As you all know I like wine, no, let me restate that, I LOVE WINE… I do. I see it as one of the many pleasures in life. With this love in mind, I thought why not write a little about what I am drinking and share on my Blog.
I did study wines many many years ago; what now feels like another lifetime ago, and I have done nothing at all to use what I have learned except to drink it. Not a totally wasted talent :). My wine opinions have become sour grapes, excuse the pun. I am either “oooh I like that” or “don’t like it” – it is that simple. So here goes, no big words, no pretentiousness, short and sweet, just me and my wine…
My first wine review ever!
“Everyone has a little rebel in them, and we winemaker’s are no exception. This is the wine we make to shake things up.” -Mike Trujillo, Director of Winemaking
I first tasted Rebellious Red during my trip to Napa Valley earlier this year. Sequoia Grove is a relaxed, casual little winery with super friendly, unassuming staff. I loved this place. The staff was enjoying the tastings as much as their customers, which can only be a good thing. I also liked this wine so much I bought three bottles. I was so excited when it finally arrived that I opened my first bottle almost immediately. I now wish I had purchased more bottles.
The wine is a beautiful dark ruby color. At first nose I get berries, followed by a dark intense cherry aroma and a little spice. The taste is delicious and smooth, both lightly sweet and a tinge of sharpness with just a hint of chocolate. The finish lasts quite some time and just lingers on your tongue, tempting you to have another taste, which of course I do. I can imagine served with red meat or lamb this wine would be spectacular. Tonight I was drinking alone and without food but still enjoyed the wine just as much as I would have done with dinner. A superb, curl up on my sofa, wishing I had a real fire, wine.
Perhaps a little pricey for a regular night in but totally worth it. I will likely save my next two bottles for something special or when I have friends over for dinner. Or, I will be selfish and just keep them to myself. I can’t decide :).
I think this wine can only be purchased direct from the winery. It is definitely worth trying to track down if you can find it locally – I couldn’t find it anywhere. If all is lost, get a New Hampshire address like I did and order directly from Sequoia!