Powered by Mom Blog shares some of her favorite red wines
To start I’m going to put a disclaimer saying I’m no wine expert, I don’t even know what I”m doing when I go to wine tastings except to taste a lot of different wines in small sips of course. I don’t advocate drinking too much and I certainly never, ever will drink and drive. So if you’re going to drink please be responsible. These ones I post here are ones I’m trying at home and I stay at home when having them as it’s my time to relax.
Now that we’re done with that let’s get on with it, I want to share :). Here’s my wine of the weekend which I’m about to open and share with my hubby after a very long week of work. It’s Shannon Ridge their Petite Sirah High Elevation series. Apparently there’s also a Petite Sirah Single Vineyard series.
I generally only drink alcohol of any kind on the weekend because the rest of the week is even more insanely busy and I don’t need anything to slow me down which wine will. However, I have started to enjoy wines the last few years. Most of my friends are surprised by this as seriously I never ever drank before didn’t have the taste for it.
As many of you may know I cross border shop as I’m only 15 minutes from the Washington state border so I’m over there at least once a week to fill up on gas, get groceries and pick up parcels. Since I’ve been trying wine more the last couple of years now I pick up a bottle of wine on some of those trips. Wine is generally cheaper across the border as here at home we have more taxes etc.. on it.
I have to admit I don’t like to spend a lot of money on wine, I do believe in buying quality but it seems to me there are a lot of nice wines that you can buy at very reasonable prices. The Shannon Ridge cost me $12 at Cost Cutters, a store I know is more expensive but it’s the closest grocery store when I cross the border. I generally don’t have a lot of time to go farther out, and I definitely won’t drive further just for wine to save a few dollars. So you might be able to get it for less than I do but $12 is fine for me and it’s usually the most I spend across the border.
However, I think it’s a good price as I recently looked on the Shannon Ridge website and there it says it’s $22.99 so score on my end. Here’s what they have to say about their wine:
Color: Deep purple
Aroma: Creamy vanilla oak, blueberry, blackberry
Flavor: Blueberry pie, fresh blackberry, dark chocolate
Texture: Rich, well balanced, bold lingering finish
Um okay sure, I told you I’m no wine connoisseur I like what I like and I like it to not be strong nor tart or too dry. I will admit it dive seem like it had a berry and dark chocolate flavor, no wonder I loved this wine! In my opinion if you like something with a hint of fruitiness but is not sweet, slight dark chocolate hint of a taste you might want to give the Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah, High Elevation series a try. If you don’t like it sorry we all have different tastes 🙂
I just wanted to share my experience with you and hope you will share ones you like as well. I’m always open to trying a new wine, just has to be kept to $22 or less preferably less lol.
Now I’m off to drink that glass that is pictured at the top of this article it’s calling my name!
What red wines do you like or do you prefer white or rosee or?
By the way no one has paid me for this post, this is my treat to myself for a Friday evening and I just wanted to share it with you all.