Quarry Hill 50/50 Strawberry Rhubarb Wine

Name of Wine: Quarry Hill 50/50 Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Description: Rose color with rhubarb flavor at the front and fresh strawberries towards the back Smell: Strawberry, Rhubarb, slight mineral notes Taste: Fresh strawberry and tangy rhubarb Pair With:… Read More

Villa Thansich Riesling Old Vines 2015

Name of Wine: Villa Thanisch Riesling Old Vines 2015 Description: Light bodied and semi-sweet at the initial taste and citrus towards the back. Smell: citrus fruit, honeysuckle, white floral Taste: Pear, floral, slightly acidic Pair With: Lobster Bisque… Read More


Name of Wine: Upwell Description: This is a wine best enjoyed with a light meal or dessert Smell: rhubarb, watermelon rind and citrus Taste: semi dry, citrus with hints of white floral Pair With: I had a slice… Read More

Conversation Piece

Conversation Piece What is a conversation piece and why am I adding the category to this blog? Well, realizing as I named my blog “How About Wine and Conversation”, it seemed only natural to add some posts that… Read More

Pasa De Record aka Record Family Wines Merlot 2010

Name of Wine: Paso De Record aka Record Family Wines Merlot 2010 Description: This is a full, deep bodied red wine from California. Sip cautiously as this wine is pretty strong. Smell: Salt, Brine, red fruit, and once… Read More

The Art of the the Vintage Red Blend 2014

Name of Wine: The Art of the Vintage California Red Blend 2014 Description: Made from California’s Zinfandel grapes, this red wine also features Old Vine Zinfandel and Merlot. This wine would make a great addition to a BBQ… Read More

Everything Nice White Wine Blend 2013

Name of Wine: Everything Nice White Wine Blend 2013 Description: This is a sweet, but medium bodied white wine blend. Excellent alone or with a meal. Smell: floral, tropical fruit Taste: Mildly sweet with a slight mineral finish…. Read More

Banyan Monterey County Gewurtzraminer 2016

Name of Wine: Banyan Monterey County Gewurtzraminer 2016 Description: This white wine has citrus and floral notes that some may find overwhelming, to alleviate that, serve chilled with crisp, fresh vegetables. Smell: fresh lemon, passionfruit, green apples and… Read More

Brethren of the Road Gewurztraminer

Name of Wine: Brethren of the Road Gewurztraminer Description: This aromatic white wine is originally from Italy (not Germany). Light on the palate, this is a dry wine with hints of sweet peach notes Smell: Citrus, honeysuckle Taste:… Read More

Cardeal 2014

Name of Wine: Cardeal 2014 Description: Delicious red wine that is semi heavy on initial smell but light on the taste buds. Smell: Berries and oak Taste: Blackberries and oak Pair With: I enjoyed a glass of this… Read More