received a three month subscription to California Wine Club. Free wine makes me happy.