Sharing some of our favorite wines that we believe are absolute must try wines! Perfect for celebrating life’s big and little moments.
Since being married to Joshua my love for wine has grown. Prior to Joshua maturing my wine palette I only sipped on champagne or prosecco. However, recently I find myself being drawn more to white wines and even the occasional red wine, Joshua’s favorite. We still sip our favorite champagne or prosecco on special occasions but a glass of wine in the evening or with a delicious home cooked meal has been our more recent go to. Since we have had the opportunity to try several different wines recently due to collaborations, I wanted to share some of our favorites. Wines we find ourselves purchasing now or looking for when going out to dinner. I have also included a couple of favorites we have found from dining out or were introduced to by family or friends.
Absolutely let me know if you try any of these after reading today’s post. I would love to hear what you think! Also, comment below and share some of your favorites. We would love to give them a try!
Our Favorite Must Try Wines
Risata Rosé: crisp sparkling wine with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and delicate floral notes. cost per bottle: $16.99
Caprene Malvolti Rosé Cuvee Brut: Medium-bodied, dry. Rosy color and a nose and palate of berries and cherry. Floral notes on the full finish. Drink alone or with savory dishes as well berry desserts. cost per bottle: $5.99
*Cleto Charlie Brut de Noir Rosé: Lively froth, red currant colour, fine and abundant perlage. Intense and fruity scent, neat taste with feelings of wild berries. cost per bottle: $15.99
*Risata Prosecco: aromas of peach and pear which lead into juicy flavors of Pink Lady apple, citrus and white peach. The bubbles are fine and persistent. Enjoy with hors d’oeuvres, sushi, salty snacks or fried chicken. cost per bottle: $17.99
*Freixenet Cordon Negro: a light, modern Cava with a very refreshing style and lots of bubbles that really last. When you taste it, you’ll pick up hints of citrus fruit and an aroma that reminds you of both apple and pear as well as peach, melon and pineapple. cost per bottle: $8.99-12.99
Carpene Malvolti Prosecco: Persistent, fine bubbles with delicate pear and apple flavors. Fruity, faintly sweet finish. cost per bottle: $14.99
*J.Lohr 2017 Riverstone Chardonnay: exhibits youthful hues of light to medium straw. The enticing aromas are reminiscent of peach, nectarine, marmalade, yellow floral, baking spices, and honey. Those aromas echo on the palate and are complemented by orange and apricot, and balanced with a creamy texture from aging sur lie. Flavors of crème brûlée and a touch of oak can be found on the long finish cost per bottle: $14.00
Ava Grace Pinot Grigio: zesty and bright, with stone fruit aromas. A crisp, medium-bodied mouthfeel is rounded out with flavors of honeysuckle and lime that envelop the palate. cost per bottle: $7.99
Ava Grace Sauvignon Blanc: boasts notes of tropical fruit flavors and balanced acidity. Fresh aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and melon fill the nose while the rich body leads to a refined finish on the palate. cost per bottle: $7.99
Christmas at Biltmore Red Wine 2018: soft and fruit-forward with flavors of berry and spice. It is an excellent complement to your favorite holiday dishes including ham, turkey, and blackberry pie a la mode. cost per bottle: $11.99
*J. Lohr Estates 2017 Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir: Wild strawberry and sage on the nose are followed by bright rhubarb, camphor and bittersweet chocolate on the finish. cost per bottle: $17.00
J. Lohr Estates 2016 Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon: layered aromas of black currant, blueberry and cherry are accentuated by an authentic barrel bouquet of hazelnut, cocoa powder, and dark roasted coffee. High-toned red berry fruit strikes the fore-palate, and follows with bright acidity and a full structure that is both dense and soft at once. cost per bottle: $17.00
* are our favorites in each category