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The Best Wines I’ve Drank (Lately) – Fit Bottomed Girls

What has wine finished for me these days?


An entire heck of quite a bit! Since getting my WSET-2 from American Wine School, I’ve began working just a few hours every week at Underdog Wine Co. in Kansas City, Mo. (p.s. it was lately named one of the best 50 wine shops in the U.S. by Wine Enthusiast!) and have been doing a little freelance writing for SOMM TV Online Magazine (which, should you like wine or meals, it’s a must-get streaming service!). It’s been AWESOME.

And, right here on FBG, I’ve additionally been despatched some new wines to attempt — and let me simply let you know, that new job obligation doesn’t suck.

Read on for a number of the bottles I’ve tried which have had me feeling like a heart-eyed smiley face emoji with each sip.

Wine Folly Wine Club Through Wine Access

I’ve cherished Wine Folly for a very long time, so making an attempt a cargo from the Wine Folly Wine Club via Wine Access was a no brainer after we acquired the supply.

Every different month the wine membership will ship you 4 bottles with an academic focus in thoughts (price is $120, plus tax and delivery for every cargo). Our focus was on heat local weather wines, with tremendous tasty and not-easy-to-get bottles from producers in Spain, South Africa, California, and Australia. In addition to the bottles, it got here with detailed tasting notes and primary information on how a heat local weather influences a wine and which varietals thrive in larger temps.

How had been the wines you ask? SO GOOD. I had some buddies over to style all of them (at all times an excellent time), and though we every had our favorites, there wasn’t one we didn’t like or wouldn’t drink. And, it’s at all times enjoyable to style issues aspect by aspect to see the variations between the varietals and areas. (Don’t wanna open all 4 bottles directly? You may completely do these one bottle an evening at a time — or contemplate investing in a Coravin, so that you just don’t must uncork the entire bottle.)

I’m a wine nerd at coronary heart, so I actually loved the academic part of the Wine Folly Wine Club, however Wine Access has various different fascinating golf equipment at quite a lot of different worth factors and themes, too, together with the Sunset Mag Wine Club that options wines from the West Coast and the Michelin Guide that’s curated in tandem with sommeliers from Michelin-starred eating places. (See all golf equipment here.) Wine Access also sells wines by the bottle — with a stunning assortment from all over the world that aren’t precisely discovered on a regular basis at your grocery retailer.

Literally Anything from Unico Zelo

Apparently, there’s not a Unico Zelo wine from Australia that I don’t love.

Because within the final couple of months I’ve had Sea Foam: a deliciously salty and fruity Pet Nat comprised of Fiano and Vermentino.

The completely balanced River Sand (Fiano) that’s a fab mixture of lemon, nectarine, and grilled almond:

Esoterico, which is a zippy little skin-contact (orange wine) mix of Fiano, Zibbibo, Moscato Giallo, Gewurtztraminer, and Greco that’s tastes of mango, nectarine, and spice with numerous minerality racing by way of (don’t thoughts the kitchen reno within the background):

I can’t overlook Fresh A.F. both, which is tastes as enjoyable as its title. A mixture of Nero d’Avola and Zibibbo, it’s mild, recent, and juicy as … nicely, you understand.

And, I like them ALL. Truffle Hound is the subsequent one on my checklist to attempt, however, let’s be trustworthy: If I see a bottle of Unico Zelo that I haven’t tried but, I’m shopping for it. (And, at $25-$35 a bottle, they positively really feel particular, however not so particular that I horde them for the delivery of a kid or different main occasion.)

Adobe Road Winery

Last, however definitely not least, are two wines Adobe Road Winery despatched me, which aren’t enjoying round.

Started by former skilled race automotive driver Kevin Buckler and his spouse Debra Buckler in 2002, Adobe Road Winery sources its grapes from a number of the most historic and most interesting family-owned vineyards in Sonoma and Napa Counties in Cali.

To be trustworthy, I don’t drink loads of Cali Chard on the reg, however the 2019 Chardonnay Petaluma Gap, Sangiacomo Vineyards, Roberts Road ($31), was simply pretty. With ripe peaches and nectarine plus loads of acid to offer it a brilliant freshness, it’s oaked, however not overly so. Think baking spice and a creamy mouthful that’s full-bodied however not too heavy.

Then there’s CARBON, which is, let’s say, not shy. A darkish, inky mix of 48 % Petite Sirah, 26 % Malbec, 22 % Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4 % Petit Verdot, the bottle design itself is as heavy as its mouthfeel (critically, you might use this bottle as a dumbbell in a pinch). You get aromas of black cherries, licorice, and wealthy toasted oak that result in flavors of ripe plum and crushed blackberries with slightly violet and loads of included tannins that offer you a loopy lengthy end. Again, not a timid wine and never one thing I’d drink each night time (particularly at $85 a bottle), however it’s positively scrumptious for these occasions whenever you’re within the temper for one thing that’s gonna actually come after ya.

What wines have you ever drank these days which might be supplying you with good vibes? Share that love within the feedback! —Jenn


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