Adelaida Cellers “Claudia” 2010- A Nice Red

Described as a red Rhone blend, this wine from Adelaida went nicely with our BBQ’d ribs!

Ribs and a red. Yum!
Ribs and a red. Yum!

A little less of a mouthful than the average Chianti in the same price range, this is a nice table red. Light fruit, not very sweet, and a nice bit of tannins, I like it.

This was another one of the bottles that we won earlier this year at a raffle held at The Boy’s school. Twenty-four bottles of wine for the price of a $25 ticket… can’t beat that with a stick!

Have a wonderful summer evening, everyone. I’m going to enjoy the last of my glass while I listen to The Boy’s excited chatterings. He was just gifted a one day pass to the San Diego Comic Con International and will be going with his sister and me this week since I won those two passes from Fox 5 San Diego. The Girl has some truly generous friends!

New Wine from the Winnings- Paso Creek Zinfandel 2012

Evening meetings at the high school to gather information about activities that interest The Boy had us hurrying home to get steaks on the grill before the potatoes finished baking. It was a good evening to pull a wine from our awesome raffle winnings!

IMG_6630Since I was throwing sirloin steaks on the grill, I searched for a nice red… mmm, reds are my favorite. Paso Creek Zinfandel sounded good, so, I popped it open to drink while the steaks cooked. I chose well, what a nice wine! Dark red, big fruit and bigger tannins make this a zinfandel strong wine that can stand up to our salsa on the steaks.

I think I am beginning to keep my reds straight- pinot noirs are lighter, cabernet can’t be beat for best overall dry red, zinfandels are heartier than cabs, merlots are worthless… am I missing any?