Posted by Katelin in her blog, Pretty Sandy Feet
Wine Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Bridesmaid Wines sent me one of their red blends as well as one of their whites and they did not disapoint.
Matt and I first tried the white with dinner last week and it was perfect. It made me think of summer since it was so crisp and so light and perfect to have with a light meal and to keep on drinking after the meal. I also loved that I could sort of taste the light peaches in it and just a melony bite overall. Matt just enjoyed it because it wasn’t too sweet, despite the melony tastes to it. He doesn’t really do sweet whereas I love it. So this one was a perfect medium for both of us.
Last night I made myself a ridiculous salad and decided it’d be a great time to try out the red blend. I would usually have a white wine with salad but the red was a nice surprise. It was very berry flavored and quite delicious. So delicious that half a bottle later, I wasn’t even tired, ha. But yes, the red was a great with and post dinner wine and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also, it passed the popcorn test. As in it tasted delicious with a batch of popcorn as well, and for me that’s a good thing.
Seriously I’m so excited that I keep finding reds that I enjoy when it took me so long to get here. So thank you Bridesmaid Wines for helping on my red wine journey and for giving me another white wine to adore.
*Bridesmaid Wines sent me both wines because they are awesome. I wasn’t compensated in any way and all wino thoughts are my own.*
Buzz Ideas – Wine
Reason #1 that Bridesmaid Red is perfect for lunch with your girls: the name. (Hello!) Reason #2: It’s blended by two of Napa’s finest winemakers.
2009 Bridesmaid Bridesmaid Proprietary White
Wine Advocate #192 (Dec 2010), 90
This exotic, luscious, dry, mid-weight white should be drunk over the next year.
2007 Bridesmaid Bridesmaid Proprietary Red
Wine Advocate #192 (Dec 2010), 92
Restaurants/bistros and consumers looking for a sumptuous, ready-to-drink California red should definitely check out the 2007 Bridesmaid.
2006 Bridesmaid Bridesmaid Proprietary Red
Wine Advocate #186 (Dec 2009), 88
The 2006 Proprietary Red exhibits soft, slightly herbaceous, red, blue, and black fruits intermixed with notions of licorice and underbrush.
Top Wines of 2008: 2005 Bridesmaid Napa Valley Red Wine
December 7, 2008
This mix of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc offers an immediate oak-driven thrill on the nose.
The Art and Design of Contemporary Wine Labels by Tanya Scholes
Featuring outstanding wine-label designs from more than 250 international vintners, this illustrated survey highlights leading designers who have elevated the design of wine labels to an art form. Tracing the history of wine-label design from its early use as a simple utilitarian way of cellaring wine to its contemporary role as the visual voice of the winemaker, this guide features full-color wine labels that have been praised for their bold graphics, unique illustrations, beautiful typography, captivating photography, and powerful words. Showcasing originality and creativity, these labels offer intrigue and entertainment, adding another layer of conversation to the experience of drinking a fine bottle of wine. We are honored that the Bridesmaid Wine label was included in this beautiful book.