Peju Province Winery

Happy Wine Wednesday! Who is in the mood for a nice glass of wine? I am having another roller coaster of a week, and I am excited for tonight’s wineup to benefit the Red Cross with Red White Boston. Speaking of Red White Boston, have you checked out the new forums? Talk about wine, read about wine, write about wine, you can do it all there. I am hoping to help Red White Boston make it a great community space, so check it out!

Today, Wine Wednesday brings us to Peju Province Winery, a gorgeous property in Napa Valley that we visited on our last trip to Napa. Our first day in Napa was a rainy Sunday, but Peju’s architecture and landscaping, not to mention their wine, really brightened the day. A drive up the long driveway, lined with sycamore trees, provided a dramatic entrance to the winery.

Peju Province Winery

Peju Province Winery

Various sculptures in the outdoor gardens were beautiful and whimsical. I really love how, just how wines have their own character, so does each winery.

Peju Province Winery

Peju Province Winery

Peju Province Winery

Once inside, we had a short wait to be guided into the tasting room.

Peju Province Winery

The tasting room was stunning with different counters spread out for comfortable, unhurried tasting.

Peju Province Winery

The tasting menu for the day included 2009 Peju Estate Chardonnay, Provence, 2007 Merlot, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc.

Peju Province Winery

I was not a huge fan of the Chardonnay, but the Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Provence all blew me away, especially the Sauvignon Blanc. It was so crisp and aromatic, full of citrus and stone fruit flavors. We left with a few bottles, and I wish we had picked up a few more. I love this wine.

Peju Province Winery

I don’t remember the name of the gentleman at the tasting bar, but he was awesome. We had similar tastes in wine and both happened to be going through a white wine phase, so we had a lot to chat about. I don’t know how we passed by Peju so many times in the past without stopping, but I know I will return.

When it comes to wine, are you a red or white fan? Does it change seasonally or depending on your mood?

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  1. Megan’s avatar

    I tend to go for reds in the winter and whites in the summer… and bubbly all the time!

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  2. Daisy’s avatar

    sometime it depends on my mood more than the weather. if I’m cold I want red. If I’m warm I want white!

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  3. Ronald McDonald’s avatar

    What are your thoughts on Franzia?

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I actually don’t think I have ever tried Franzia!

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      1. Ronald McDonald’s avatar

        Oh the heavens! It’s the worlds most popular wine:

        http://www.franzia.com/

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      2. alicia’s avatar

        awww – I was at Peju when I was in Napa. As an interesting note – I didn’t care for their chardonnay either (I’m usually not a fan anyway) but then the guy running our tasting gave me some that wasn’t as chilled, and the oak wasn’t as overwhelming – still not my favorite, but much improved.

        Red is my favorite, but on really hot summer days I do drink more chilled whites. Right now I’m transitioning from my smokey malbecs with some lighter Pinot Noirs.

        Like Megan, I’m champagne all the time.

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