My day started out very normal. The kids and I headed to playgroup, I knew I would be needing to grocery shop before the day was through, with all 3 babes in tow, the laundry would need to be tackled, but more importantly I needed to make the ever important wine run. Our extremely small, and very local liquor store is always a favorite for me as the manager is very knoweledgable and has great taste! He helped me pick out a case of fabulous reds that are sure to please me for weeks (yep weeks)! I have my all time faves of course, but I am all about trying new things and getting new suggestions.
The hubs is out of town for the weekend so as you can see, this wine run was very important. You see, I'm stuck at home with the 3 babes, all.freakin.weekend. Once my purchase was made, I remembered to ask his suggestion on what I should drink tonight. He asked what I would be dining on and I couldn't help but chuckle as I imagined the gourmet dinner of cheese dillas awaiting me tonight. He was a good sport and suggested I set the bar high tonight and try the Santa Rita Carmenere Reserva 2007. Being that it was from Chile, I was really excited to try it as Chilean wines are a favorite of mine.
I've never actually had a Carmenere so I really didn't know what to expect. I expected to be wow'd. Upon first tasting, I kind of felt slapped in the face. I was hoping for something a bit softer on the palate but after 2-3 sips the flavor became quite smooth. The tannins were nice and soft, no bitter aftertaste here. This is a nice medium bodied wine with slight hints of fruit and just a slight peppery flavor. It went well with my dilla and my afterdinner dessert!
My evening rounded out nicely with a great glass of wine, some fabulous sorbet and a good book. I just wish I could have said my kids behaved better!
Peace out mamas!