I come from a long line of wine lovers. My mother and I even use to have wine night together, and often still have a glass when I come home over night. But sometimes finding the right wine can be hard to do. I’ve toured California Wine country a couple times personally and found some great wine and even brought some home to enjoy later. But living in the city can prove to be problematic when trying to find the right wine, or a new one I might like. The price, type, year – each of it goes into make it the right wine, and sometimes you still don’t like it. Wine is a very personal thing, and each wine lover has their own preference and taste. Ask two wine lovers and you’ll hear, white or red,dry or sweet – no one will agree on which is the best, or the right wine.
It is because of these differences, and the variety of wines out there that the California Wine Club started in 1990. Pam and Bruce Boring, the owners of the wine club, visit new family owned wineries in California and find great new flavors to share every month. They work with the wineries directly to bring the best flavors and selection to their members.
Having personally visited a lot of wineries throughout Napa Valley, as well in the central coast region, there is a lot of selection. If you ever decide to tour the area it can be difficult just narrowing down the wineries to visit, and we haven’t even gotten to the testing of wine!
If you haven’t been able to make it to the California Wine Country, but still want to experience some of their great wines a subscription to the California Wine Club is a great way to start. Each month you will receive two new types of wine to sample and try. You may find some you love and others you wont – but the variety is fantastic so you wont be disappointed.
The Calfornia Wine Club sent me their November wine to review, the shipment included a red and a white wine.
Robledo 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
I am a big fan of white wines, but don’t like them to be too dry. The Sauvignon Blanc was just a little sweet and not overly dry. I enjoyed the flavor and the overall body of the wine.
This Robledo wine is one that I would probably buy again – chilled properly this is a nice and refreshing wine!
Robledo 2009 TemparnilloI love sweet red wines, and before this I hand never heard of a Temparnillo. It is a wine made from black grapes for a full body red wine originating in Spain. It was later brought to California and is growing in popularity.
I have to say I was not a fan of the Temparnillo, for me it was a bit too robust and not sweet enough. This would be a great wine for any one who likes strong tones. Temparnillo wines can have flavor tones similar to berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and herb.
I love the concept of the California Wine Club. The opportunity to try to flavors each month is great, and you can truly experience now areas of the California Wine country each time.
Be sure to check back next month for another review provided by the California Wine Club – and a giveaway for one lucky reader!
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the California Wine Club for the purpose of this review.