Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Trés Chic Wine Wednesday!

I love Wednesday. We're halfway to Friday. Which means we're closer to the weekend. Which means I can break from my regular routine of rush, rush, rush, rush, rush, and relax with my family and a glass of wine. Aaaaaaaah. That's what the weekends are for, right? Tell me this is what you do too.

It's all about my peeps.
Little miss Elli.
The Mr. at Tennessee Beach in Mill Valley.
And of course some of this!

XWinery, 2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Truchard Vineyard
Since it is Tres Chic wine Wednesday, I have to tell you about a new wine we found at Whole Foods that's ten bucks! It's the XWinery, 2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Truchard Vineyard. It was delish.

Yes, you read correctly. I, Kris Mulkey, hater of Pinot, am recommending a Pinot Noir. It's not often, if ever, that I like a Pinot. Ninety-nine percent of them smell, and taste, like barn. Stinky old goats and dirty hay. I swear. Most of them I cannot even drink because I can't get past the rancid smell. I know that sounds rather severe. But honestly that's what I think when I take a whiff. P......U....... STIIIIIIINKY.

Of course I seem to be alone in my barn-smelling-opinion most of the time. Apparently I have an overly sensitive nose when it comes to Pinot. And Chianti's from Italy. And most French wine......But this one is different!!!!

We wish we bought more than one bottle. The price is $10.99. And it is good. Stock up now before the Mulkey's buy it all. 'Cuz we're heading back to Whole Foods. Run. Don't walk!!

Here's another new wine we just tried, The HALL 2005 Merlot, Napa Valley.

Amazing wine. 95 pts $25 smoooooth and lush
It's not ten bucks. But it's gooooood. Don is doing a little project for the owner - so we bought a bottle to add to the wine wall in the store. I highly recommend it. In fact, it would be nice to serve at Christmas dinner. Or to give as a gift to a special someone. (Like me! ha. just kidding. ok. not really.)


  1. Just had a big disscussion on taste/smell with the wine steward at my last cooking class. I cannot taste the blueberry, aged-oak barrel, chocolate, etc. that you are supposed to taste. I also have no problem with goats/hay and pinot! My palate must stink!! I'm sure I'll love your new pick. Mark & I try to find the wines you suggest-the east coast must not get all the wines the west coast does.

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  3. Hey Sarah! Our sense of taste/smell must be an Elliott thing!!

    I'm sorry you guys can't find the same wines. That's a bummer. I know wines are distributed differently on the two coasts - that's probably the issue.


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