Reminiscing about California

Jon and I have been stuck at home, due to work and school schedules lately.  It’s giving both of us the itch to do some traveling, but we had to make do with opening a nice bottle of wine to remember the trips we have taken.

We decided to uncork a bottle of Peju Winery’s 2008 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.  We picked up this bottle on our July, 2010 trip to Napa Valley – our inaugural trip if you will, because we will definitely go back (totally random aside – Jon says saying “if you will”, sounds pretentious – I disagree.  Feel free to comment).  The weather was cool there while we were there, but it was nothing to complain about when you consider lows in the ’40s around here lately.

I wrote about Peju in a previous post, but for a refresher, Peju was great once you get beyond the line to get into the tasting room, and the egos of some of the servers.  Peju prides itself on its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but Jon and I thought the Sauvignon Blanc and the Zinfandel were their standouts.

We paired it with some cheap Thai food meals-in-a-bowl.  The meals in a bowl, frankly, sucked.  We won’t go into anymore detail about those.

The Sauvignon Blanc, on the other hand, was our own personal heaven for the day.  The initial nose is of light butter, with a little bit of honeydew.  The taste, was crisp and clean.  The taste of melon and pineapple sweeten the wine’s acidity.  Jon thinks that this wine drinks like a Washington Chardonnay, light butter and light oak.  However we describe it, this wine completely made our day – the only drawback is that we only had one bottle.


One thought on “Reminiscing about California

  1. Dear Jon & Camille,

    It’s always fantastic to hear these stories – thanks for sharing! So glad that you enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc. There’s nothing better than uncorking a little of the Napa Valley in your own home.

    Please let us know if we can ever be of assistance – we’re always here to help in a wine emergency! We look forward to your next visit to wine country and would love to host you here for another visit at Peju.

    Katie Vandermause

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