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.
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.
Once inside, we had a short wait to be guided into the tasting room.
The tasting room was stunning with different counters spread out for comfortable, unhurried tasting.
The tasting menu for the day included 2009 Peju Estate Chardonnay, Provence, 2007 Merlot, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc.
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.
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?