I do like a good wine tasting. From time to time, I like to share a good wine review or two on this blog. When the home improvements go through (end of December), you will see a separate page devoted to my wine/food reviews.
Tonight, my roommate offered me some of the wine she recently purchased at Trader Joe’s. She had tried this wine, when going to pick up a few groceries, and fell in love with this Charles Shaw 2008 California Valdignie.
At first, I was skeptical, thinking that this was going to be like other Charles Shaw wines I had previously that were not so great. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the hints of cherry and oak that were laced throughout the wine. This beautiful red wine would pair well with a chocolate dessert or a warm pastry dish. For the cost of $3.00, this dessert wine would be a great asset to your Christmas (or holiday) party.
Although, I am a huge fan of a fine Virginia Cabernet Franc (my favorites–Fox Meadow Vineyards Cab Franc or Fabbioli Cellars Cab Franc), this wine is a great departure (if you’re craving a taste of California).